The Monstrous Movie Clip Of The Day: Will You Believe It When You're Dead?
Written By: Ken Hulsey
Happy St Patrick's Day monster movie maniacs! By now you are probably really drunk or watching March Madness basketball ... or really drunk watching basketball? Anyway today is a day for all things green so I have a clip from the greatest Irish sci fi monster movie of all time "The Green Slime!"
Okay it's a Japanese flick with actors from Europe produced by Americans but it does have the word "green" in the title so I declare it an honorary Irish movie ... as if I could do such a thing.
There has to be somebody Irish in the thing right?
It also wouldn't hurt if you were actually drunk while your watching "The Green Slime" because it is one of those "it's so bad it's good" kinda films which means yours truly really digs it and watch it every chance I get.
The clip I have for you today is fan made job combining action sequences from the movie with it's ultra groovy theme song.
What can it be, what is the reason
Is this the end to all that we've done?
Is it something in your head?
Will you believe it when you're dead?
Green slime, green slime, green slime
Poetry ... Leif Garrett and David Cassidy eat your hearts out!
The Green Slime (ガンマー第3号 宇宙大作戦 Ganmā Daisan Gō: Uchū Daisakusen, aka Gamma 3: Operation Outer Space) is a 1968 science-fiction film produced by MGM in the United States and shot in Japan at the studios of Toei Company by director Kinji Fukasaku. The film was spearheaded by the same creative team who produced similar Italian outings including Wild, Wild Planet, Ivan Reiner and Walter Manley.
A group of astronauts set out to stop a giant asteroid on a collision course with the planet Earth. They land on the asteroid, plant explosive charges and destroy it. Afterwards they return to the staging area, a space station called Gamma 3 in orbit around the Earth. Unfortunately, a scientist from the mission has unwittingly carried a luminous-green substance on the leg of his spacesuit which quickly mutates into one-eyed, tentacled monsters with the ability to discharge lethal bolts of electricity. The Gamma 3 crew fend off the alien creatures with their laser-based weaponry, only to discover the creatures feed off the energy which, in turn, allows them to multiply rapidly, sprouting the new creatures from their blood. As the creatures overrun the station the crew continues to fight back against overwhelming odds.
In other words big globs of green space goo mutates into giant sausages with one red eye and tentacles that has an unquenchable hunger for electricity. You shoot one and it's blood turns into several more. People die and the space station goes boom!
The female love interest Luciana Paluzzi is also easy on the eyes ... you don't even have to have a few to think so!
In parting I want to share an Irish blessing with all of you:
"May you live a long life Full of gladness and health, With a pocket full of gold As the least of you wealth. May the dreams you hold dearest, Be those which come true, The kindness you spread, Keep returning to you."
... and may I add if you step in some green alien space goo (hopefully not green beer spew) don't track it in the house or you will soon be overrun with mutant space goobers who will run up your electric bill.