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Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Probably the film Ted V. Mikels will always be remembered for.

Mikels, who passed away a few days ago made this little gem and released it on the world in 1969.

John Carradine is Dr. DeMarco who is currently in hiding while creating a race of what he calls Astro Men. Problem is, DeMarco has been using parts of dead bodies to make his creations and now the government is looking for him in order to stop him.

Meanwhile one of his creations had escaped and is on the loose killing people in various graphic ways. Also, you have spies from other countries hunting DeMarco as well in order to steal his plans and dominate the world.

The US Government agents are played by Wendell Corey, Tom Pace and Joe Hoover. All three are good in their roles, and I have read a lot of criticism of Corey, but I can't see anything wrong with his performance.

The very gorgeous Joan Patrick is Janine, the love interest of Pace and an almost victim of the killer Astro Man. One the other side of the coin you have Tura Satana as Satana, a very tall and voluptuous spy who leads two others, Juan (Rafeal Campos) and Tiros (Vincent Barbi). These three will stop at nothing to find DeMarco.

This movie is a hell of a lot of fun and the new Blu-ray from Kino is wonderful. The film never looked so good. I would recommend this very highly for the Halloween season. It's got monsters, a small amount of gore, and Tura Satana in some damn sexy dresses!

A Ted V. Mikels masterpiece. Ted is gone now, but thank God the legacy lives on.

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