Young Johnny Smith, a new citizen of Japan, sets to protect his family from the never-ending series of monster attacks by enlisting the services of the somewhat-nice Megamonster, who lives on Monster Island.
Four children, all but one of whom go unnamed, build a snowman which comes to life and threatens their town. Kenny, the only child whose name is given in the film, and who resembles the ... See full summary »
Alfred Packer was a mountain guide and sole survivor of a party of pioneers that got lost in the mountains in winter. Accused and convicted of murdering and eating his travelling companions, he was to be executed by hanging.The movie begins at his trial, where he pleads his innocence to an unsympathetic audience. Only reporter Polly Pry will listen to his story, which is then related to the viewers in the form of flashbacks. As Packer and his gold-prospecting clients make their way through the forests and mountains, they encounter bemused Japanese Indians, an unimpressed group of mountain men and the brutal Rocky Mountain winter, all of which inspire the travellers to break out into song and dance. Written by
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Several aliens can be seen throughout the film. Among them: One in the opening courtroom scene in the back. One behind Moon (Dian Bachar) as he pulls a shoelace out of his mouth. And one peeking out of the barn during the 'Let's Hang the Bastard!' dance scene. See more »
During the "Trapper Song", in music theory terms E-flat is the relative minor of F-sharp; however, it wouldn't be "spelled" that way. That would be called D-sharp minor. See more »
The film you are about to see was originally released in 1954. Upstaged by the overwhelming popularity of "Oklahoma!", it's short lived theater run was canceled, and "Alfred Packer: The Musical" soon fell into obscurity. The original negative, re-discovered just last year, has been painstakingly restored using state-of-the-art color enhancing and computer reconstruction technology. The film's violent scenes have been edited out for your viewing pleasure.
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(At the end of the closing credits) Due to the graphic nature of this film, it should not have been watched by small children. See more »
"Cannibal! The Musical" is a perfect example as to why Trey Parker is one of the most talented comedy writers of our time. Made in 1993, whilst still in college, Trey wrote this movie based upon the true story of Alfred Packer - or at least, this is what Packer said happened (minus the songs.....maybe). Working with longtime producing partner Matt Stone, the movie was made with a bunch of college friends and professors for a next-to-nothing budget. Ironically, despite casting his professors, Trey was kicked out of college for spending too much time on the movie.
But this movie was well worth the honored title of "College Drop-out". The laughs are thick and fast and the songs are pure Parker - funny, catchy and damn right genius. Although the movie can slow down in some parts, the jokes and songs quickly let you forget that. "Cannibal!" is a prime example of what every college movie should be, but never is. But if you truly wish to enjoy this film, buy the DVD, watch it with Director's Commentary and get drunk along with Trey, Matt, Dean and the rest of the cast.
"The sky was a lot more blue...when I was on top of you...." Need I say more?
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