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Saturday, May 24, 2008


The "atomic monster" movie craze of the 1950s was probably inspired by the atomic bombs the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as the hundreds of atomic tests done afterwards. Japan came up with the widely popular movie, Godzilla in 1954. Hollywood followed suit with several sci-fi 'B' movies--- It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955); Them (1955); The Monster that Challenged the World (1957); Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957); Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958); The Giant Behemoth (1959) and Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959).

Besides the 1959 movie Tuko sa Madre Kakaw, (see post), the 50s also saw the production of three more so-called Pinoy sci-fi 'atomic monster' movies--- Taong Putik (1956), Tokyo 1960 (1957) and Anak ng Bulkan (1959).

Taong Putik (1956)- Stars Alicia Vergel, Amado Cortez,
RubenRustia, Lani Oteyza, Crazon Noble, Vicente Liwanag/
Screenplay and Direction: Artemio B. Tecson

Tokyo 1960 (1957)- Stars Tessie Quintana, Eddie Del Mar and Zaldy Zshornack/ Directed by Teodorico C. Santos

Anak ng Bulkan (1959)- Stars Edna Luna, Fernando Poe, Jr., Miriam Jurado, Ronald Remy, Elizabeth Rigor, Bruno Punzalan, Jose Garcia, Belen Velasco and Ace York/ Directed by Emmanuel Rojas


Unknown said...

They are classic monster films of the 1950's & 1960's inspired from American European & Japanese influences in popular culture in Filipino film history. Thanks for the information. From:Wayne

Unknown said...

Classic movie poster of the 1950's & 1960's from the Philippines. Thanks! From:Wayne

Unknown said...

Released in 1957 international title as Godzilla's Fury/Tokyo 1960/Godzilla 1960 popular monster film from the Philippines & Japan in collaboration with Toho Studios for the filming the epic scifi films became famous throughout the world. Thanks! From:Wayne. www.sonypictures.com

Videoranger007 said...

Are these still in circulation or considered lost?


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