In 1984, I was 14, and I can remember going to the drive-in to see this with my Dad. While I cannot recall specifics of the evening, I know that we had a great time. I was very familiar with Murray & Akroyd even though I had only watched SNL on a few occasions while they were members of the cast. As for Ramis & Moranis… I was all about those two, since I was an SC-TV fan by this point. I am a still a little bummed that John Candy couldn’t be a part of the production, but it all worked out in the end. With the group being rounded out with an anchor who represented the everyday guy being thrust into the madness of busting ghosts, Ernie Hudson was a perfect addition to the team. I still haven’t watched the newest Ghostbusters film, for no other reason than I just haven’t gotten around to it. I will, eventually ☺👍🏽
Source: Rip Jagger’s Dojo: Godzilla’s Robot Buddy!
The 1993 flick Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla II, was pure Kaiju madness. I usually stick to the older G-Stuff but Mechagodzilla is one of my favorites. The redesign of MG from the 70’s version is dynamic. Check out the main article about this match-up on Rip’s blog.
Some great stories from a prop collector in this episode. I know a lot about Star Wars, canon, legends, games, making of, but there is a wealth of knowledge in this episode for some some facets of the original films that I know very little about. Props and filming locations, along with the stories behind them are a whole nother level of cool.
These retrospectives, by Oliver Harper, are very informative and a “Must Watch” for any fan of the original trilogy. He delves into pre production, filming, merchandising, games, music, and much more. It’s an extremely entertaining watch, or even re-watch. Oliver is a talented editor, plus he is easy to listen to. If you haven’t heard of these before, you’re welcome. If you have, give them a another view… this is my 3rd or 4th time on each.
Today we are enjoying a Rankin|Bass production, The Last Unicorn. This is a movie that I have seen on a few occasions, but apparently I’ve never really paid attention to it. The classic cell animation style is a joy to behold, much of the music is provided by America, and the voice talent is perfect. At times there are a few cringe worthy moments, yet on the whole it’s a wonderful film. You can view it for yourself on Netflix.