Gunhed (1989)

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Postby Arbok » Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:00 pm

Use this topic to discuss Toho's 1989 sci-fi, future based flick that was created from a scrapped script for the 1989 Godzilla film.
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Re: Gunhed

Postby Hedorah » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:23 pm

Based on the review on this site I'm not quite sure I want to see it, they gave it half a star
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Re: Gunhed

Postby tokyostateofmind » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:42 pm

I always had an interest in seeing this, but I really don't do Terminator-type movies. From the plot, it doesn't seem that entertaining. i would check it out just because of Toho.

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Re: Gunhed

Postby Arbok » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:38 pm

Hedorah wrote:Based on the review on this site I'm not quite sure I want to see it, they gave it half a star


Ha ha... yeah I tore it a new one.

If you like this genre of futuristic films, and don't mind a plot that feels like someone took a shotgun to the wall and hoped the pieces would connect, go for it.

I will agree the special effects are amazing. Kawakita was at the top of his game in the 1980's with this, Biollante, and Bye-Bye Jupiter.

Also, as a fun fact, you can see the film knowing it was directed by the actor who would end up playing the main bad guy in Last Samurai too.
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Re: Gunhed

Postby bananaoil » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:14 am

Considering the director opted to be called Alan Smithiee in the American distribution of Gunhead, you know you're in for a turkey.

Gunhead is actually a guilty pleasure of mine. It's so obscurely confused and directionless and slow, yet visually interesting. The music, what littler there is, is nice as well. You can order it from Amazon for really cheap.
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Re: Gunhed

Postby Guardian7 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:13 pm

LOL... oh this film.
Ummm well I think both Arbok and bananaoil kind hit it all.

ARBOK: "plot that feels like someone took a shotgun to the wall and hoped the pieces would connect"
Outrageously funny dude! But damn accurate.

I think I bought this film actually because of this site.
Wasn't there suppose to be a Godzilla vs. Gunhed? In the canceled films section of the Mother site? I remember reading about it... then all of a sudden seeing this film on the shelves. So I spontaneously bought it.

I unfortunately was expecting much better. They could have actually dumped the human cast for the most part and just moved on to the fighting. Which was done very well.

I suppose it is something that has to grow on you... like... umm Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus... no... wait... that movie is bad on all levels... okay... like Mold! LOL

Oddly enough it has its moments of being a fun film!

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Re: Gunhed

Postby Arbok » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:46 pm

Guardian7 wrote:Wasn't there suppose to be a Godzilla vs. Gunhed? In the canceled films section of the Mother site?


Kind of.

In the 1980's, Toho held a story contest for the next Godzilla film. One of the entries was a script which had Godzilla fighting large machinery. This was eventually adapted into Gunhed after heavy, heavy revision and Godzilla was dropped altogether.

The winning story in that contest ended up being Godzilla vs. Biollante.
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Gunhed

Postby SuperMonsterZero » Tue May 31, 2011 6:24 am

What did you think of Gunhed? I've never seen it, so I was wondering if it was any good.
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Re: Gunhed

Postby Mini-Godzilla » Tue May 31, 2011 10:50 am

It's as if Toho decided to pay back Roger Corman for the New World release of Godzilla 1985 by making a movie that feels very much like a 1980s Corman flick. Cheap, cheesy, and unintentionally funny when it's not being dull.
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Re: Gunhed

Postby SuperMonsterZero » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:35 am

Mini-Godzilla wrote:It's as if Toho decided to pay back Roger Corman for the New World release of Godzilla 1985 by making a movie that feels very much like a 1980s Corman flick. Cheap, cheesy, and unintentionally funny when it's not being dull.


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Re: Gunhed

Postby Gexistentialist » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:48 pm

I heard Jim Cameron loves it.
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Re: Gunhed

Postby bananaoil » Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:48 am

The trailer on both ADV discs implies that Gunhead has stunning visuals, but then I'm treated to washed out frames. It would be nice if Sony or Media Blasters released this film using the print from that trailer. But still, the plot is muddled, and sometimes downright confused, and the film is rather slow, which wouldn't be a bad thing if something was actually happening other than guy stumbling around garbage dump for hours. Nice music, though.
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Re: Gunhed

Postby shinmattiathekaiju » Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:27 am

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Re: Gunhed

Postby Tamura » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:28 pm

bananaoil wrote:The trailer on both ADV discs implies that Gunhead has stunning visuals, but then I'm treated to washed out frames. It would be nice if Sony or Media Blasters released this film using the print from that trailer.


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Re: Gunhed

Postby Tohosaurus » Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:40 am

I'm interested in seeing this, especially since originally Godzilla was written into it. Coulda been a cool 1990 Godzilla release maybe?
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Re: Gunhed

Postby Julia Bristow » Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:02 pm

I have seen Gunhed and the acting, script is nothing special but the music & special effects make this film worth viewing at least once or twice
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Re: Gunhed

Postby bananaoil » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:14 pm

Tyler wrote:I thought it was odd how they kill half the characters before the movie really starts.


What you meant to say was:

I thought it was predicable how Paul W. S. Anderson killed off half of the characters before the movie really starts.
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Re: Gunhed

Postby shinmattiathekaiju » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:53 pm

Theres also a manga.
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Anyone Remember Gunhed?

Postby Patrick Alan » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:35 am

Does anyone remember the 1989 Toho movie Gunhed? I think Toho should have added a Gunhed cameo in at least one of the Heisei Godzilla movies, anyone else like or even remember Gunhed?
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Re: Anyone Remember Gunhed?

Postby Terasawa » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:10 am

GUNHED is one of the most painfully bad SFX movies Toho ever made (and I've seen just about all of them). The only reason to watch this movie is for the special effects, which are actually pretty good, as CD mentioned. I don't think Kawakita topped his work on BYE-BYE, JUPITER (another awful movie), but the effects here are so much better than his 90s films.
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