Sunday, March 14, 2010

Update: Monster Cruise Latest Press Release

I'm going to take the lazy route here. Rather than re-writing and expanding on a recently received press release for genre legend Jim Wynorski's latest film, a "family-friendly" monster comedy about a Monster Cruise around Lake Monroe in Franklin, Indiana, I'm just going to dump the whole thing on you... after this exclusive first peek at the monster itself:


Monster Cruise Shines A Light On Emerging Mid West Talent
Shay Baker, one of the stars of the upcoming movie Monster Cruise is treading water on Lake Monroe, Indiana wearing a green garbage bag on his head. The director, Hollywood veteran Jim Wynorski yells cut. Shay thoroughly soaked climbs out of the water. He is smiling from ear to ear.
Three weeks prior to this, Shay Baker (centre in first pic below), former Ball State Theatre student, was working in a pickle factory.
“Last year Paul Wallace and I were sitting around campus fantasizing how cool it would be to be in a hit comedy,” says Shay Baker. “Well, fast forward one year and that fairy tale has come true.”
Monster Cruise features a cast of up and coming Mid West talents including Paul Wallace, Shay Baker, Ervin Ross, Kayla Gill (second pic below) and Erin Neufer (third pic below), along with veteran performers, David De Spain, Jason Smither, Gerard Pauwels, Stacey Dixon, Jim O’Rear and Jim Hardin. For many it was their first film but all agree it won’t be their last.
“It was really serendipity at work,” says Bill Dever, producer of Monster Cruise. “Many of these actors we had worked with before and we knew exactly what we were getting, with the actor we didn’t work with before they really just fell into our laps, and they worked out better than we could have ever hoped”
“I came to Indiana not really knowing what to expect,” says Jim Wynorski. “I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. Not only were these kids world-class talents, their attitude and professionalism was second to none. Mark my words, these Indiana actors are going to go far.”
The family-rated comedy Monster Cruise is currently finishing post-production.

  •  Source: Jim Wynorski via Avery

Update: Amphibious 3D

Pictures from Amphibious 3D (Indonesia/Netherlands-2010; dir. Brian Yuzna) -- Indonesia's first 3D movie and no doubt the world's first 3D giant scorpion movie -- just keep surfacing on the Celsius Entertainment website.

As news of an expansion into various European markets continues, here are two more pics to add to those already on Undead Brainspasm and on Undead Backbrain.

  • Source: Avery

New Trailer for Planzet

Negalon: The Monster From Mars director Jun Awazu's alien invasion movie, Planzet, has spawned another trailer. For the first one, check out this Undead Backbrain article.

New Trailer:

From the Showa period giant monster tradition of Negalon, he appears to be embracing the US 1950s flying saucer aesthetic. If I can't have giant monsters, I'm happy enough to accept flying saucers and rayguns -- though there's also a bit of mecha giant robot action detectable there!

Source: TwitchFilm via Avery

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Daimajin Kanon: New Trailer

The new TV Japanese series Daimajin Kanon -- based on the classic Showa period Daimajin movies -- is looking pretty good to me. Here's the latest trailer:

For more information, see these previous Undead Brainspasm articles and these Undead Backbrain ones: here and here.

Meanwhile, here's some pics of veteran actor Tsunehiko Kamiziyou in the studio with the "Demon God", giving him a voice through some post-production dubbing. Hard to say how pleased Daimajin is. He looks a little grumpy.

And believe it or not, here's one of the Big Guy's co-stars:

Monday, March 8, 2010

Demeking Pictorial Update

In his perpetual wandering through the vast wastelands of various monster-infested bywaters of the Internet, Kaiju Search-Robot Avery has discovered a hitherto unknown screenshot of the titular kaiju from the movie Demekingu [aka Demeking; Space Monster Demeking] (Japan-2009; dir. Kôtarô Terauchi):

He also found some better-quality versions of two other Demeking items -- namely the following pic:

and the poster:


Meanwhile the real question remains: when are we going to get to see this film?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Dinoshark Previewed

Dinoshark (US-2010; dir. Kevin O'Neill)

Roger Corman-produced B-monster rampage flick featuring a big prehistoric shark.


And here's a clip. Watch the old guy leap! I apologise for the annoying ad that comes first.

And here's another:

Source: SyFy Channel ia Avery