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Dave Kopperman
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Posted: 18 December 2018 at 10:53pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

There are multiple comic adaptations of this out there (I got the single-volume Whitman one).  Kirby even did one, which was a Sunday strip that I don't think was completed. 

Edited to add: Okay, it was completed.  And it was... not his best work.


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Shaun Barry
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I'm probably the biggest BLACK HOLE fan that I know, but for any other fans on the board... some nice little tidbits for its 40th Anniversary this year (when any BH news has been non-existent for years!):






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Robert Kowalewski II
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Posted: 24 July 2019 at 8:47pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Yeah, the Disney Movie Club release. I'm not joining the club just to get The Black Hole, but I may know a person who still is and would get it for me...

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Shaun Barry
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(Other than this and 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, I'm not sure many more Disney movies I would bother buying on Blu-ray, so I admit, I'll need to think long & hard on that one.  But those figures will be mine!)



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I still have the movie theater ad that I cut out of my
local newspaper.
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I wasnt aware of the Kirby version. Odd. Not served well at all by the coloring.
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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 21 December 2019 at 7:45am | IP Logged | 7 post reply


40th anniversary viewing this weekend...

Lest I come across as too much of a fanboy nostalgia-hound for this childhood favorite of mine, I will note the three major things I do not like about this film:

Roddy McDowall's dialogue as V.I.N.CENT. is insufferable; Joseph Bottoms' performance and character of Charlie Pizer is about the worst in the entire movie; and the "science" is about as bonkers and unbelievable as an average episode of "Space: 1999."

Yet I still think it's gorgeous to look at.  And the John Barry score is one of my favorites.  I don't actually revisit this one too often (maybe once every 5 years), but it always takes me back to a very specific time & place.  Could be my top "guilty pleasure" of all time!



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Posted: 21 December 2019 at 7:47am | IP Logged | 8 post reply


(Also:  Glad I didn't splurge for the Blu-ray... THE BLACK HOLE is up on Disney+, a much better deal!)



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Yes Shaun, I watched it last night on Disney+.
My first full viewing since opening weekend a way back when.
Forgot all about B.O.B. who reminded me of Tow Mater. The visuals are the best aspect of the movie, and I must say the one shot of an unmasked transformed crew member will haunt my dreams for days to come.

If I'm around it may be another 40 years before I see it all the way thru again.
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Paul W. Sondersted, Jr.
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I actually purchased the action figures that were selling when the film was released PRIOR to seeing the film. The toys were, IIRC, were quite well made. Even though Maximilian was the bad guy robot, I really like his design. I also had a V.I.N.C.E.N.T. toy & a B.O.B. toy. Fun times.

I later saw the film & I recall enjoying it very much. For me, it doesn't hold up to well, but I've been spoiled by all the nice & shiny new technology!
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Of course, my favorite BLACK HOLE story...

Sitting down in the theater, at 7 years old, looking forward to Disney's answer to STAR WARS... and getting hit in the face with this trailer, right before the film started:


I'm pretty sure I was a little catatonic for the next 10 minutes!!




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I thought I previously shared my Black Hole experience with the group but I've checked through the thread and it appears I haven't. My first grade class won an attendance award to see the movie The Wilderness Family. My older brother, a fan of sci-fi and horror, tended to torment me with things that scared me horror-wise to the point that I don't like horror movies to this day. He had me totally freaked out by his made up synopsis of The Black Hole that when the preview came on before The Wilderness Family, I lost it in the theater! My Dad had to come get me and I refused to go back in even with him. I was so traumatized that I didn't see a movie in a theater until 1983. A HUGE Star Wars fan, I missed Empire Strikes Back. I missed ET. I made up my mind that I wanted to see Return of the Jedi so I went to see Krull prior to it and still closed my eyes during the preview. Shaun, had I seen the preview you shared at that time, I'd STILL be missing the theater experience!
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