When an ancient statue is moved for display in Expo '70, a giant, vaguely Triceratops-like monster is released. The monster goes to Japan in pursuit of the statue and ends up battling Gamera, the giant flying turtle.
King Kong is brought in by an evil ruler to dig for precious gems in a mine when the robot MechaKong is unable to do the task. This leads to the machine and the real Kong engaging in a tremendous battle that threatens to level Japan.
Based on a story from the BBC TV serial "Doctor Who". Scientist Dr. Who accidentally activates his new invention, the Tardis, a time machine disguised as a police telephone box. Dr. Who, his two grand-daughters, and Barbara's boyfriend Ian are transported through time and space to the planet Skaro, where a peaceful race of Thals are under threat of nuclear attack from the planet's other inhabitants: the robotic mutant Daleks. Written by
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This is a fair attempt at capturing the series on film. Missed the noise of the tardis though - this one was silent.
Not too sure about the daleks either. How did they build their cities? they don't really look cut out for labouring. And the way they were so easily defeated by a tribe of camp hairdressers wasn't so convincing. Loved the lava lights though, made the set look like a nineties bachelor pad.
Fortunately Roy Castle wasn't required to use his talents and we didn't get any tap-dancing or trumpet playing. Peter Cushing made a good doctor and the sets were all right in a pantomime sort of way. Won't be surprised to see a big Hollywood remake in the not too distant future
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