With the latest video releases from Rhino Home Video now in stores, here's the complete list of all the titles you can buy:
301- CAVE DWELLERS
303- POD PEOPLE
320- THE UNEARTHLY (with shorts: POSTURE PALS and APPRECIATING OUR PARENTS)
506- EEGAH 507- I ACCUSE MY PARENTS (with short: THE TRUCK FARMER)
513- THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE
518- THE ATOMIC BRAIN (with short WHAT ABOUT JUVENILE DELINQUENCY?)
619- RED ZONE CUBA (with short: SPEECH: PLATFORM POSTURE AND APPEARANCE).
Note: All of the above titles are available from the Info Club as well. If you're a member of the Info Club, you should be receiving your fall catalog shortly. If you're not a member yet, email "Barbbb" here on AOL.
Another episode, 309- The Amazing Colossal Man, was also released, but due to rights problems Rhino had to discontinue shipping copies. So if you happen to find one on your store's shelf, snap it up quick!
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Those of you who attended the most recent IRC chat with the Brains may have noticed that they said they were considering doing a movie featuring Raul Julia. Well, they were right, and it will be the movie featured in the final episode of season eight:
Overdrawn at the Memory Bank (1985; made for TV; Canada; color)
Directed by Douglas Williams
A man refusing to submit to the mindless monotony of his world punches up endless re-runs of "Casablanca" on his video display terminal until, in a strange mechanical mix-up, his identity and Rick Blaine's become fused within Novacorp's computer bank. Now, what was just a flickering fiction on his screen, becomes a reality.
Stomp Tokyo says:
For a movie made in cooperation between two television stations, Overdrawn at the Memory Bank is surprisingly good. While the film quality and sets put us in mind of an early 80's Doctor Who episode, an imaginative script and sincere performances from a number of actors put this movie head and shoulders over many larger-budget Hollywood productions. Raul Julia plays Aram Fingal, a very intelligent computer programmer and a very bored man in the employ of Novicorp, a mega-corporation that exists somewhen in the future. When caught watching Casablanca at his desk, Fingal is required to undergo rehabilitation therapy called "doppling." Doppled patients find their minds transferred into the bodies of animals for a new outlook on life (and for a number of amusing nature documentary sequences narrated by Julia). However, Fingal's body is misplaced and he is transferred into a computer while the body is located. With the help of Appolonia James, a medical technician played by Linda Griffiths, Fingal manages to reprogram himself into a simulation of Casablanca and eventually gains access to Novicorp's financial computers, bringing the company to its knees. But Fingal's real problem is getting back into his body before his memory patterns are erased. The production team did a terrific job of recreating the set of Casablanca, down to the interior of Rick's Cafe. Even the character actors work well, and although the celebrity look-alikes aren't exactly Greenstreet and Lorre, they do a darn good job of faking it. Casting Julia in the double role of Fingal and Rick was a stroke of genius -- since Fingal created the fantasy setting, why not cast himself as the hero? Julia's Bogart imitation is even passable. Although the production values are lower than one might hope and some of the dialogue and special effects come across as cheesy, it's obvious that Overdrawn at the Memory Bank was a labor of love. It deserves some respect for struggling and winning against the factors that have doomed other films to mediocrity.
Although his Statical Planets project is currently on hold as a full-length feature film, MST3K creator Joel Hodgson reports that, it "has become the hub of many new ideas that are spinning in a most amazing fashion. We are working on a project with Play Inc. that will probably span the next nine months to a year. Play Inc. is the high-tech company that created Snappy and Trinity. We are also moving our shop and generally upgrading our idea rendering plant." And although Joel didnt mention it, we are also able to confirm a recent newspaper report that Jim Henson Television has made a deal to develop projects with Joel
Episode#- 819- Invasion of the Neptune Men **New Episode**
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Channel- Sci-Fi channel
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818- Devil Doll *new*
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