According to Brett Piper, a distributor said that if he wanted his movies to succeed overseas, they should have all action and no dialogue. Piper made this movie and showed it to the same distributor, who said "Geez, I can't sell this thing, there's no dialogue!" See more »
When the hero meets the old man at the beach, he puts on 3 boots. See more »
Costuming was OK, makeup was for the most part decent, production design, such as there was of it, wasn't too bad, for the most part the cinematography was passable, the baddie looked dire enough, the "nymphoid" was quite attractive, the plot was easy-reader simple but there was one of sorts.
One problem was that there really wasn't enough story for the length of the movie, especially with no attempt at all at character development. Pacing was rather slow as a result.
Fights were _almost_ to '60s TV standards--choreography was very weak and blows were not convincing--it was clear that punches were being pulled.
Creatures that weren't actors in makeup were stop-motion animation--not the best examples of such by any means, but, well, they were kind of fun in a funky kind of way.
Quality of acting was kind of hard to tell--the cast didn't really have much to work with. The one section with any notable amount of dialog was delivered in more or less a monotone.
I wouldn't call it a good movie. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone except a die-hard stop motion animation fan.
On the other hand, I can't say that I'm sorry I spent the time on it. It has some kind of weird appeal.
If you're from New England you might recognize some of the scenery--I couldn't place them but several scenes looked very familiar.
All they way through I had this odd feeling that this was a movie that with a different director might have been pretty good.
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