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Postby El Squibbonator » Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:59 pm

This is gonna be super obscure, but. . . I'd like to see a legitimate, sincere film adaptation of John Brosnan's book Carnosaur.

For those of you who don't know, Carnosaur was a novel published in 1984. The plot revolved around a journalist investigating a series of mysterious deaths in a small British town, only to discover that a cloned dinosaur is responsible. The book actually pre-dated Jurassic Park by six years, which is impressive considering that it introduced a lot of ideas that Jurassic Park would later make famous-- i.e. dinosaurs being portrayed as fast and intelligent instead of sluggish oversized lizards. Carnosaur did get a movie adaptation, but it was a low-budget Roger Corman B-movie meant to cash in on the success of Jurassic Park, and it had nothing in common with the book.

I'd like to see one of the big studios take a crack at adapting this book. It's been too long since we've had a decent dinosaur movie that wasn't a Jurassic Park sequel.
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Postby movieartman » Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:32 pm

View Original PostEl Squibbonator wrote:This is gonna be super obscure, but. . . I'd like to see a legitimate, sincere film adaptation of John Brosnan's book Carnosaur.

For those of you who don't know, Carnosaur was a novel published in 1984. The plot revolved around a journalist investigating a series of mysterious deaths in a small British town, only to discover that a cloned dinosaur is responsible. The book actually pre-dated Jurassic Park by six years, which is impressive considering that it introduced a lot of ideas that Jurassic Park would later make famous-- i.e. dinosaurs being portrayed as fast and intelligent instead of sluggish oversized lizards. Carnosaur did get a movie adaptation, but it was a low-budget Roger Corman B-movie meant to cash in on the success of Jurassic Park, and it had nothing in common with the book.

I'd like to see one of the big studios take a crack at adapting this book. It's been too long since we've had a decent dinosaur movie that wasn't a Jurassic Park sequel.


Sounds good, far too many obscure novels (both horror & otherwise) deserve adaptations that will never happen.

Some credit I will give the Corman Carnosaur movies is on some of the practical effects: The stop motion & small puppets were mostly poor & the raptor suits were merely ok at best but this full size T-Rex animatronic looked firmly good, not half as good as Stan Winston's practical Dino work but a very respectable effort.

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Massively better than modern equivalent monster films from the SYFY channel & such with non stop garbage CGI.

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Postby El Squibbonator » Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:06 am

Bit of trivia: in the book, it wasn't even a T. rex. It was a Tarbosaurus!
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Postby EvaChero » Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:20 am

Despite the genre being done ad nauseum I'd still like the Brian Lumley Necroscope books adapted into a weekly series.....or even a single movie..
plenty of stories to pull from.
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Postby silvermoonlight » Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:06 am

View Original PostEl Squibbonator wrote:Bit of trivia: in the book, it wasn't even a T. rex. It was a Tarbosaurus!


You might want to try One Million Years B.C or Valley Of Gwangi and The Land That Time Forgot there all cheesy fun dino romps.


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Postby movieartman » Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:05 pm

View Original Postsilvermoonlight wrote:
View Original PostEl Squibbonator#920926 wrote:Bit of trivia: in the book, it wasn't even a T. rex. It was a Tarbosaurus!


You might want to try One Million Years B.C or Valley Of Gwangi and The Land That Time Forgot there all cheesy fun dino romps.


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Seconding these. I would add...
- When Dinosaurs ruled the Earth (retread of one million years bc but with virtually just as good stop motion work despite lacking ray harryhausen)
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- The Crater Lake Monster (jaws rip off with a stop motion plesiosaur)
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- The Beast of Hollow Mountain (the prototype for gwangi by Willis O'Brian)

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Postby movieartman » Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:56 am

- Some or all footage from the 2 1930s Japanese King Kong "remakes" are miraculously found, restored & released (the films are presumed to have been destroyed in WW2)
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_King_ ... red_in_Edo
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasei_Kingu_Kongu
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- Randy Queen's Starfall comic is released (was legally held up because of his divorce)
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- Crime drama film Black Water Transit (2009) with Laurence Fishburne, Karl Urban, Brittany Snow & Stephen Dorff is finished & released.
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- The pilots for the following shows are released to the public (they were not picked up for series sadly)
-- Supernatural mystery show Occult with Lynn Collins.
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-- Lesbian sex drama Open with Anna Torv, Michelle Monaghan & Jaimie Alexander.
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Postby Starfish & Coffee » Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:34 am

For anime series:

---- A deluxe blu-ray of Madoka Magica TV series with soundtrack, new bonus features and a booklet describing the making of and impact of the show. An archive interview with Urobuchi-san could be included. Limited of course and the price wouldn't be an issue with hardcore fans.

---- Haibane Renmei and ABe's work could do with an upgrade, the market for potential ABe reissues isn't huge but it's graspable enough to sustain an interest in his work outside of Lain.

For movies and tv shows I'm not fussed on, at this moment in time.

For music:

---- As a Prince enthusiast I'm hoping for a double reissue of Dirty Mind and Controversy, his new-wave style albums from the early 80s with an extra cd of vault material. There's enough Vault material to release an album's worth for the next 100 years, so needless to say we're spoiled rotten with the content dripping through the estate.
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Postby UrsusArctos » Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:00 am

View Original PostStarfish & Coffee wrote:---- A deluxe blu-ray of Madoka Magica TV series with soundtrack, new bonus features and a booklet describing the making of and impact of the show. An archive interview with Urobuchi-san could be included. Limited of course and the price wouldn't be an issue with hardcore fans.


With Walpurgis no Kaiten being announced, I imagine we'll see something like this in the next year or two.
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