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LOLtron

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Postby LOLtron » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:45 pm

Journey Back into the Black Hole Via This New Poster

An awesomely trippy new poster by Mark Daniels from the VERY under-rated late 70s dark Disney Sci-Fi epic.




The Dark Ink has a nifty poster of the Black Hole (1979), available in limited quantities for $50 by Mark Daniels of the dark sci-fi Disney epic directed by Gary Nelson that sported an all-star cast of Maximilian Shell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forester, Yvette Mimieux, Ernest Borgnine, the voices of Slim Pickins, and Roddy McDowell as old B.O.B. and V.I.N.CENT.  Of course, the real star of the movie, the vicious "android" Maximilian, is front and center in the poster. Check it out:

 

 

Sweet isn't it?

 

This reporter for one has pleasant memories of the VERY under-rated and dark movie that Disney really hasn't given the due it deserves on DVD or Blu-Ray. The movie along with Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974),  helped fuel my love for science fiction though specifically androids and cyborgs. My mind still is embedded with the cold callous machine of Maximilian who still is a sight to behold after all these years. Along with just the awing design of the Cygnus and just trippy score from John Barry (Instra Land Records released a complete score two years ago and yes I so snagged that the moment I heard about it).

Dammit Disney give this movie it's proper due already! Enough bare-hones DVD/Blu Ray. EXTRAS and a good transfer! I demand it!!! You're even about to remake the movie directed by Joseph Kosinski, that nice fella who also made Tron: Legacy (2010). Alright, enough talk; this article needs more MAXIMILIAN (and V.I.N.CENT) :

 



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StarCruncher

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Postby StarCruncher » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:51 pm

For once I am in complete agreement with Zechs. The Black Hole was awesome because it was dark, and VinCENT was a big smartass.
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Zechs

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Postby Zechs » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:01 pm

outsider wrote:For once I am in complete agreement with Zechs. The Black Hole was awesome because it was dark, and VinCENT was a big smartass.

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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:49 pm

Black Hole was awesome, a few years ago I won a contest by identifying the movie from a little bit of the soundtrack. I knew right away, because I used to watch that movie over and over. Had the toys too.
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BubbaKanoosh

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Postby BubbaKanoosh » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:56 pm

I cannot remember this movie at all.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:02 pm

BubbaKanoosh wrote:I cannot remember this movie at all.


Most people don't remember this either, but Jack Kirby did a comic book adaptation for Disney after he left Marvel:

http://marswillsendnomore.wordpress.com ... daptation/

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Lord Ice

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Postby Lord Ice » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:05 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:Black Hole was awesome, a few years ago I won a contest by identifying the movie from a little bit of the soundtrack. I knew right away, because I used to watch that movie over and over. Had the toys too.


I loved my Maximilian figure. He always kicked the crap out of Darth Vader. 8)

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S.F. Jude Terror

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Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:25 pm

I don't know what hones are, but I'm pretty sure it's inappropriate for them to be bare.
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Eric Ratcliffe

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Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:28 pm

I'm surprised the MSTK guys never covered Black Hole.

I like the movie but it really doesn't hold up at all. :lol:
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Zechs

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Postby Zechs » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:14 pm

doombug wrote:I'm surprised the MSTK guys never covered Black Hole.

I like the movie but it really doesn't hold up at all. :lol:


No, but it's a product of it's time. I appreciate it for what it was though and the fact that it is among one of the darkest movies that has the name "Disney" attached to it. That along with the Black Cauldron join a hidden part of Disney that I appreciate even more. Plus it had Roddy McDowell as a wise cracking bad ass robot.
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Zechs

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Postby Zechs » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:18 pm

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:I don't know what hones are, but I'm pretty sure it's inappropriate for them to be bare.


I could have sworn I put b for bones in that. :oops:
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Eric Ratcliffe

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Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:55 pm

Zechs wrote:
No, but it's a product of it's time. I appreciate it for what it was though and the fact that it is among one of the darkest movies that has the name "Disney" attached to it. That along with the Black Cauldron join a hidden part of Disney that I appreciate even more. Plus it had Roddy McDowell as a wise cracking bad ass robot.

I agree with all of this.
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Zechs

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Postby Zechs » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:08 am

doombug wrote:I agree with all of this.


It's like This Island Earth. It's a product of the time it was in. Doesn't change the fact that it's hilarously bad and cheesy. All the better when it was chosen:



Still, there's still an adult edge I appreciate it like the trippiness of going into the Black Hole, the fate of the Cygnus crew, and what happens to some of the characters in the actual movie.. especially poor poor Anthony Perkins.
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StarCruncher

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Postby StarCruncher » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:23 am

The toys were indeed awesome - I wish I still had mine.

I found a box of childhood clothes at my parents' house, and one was a Black Hole t-shirt with Vincent on it. It is a straight-up 70s tee with a different color band, but looks 'retro' today, so it's still in style, lol.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:48 am

All my stuff is long gone too.

I think the movie holds up incredibly well, actually, especially in comparison to the Disney fare of the '90s.

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