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Ganjasaurus Rex (1987)

| Comedy, Sci-Fi | Video
A giant tyrannosaur terrorizes a band of California marijuana growers.

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Paul Bassis ...
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David Fresh ...
Cloud
Rosie Jones ...
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Howard Phun ...
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Rich Abernathy ...
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John Ivar ...
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A giant tyrannosaur terrorizes a band of California marijuana growers.

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He's Mean, He's Green, and he's mad. He's Ganjasaurus Rex! See more »

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greatest worst movie in film history
31 March 2005 | by (naples, florida) – See all my reviews

Several years ago while visiting in Atlanta, GA, I was browsing the BookNook at Clairemont and Buford and in their used VHS movie section I spotted the title Ganjasaurus Rex. It looked really bottom-barrel terrible so I bought it, figuring my friends would have a ball watching this as one of the worst films ever produced. It is so terrific as a bad film that you can get stoned just watching it. The basic concept is that a pot farmer in the remote West Coast stumbles across an ancient marijuana seed the size of a Volkswagon and decides to plant it. The plant is the size of a sequoia tree, and it's aroma awakens the sleeping Ganjasaurus Rex that feeds on it. The monster is an actual toy Godzilla with an always visible hand causing movement, and that should be a key reference to the special effects, the acting, and the plot line. Of course, the poor monster is misunderstood by authorities, who want to kill it before it might cause harm to our modern civilization. The film is right up there with the original Little Shop of Horrors and J-Men Forever as an intentionally horrible movie so bad that it becomes entertaining and hilarious for the late night stoner crowd and/or Ed Wood fans. I have rated this a 10 because it really is the best worst movie ever "filmed" (it is a tape done on a VHS camcorder) that has pot as the subject matter, and I rate it right below the above mentioned films, along with Repo Man and Buckaroo Banzai as a marvelous way to irresponsibly fritter your life away as the world burns (okay, okay, Blue Light Irregulars, I confess to agreeing that Buckaroo is not just a stoner flick, and some day the world will thank the film for exposing the World Crime League and bringing its existence to the public's attention so the Banzai Institute could eliminate it with the help of all of crime fighting humanity). A negative 10 would really be more accurate. I salute all of the unheralded actors and folks responsible for this rare and hard-to-believe-anyone-bothered-to-do-it treasure of marijuana related lore. Incredibly, the original soundtrack is pretty good. Not recommended for non-stoners as watching it might mysteriously and mystically cause them to start. I used to be straight, man, and only watched truly good films, but now look...


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