Sunday, July 08, 2007

From Humble Origins?

I love the fact that my movie collection is a mysterious pile of stuff my rental store decided they needed to throw away. When I picked it up it was literally giant garbage bags of old movies that most of us hadn't heard of. So when I spend a weekend painting and watching bad films, I always stumble across something new.
The year is 1969. A certain body builder gets a role in a movie. The problem is that his English is non-existent. Either that, or it was really, really bad. Point is the star of this movie was the only character dubbed into English. If you've figured out who it is, you get a gold star. Here's the box:
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Also known as "Hercules with Muscles", this tribute to late 1960's bodybuilding, Hercules movies, and bad comedies about life in New York was AMAAAAAAAAAAZING. Mostly because while it has Arnold in almost every scene, it has someone else entirely doing the voice. To put that in context, just image that George Bush started talking like Bugs Bunny. It's sort of an improvement but it's all too unsettling. If that makes any sense at all.

Edit: Review forthcoming. Because more people need to know about the time Arnold wrestled with a man in a bear costume.


Blogger NemsMole said...

Heheh, I had a friend tell me about this a few weeks ago.
Ever see a A-Team style rip off movie? Its got a scene where some kid lights the bad guy on fire. The bad guy runs away into a pool. then gets back up withot a singe on his clothes and just shakes his fist at the kid.

Im sorry tangent. Glad to see you're still alive Jared.

3:19 AM  
Blogger Bitsmix said...

Wow, even the review on the cover is terribly written -- this should be interesting :D.


You never cease to amaze with your penchant for finding really, really random stuff :).

8:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have seen this, but I lived in Eastern Europe at a time when all TV was scary outdated crap! I didn't realize that this existed elsewhere! This movie is both cinematically awful and totally amazing. A definite must-see, if only to persuade you that, yes, movies do get worse.

4:25 PM  

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