Wednesday 23 Jul
 
 
 photo BO-Button1_zps13524083.jpg

 

OKG Newsletter


Home · Articles · DVDs · Sci-Fi
Sci-Fi
 

Master of the World

Propeller in the rear, party in the front!


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
As a huge Vincent Price fan, I’ve literally been waiting more than a decade for 1961’s “Master of the World” to hit DVD. At one time, it was slated to be released under MGM’s “Midnite Movies” line — I remember reading in a magazine that screenwriter Richard Matheson either completed interviews or commentary for it — before the studio abandoned that umbrella.
 
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

51

More like a 2.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
What if — in an unprecedented move of honest and transparency — the federal government allowed a few reporters to tour Hangar 18 of Area 51? Answer: Syfy would make a terrible movie about it.
 
Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Metropolis

Fritz’s finest, complete at last!


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” may be second only to George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” in the number of crappy, budget DVD releases in which the classic film is available, thanks to being in the public domain. Not a single one of those unauthorized discs present the movie in any reputable audio and visual format.
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Witchville

Boil, toil, not worth the trouble.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
As with last year’s “Necromentia,” director Pearry Reginald Teo has in “Witchville” a film that looks better than its rather weak story deserves. It was made for Syfy, which I didn’t realize until its logo appeared opened the credits, and I audibly groaned, fearing the worst.
 
Monday, August 22, 2011

Trollhunter

The troll movie without a popcorn sex scene.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Vampires can be felled by garlic. Werewolves, by silver. Frankenstein's monster, by fire. Trolls, by, um ... well ... hmm.
 
Friday, August 19, 2011

Red Faction: Origins

Some sigh-fi from Syfy.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
In the extras, Robert Patrick, one of the stars of “Red Faction: Origins” calls the made-for-Syfy film "a wonderful family story."
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Donnie Darko: 10th Anniversary Edition

The modern cult classic is all growed up!


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
It’s official: “Donnie Darko” is now a decade old.
 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dinocroc vs. Supergator

They do the mash — the monster mash.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
In the opening scene of "Dinocroc vs. Supergator," the two title creatures bust out of the Drake Game Preserve research facility on the Hawaiian island of Kauai where they're being held.
 
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Oblivion

Cowboys and aliens, minus about $97,500,000.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
So many reasons exist to see “Oblivion,” a 1994 genre mishmash now seeing a long-overdue release courtesy of Shout! Factory. Here’s why:
 
Thursday, July 7, 2011

Battle Beyond the Stars

More fun than 'Star Wars,' at a fraction of the budget


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Roger Corman threw his might behind two "Star Wars" rip-offs, the Italian pickup "Star Crash" and his own, $2-million production shot on a lumberyard, "Battle Beyond the Stars," now making its Blu-ray debut in a 30th-anniversary edition.
 
Thursday, June 30, 2011

Damnation Alley

Who knew the apocalypse could be so dull?


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
After a near-pointless, 14-minute prologue — in short, World War III done happened, y'all! — the 1977 sci-fi schlock epic "Damnation Alley" finally starts moving. In circles, as it turns out, but moving nonetheless.
 
Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mega Python vs. Gatoroid

Debbie Gibson vs. Tiffany vs. my time and patience


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Most of the creatures on tap in "Mega Python vs. Gatoroid" are CGI creations, yet the filmmakers didn't even bother to insert them in the parts of the frame where the actors were looking.
 
Monday, June 20, 2011

Tetsuo: The Bullet Man

Man and machine make for much sci-fi mayhem


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
In the tradition of Frankenstein, The Fly, Hulk and your last nightmare that involved a toolbox comes "Tetsuo: The Bullet Man," the overdue third piece in Shinya Tsukamoto's twisted trilogy that began with 1989's "Tetsuo: The Iron Man."
 
Monday, June 20, 2011

A Clockwork Orange: Anniversary Edition

You can't look away from the film or its myriad extras


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
When a good friend first introduced me to Stanley Kubrick's 1971 masterpiece, "A Clockwork Orange," via VHS tape in 1988, I was really bothered by it.
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D.

Not for kids, as those curves attest


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Jessica Drew — aka Spider-Woman — is having a crisis of faith when “Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D.” opens.
 
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
 
Close
Close
Close