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(1982)

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The name of the film was decided on when Roger Corman took a list of potential titles to a local high school and polled the students on which they preferred.
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Most of the music was taken from James Horner's score for Battle Beyond the Stars (1980).
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After the film was finished, producer Roger Corman had it recut and removed director Jack Hill's name from it. The credited director, "Brian Stuart", is actually a combination of the first names of Corman's two sons.
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Director Jack Hill claims that Dino De Laurentiis, who was filming Dune (1984) in the same studio, stole the movie's lighting equipment for his own production.
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Roger Corman came up with the idea for the winged lion. Moreover, the winged lion was a hand puppet.
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The original rough cut was two hours long.
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Director Jack Hill asked that his name be removed from the credits for two reasons: (1) the special effects, around which much of the script had been written, ended up being much less impressive than producer Roger Corman had promised, and (2) Hill had written a role for his friend Sid Haig but Corman refused to hire him at the last minute.
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During production, two days' worth of footage was destroyed by an explosion in the studio's film vault.
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Jim Wynorski wrote the script in a single week.
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Douglas Sanders studied apes at the zoo for his role as Hunnu the monkey man.
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Jack Hill went one day over schedule during the shooting of this film.
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Jack Hill wanted to cast Sid Haig as Pando, but Roger Corman refused to pay Haig's salary.
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All the Mexican actors were looped in post-production by American actors.
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A clip of this movie is on "The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made" DVD Region 1 NTSC.
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The leading Harris twins were Playboy Playmates, and were acquitted for tax evasion.
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