What’s On Now?! “THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN ” (1989))

When People Think About Director…

TERRY GILLIAM

…Most Think Of Films Like…

MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL

(1975)

…Or…

BRAZIL

(1985)

…Or…

TWELVE MONKEYS

(1995)

…Etc Etc Etc.

BUTΒ For ME…

…When I Think About…

TERRY GILLIAM

…The Film That Leaps Highest…

…Is…

THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN

(1989)

…Starring…

JOHN NEVILLE As “The Baron

…And Co-Stars…

ERIC IDLE

SARAH POLLY

OLIVER REED

UMA THURMAN

JONATHAN PRYCE

&

ROBIN WILLIAMS

!!! !!!! !!!

Sadly…

…Through My Own Personal Adventures…

…I’ve Found That…

THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN

…Is Hardly Thought Of At All By The Bulk Of Other Peeps.

And That Fact Really Is Sad.

This Is A WONDERFUL Flick, My Peeps.

TOTALLY And FO SHO!!!

It’s Exciting!

It’s Fun!

It’s Crazy!

It’s A Rip-Roaring Adventure In Every Measurable Way!

Now You Know Me, My Peeps…

…I’m NOT Going To Spoil A Moment Of It For You.

All I’m Trying To Do Is…

1.) Tell You I'm Watching It.
2.) Do So In A Written Form.

…And…

3.) Give You Just Enough To Wet Your Collective Whistles And Make You Wanna Check It Out For Yourselves.

Period.

Need A Plot Summary Or Something?

FINE!

IMDB Can EASILY Supply YOU With THAT.

---> (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096764/plotsummary) <---

Fair Enough, Kiddies?!

AWESOME OPOSSUM!!!

Something I WILL Share With You Is…

THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN

…Was Made With Lots And LOTS Of LOVE And CARE.

It’s A Priceless Little Gem On A VERY Grand Scale.

And It’s ADDICTIVE, My Peeps.

Honestly AND Fo SHO!

The First Time I Saw It Was In 1991.

We Rented It For A Weekend.

I’m Unsure As To How Many Times I Watched It In Those 2 Days…

…But It Was Something Like 5 Or 6 Times.

No Foolies, Folks.

I’m As Serious As A Heart-Attack.

My Family Was Utterly SICK OF IT By Weekend’s End.

And Then…

…Two Weeks Later…

…I Rented It For ANOTHER Weekend!

(hahahahahahahaha)

Yeah.

Am I Making My Point Clear Enough?

I. LOVE. THIS. FLICK.

PERIOD.

It’s An ALL-TIME FAVE Of FAVES.

Let Me Put It To You This Way…

…If You Invited Me Over To Your House To Watch A Movie…

…And It Was Up To Me To Bring Something…

…I’d Do As I Always Do And Bring Over FIVE (5) Flicks To Choose From.

However…

…There Are Only TWO (2) Staple Flicks I ALWAYS Bring Over.

KRULL

(My Favorite Flick EVER EVER EVER!)

…And…

THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN

(The Flick I Most Enjoy Watching With Someone Else!)

TRUST ME, My Peeps…

…It’ll Make You Smile…

A LOT!

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Random Movie Mention Double-Shot Edition: “THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM” (1961 And 1991)

So Which One Is Your Favorite???

THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM

(1961)

…Starring…

VINCENT PRICE

??? ??? ???

Or…

THE PIT AN THE PENDULUM

(1991)

…Starring…

LANCE HENRIKSEN

??? ??? ???

??? ???

???

?

Well…

…I’m VERY SURE Y’all Already Know MY Answer.

If It’s A Horror/Thriller Film…

…And It Stars…

VINCENT PRICE

…Then It’s VERY LIKELY To Be A Personal Fave-Fave Of Mine, Fo SHO!

However…

…It’s Honestly Hard To Compare The Two Flicks.

They’re Both VASTLY Different.

The 1961 Version Was Produced AND Directed By…

ROGER CORMAN

("The Fall Of The House Of Usher" "Battle Beyond The Stars" "The Tower Of London" etc etc)

…The Master Of Schlock Film-Making…

…And It’s A WONDERFUL Adaptation Of The…

EDGAR ALLAN POE

…Story.

