"One of the smallest , independent kingdoms in the ciberuniverse. Nothing fancy. Population? Just me, myself and my jaguars, my movies and my books (and, at this very moment, YOU). Hided and secret like Skull Island or Opar, the ancients in Guelyland use to read the scrools of a minor god called Voor-Hes.
Most of the treasures of Guelyland are made of paper, plastic and vinyl.Guelyland dreams with expanding in deep more then in surface. The music of Nik Kershaw has been heard here. There are apes, lots of apes in Guelyland. Woody Allen and Bob Hope visit it quite often. Here we love books (the Kingdoms Library is both celebrated and secret) Here we are atheists but very tolerant and think of god a bit too often and much. Guelyland is, the stuff my dreams are made of..."



Sunday, February 7, 2010


How you do! Monsters and Universal are a couple of words that go hand to paw together for almost ninety years ago. And as I, so do thousands of thousands of people from around the world and from very different generations, we just love these movies since our first nightmares. And, let's be frank: they don't scare us anymore because they are our very old chumps now. Lovely flathead, hairy, undead, expressionistic weirdos.

Of course they can be chessy, poetic or camp, masterpieces or turkeys. But like in a big crazy family : nobody is perfect.

Even if there are a few things more dead then VHS. This partitcular collection is worth to be brought here because of the wonderful box cover art that is displayed in each one of her releases. So I decided to bring her back to life, for a while,

With some very popular titles and some quite obscure ones, the trailers for this collection are a delight as well. Here, I bid you a welcome for Boris, Bela, Lon, Dwight and his gang in this Gallery of Monsters!

(Still waiting this one on DVD)


Joe Jusko said...

I bought every one of these at Suncoast Video in Pittsburgh about 15 years ago. You are so right; worth it for the box art alone!

#167 Dad said...

Great clips. Particularly dug the clips with the Peter and the Wolf music. It's always something cool with you, G-man.

Guely of Sweden said...

I think the did the same with their Weissmuller/Tarzan videos too.Have to look for thoses. Any clue, Joe, about the illustrator?

Peter and the Wolf!!Thank you so much Snyder.I always wanted to know the name of that masterpiece and always forgot to look after it.

Gigi Peligro said...

Este post es genial... me encantan esos monstruitos..

Guely of Sweden said...

Gigi,y has visto el Dracula español?

Gigi Peligro said...

nooo lo he visto!!

y qué dice: soy Drrraculaaaaaaa!

Guely of Sweden said...

Acá te dejo un link para que te enteres!!

Valentín VN said...

The monster and the girl...but ¡who's the gorilla? HEHEHE

Guely of Sweden said...

:) Y este título no es original de Universal. Fue comprado de Paramount a finales de los 50's para poder ser pasado por la tele. Que yo sepa no existe en DVD. Créo que si viviera en USA me seguiría comprando muchos VHS.

pablo said...

Además de las aquí mencionadas, debo confesar que mi favorita sigue siendo la versión de RANKIN/BASS "la fiesta de los monstruos" donde logran reunirse y divertirse de lo lindo todos juntos!!

Guely of Sweden said...

Y esa la recuerdo como en sueños. Divertido e interesante como en los sesentas todos querían estar a la moda para no parecer "squares"(pasa en muchos dibujos animados y series de televisión de la época). En todo caso Karloff puso su voz a Frankenstein, aunque en este caso al Barón. Gracias por refrescarme la memoria!


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