Looking for a unique way to give a movie gift this holiday season?
Give A Great Movie Night!
I love the idea of a couple of movies wrapped in a popcorn container with specialty salts and some great wine! But it has to be the “right” kind of film. If your cinephile is looking for something more sophisticated than “The Ugley Truth”, then look no further than here:
Weng Weng’s Got You Covered!
Yes, it’s time for giving gifts to those you love – so why not surprise them with one of these five wild wild wild movies?
Let’s get started – first, hands up!
MEET 2 FEET AND 9 INCHES OF PURE MAN!
You are in good hands, because the legendary action hero “Weng Weng” is on the case!
For Your Height Only!
Now here is a classic film to slip under someone’s Christmas tree: a James Bond rip-off starring the legendary “littlest action hero” Weng Weng!
Take a look:
This classic slice of campy action stars Weng Weng, the legendary diminutive action hero…first, the plot:
Mr. Giant has kidnapped the brilliant Dr. Van Kohler and is planning to use the Doctor’s invention, the N-bomb, to hold the world hostage. The only one who can foil Mr. Giant’s evil scheme is Agent 00:
A 3-foot-tall filipino martial arts master, expert marksman, top-class romancer and all-around super spy!
That’s right: SIZE DOESN’T MATTER!
“For Your Height Only” is a play on words on “For Your Eyes Only”, the title of the James Bond film released that same year. I mean, look at this Bond-ish poster!
And of course, just like James Bond, Weng Weng is also a lady-killer…
Every movie lover would embrace Weng Weng! This movie was so successful that a sequel was produced in 1982, titled “The Impossible Kid”. Weng Weng is known as the shortest man to ever be a lead in an action film/martial arts film; he stands at 2’9″ (less than one meter).
The answer to the question you are thinking is “yes, it is as crazy as you imagine” – but isn’t that the point of giving it to a loved one?
From Weng Weng to Lloyd Kaufman!
Yes, it’s the perfect transition, because while Weng Weng is a small slice of heaven, Troma stands tall once again with their latest “Tromasterpiece!”
“Return To The Class Of Nuke ’em High Vol. 1!”
The Maestro of Troma has unveiled his latest classic – check out the trailer!
WARNING! FULL FRONTAL NUDITY IN THIS TEASER – VERY VERY NSFW – ONLY FOR YOUR OWN EYES!
Well, hard to argue about this one…it’s Troma in spirit and execution – and of course green foam and blood….
“Return To The Class Of Nuke ’em High” was ultimately divided into two parts, with “Vol. 1” arriving this year…you can find it at Amazon as well as the official Troma store…and “Vol. 2” will be released in 2015…
If you head to Troma.com, you can buy this terrifically fun movie and see the hundreds of films they have in their library –
Support legendary filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman by checking out more of my “Return to Nuke ’em High Vol. 1” here:
Now, time to shift from Troma, home of the classic “Surf Nazis Must Die” – yes, another great Troma classic, to a more serious Nazi film…
“The Sequel You Did Nazi Coming!”
Yes, you read that right! You need to read about some of the craziest movies being made today – the raucous blend of zombies and Nazis! I’ve got a sequel to a movie you may not even know exists!
First: did you happen to see this classic film?
“Dead Snow”! Nazi Zombies, Of Course!
Leave it to the Norwegians to corner the market in wacky “nazi zombie” movies! You get the idea here: Nazis were never wiped out in WW2, they were just frozen solid – and once they thawed out, they were ravenous zombies! The success of the “Dead Snow” comic zombie gorefest has led to, you guessed it – THIS!
Read this inspired plot summary by the brilliant minds at IMDB:
“If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you’d have to assume that things couldn’t get much worse. In Martin’s case, that was only the beginning!”
Check out the trailer:
These are wacky cult films that are actually good! And of course, if you didn’t read my original post, here is the link to the “Citizen Kane” of Nazi Zombie movies, “Iron Sky!”
Ok, let’s get away from war films and head to the far east, where there are entirely different kinds of zombies to fight!
I love japanese exploitation films: they are wildly imaginative, and offer more excessive bloodshed than you will find anywhere else! Need proof?
“Helldriver” offers up one of the wackiest plots ever, as a zombie plague turns Japan into a bloody war zone…
Did I Say “Bloody?”
Yes, these classic “j-sploitaiton” films – japanese exploitation, a genre that offers garden hoses full of blood – a campy excess that keeps the films firmly in “tongue in cheek” territory – they are well done, and very fast and frenetic….never a dull moment in these movies!
It’s more a bloody action spectacle than a horror film, but it is indicative of the imaginative approach to moviemaking that is going on in Japan and Asia…
It’s what every movie buff would want under their tree!
To read all about “Helldriver”, just click on my story here:
From “J-Splo” To “Oz-Splo”!
As much as I love “J-sploitation”, I think “Ozsploitation” may be even better!
Yes, let’s head to Australia for a legendary film that lives up to its hungry name!
Strap Yourself In For “The Bed That Eats!”
Yes, it is time to discover the wonder of “Death Bed!” First, let’s see a few choice moments thanks to “Saibot216” on youtube….
It is referred to as the “worst film ever made!” But c’mon, if you’ve see “The Room” or “Birdemic”, you know that’s not possible…and now, thanks to the great home video distributor CultEpics, there is a new blu-ray that gives YOU the chance to decide for yourself!
Patton Oswalt’s Favorite Film!
This cult classic was lost to camp movie buffs for years, and comic Patton Oswalt actually went on a riff about the film – and people thought he was making it up!
He wasn’t of course – “Death Bed” is a terrific horror comedy that deserves to be seen by the cinephile in your family!
Read all about this incredible movie AND see Patton Oswalt’s love affair with it by clicking on my whole story here:
So there you have it: five wildly entertaining films that deserve to be on everyone’s holiday gift-giving list!
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