Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Jason watches "The Tragical Hisorie of Guidolon, the Giant Space Chicken: The Director's Cut"!

I'm a lucky soul who got the very first DVD's of the new directors cut! And overall, it's even better than the original! Actually, there's not a whole lot of difference. It plays nearly the same, but is jazzed up a bit visually and one so-so bit with a studio receptionist is cut. But most importantly, it has a better ending. Watch the director's cut here.

Oh, and after watching this, then re-watching the original, then re-watching the ending of the director's cut, I'm forced to ask. My favorite Guidolon joke was that he starred in the TV show "Guidolon The Giant Space Chicken and Friend Half-Power Half Hour". But that's nowhere in either version of the movie. Was that joke only written for the advertising cards, or did it originate elsewhere?


Dadmaniac said...

For Wiener Family only: Be sure to attend the 2nd annual Wiener Family Film Festival in Anchorage, Alaska this winter. Guidolon (regular and director's cut) will be one of the featured films. Oh yeah!!!

puppymeat said...

In fact, if you're in da family, I'll probably be showing both versions, as a sort of test screening to see which you like better. In fact, I might not be able to wait, I might just do that when I'm up at the end of July (and there's more family there, anyway), but that'll depend on how much time we have.

Anonymous said...

Yeah! I'm glad you liked it. The title "Guidolon the Giant Space Chicken and Friends Half-Power Half-Hour" is what we want to sell the TV show as - what you have in your hands is a pilot and if anyone out there reading this is from Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network or G4 or Sci-Fi Channel, this would make a great TV show! (In the title we're spoofing, of course, "The Godzilla Power Hour"). Also, for my own reassurance, did the DVD play ok (without skipping or anything)? They're homemade DVDs, ya know.

Frank Wu

puppymeat said...

Hey Frank,

Thanks for the explanation. I hope it does become a regular series, seems perfect for Adult Swim. And the DVDs played fine, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Oh, great, thanks. That's a relief. We played one of the DVDs at BASFA (bay area sci-fi association) and it skipped a little, and I wasn't sure if it was the player or the disk - turns out the player was old, so it was probably the player then. Whew.