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"The Amazing Colossal Man is a 1957 black-and-white science fiction film, directed by Bert I. Gordon and starring Glenn Langan. The film revolves around a 60 foot mutant man produced as the result of an atomic accident. Distributed by American International Pictures (AIP) at the top of a program double-bill with The Cat Girl, the film was followed by a sequel, War of the Colossal Beast, which appeared in 1958.
A "Shock Theater" perennial since it was first released to television in the early 1960s (stretch-framed to pad out its running time), The Amazing Colossal Man is firmly in the 'So Bad It's Good' category. The special effects are adequate, but the dialogue is ridiculous-in fact, if we didn't know better, we'd say that the film was intended to be funny.
The film and its sequel have been referenced in a number of comedy productions, including the television series Mystery Science Theater 3000 and an episode of Robot Chicken when a large bald giant, wearing a sarong as a diaper, is struck in the crotch with a wrecking ball as he terrorizes a city, as part of the 'Ode To The Nut Shot' sketch.
This movie, like The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961), Frankenstein, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde inspired Stan Lee and Jack Kirby to create the Incredible Hulk character. Glen's line, 'Why don't you ask me what it feels like to be a freak?' is sampled in Rob Zombie's song 'Demon Speeding', off the 2001 album The Sinister Urge.
The ending of the film is a bit anticlimactic, and Glenn’s big rampage thru the streets of Las Vegas doesn’t last nearly long enough, but overall the movie does an pretty admirable job of keeping the stupidity coming, so as never to quite lose the audience's interest. It’s still far from being the best 50’s giant monster flick, or even the most fun, but it carries the Mystery Science Theater 3,000 stamp of approval nevertheless."
Snacks Of The Week:
Calm Me Down Pills
Take Away The Pain Pills
Awesome Bathroom Sex With My Wife
... AND NOW, Steve and this blog are both PROUD to once again present today's Church-less Movie of the Week in its entirety absolutely FREE! Yes, yes, no need to thank me. I know I'm awesome, or at least pretend to be to mask the suicidal pain inside.
But first lets go over a few theater rules. Absolutely no talking is allowed in this or any Galindo Theaters locations. Any and all talkers will be spit on and kicked in the junk. No cell phones or African-American berries going off in the theater. And NO TEXTING.
And be sure to dim your headlights (where applicable).
Oh, and remember ...
Enjoy the show y'all!