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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Attack of the Super Monsters (1982)

The dinosaurs didn't really die out. Instead, they hid underground, growing more intelligent, biding their time for a return. They've now surfaced to shoot fire from their mouths and take over the world. The Gemini Force Defence Squad, a team of four brave heroes who can do some pretty amazing things, fight the good fight against the evil Emperor Tyrannus (a talking T-Rex).
AotSM is the first four episodes of a thirty-nine episode Japanese TV show titled Dinosaur War Izenborg (1978-79) joined together, dubbed into English and released as a feature. Even in its bastardised form it's as mad as a hatter. It's a tokusatsu/kaij┼ź/superhero show that mixes various kinds of live action footage with cel animation, sometimes in the same scene; think Gamera + Thunderbirds + Gatchaman and you'll be on the right track.

3 bionic transfers out of 5

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