I had been enjoying The Coneheads on the Saturday Night Live dvd's and decided to dig out my copy of the feature they did back in 1993. Dan Akyroyd and Jane Curtin re-create their roles as Beldar and Prymatt but Laraine Newman is reduced to a guest spot on the homeworld. It gathers the mythology of the tv series and repackages it in a quick paced and fairly funny movie. Beldar and Prymatt do arrive in a spaceship, a cone shaped spaceship, which gets shot down. They settle in New Jersey where their daughter is born. Beldar has a series of jobs, first as an appliance repairman, then a cab driver and finally opening his own diving school. There are all the odd alien things they did in the series, done better with CGI in the movie. I always enjoy Beldar inhaling that roll of toilet paper like he's sucking up a long spagetti strand. It's all very silly and enjoyable. I don't even mind seeing David Spade there, at least after several years have gone by and I have gotten used to him. There's a ton of other comedy stars in small roles. Keeping an eye out for them is part of the fun of the movie. It goes by quickly and the end is pretty fun.
There isn't much fun in Creatures The World Forgot. I had forgotten what it was. It's not really science fiction. Fantasy perhaps. No matter, I'm not going to find another movie when I have Robin Hood to watch. CTWF is a Hammer film from 1971. They had made a couple of caveman features, One Million Years BC and When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, but this isn't as much fun as those. No dinosaurs. Just cavemen. They have a hard life and many of them die. You'd think just the high mortality rate of living in the raw would cause man to band together for protection but nope. Soon as they get together it's stab stab stab. Looks like this movie isn't out on dvd in the USA for some reason. I have a tape copy that I snagged off of TNT back in the early 90's. I put it on DVDR and got rid of the tape. It doesn't look too bad and the nudity is there for some reason. Run late on TNT I think. I doubt that I would go out and buy a copy if it comes out. It's just not a movie I would repeatedly want to watch. It has it's moments of interest but they are few and the rest of the movie just plods along. Hopefully down the road I will remember not to watch it and watch something better.
The Adventures of Robin Hood has come out in a complete series DVD package. It's got 143 shows on 11 dvd's. I had gotten the first season as a single 3 disc set set back in July. I watched it and enjoyed the show. The first season starts with Robin's arrival back in England from the Crusades. He discovers he's been cheated out of his land. He joins up with the forest men and after the leader is killed he takes over. The show uses the standard Robin Hood elements from the legend and works them in to series. Seasons 2 & 3 were out when I saw the first. I was waiting for the 4th season to come out before I figured I would order them. I forgot about it for a couple of months and yesterday I remembered to look. The fourth season is out. The first season has been marked down to $6.49, seasons 2 & 3 are $12.99 and season four is $10.49. The first three seasons are 39 episodes and the 4th only 26. The fourth season had only been out a short while and Mill Creek Entertainment had already repackaged the whole 4 seasons into a one unit package. It was $24.95 at Amazon. I almost ordered it, figuring it was cheaper than the other three seasons. Luckily I didn't. Later that day I went over to Half Price Books and they had it for 19.99 and I had a 15% off coupon. Glad I waited. Now I can watch the rest of the series. I'm going through the first three discs of season one, just to make sure that they are ok before I get rid of the the first season set I had.