The Big Picture: Schlocktober 2014: The X From Outer Space

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Schlocktober 2014: The X From Outer Space

Schlocktober returns! MovieBob starts off his month-long look at some of the best cheesiest/obscure movies of days gone by with The X From Outer Space, one of the first movies to try and cash in on Godzilla's success.

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Schlocktober, awesome!

Watching Monster X Strikes Back sounds like a pretty good way to burn through a Tuesday night.
 

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I saw Battle Royale and to have the evil teacher play a giant version of an asura fighting a giant chicken while North Korea holds the G8 hostage with a squad of korean idols gave me one reaction


That was one of the most surreal things i've seen

also, geez, Takeshi Kitano is a bloody polymath. Most people can't even be one of those things much less all of them.
 

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HELL YEAH Guilala! Giant spcae chickens with an x for a head and who later stared in another super strange parody movie.
 

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I was thinking that Gamera versus Gilala would be something neat, but Beat Takeshi takes the cake.

gg, Japan.
 

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"I'll stay, to get it on...with the monster."

What. The. FUUUUUUCK.

Good movie, but not in the watchable sense. Also, hooray for Schlocktober!
 
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Is it weird that the sequel, with 40 years of theoretical improvement, has worse special effects than the original?The original also wins in the "actor deadpans and points out something that would be blatantly obvious to everyone else" category with that scientist alerting his companions to the fantastic series of explosions and screaming he calls "lights".
 

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If Super Chicken were Raven from Teen Titans, Gilala would be his Trigon. The sequel sounds like a plot for Team America, World Police 2: The ReFreedoming.
 

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Oh hey, that's the guy from MXC! Now I know why the original is called Takeshi's Castle... it's the main host's name. Go figure.
 

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Fappy said:
Oh hey, that's the guy from MXC! Now I know why the original is called Takeshi's Castle... it's the main host's name. Go figure.
I mainly remember from his film, Sonatine. He was kinda big (in anime/japan live action terms) in the 90's when a number of his films (mainly heroic bloodshed types) were translated for home video.
 

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The breadth of what Takeshi Kitano suggests he has a really good time with his life. Good on him.

Also yay for the return of Schlocktober. Always a great time of year.
 

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Wow! That is the first time I've ever seen a giant space chicken with deely-boppers on its head.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deely_bobber

Not sure if The X From Outer Space's sequel compares to the batshit bananas reality that is Attack of the Super Monsters but it certainly comes close. Nice find, Bob.
 

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Well I'm glad that the lack of oddness in this film (at least by comparison) was noted at the end, this film doesn't seem as odd as some of the other Schlocktober 20XX videos have been.
 

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Hey Bob, why not do an ep on Takeshi Kitano, I thought he sounded fun when JonTron did a vid on his game.
 

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Good gravy, that dubbing from the first one. The voice actors sounded like they were on laudanum or something.
Barbas said:
"I'll stay, to get it on...with the monster."

What. The. FUUUUUUCK.

Good movie, but not in the watchable sense. Also, hooray for Schlocktober!
So that's how Japan does political satire: "Everyone else in the world is insane except for us!" Yeah, Japan? You heard that saying about throwing stones in glass houses? I've seen your animation, game shows, and porn.
 

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Indeed... Kenny.

Wow. That's wild. I'm honestly interested in seeing these movies now. That doesn't happen to me often, but watching Takeshi in the Kaiju-fighting business is something I can't ignore.