Category: 90s movies

“Cabin Boy” (1994). 

Tim Burton was originally going to direct it, but he left the project after pre-production to work on “Ed Wood.”

“Cabin Boy” (1994). 

Tim Burton was originally going to direct it, but he left the project after pre-production to work on “Ed Wood.”

A rare Roger Corman directorial effort, 1990′s “Frankenstein Unbound” was a film that was a combination of two big trends of the 1980s:
highbrow revisions of classic horror monsters (see also: Kenneth Branagh’s
Frankenstein or Coppola’s Dracula), combined with a weird literary trend of the
1970s (a thinly veiled author stand in goes back in time to bone a 19th century lady…see also,
Somewhere in Time, although even that didn’t have the sheer chutzpah to have the time travelling main
hero fall in love with Mary Shelley). People remember it for the car and the Italian scenery. 

It was always a trip to see the late Thuy Trang, in the running for Power Rangers’ most successful alum, in other movies of the 1990s, like Spy Hard and the Crow II. 

“Warriors of Virtue,” a Kung Fu Kangaroo movie from 1997. Yes, that is none other than the legendary Doug Jones himself as one of the Kung Fu Kangaroos. 

Despite this being a movie that came and went (and being the platonic ideal of a Nostalgia Critic review film), it’s an unlikely choice to receive an “expanded universe.” For starters, it got a toy line of surprisingly good quality to accompany the film. 

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It received a sequel as well (disappointingly, without anamatronic beast men, which was really the appeal of the first one – the laws of Tao are so weird that sometimes people are Kangaroos and sometimes they’re not). 

And most intriguingly of all, it received a series of novels, where not only did suburban American kid Ryan enter the world of Tao and learn Kung Fu, but so did his friends, including Tracy, a girl love interest who was in the original film. 

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“Munchie” (1992)

H.R. Giger was approached to design the Batmobile for Batman Forever. The producers however, found his x-shaped, organic design too out-there.