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Grampa's 28 Original Coming Attractions: Flash Gordon (1936); Flash Gordon's Trip To Mars; Flash Gordon (1980); Godzilla; Destroy All Monsters; King Kong; Alien; Barbarella; Rocky Horror Picture Show; Dr. Goldfoot And His Girl Bombs; Buck Rogers; Omega Man; Farenheit 451; The Blob; 30 Ft. Bride Of Candy Rock; Village Of The Giants; The Amazing Colossal Man; Godzilla vs. Megalon; Ghidra, The Three Headed Monster; Varan, The Unbelieveable; Reptilicus; Atragon; Creation Of The Humanoids; Battle Of The Worlds; Earth vs. The Flying Saucers; This Island Earth; The Day The Earth Stood Still; Lost World. Written by
Even though this listed by the IMDb as having been made in 1965, somehow we are able to see the teaser trailer from the 1981 version of Flash Gordon. Also, the backgrounds look like cheap, 2D CG of the sort that was used in the '80s. WOW! Amazing! Al Lewis, best known for playing Grandpa Munster on the '60s TV show "The Munsters," and its various spin-off movies, is seen here, in various sf and horror settings, introducing trailers from old sf/horror movies (including several for installments of the '30s serial version of "Flash Gordon"), making bad jokes about them, and making disparaging comments to and about his unseen assistant, Igor. While he can be said to be reprising his role from the series, no mention is made of it, and he just calls himself, "Grampa," not "Grampa Munster." They probably couldn't get the rights to mention the show or its characters, but anyone can dress up in a Dracula costume and call themselves "Grampa." This is good campy fun, if you're into that sort of thing. Anyone who likes old sf/horror movies, or watching old trailers, or making fun of them, or going out to the Rocky Horror Show, should probably enjoy this. Though it's not as good as MST3K, or Rocky Horror with an audience. Some of the trailers shown are for movies that were on MST3K. Watch it with someone you love.
As of this writing (February 11, 2006), I saw it a few days ago with a crowd of those able to appreciate it at the Washington Psychotronic Film Society, and that was also where and how I learned of Lewis' recent death.
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