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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   Johnny Angell

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Posted January 03 2013 - 01:31 PM

Starting at 7pm (CST) TCM will present CFTBL, Tarantula, Incredible Shrinking Man, and ICFOS. Tarantula is important to me since my DVD is going bad. I have all of these on DVD but the TCM intros usually contain a nugget of wisdom or two.
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#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted January 03 2013 - 02:18 PM

Originally Posted by Johnny Angell 

Starting at 7pm (CST) TCM will present CFTBL, Tarantula, Incredible Shrinking Man, and ICFOS. Tarantula is important to me since my DVD is going bad.
I have all of these on DVD but the TCM intros usually contain a nugget of wisdom or two.


I watched mine a few weeks ago and it was OK (though in the wrong aspect ratio, alas. My player has a feature that reframes so it worked out just fine). I've always loved this movie.



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Posted January 06 2013 - 03:58 PM

I have Tarantula on my DVR. Curious to see it. I

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#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted January 07 2013 - 12:32 AM

I noticed TCM showed the 4:3 transfer, too.



#5 of 11 OFFLINE   Johnny Angell

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Posted January 07 2013 - 05:27 AM

I have Tarantula on my DVR. Curious to see it. I

I usually hate movies that use an actual animal to represent a giant monster. In this movie, using a real tarantula worked very well. They did Make a mistake, here and there, but the movie works. When you get a good scripts, good actors, good director, good Sfx, that can happen. Tarantula, IMHO, is one of the best monster movies of the 50's.
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Posted January 16 2013 - 02:02 AM

Tarantula, IMHO, is one of the best monster movies of the 50's.

Along with THEM and The Black Scorpion
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#7 of 11 OFFLINE   Johnny Angell

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Posted January 17 2013 - 05:26 AM

Along with THEM and The Black Scorpion

I like both those movies but would probably rank them Them, Tarantula, and BS. Them is first because it's darn good story telling and BS third because it doesn't get me involved like the other two do. SFX wise, I'd rank Tarantula first followed by BS, and Them. The ants in Them have always been a bit cheesy to me. Them's strength is in the overall production values in the move: script, direction, acting. All top-notch. I wonder what it would have been like if Ray Harryhausen had done the ants in Them?
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Posted January 27 2013 - 05:24 AM

Starting at 7pm (CST) TCM will present CFTBL, Tarantula, Incredible Shrinking Man, and ICFOS. Tarantula is important to me since my DVD is going bad. I have all of these on DVD but the TCM intros usually contain a nugget of wisdom or two.

Pardon my asking, but what is CFTBL and ICFOS?

#9 of 11 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted January 27 2013 - 08:44 AM

Originally Posted by Sky Captain 


Pardon my asking, but what is CFTBL and ICFOS?

Creature from the Black Lagoon


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#10 of 11 OFFLINE   RobertR

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Posted January 27 2013 - 03:56 PM

A few months ago, I had the good fortune to see Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3D at the Academy Theater. Julie Adams was on hand to reminisce about the film. Great fun :)

#11 of 11 OFFLINE   Johnny Angell

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Posted January 29 2013 - 06:45 AM

A few months ago, I had the good fortune to see Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3D at the Academy Theater. Julie Adams was on hand to reminisce about the film. Great fun :)

I am so jealous. Having CFTBL on 3D blu-ray does not compare to that. Not even close. :)
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