"Venusian Thunder-Ripple, 2001. A great year!" A hot Android falls in love with a space cowboy by the name of Thor as those are the only two aboard a space vessel who are not under suspended animation. This is strictly forbidden, as loving a machine in that manner can cause blindness. The attempts at humour are rarely successful, and that is a problem as this is supposed to be a parody of sorts. The Confucius-like, opium-addictted character was rather entertaining. The effects are no worse than "Battlestar Galactica"; pair this with "Flash Gordon" for a proper immersion in campy space sci-fi released 1980.
"I swear I don't want to hurt anyone, I just want to be reincarnated!" The hopping zombies famous from "Encounters of the Spooky Kind" and the "Mr. Vampire" series stop obeying the Buddhist priests' commands. The version I watched was dubbed, which made it particularly bad-funny. A lot of pee jokes, which seem so prevalent in Asian film, particularly Hong Kong cinema.
Concubine slave furniture
Investigation into murder shut down by Governor, but keeps looking with help of professor (Edward G Robinson
"You know how close I came to Murray-ing you?" This essentially captures the same tone as the first, with a bit less humour. We start with group from the first film living in White House, but disagreements drive them apart. When the youngest heads off with a new guy in order to join to a hippie commune, the rest of the group decide to go after her in order to ensure her safety. They meet others along the road (some special guest stars), and have some ups and downs along with both action and adventure. Unsure why this was made an entire decade after the first; watch only if you enjoyed the original.
Taking place in a church, the film follows two groups of people, one which is there to battle the ghouls rising from the adjacent graveyard, the other bandits, looking to excavate a hidden treasure, located somewhere in the same burial ground. In ways the plot reminds me of both "Demon Knight" and "From Dusk 'Til Dawn". It stars Vincent Schiavelli ("Batman Returns", "Lord of Illusions") and Jeffery Combs ("Re-Animator", "The Frighteners", "From Beyond", "Necronomicon"), in yet another Lovecraft adaptation. A Full Moon production, unfortunately this film was not handled as well as it could have been, despite the presence of a strong cast.