It Came From Hollywood [Import]
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At a mere 81 minutes this beer swillin', politically incorrect video manages to pack an in an incredible ammount of stuff. I've watched the video several times and I still pick up stuff I've forgotten or missed on previous viewings. Having sat (and yawned) through a few of the films from which this video is compiled ("The Hypnotic Eye" for example) I can say with confidance that excising the most ridiculous bits does no disservice to the originals. This is the best way to see 100 Z-movies in the shortest time. As to the commentary: the red-herring jokes meld perfectly with the red-herring dialog of the clips. Forget nay-sayers, this video is worth it.
Unfortunately, the movie is mixed a bag. It made the HUGE mistake of actually mixing footage of good movies in with the real horrors. Also the comic skits by Ackroyd, Candy, Radner, and, Cheech and Chong are mostly hit and miss. However, the film clips that illustrate such cinematic disasters as "Horror at Party Beach," "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes," and the work of Ed Wood are for the most part hilarious.
"It Came from Hollywood" was a finacial disaster. It disappeared from movie theaters in record time which prompted one writer to quip, "It Came. . .and it went!" The Medved brothers, who worked as consultants for the movie, would continue to write about bad movies. In the ultimate irony they placed "It Came from Hollywood" in their book on the filmdom's greatest flops- "The Hollywood Hall of Shame."
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The commentary is real histerical, and the openingsfor eachsegment are real funny also. The comedians really are funny when youhear them against the cheesy movie segments.Published on Jan. 10 2000 by Robert Kimball
This is the only film in a Theater that was so bad I could not sit through it.Published on Sept. 2 1999
A miriad of characters played by Dan Ackyroyd, cheech and chong , and the late greats John Candy & Gilda Radner take us on a journey through some of filmdom's most forgettable... Read morePublished on March 16 1999
How bad are some movies? Pretty bad. And, thanks to this brilliant compilation, viewers get a pretty good look at some of the worst. Read morePublished on Dec 19 1998
Narrated by the original cast of SNL and Cheech and Chong, this is a late night cult pic that inspired Mystery Science Theater 3000. Read morePublished on Dec 15 1998