Legend Films presents "CREATURE FROM THE HAUNTED SEA" (June 1961) (63 mins) (Fully Restored/Dolby Digitally Remastered) --- now in COLOR and Glorious Black and White --- If you like campy B-rated movies this one does not disappoint --- It is filled with many "what the ...." moments that keep you entertained in this otherwise slow flick including a musical interlude, a convenient pay phone, and tourist savvy natives --- Not to mention Sigmund the sea monster's older "green trash" cousin and the most lethal toilet plunger in history --- All in all one of the best campy films I have yet found - recommend with lots of friends and beverages
Under the production staff of:
Roger Corman - Director / Producer
Monte Hellman - Director
Susan Olney - Producer
Barry Sandrew - Producer
Charles B. Griffith - Screenwriter
Jacques Marquette - Cinematographer
Fred Katz - Composer (Music Score)
Angela Scellars - Editor
Jane Huizenga - Production Designer
David D. Martin - Technical Director
Story line and plot, is a monster movie concerning a Government Agent (Robert Towne) is chasing gangster Renzo Capeto (Anthony Carbone),a mobster likeness to Bogart who along with his fiancée (Betsy Jones Moreland) and underlings are aboard ship with a group of exiled Cubans --- Renzo schemes a plot to invent a mythical sea monster to eliminate the Cubans and steal the national treasure --- The film is a horror comedy blending parody, humor and suspense.The comedy has some moments here and there --- Clearly this film was never meant to be taken as seriously as some seem to take it --- The biggest flaw with it however is it's too slow-moving...it takes forever before we get any kind of resolution --- The highly entertaining rampage of the Monster at the end does make up for somewhat for the slow opening half --- But once again I recommend this only for Corman staunchest fans.
the cast includes:
Antony Carbone ... Renzo Capetto
Betsy Jones-Moreland ... Mary-Belle Monahan
Robert Towne ... Sparks Moran / Agent XK150 / Narrator (as Edward Wain)
Beach Dickerson ... Petet Peterson Jr.
Robert Bean ... Happy Jack Monahan (Mary-Belle's brother)
Sonia Noemí González ... Mango Perez
Edmundo Rivera Álvarez ... Gen. Tostada
1. Roger Corman (Director)
Date of Birth: 5 April 1926 - Detroit, Michigan
Date of Death: Still Living
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The complete print was restored and colorized by Legend Films, using the latest technology --- Although the Legend Films release was advertised under its reissue title, both the color and black and white prints featured the original title and opening credits --- Legend Films can restore, colorize and release many of the classic earliest black and white films --- a patented coloring and remastering process makes each film picture perfect plus more vivd than ever --- no one can resist collecting every title that Legend Films releases.
Hats off and thanks to Barry B. Sandrew Ph.D. (Founder, COO & CTO) and his Legend Films Staff --- looking forward to more high quality releases from the vintage era of the '20s, '30s & '40s --- order your copy now from Amazon where there are plenty of copies available on DVD --- if you enjoyed this title, why not check out Legend Films where they are experts in releasing long forgotten films and treasures to the collector.
Total Time: 63 mins on DVD ~ Legend Films. ~ (10/21/2008)