The Puss in Boots one with Christopher Walken as the cat is shockingly watchable. The other ones less so.
I’ve suggested the Red Riding Hood one before. It managed to rope in both Craig T Nelson and Isabella Rossellini.
Out of all the Cannon MovieTales™ the Little Red Riding Hood one bears the dubious distinction of being the one that added the most left field sub plots -and- being the one that was significantly recut after its initial airing on the Disney Channel due to complaints over a song about how awesome and fun it is to talk to strangers.
Streaming version kept that song in.
Oh, they kept the song, they just changed the lyrics in the recut version. Badly. They couldn’t quite get the mouth movements to match up.
The thing that distracted me a lot is that the guy who does the singing voice for the villain occasionally dips into Jimmy Buffett territory with the way he sings.
It appears I’m one of the few who really love Catalina Caper, so I’m gonna toss this one out for consideration. It’s Jim Begg’s other beach movie from 1967 –
Bobby “Boris” Pickett
Directed by Stephanie Rothman, one of the writers of Beyond Atlantis!
And . . . (in best William Dozier voiceover) What’s this?!? East Eddie’s early escapades?!?
Why do I feel that place is missing some Armenian gangsters?
It’s a Bikini World turns up on TCM from time to time. I like it, but I almost think it’s a little too savvy and self aware.
Yeah, it does look like the Girl in Gold Boots set. But it has The Animals in it.
Right now, I’m watching the 1977 Charles Band film End of the World on Tubi.
Starring Christopher Lee (how did Charles Band get him to sign on?) and Sue Lyon (best known for her role as Lolita in 1962), it involves a husband & wife who learn aliens disguised as nuns in a convent are plotting to destroy Earth with natural disasters to stop the planet from spreading disease across the universe. Unlike most alien movies, the Earth couple side with the aliens to help destroy the planet (Traitors!).
Yeah…this is a pretty bad one. With Charles Band and Irwin Yablans names in the credits, the MST3K crew has to do this one!
I think Christopher Lee was like so many British actors of his era. He liked working and if he didn’t already have something booked and the check cleared he was going to turn up and give a professional performance.
Somehow I got reminded yesterday that Body Of Evidence was a real movie. I’m sorry that it’s too “mature” for this show. I’d be thrilled to see Madonna get the Munchie treatment. I’ve always detested her.
Also, the film crew showed up where I went to school one day and got in everyone’s way and behaved like [redacted]s, too.
There was also that forgotten-in-five-minutes crime thriller someone else filmed out here a few years later. The local press wouldn’t STFU about it.
So maybe, somehow, we could see that one on the show. No, I can’t be bothered to try and remember its name. But when I get in good with the Alternaversal brass, I’ll find a way.
[Edited for correct sequence of non-events.]
I’ve actually seen this and boy is it bad!!
Body of Evidence seems better suited for Rifftrax than MST3K, imo.
Hold on to your hats, folks. We have a movie that combines the talents of Ben Murphy and Peter Graves and features motorcycle racing!
This bit was interesting: According to Cleary, Ben Murphy was troublesome during filming. “He wanted to rewrite the script, tell everybody how to act, how to produce it”, the author says. “He was an absolute pain in the arse to everybody.”
Wendy Hughes, who played the female lead, later said she “didn’t quite get on” with Murphy . . .
So they’re saying that Ben Murphy was less than mellow? This doesn’t sound like the Ben Murphy I know.
I just watched The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues, an old black and white monster movie. It’s got it all. A goofy looking monster, destructive science experiments, meandering subplots, including spies, a pathetic government investigation, lots of wandering around the same sets, and a scientist 20 years older than his love interest. I could easily see it fitting into the old Joel episodes.
It probably isn’t available as it was an unsold Disney pilot, but back in 1986 a pre-Quantum Leap Scott Bakula starred as I-Man, an extremely low rent super hero who kind of, sort of has a Healing Factor that’s supposed to be instantaneous and make him invincible. As depicted on the pilot it takes about half a minute to fully kick in and he remains extremely vincible. Typical but enjoyable 80s cheese. There’s a mad man trying to use a prototype raygun, I-Man ends up getting rescued by his son (who’s only like in the 4th grade or something)….Bakula as always radiates likability even when in the most cockamamie situations. I don’t recall this ever popping up on Disney+, it did run a few times as the Disney Sunday movie back in the 80s. Maybe they forgot they own it (yet still recall they own Million Dollar Duck. Go figure.)
One wonders if Florence Pugh will ever do something like that.
Other actors would phone it in.