Reptilicus (1961)

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Danish Reptilicus poster
Reptilicus
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Directed by Poul BangDK, Sidney W. PinkUS
Produced by Saga Studios
Written by Ib Melchior
Sidney W. Pink
Music by Sven Gyldmark
Distributor American International PicturesUS
Saga StudiosDK
Rating Unrated
Budget $133,000[1]
Box Office $800,000[2]
Running Time 81 minutesUS
(1 hour, 21 minutes)
89 minutesDK
(1 hour, 29 minutes)
Aspect Ratio 1.66:1
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Reptilicus is a 1961 Danish-American giant monster film produced by American International Pictures and Saga Studio. Two versions of the film were made with largely the same cast, with Sidney W. Pink directing the English version and Poul Bang directing the Danish version.

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Adaptations

Main article: Reptilicus (Novelization).

Monarch Books released a paperback novelization of the film, written by Dudley Dean McGaughy under the pseudonym Dean Owen, in 1961. Like the Monarch Books adaptation of Gorgo, the book includes sexual content not present in the film. The method used to kill Reptilicus is also depicted: after he is drugged, soldiers remove his scales with crowbars and pickaxes, allowing mobile flamethrowers to immolate him.

A second adaptation was published by Charlton Comics in August 1961. The first issue simply retold the events of the film, while the second issue saw a piece of the monster (but not the severed leg shown at the end of the film) regenerate into another Reptilicus and terrorize northern Africa. Though Charlton's rights to the character expired after that issue, the company continued the series by changing its name to Reptisaurus the Terrible and making the monster red. Its design remained unchanged until issue #7, when it sprouted legs and a nasal horn. Reptisaurus the Terrible ended with issue #8 in December 1961, though a one-shot called Reptisaurus Special Edition was published the following summer. Reptisaurus also made a brief appearance in Gorgo #12 (April 1963), attacking a squadron of Venusian flying saucers. Though they are shown together on the cover, Reptisaurus does not meet Gorgo and Ogra in the story itself.

In 2012, Scary Monsters magazine reprinted the Reptisaurus the Terrible series as a black and white collection called Scarysaurus the Scary.

Staff

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Sidney W. Pink, Poul Bang (Danish-language scenes)
  • Written by   Ib Melchior, Sidney W. Pink
  • Produced by   Samuel Z. Arkoff, Sidney W. Pink
  • Executive Producing by   Johann Zalabery
  • Music by   Les Baxter, Sven Gyldmark
  • Cinematography by   Aage Wiltrup
  • Edited by   Sven Methling, Edith Nisted Nielsen
  • Assistant Directing by   Solveig Ersgaard, Gitte Müller
  • Special Effects by   Kai Koed

Cast

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Carl Ottosen   as   General Mark Grayson
  • Ann Smyrner   as   Lise Martens
  • Mimi Heinrich   as   Karen Martens
  • Asbjørn Andersen   as   Professor Otto Martens
  • Bodil Miller   as   Connie Miller (Danish version)
  • Marla Behrens   as   Connie Miller (American version)
  • Bent Mejding   as   Svend Viltorft
  • Povl Wøldike   as   Dr. Peter Dalby
  • Dirch Passer   as   Peterson
  • Ole Wisborg   as   Captain Einer Brandt

Appearances

Monsters

Weapons, Vehicles, and Races

Gallery

Main article: Reptilicus (film)/Gallery.

Alternate Titles

  • Invincible Monster: Reptilicus (Monstruo Invencible: Reptilicus; Argentina)
  • Reptilicus the Monster of the Seas (Reptilicus le Monstre des Mers; France)
  • Threat to the City (Apeili Stin Poli; Greece)
  • Against All Nations (Enantion Olon ton Ethnon; Greece)
  • The Dinosaur is Avenged (O Deinosavros Ekdikeitai; Greece)
  • Reptilicus - The Destructive Monster (Reptilicus - Il Mostro Distruggitore; Italy)
  • Slaughter of Frozen Evil Beast (冷凍凶獣の惨殺; Japan)
  • Primitive Beast Reptilicus (原始獣レプティリカス; Japan)

Theatrical Releases

  • Denmark - February 20, 1961  [view poster]Danish poster
  • United States - January 20, 1963  [view poster]American poster
  • Mexico - May 30, 1963
  • Argentina - June 10, 1964

Video Releases

MGM (2001)

  • Region: 1
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: English, French
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Special Features: Trailer

Sandrew Metronome DVD (2002)

  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Danish
  • Subtitles: Danish
  • Special Features: Trailer

Shout! Factory DVD (2013)

  • Region: 1
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: English (2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: None
  • Special Features: Stills gallery (8 minutes)
  • Notes: Packaged with The Amazing Transparent Man, The Neanderthal Man, and The Brain That Wouldn't Die.

Scream Factory Blu-ray (2015)

  • Region: A/1
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: English (LPCM 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Special Features: Trailer, radio spot, photo gallery
  • Notes: Packaged with Tentacles.

Fabulous Films DVD (2016)

  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: English (2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: None
  • Special Features: None

Videos

American Reptilicus Trailer
Danish Reptilicus Trailer
Reptilicus in flight
Peterson's song

Trivia

External Links

References

This is a list of references for Reptilicus (film). These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Book Feature: Reptilicus - The Screenplay by Ted Newsom
  2. Kip Doto. Reptilicus the Screenplay. Bayou Publishing. p. 15. 1999.

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Monintoho

13 months ago
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I saw this movie I thought it was pretty funny. Then I saw it on MS3TK, watching that was even BETTER!
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Zakor1138

16 months ago
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Funny how both the Danish and U.S. versions have exclusive scenes not in the other.
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Lamango

20 months ago
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Someone add that Reptilicus is probably the first kaiju film the revival of MST3k is going to do.
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GodzillaWiki

25 months ago
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That cut scene is pretty wondrous.
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MosuFan2004

25 months ago
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Yeeeeeeaaap