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Terror in the Tropics (2006)

Video  -  Adventure | Horror  -  31 January 2006 (USA)
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Terror in the Tropics is a loving tribute to Poverty Row studios of the 1930s and 1940s and stars Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney, Jr.. Feisty reporter Roz Darrow and photographer... See full summary »

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Vitus Tesla (archive footage)
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Mr. Wong (archive footage)
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Lyle Talbot (archive footage)
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Armand Tesla
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Rosalind Darrow
Jeffrey Barker ...
Count Vega
Kimberly Hannold ...
Mary Ankers
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Grant Gardner
Wayne Shipley ...
Detective Mike Flanigan
Leo Dymowski ...
Ace Zucco
Marian L. Clatterbaugh ...
Edna Oliver
Dave Ellis ...
George Carradine
Rachel Hannah Ellis ...
Angelina Weston
Molly Franz ...
Lucy Weston
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Terror in the Tropics is a loving tribute to Poverty Row studios of the 1930s and 1940s and stars Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney, Jr.. Feisty reporter Roz Darrow and photographer Ace Zucco travel aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise with the lovely Mary Ankers, who has been left an inheritance by a mysterious benefactor. The reading of the will takes place on the mysterious Fog Island. As their ocean journey progresses, they encounter a half-drowned sailor who tells a strange tale of Skull Island! Written by Melissa Miller

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Poverty Row returns to the Silver Screen

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Be Warned! A Real Disappointment Except for the Lecture!
6 May 2006 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

Problems: 1) Although billed as "a loving tribute to Poverty Row," a lot of the old footage is not even from Poverty Row films-- much of it is from RKO's "The Most Dangerous Game," (1932), with some from the silent (!?) version of "The Lost World" (1926)!

2) Much of the old footage is just used as filler (the old shipboard footage) or as silent shots (for example, of Bela walking, looking or staring) often repeated;

3) Where is the pantheon of Poverty Row Master Thespians (Bela, Boris, Lon Chaney, Jr., George Zucco, John Carradine, Buster Crabbe, Tom Neal, etc.) emoting their lines as punch lines to the 'new' characters jokes (as in Woody Allen's "What's Up Tiger Lily?" or Steve Martin's "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid")? Even Mike Nelson's feeble commentary on the colorized "Reefer Madness" is funnier than this.

High Point: The long but extremely enlightening lecture by Gregory Mank which makes you give new respect to and admiration for Bela, John Carradine and George Zucco. That's worth the price of the DVD alone!


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