Joe Bob Briggs

Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

"The lead alien took great pains to explain to the couple what each step of the preparation process was, in terms relative to Earth equivalents. It was without doubt the campiest movie I've ever seen!"

A video will be awarded to the correct answer. Send "Find That Flick" questions and solutions to Joe Bob Briggs, P.O. Box 2002, Dallas, Texas 75221.

We Have a Winner!
In a previous issue, Bill Cantey of Charleston, S.C. wrote: "I've got a semi-remembered movie. I think it's a Japanese job, but it had a Chinese look to it. It involves a giant, manlike stone formation coming to life to rescue a valley of farmers from a small-minded tyrant.

"It was black and white, with English subtitles. It had an eerie quality that may have been inspired by our Second Coming belief. Well, mine anyway..."

We received 17 correct answers, so our winner was chosen by drawing. And he is...Bret McCormick of Fort Worth:

"Bill is talking about a Japanese movie released in 1966 from the Daiei Company. "The film was called Majin, Monster of Terror. Bill is right! This is the most compelling of all the giant-monster movies to come out of Japan.

"The local villagers worship a stone god. To break their spirit, the tyrant has his men hammer a steel spike into the idol's forehead. This is too much for old Majin to take lying down.

"In a scene somewhat reminiscent of the Talos scene in Harryhausen's Jason and the Argonauts, Majin animates and wreaks destruction on the tyrant's army.

"I believe there was even a sequel to the film. The film made its way onto American television via the infamous AIP television package, which brought us such wonders as Brainiac from Mexico and the Larry Buchanan films from Dallas!"

Copyright 1995 by Joe Bob Briggs. Distributed by NYT Special Features/Syndication Sales.

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