Wednesday, July 26, 2006

What to Get for Your Birthday?

This. Or, for that matter, any day.
Caught this at the late Cineplex-Odeon TRIPLEX by the Garden State Plaza for my seventh birthday, still regarded as a red-letter day in my life.
Very under-rated and almost forgotten. Nevertheless, there's a cult for this incredible motion picture and I'm among its members. Dark in tone, but's kid pics aren't supposed to be totally inoffensive and sweet. Of course, it's inferior to "The Wizard of Oz," yet there's no comparison between this emerald and 3/4's of the feces being churned out for the kiddies today. The Gnome King is one of cinema's scariest villains; when this stop-motion mother arrived on the screen, I turned to stone.


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