It Doesn’t Go Over-The-Top, And Relies Heavily On The Unknown.

The 1991 Version Was Directed By…

STUART GORDON

("Re-Animator" "Castle Freak" "Fortress" etc etc)

…The Master Of Over-The-Top Film-Making…

…And He TOTALLY Goes Way Way WAY Over-The-Top With This One.

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I Really Do GREATLY Enjoy Both Flicks, Sure Sure.

However…

…The 1961 Version Has Won A Special Place In My Heart As One Of THE MOST Fun Horror/Thriller Flicks EVER.

The 1991 Version Is Pretty Fun…

…But It’s Just Not As Much Fun As The 1961 Version.

Like I Said, Though…

…They’re Two VASTLY Different Flicks.

In The 1961 Version…

VINCENT PRICE

…Is A Man Being Driven Insane By The Thought That His Wife Was Buried Alive And That She Now Haunts Him And Their Home.

Check Out This Tagline:

("BETRAYAL CUTS BOTH WAYS!")

!!! !!! !!!

I Know, Right!!!

I Love It, Also!!!

For My Money…

…It’s Hard To Beat The…

VINCENT PRICE & ROGER CORMAN

…Combo.

They Worked Together Many Times, And This Is One Of Their Best.

.Period.

As For The 1991 Version…

…It’s Completely Different.

In Fact, The Only Thing That’s Really The Same Between The Two Flicks…

…Is…

…The PENDULUM Itself.

Well…

…And They Both Take Place In Spain.

But The1961 Version Takes Place AFTER The Spanish Inquisition.

The 1991 Version Takes Place DURING The Spanish Inquisition.

BUT…

…The 1991 Version Is Simply JAMMED-PACKED With Familiar Faces, Including…

…The Star…

LANCE HENRIKSEN

…But Also…

JEFFREY COMBS

TOM TOWELS

…And Even…

OLIVER REED

!!! !!! !!!

Totally, My Peeps.

I So Agree.

Nifty Little Cast For A Brutal, Bloody Horror Flick.

Some Of My Faves, Fo SHO!

Especially…

JEFFREY COMBS

…Who Has Been In Almost Every Film Directed By…

STUART GORDON

…And The Same Goes For…

TOM TOWELS

…Of Course!!!

The 1991 Version Is Mainly About A Young Woman Who Has Been Falsely Accused Of Witchcraft…

…And Now She’s Been Brought Before THE GRAND INQUISITOR…

…Played To PSYCHO-FREAKY-TWISTED-PERFECTION By…

LANCE HENRIKSEN

…Who Always Has Been…

…And Always Will Be…

…A Personal FAVE-FAVE Actor Of ALL-TIME, Fo Flippin’ SHO!!!

The Meat And Potatoes Of The 1991 Version Is TORTURE!!!

And NO, I Don’t Mean It’s Been A Torture To Watch It…

…I Mean It’s ALL ABOUT TORTURE!!!

It’s Kinda Wildly CRAZY As To Just How Much Torture They Pack Into This 97-Minute Flick.

And It’s GORY-GORY And Totally BRUTAL…

…But In A Fun, Twisted Sort Of Way.

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So My Peeps…

…Any Way You Slice It…

THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM

…Is A Helluva Lot Of Fun…

…Whether You’re Watching The 1961 Version…

…Or The 1991 Version.

I Totally Prefer The 1961

VINCENT PRICE & ROGER CORMAN

…Edition…

…But I DO Enjoy The 1991

LANCE HENRIKSEN & STUART GORDON

…Edition.

I’ll Leave It All Up To You, My Peeps, As To Just Which Version YOU Like Most.

Either Way It Goes…

…I TOTALLY Recommend Y’all To See BOTH Versions.

Okie The Dokie???

COOL BEANS, KIDS!!!

ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND, Fo SHO!!!

Try To Squeeze-In A Flick Or Two.

Trust Me…

…You’ll Thank Me For It Later.

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