Animated movies I should have regretted seeing Part 1:

There was a time way back in a previous life when your pal Spooky didn’t have a sweetie or a shop to call his own. It was a dark time. Oh, there were highlights, like the months spent building Duke Nukem levels. You have to be a special class of nerd to know what I’m talking about, and to understand the deep magic surrounding “sector effectors”.

It was during this time that I came across a worn VHS copy of the animated movie Heavy Metal. Now, this wasn’t what I would call a good movie. However, it was different, and it was the first entry on my list of animated movies that I should have regretted seeing.

I loathe most forms of Japanese anime. However, there is a peculiar class of animated movie that I found to be particularly interesting, and not so much because of the gratuitous boobage usually featured. I can’t quite put my finger on the reason for the appeal, especially since the stoner plots were usually something along the lines nazi orcs pouring out of Mordor in hover-tanks to seriously kill yer buzz, dude.

Okay, maybe it was the boobs. Regardless, the unusual characters and sometimes disturbing stories were … different. Unusual. Now, everybody has heard of Heavy Metal, but I’d bet a dollar and my best zombie that not 10 of you have ever heard of most of the other movies on the list. Some are worth the time you’ll waste watching them. Others not so much. And since I can’t remember the names of most of them, the point is moot.

But sometimes you come across things you never thought you’d see again. Here is one example. Thanks to Youtube and that one other guy who saw this great example of cinematic dreck, I present in 8 parts, Isaac Asimov’s Light Years (aka Gandahar).

Gandahar – 1988 – “An evil force from a 1000 years in the future begins to destroy an idyllic paradise, where the citizens are in perfect harmony with nature.” ::Nudity::

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

One Response to “Animated movies I should have regretted seeing Part 1:

  1. I kinda liked heavy metal