Did you know you can see some of the best movies from our childhoods on YouTube in their entirety? They are
In the late 80s and I think early 90s, USA Network made and aired a lot of original movies. Like all original movies of all cable channels, USA movies had a unique flavor. I loved that flavor and happily watched movies like Hider in the House starring Gary Busey and Strays starring Timothy Busfield. On our latest episode of 80s Anthologies Episode By Episode, Vic informed us about a USA movie I missed back then. It was called Nightmare on the 13th Floor. Fortunately, we have a whole lot of resources today we didn’t have in the 80s, and I am able to catch what I missed. A quick search revealed that Nightmare on the 13th Floor is full on YouTube. It has Spanish subtitles, but it is still full on YouTube.
If you want a little more of this USA original movie flavor, check out these promos.
And if you’re interested in Hider in the House or Strays, you can find them here and here.
Now I kind of have Mortal Kombat on the mind as I’ve been playing way too much of it on the PS3 these last few days butI like to step back and let my thumb rest and remember when I could watch the Mortal Kombat animated series on the USA Network on Saturday morning!
Thanks to Wicked18769 for uploading this episode on YouTube!
I’m not quite sure I would ever believe though that Raiden would ever say, “Then kick your jets and jam!”
I felt it was only fitting to follow The Doc’s excellent Post on the Swamp Thing Films with the…pretty good…television series. Swamp ThingStarring the one and only Dick Durock (1937-2009) as the titular character.
[Via] Shout! Factory
What was Swamp Thing the TV series?
The Swamp Thing
TV series lasted three seasons on the USA network starting in 1990. Although the series was later rerun on the Sci-Fi network. After the first season of shooting in actual Florida swamps the production company moved the entire process. Over in fact to the new Universal Studios Florida facilities and sound stages.
The tone of the television series did an about face from the campy Return of the Swamp Thing. Though like the Doc said himself, it still has a bit of camp to it. Furthermore it was reported that Dick Durock worked 12 hour days, six days a week for 50 episodes straight. Without any break whatsoever. Besides wearing the costume through all of that – which weighed 80 pounds, he was expected to learn ten pages of dialogue a day. You should bear in mind that Durock himself admitted “I had no experience as an actor at all, other than playing on Rockford Files and a zillion other shows, but not as an ‘actor’ actor per se.”.
Now if you enjoy television shows and if you love Swamp Thing. Which of course you totally should. Why not set a little time out for yourself and watch the 1991 animated series?
[Via] Jovan Vukadinovic