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The Asian ApertureLegend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds (1977)
POSTED BY JASON FETTERS, April 21, 2013    Share

Back during the Summer of 1975 Steven Spielberg unleashed Jaws on an unsuspecting public and the World was never the same again. Along with the success of Jaws came all those wonderful imitators like Orca, Piranha, and Grizzly. However the Jaws influence stretched across the Pacific and went all the way to Japan in 1977 for the greatest imitator, The Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds.
Near Mt. Fuji is Saiko Lake and visitors are out enjoying various water sports, folk singing, and wearing groovy clothes that could only come out of 70ís Japan. Little do the happy go lucky vacationers realize that a giant Plesiosaurus is cruising just underneath the surface, waiting to stalk and devour fun loving prey.

If that wasnít enough to ruin your carefree Summer days, a Rhamphorhyncus is flying around and also wreaking havoc. Soon Plesiosaurus will have to battle it out against Rhamphorhyncus.
The Plesiosaurus is a whole lot meaner than a rogue Great White Shark with a bad attitude, he can left you up out of the water and hold you high in the air, only to spit you out and let you drop back down to the water before eating you whole, with large spike looking teeth the size of fence posts. The Rhamphorhyncus decides to take on the military. He lefts screaming people up into the air before dropping them to their deaths. The dinosaurs take on the local Summer crowds leaving bloody corpses behind.

Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds has a funky satisfying Jazz soundtrack whipped up by Masao Yagi. It is fun to watch this movie looking for all the Jaws similarities. Even if you havenít seen Jaws in years, you are sure to spot some of them.

Overall, Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds is a fun and entertaining movie that isnít trying to be any more than that. You can watch it sober or mix up your favorite cocktail or whatever beer you want and bask in the amusement.


4 out of 5 Stars

"The Asian Aperture" is ©2013 by Jason Fetters. All contents of Crazed Fanboy are ©2013 by Nolan B. Canova and Terence Nuzum.

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