Thursday, May 8, 2014

Collectible Time #7: Monarch's Gorgo

At long last, Monarch has released its Aurora-styled model kit tribute to one of the greatest giant-monster films of all time: GORGO!!! Gosh, in some respects, the colorful box artwork (by either artist you choose) is worth the price of the kit alone, if I may be so bold to say. (I got the kit, incidentally, at Z&Z Hobbies: referenced in earlier "Collectible Time" posts.)

Anyway, for those shockingly unfamiliar with the 1961 British blockbuster, it's directed by Eugene Lourie, who gave us such awe-inspiring hits as "Beast from 20,000 Fathoms", "Giant Behemoth" and "Colossus of New York". It also stars Bill Travers and William Sylvester, who each add credibility and sophistication to the adventurous yarn. Additionally, "Gorgo" is full of splendor, thrills, a great Angelo Francesco Lavagnino score and before it's over, a surprisingly, heartfelt outcome.

Anyway, the kit will certainly appeal to anyone who has even a passing interest in those glorious, man-in-suit dinosaurs of old, and this one is surely a dandy to rival 'em all. I mean, just take a gander at those wondrous, finned ears!

1 comment:

  1. Also, just nabbed the "Frightening Lightning" edition of Gorgo from Z&Z Hobbies. Additionally, it seems that the original Monarch release is very sought-after by collectors now, going for much higher prices than when it premiered.