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The Adventures of Sass Parilla the Singing Gorilla (2005)

THE ADVENTURES OF SASS PARILLA THE SINGING GORILLA is a four chapter motion picture starring famous guy-in-a-gorilla-suit Sass Parilla. Each of the four ADVENTURES is a single story and ... See full summary »




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Credited cast:
Sass Parilla ...
Lambert ...
Gary Novak
Alex Rambaud ...
Dr. Newtonius
Nik Morgan ...
Jade Yau
Andre Bonnet ...
Calu ...
Ingrid Howard
Shane Morton ...
Blake Myers ...
Monty Trammell ...
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Nick Hood ...
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THE ADVENTURES OF SASS PARILLA THE SINGING GORILLA is a four chapter motion picture starring famous guy-in-a-gorilla-suit Sass Parilla. Each of the four ADVENTURES is a single story and part the larger, four-part narrative. In THE ADVENTURES the heroic Sass Parilla must fight off the advances of the diabolical Black Widow. This fiend will stop at nothing to destroy Sass employing a giant, robot gorilla, a mystical snow warrior, the undead, and more. Fortunately Sass has the assistance of suave scientists and a resourceful reporter to battle his way through the fantastic saga of adventure, thrills, romance and laughter. THE ADVENTURES OF SASS PARILLA THE SINGING GORILLA were made primarily in residential warehouse space in Atlanta's West End. Drawing inspiration from comic books, late-night cult films and Saturday matinees, a group of filmmakers and artists contributed their time and talents to making the film. All four ADVENTURES were shot simultaneously and used miniatures, hand-made... Written by Porterfield, Chuck

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Adventure | Comedy



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The opening credits were inspired by an excised scene in which Gary describes many of Sass Parilla's past accomplishments. See more »

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I really enjoyed my movie, as a non-biased viewer!
17 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although I starred in this film, I thought I would keep the review ball rolling with a genuine review. I greatly enjoyed watching these movies once they were completed! I think that the art direction was perfect and dead on for exactly what this serial needed! The sets designed were well thought through and specifically the Nepalese ice cavern and Black Widow's lair were two noteworthy sets that really conveyed the mood of the scenes. Special attention to miniatures also helped to bring together an overall feel for the flavor of these adventures during establishing shots. Locations provided more just the right atmosphere for outdoor scenes, and I would say that the acting on the whole is pretty good. I don't want to review my own acting mind you, but I would say that by and large, the acting is solid for a low budget, independent film, and certainly in our local area of Atlanta.

I would recommend watching these movies for a good laugh. I suppose one can't take the adventures of a singing gorilla too seriously. This movie is an action adventure comedy suspense thriller of a monster movie, done in a serial style. There are 4 chapters which can stand alone, but combined they amount to just under an hour of viewing. Each chapter is a different type of movie and they have a slightly unique feel, but combined there is an element of cohesion, so watching either single chapters or the whole thing I would say is equally enjoyable.

Although I personally might have liked to see Sass Parilla sing more in these movies, his theme song and "Double Axe-Handle of Love" give us a nice taste of Sass Parilla's singing. However the main focus is on Sass' fight against evil so I can see why there isn't more singing and I'm grateful this is not some sort of musical, a genre of which I'm not a fan.

This movie really captures all of the things I love in my entertainment. It has the flavor of 60's superhero shows, Saturday morning cartoons, comic books, monster movies, silent film, some decent gore, and maybe even a touch of a pro-wrestling aesthetic. It was enjoyable and I would watch it again. I like it so much that I rank it high, and recommend that you watch it. One last point, although this movie is colorful and looks fun, the previously mentioned gore makes this more for mature audiences. Although you might think on first impression that kids would enjoy this, and they might, I recommend not showing this to small children or kids easily prone to nightmares. Aside from that, it's great and I look forward to seeing more!

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