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Subj: Re: Anyone remember DARKMAN ?
Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 01:11:25 am EDT (Viewed 8 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Anyone remember DARKMAN ?
Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 08:06:54 pm EDT (Viewed 117 times)

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I used to love the heck out of this movie. Until I was thoroughly disillusioned.

Going back to the sixties, there was a show called Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot. And a few months back a friend loaned me his dvd collection so I could relive my childhood. And one of the villains in an episode was the Space Mummy (see attached pic).

Now of course the appearances are superficial, right? Ugly dude covered in bandages, wearing a black hat and trench coat. Fine. Until one part of the episode, when one of the heroes is captured by members of the Gargoyle gang disguised as nuns, and the head nun removes her mask to reveal she is the Space Mummy!

So, horribly disfigured guy dressed in bandages and black hat and trench coat, who is also a master of disguise. Sound familiar?

I doubt Sam Rami ripped off an episode from that cheesy old series. \:\)

DC's The UNknown Soldier, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Shadow along with the old MGM Movie Studio monsters were the inspirations, per Rami, for Darkman.

Rami couldn't get the rights to do a Shadow or Batman movie so he created Darkman.

Frankly I wouldn't mind seeing a reboot movie of Darkman or even a TV series. With modern CGI and makeup tech they could do wonders with this concept.


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