Gamera, Super Monster;The evil alien Zanon is back, and Gamera and the Space women are the world?s only hope against total enslavement. They Came From Beyond Space; A meteor shower infects towns people with the "Crimson Pl... more »ague." Can Dr. Temple rid the Earth of its unwelcome visitors?« less
Ruth S. from PLANTSVILLE, CT Reviewed on 8/16/2009...
I have always thought Elvira the queen of campy horror. A bowl of popcorn and it's time for a good laugh with this movie.
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I think everyone is missing the point....
C. T. Gilpin | Long Beach, CA | 04/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The beauty of this and the other Elvira Movie Macabre's IS the poor quality and corny jokes. Movie Macabre was my weekend treat. When I was a kid I didn't quite get the Elvira comments. Now, watching them, she is a bit more witty and acerbic than one would think. The WINK, WINK comments are hilarious. I hope more come out soon!"
Elvira on DVD
D. Hinton | Lafayette, LA, USA | 11/15/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was the first time I had seen Elvira besides the movie. While this is no MST3K, her jokes can be somewhat funny, but it is nice to have these movies that aren't normally available on dvd. The movies can be watched with or without Elvira which is also another nice added touch."
For Elvira fans only.
Rob G. | Indianapolis, IN United States | 10/18/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"OK, I know this is part of Elvira's series so the focus here isn't necessarily on the actual films. But, if you're thinking about buying this to finally see Gamera Supermonster, you're going to be pretty disappointed. The video quality will make you nostalgic for the days of big box VHS rentals while the audio will make you feel like you have a towel wrapped around your head. Obviously this release isn't licensed (there's no language to that effect anywhere) and this is not a public domain movie, so I'm not sure how they got away with releasing this in the first place.
They Came From Beyond Space fares better, though not by much. By that I mean it looks like a well worn 16mm broadcast print was used rather than a well work ex-rental VHS.
And the final insult? The host segments aren't as funny as I remember.
Unless you are an Elvira completest or someone who can't find another source for Supermonster, avoid this disc at all costs."
Great!! That's all I have to say
Jason Roberts | Albany, Or. | 08/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Gamera is ridiculously fun, in no small part due to its gaping plot holes (what kind of mother lets her 12 year old boy bring an injured woman to her house -- and let her son sleep in the same bed with her!) and its amazingly bad dubbing.
Almost as great in its badness is They Came from Beyond Space. This 1967 gem is nothing but unintentional laughs watching scientist Curtis Temple (Robert Hutton) try to save the woman he loves, then the world, from hooligans from outer space. There's a little more to the plot, but nothing important. In this type of movie, plot isn't important.
As fun as Gamera and Space are, they are even more enjoyable with the injection of Elvira and her humor at each "commercial break." As mentioned, up until watching these movies, I had never seen Elvira's show "Movie Macabre." Of course I had seen her. The woman is a machine, and genius, when it comes to marketing herself. There's a very good reason -- arguably two very good reasons -- why she can still be a major guest at a con 20 years after her show went off the air.
The best part about Elvira is she's not a "punny" horror host. In my (admittedly limited) experience, with the exception of Joe Bob Briggs, the hosts I have seen insist on being punny (think The Crypt Keeper from "Tales from the Crypt"). And I've never liked groaners, as they live up to their name. Instead of using weak -- and always obvious -- puns, the valley girl-esque Elvira pokes fun at the people and discrepancies in the feature film and her breaks are always amusing on some level. The best part about her is if she does resort to a groaner or pun, she cuts the camera a knowing look because she is quite aware how unfunny it is -- and that's what makes it funny. Laughter is not expected, but you end up smiling anyway because she's so damn likeable.
Both DVDs offer two ways to watch the movie -- either with or without Elvira. If you bought an "Elvira's Movie Macabre" disc to watch it without Elvira, you're a damn fool because she is the reason to buy these releases."