Mystery Science Theater 3000 version adds the fun to this!
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A MST3K 2 for one!
Timothy E. Jones | Phila., PA USA | 05/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just received my MST3K EEGAH tape in the mail and lookedthrough it, and I got WA-AY more than I bargained for! The DVDversion has not only a crystal clear MST3K version of the movie BUT the full length unMSTied version as well for the MST-it-yourselfers like me!It is a great bargain for TWO versions of the movies, I only hope they do all of the episodes on DVD now.As for the central movie itself, EEGAH! Evolves around this caveman who is found along the side of the road, and this teenaged girl comes across him. After the girl tells her father about him, daddy goes a huntin' for EEGAH to study him (as he is some sort of an anthropologist), but vanishes. The girl (Roxy) and her boyfriend search for daddy, where Roxy is now kidnapped, EEGAH wants to do the nasty with Roxy, Roxy escapes, EEGAH tracks them to this pool side party, he tries to take Roxy back, but is fatally shot and puts the pool to good use.P.S.: Watch out for the snakes and the Cabbage Patch Elvis!The original full length movie is 90min longThe MSTied version (with all of the host segments) is 92min long"
Hell works better when it's subtle
Andrew S. Rogers | Stamford, Connecticut | 11/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As Joel Robinson points out in one of this episode's host segments, Hell is most insidious and destructive when its effects are sneaky and subtle. 'Eegah!' is a lot like that. MSTed-movie veteran Richard Kiel returns as the eponymous caveman, who wanders into town in search of the lovely Roxy, whom he had previously kidnapped and briefly held hostage along with her boyfriend and father. Creepy romance is afoot (especially when you realize that Roxy's father and boyfriend are played by Arch Hall Senior and Junior, respectively), along with strange pool parties, strange dune-buggy races, and strange songs sung by Arch Junior. In all, it's just a strange, and kind of icky, movie.Fortunately, Joel and The Bots are there to lead America back from the foaming mouth of the abyss. Thank you. Thank you. The host segments here are good ones (I've always liked the porkerina), but where J&TB really shine is in the theater, where they spare no effort to give this flick the riffing it deserves.In all, this is a great addition to any MSTie's shelf."
Ludicrous Movie, Hilarious Riffs
Andrew S. Rogers | 02/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Fair warning: if you have any aesthetic issues with the movies MST3K does, you'll go mad with this one. As it says in the Amazing Colossal Episode Guide, this is the worst of the worst. The good thing is, the worst movies offer the best riffs from Joel or Mike and the 'bots (see Hobgoblins from the Sci-Fi years for another example of this). And true to form, they make this garbage side-splitting. A great investment of your money, you'll watch this one over and over again."
Egads! Oh, and watch out for snakes!
Daniel Jolley | Shelby, North Carolina USA | 12/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is so bad that Crow and Tom have to wash the Eegah off of them after it's over. There are some horrible things in this movie: Richard Kiel, of course; spasmodic dancing; truly icky singing; the slightly too friendly relationship between father and daughter; and, worst of all, Arch Hall, Jr.'s face and hair. Yes, for as long as there have been movies, there have been bad, seemingly inexplicable movies, and this is certainly one of them. It all starts with greasy Arch's girlfriend encountering a "giant" on the road; no one believes her story, of course, until the gang finds a big footprint several feet off the road. Suddenly, her dad, who dresses and acts like some kind of scientist, is convinced that some kind of prehistoric creature is living in the hills and sets off to find him. What happens is that Eegah, Richard Kiel wearing one of the fakest beards and moustaches I've ever seen, finds him. The trip to pick up dear old dad gives Arch a chance to show off his dune buggy in the desert-he has water in the tires, you know-but, wouldn't you know it, Eegah comes along and snatches Roxie. Back in Eegah's cave, Roxie and her dad meet Eegah's mummified family, drink nasty sulfur water, and try to humor the big fellow. Quite ickily, Roxie decides to give her father a shave and seems to enjoy it just a little too much. Meanwhile, Arch is whining all over the desert sands and cliffs in search of his girl. In the end, we learn that you can take Eegah out of his cave, but you can't take the caveman out of Eegah.Eegah is the role Richard Kiel was made to play, seeing as how he just has to run around in a fake animal skin and growl and mutter incoherently. Luckily for us, this allows Joel and the Bots extra time to throw in one zinger after another, making this a better than average experiment in terms of the laughs it engenders. This is also the episode where Dr. Forrester replaces Frank's blood with antifreeze, and you don't want to miss that. For no extra charge, you even get the guys' impersonations of such beloved television characters as Uncle Joe from Petticoat Junction and Mr. Haney from Green Acres. Order in the next 20 minutes, and you will also get the catchphrase sweeping the nation, delivered by a disembodied voice in the film, "Watch out for snakes!" While this is by no means my favorite MST3K episode, it is one I would not do without."