Wednesday, June 04, 2008

COMING ATTRACTIONS: ATOR: THE FIGHTING EAGLE

Back on January 31 fo this year, I made a promise to Mr. WAC from Fish In A Barrel to review Ator. The only problem is that the DVD was on the dreaded Long Wait list at Netflix. Four months later, guess what finally came in? Jesus, Mary, and Joseph! Can someone please explain to me how there could be such an enormous backlog of people so anxious to see Miles O'Keefe in a loincloth that it took four months for me to get the movie? Anyone? Anyone?

9 comments:

Mr. WAC said...

We appreciate your tenacity.

WAC

Scott said...

I remember Miles O'Keeffe as Cactus Jack in Campus Man. Awful stuff, but one line for whatever reason is burned in my memory. When the protagonist goes to gangster Cactus Jack for money and he pulls out a briefcase full of money, he says "Wow! Look at all that money! You must be a major drug d...

[Jack looks at him hard]

...err, major thrifty guy."

Sound Minds... said...

Is there a market, maybe, for deliberately making terrible movies (but pretending it was an accident)?

EegahInc said...

My pleasure, Mr. WAC. It's like Milton said, they also serve who only stand and wait... on the mail.

scott, I'll always remember Mr. O'Keefe as the 80s hair Dracula in Waxwork. Each O'Keefe to his own I say.

sound minds (one or both of you), thanks for dropping by. I would say Troma almost fits your description, except they don't really pretend it's an accident.

Allen's Brain said...

Ah, Miles O'Keefe! Reminds me of the MST3K line: "How much Keefe is in this movie?"

Niall Mor said...

Allen, IIRC, the good folks at MST3K actually gave this movie their distinctive treatment. I think that's where I saw it.

Niall Mor said...

I think there's a scene in this turkey where Ator launches a primitive hang glider as the music swells with some particularly schmaltzy and sappy chords. Tom Servo begins crooning, "Ator flies and so does my heart!" Hilarious!

Niall Mor said...

I think there's also an exchange between Ator and some pretty girl to this effect:

Ator: I love you. Let's get married.

Girl: But Ator, we can't get married!

Ator: Why not?

Girl: Because we are brother and sister.

You watch this thinking, "And this is the guy who's gonna save the world? Yeah, right!" I expected Mike and the bots to pounce on this, but inexplicably, they didn't. Maybe it was just too easy.

EegahInc said...

niall, I believe you've fallen victim to the Ator trap. The Satellite of Love actually riffed on Ator Part 2 (Cave Dwellers). But you're not losing you're mind, the first 15 minutes of Part 2 is just cut and pasted scenes from Part 1, including the infamous marriage talk.