What’s On NOW?!: “ORCA: THE KILLER WHALE” (1977)

Yep.

You Read That Right.

I’m Talking About A Motion Picture…

…Released TWO-Years After…

JAWS

…That Was Seriously Trying To Cash-In.

It (sadly and/or surely) Failed To Do So.

And Now…

…It Lives On In People Like ME.

People Who Said…

"Eh, I've Had Enough Of JAWS... Hey, Let's Watch That Killer Whale Flick!"

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And So…

…Here It Is…

ORCA: THE KILLER WHALE

(1977)

…Starring…

RICHARD HARRIS

&

WILL SAMPSON

&

CHARLOTTE RAMPLING

…And Of Course…

BO DEREK

!!! !!! !!!

Now Tell Me You’re Notย Intrigued?!

Tell Me You Don’t Wanna Know More?!

GREAT!!

I Just KNEW Y’all Were Game For This One!!

ORCA: THE KILLER WHALE

…Was One Of My Favorite Flicks As A Child…

…And I Suppose You Could Say I Never Grew-Out-Of-It.

I Actually Used To Pretend I Was…

RICHARD HARRIS

(called "NOLAN" in this flick)

…And I Would Pretend The Bed In The Room…

(any bed, any room)

…Was The Ship.

And By God, I Would Hunt My Killer Whale.

I Would Sail Onward…

…Into The Frozen Wasteland Known As The Arctic.

By Gum, I Was Going To Find That Whale…

…And I Was Going To Put A Harpoon…

(a harpoon made from Legos or Construx)

…Deep Into Its Bloody Back-Side!!!

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The Film, Honestly, Is Very Simple.

Man Kills The Whale’s Mate AND Child.

Whale Reeks Havoc On The Seaside Town.

Man Goes After Whale.

Whale Takes Out His Revenge On Man.

Very Cut…

…Very Dry…

…Very Simple.

It Is NOT A Thinking-Man’s Flick…

…It’s Just A Classic Revenge Caper.

BUT…

…Does That Make It Any Less Enjoyable?

Well…

…Not To Me, It Doesn’t.

Like I Said…

…It’s A Flick From My Childhood That I Never Bothered To Outgrow.

It’s A Helluva Lot Of Fun…

…And I Was Tickled-Pink When It Was Finally Released On DVD.

While Some Of Y’all Would Have To Be Supremely-Plenty-Bored To Watch This Sort Of Trash…

…Others Of Y’all Would Likely Lap-It-Up Like A Cat With Fresh-Milk.

(by the way, don't give your cats milk as it's bad for their tummies)

BUT ANYWAY…

ORCA: THE KILLER WHALE

…Is A Fun Little Flick…

…And It’s One I’m Happy To Share With Y’all.

WHY?

Because I’m Pretty Damned Sure MOST Of Y’ALL Have Never Even Heard Of It, Let Alone Seen It.

Is It A GREAT FILM?

Not Really.

Is It A FUN FLICK?

MOST DEFINITELY!!

I’d Call It A VERY Forgotten Classic.

Isn’t That What Being Entertained Is All About?!

CRAP.

NOT CRAP.

KINDA CRAP’ISH.

NEAR CRAP.

CRAP-TASTIC.

They’re All Terms Used In Defining Most Anything In Life.

In Regard To This Film…

ORCA: THE KILLER WHALE

…I’m Forced To Call It…

“MAJORLY CRAP-TASTIC”

!!! !!! !!!

I Love It.

You Probably Don’t/Won’t.

But Does Knowing You Don’t/Won’t Affect My Decision To Watch It?

Nah.

NOT. AT. ALL.

It May Be “CRAP-TASTIC”…

…But It’s TOTALLY My Kind Of “CRAP-TASTIC”…

…Ya Know?!

Do You Feel My Jive, My Peeps?!?

Somehow…

…I KNEW YOU WOULD!!!

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What’s On NOW?! The JAMES BOND Cheese-Fest “MOONRAKER” (1979)!!!

So…

…What Is (likely) The MOST HATED Epic From The JAMES BOND Film Series?

Well…

…Purests Would (likely) Say…

MOONRAKER

…Starring…

ROGER MOORE As JAMES BOND

LOIS CHILES As HOLLY GOODHEAD

MICHAEL LONSDALE As DRAX

&

RICHARD KIEL As JAWS

.Period.

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HOWEVER…

…To Someone Like Myself…

MOONRAKER

…Just Happens To Be THE MOST CHEESE-TASTIC BOND FLICK Of ALL-TIME.

.Period Period.

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Am I Saying…

MOONRAKER Is The Best BOND Flick EVER!”

??? ??? ???

No.

Not. At. All.

BUT BUT BUT…

…Am I Saying…

MOONRAKER Is The Worst BOND Flick EVER!”

??? ??? ???

Nope.

Not. At. All. Either.

So What The Hell Am I Saying???

Well…

…I’m Saying…

MOONRAKER Is A Veritable Pant-Load Of FUN!”

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When I First Started Buying Blu-ray Flicks…

MOONRAKER

…Just So Happened To Be The Very First BOND Flick I Purchased.

WHY?

Because I Simply Knew It Would Look Wonderful In The Blu-ray Format On The ย Big-Screen-TV!!!

.Period Period Period.

For Those Of You Who Have Never Seen…

MOONRAKER

…I’ll Try To Explain WHY It’s So Much Fun.

Basically…

…It’s A Combination Of…

“Classic JAMES BOND Intrigue And Style And Humor”

…Heavily Mixed With Overtones Of…

STAR WARS

…And NO I’m NOT Joking.

MOONRAKER

…Became The Laughing-Stock Of The Entire JAMES BOND Franchise.

In Fact…

…To This Very Day…

…A Lot Of People Refer To It As…

JAMES BOND IN OUTER-SPACE

!!! !!! !!!

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Yep.

That’s Right.

OUTER-SPACE

!!! !!! !!!

No Foolies.

BOND Actually Leaves Earth…

…And Heads To The Space-Station-Hideout Of The Evil “DRAX”…

…Where The Man Is Poised To Destroy All Human Life On Our Loverly Little Planet.

(HAHAHAHA!!!)

Like I Said, My Peeps…

…Purest Fans Of The BOND Films Really Turned A Cold-Shoulder To This One.

It Was Simply Way Too Far Fetched For Them To Take Seriously.

The Creators Of The Film Really Wanted To Cash-In On The Recent Success Of “STAR WARS“…

…And So Was Born…

MOONRAKER

…The Silliest…

…Goofiest…

…Cheesiest BOND Flick Of Them ALL!!!

NO WONDER I LOVE IT SO MUCH, Right?!

RIGHT!!!

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If You’ve Seen It Already…

…You Know EXACTLY What I’m Talking About.

If You’ve NOT Seen It Already…

…Do Yourself A Favor And Give It The Ole College-Try.

Just Do Me A Favor…

…Go Into It EXPECTING Pure-CHEESY-Goodness!!!

Trust Me…

…In That Regard…

…It TOTALLY Delivers!!!

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