Or the Roger Corman version of The Fantastic Four from a few years later and was referenced in Season 4 of Arrested Development!
Edited to add: I also nominate Roller Boogie starring Linda Blair and Can’t Stop the Music, the Village People movie that was a) made after their frontman had left and b) released in 1980, the absolute worst time for a movie featuring a disco act to be released.
An HBO original (Which means the live action Fist of the North Star with the same lead should come first as it was more ridiculous.)
To its credit the fighting choreography in this was top notch, and the final twist at the end of the recording was a nice touch. wrestler Rob Van Dam was in it as one of the foes.
I remember when The Last Dinosaur was first aired. I was a tyke and a dinosaur enthusiast. The Friday on which it was to air arrived and after sitting through school and a cub scout meeting, I sprawled out on the shag carpeting of our den - harvest gold, of course - and…disappointment.
Like The Land That Time Forgot from a year or two earlier, I got puppets that bore little resemblance to the ferocious drawings in the TV Guide ad. I watched it, but I was not happy and not even old enough yet to be distracted by the wiles of Joan Van Ark.
Man, you just reminded me that I watched that same airing and had the same reaction. A T Rex that doesn’t have much to do, one buried triceratops, and a guy whose spear hit the only tree in sight. Also bummed it took that long to see so little. Though somehow that theme stuck in my head for the rest of my life to this day. You know the song I mean.
Now that I’m older, I actually love Boone’s performance of an over the hill angry drunk, mostly because he was drinking heavily during much of the shooting. It explained how he did the role so well.
Thanks to Len Kabasinski’s recommendation in his latest Patreon video, I watched something that resembled a movie today. Here’s my review…
The Match-Stick Flame (2020)
Written by Craig Robert Bruss. Directed by Craig Robert Bruss. Produced by Craig Robert Bruss. Starring Craig Robert Bruss. Casting by Craig Robert Bruss. Location co-ordination by Craig Robert Bruss. Costume & Wardrobe by Craig Robert Bruss.
Yes, it’s one of those glorious ego-trip movies, made by someone (Craig Robert Bruss) who’d watched the Godfather trilogy and reckoned he (Craig Robert Bruss) would like a piece of that.
Dalton (played by Craig Robert Bruss) is an angry cop. Possibly the angriest cop ever captured on film. He is recruited into a Magnum Force-type operation of cops that don’t play by the rules, maaan.
What the police don’t know is that Dalton (played by Craig Robert Bruss)'s father is a mob godfather who’s just got out of prison and is looking to take back Los Angeles from the gangs who have thrived in his absence.
Cue many scenes of Dalton (played by Craig Robert Bruss) going around, punching first and asking questions later. His fury is not slaked by the violence; if anything, he (played by Craig Robert Bruss) gets angrier. His police chief shouts a lot, as they always do. All the oriental characters know kung fu. Many wigs are magnificent, especially the mob boss, who appears to be sporting a capybara. Dalton (played by Craig Robert Bruss)'s girlfriend is kidnapped and murdered. The ratio of punches and kicks to foley effects occasionally approaches 1:1.
Every scene looks like it was lit by someone different and shot on a different camera. Some of it is almost competent, some is appalling, most is somewhere in between. Everything is exactly the right type of wrong, and great fun!
Thank you, Craig Robert Bruss (played by Craig Robert Bruss).
The Cannon Films version of Hercules is right up MST3K’s alley. A heavily dubbed Lou Ferrigno fights stop-motion robots and tosses a bear into space. It’s the kind of bad you would expect from Menahem Golan & Yoram Globus.