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Bucket of Blood & Attack of the Giants Leeches [DVD] [1959] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Dick Miller , Barboura Morris , Bernard L. Kowalski , Roger Corman    DVD
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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  • Actors: Dick Miller, Barboura Morris, Antony Carbone, Julian Burton, Ed Nelson
  • Directors: Bernard L. Kowalski, Roger Corman
  • Writers: Charles B. Griffith, Leo Gordon
  • Producers: Roger Corman, Gene Corman, James H. Nicholson, Samuel Z. Arkoff
  • Format: Black & White, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Marengo Films
  • DVD Release Date: 28 Aug 2001
  • Run Time: 128 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B00005N8AU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 298,126 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars That is an awful big sucker. 11 May 2010
By bernie VINE VOICE
The story takes place in a Florida swamp near Cape Canaveral where those atomic payloads keep falling. A swamp hunter comes back from the swamp with the tale of a strange creature that took four slugs from his mighty gun to dispatch. However he brings back no proof. That night wayward wife Liz (Yvette Vickers) just happens to be wandering around in the swamp when she spots is very same hunter that appears to have been leehcie- aided. Even though the Hunter really never touched a wayward wife the local authorities don't believe in giant leeches so they attributed his death to misadventure. It is not until several other people seem to be disappearing under the same mysterious circumstances that the authorities are finally starting to get curious.

Fat slob Dave (Bruno VeSota) catches his wife Liz on the very edge of the swamp fooling around with his best friend Cal (Michael Emmet). So Dave scares them off into the swamp with a shotgun. And you guessed it. They too become leehcie- aided.

Against the advice of the local game warden (Ken Clark) the local Doc Greyson (Tyler McVey) decides to use dynamite to sort this out. What will he find?

Mean time through the whole movie Liz Walker (Yvette Vickers) keeps hanging around near the leeches and you just know she needs to be eaten or at least sucked.

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Hokey enough to love 15 Mar 2000
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This is one of those movies that are so terrible that you have alot of fun watching it and making fun of it. The swamp natives are stereotypically ignorant backwater white trash, and the leading lady is ever so stereotypically ready to faint and hide her face at every scene, and always leaves the dreadful work up to the big strong men. That and make coffee ofcourse. She always was making coffee for the men. The acting is beautifully sub-par and almost seems as if it was shot while they were rehearsing their lines (except for the believeable character of the sheriff). You'll marvel at the scientific dialogue of the "doctor" and his theories of the leeches origin (hokey fourth grade science that is, almost as bad as the movie where the locals needed "SODIUM...WE NEED SODIUM! ") You'll cheer when the giant leeches attack the bad people, and love every leech sighting. This video edition is in terrible shape and is so dirty it's too dark to make out at times (usually the thick swamps)...but that's why it's so cheaply priced. I highly recommend this for camp movie buffs, and especially for B sci-fi lovers like myself. It's a gem. You know you want it, or you wouldn't have found it on Amazon...I many people go and search for "Attack of the Giant Leeches" unless they liked movies like that in the first place? Thoroughly enjoyable.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I Love the Leeches! 1 Oct 2007
By Lonnie E. Holder - Published on
I am as unoriginal as the other reviewers of this movie. Playboy Playmate Yvette Vickers (July 1959) is certainly one reason to watch this movie. Actually, I watched the movie for the articles. Oh, wait. This is a movie, not a magazine. Forget what I just said. Yvette was certainly a lovely young lady in this movie (she is older than my mother, meaning she is a grandmother now), but the star attraction is the rubbery-looking leeches that look about as menacing as Barney the Dinosaur. Well, Barney may be more threatening. Anyway, the leeches are a lot of fun and this movie has some moments of genuine tension.

Our story takes place in a swamp (where else would you find giant leeches?). There is a subplot involving a good-looking babe (Vickers) and her boyfriend and her hulkish husband. Forget all that nonsense and fast forward to the leeches practically leaping out of the water to capture the people who foolishly go into the water. Okay, maybe the leeches did not exactly LEAP, but they did float in a sinister fashion, slowly, I might add, and then pulled their victims under to be stored in a cave for leisurely blood sucking.

Nearly everyone else in this movie is clueless as to what is happening until almost the final minutes of the movie, when it suddenly becomes evident that GIANT LEECHES HAVE KIDNAPPED A BUNCH OF PEOPLE AND ARE SUCKING THEIR BLOOD OUT IN A CAVE. Had these people only read the title of the movie they might have had a clue earlier.

This movie could be another Roger Corman film that has so much schlock that it begs to be put out of its misery. However, with the exception of the story, this movie is played like a straight horror movie and turns out to be reasonably enjoyable. Yes, the leeches are a bit humorous when you first see them. Yes, you wonder how anything that moves as slow as these leeches could capture anyone. Yes, the radiation turning the leeches into giant killer monsters is incredibly cliché. Yet, this movie is a better than average mutated creature film.

I enjoyed watching this thing in the 1960's and being at the edge of my seat (I was very young then). Though my perspective has changed a lot in several decades, I still found this movie occasionally humorous, tense for a few moments, and short enough to be eminently worthy of watching once again. Yes, you have to like campy horror and science fiction movies from the late 50's and early 60's to like this movie, but if you do you have found a good addition to your collection.

16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Leeches? What Leeches?? 1 Oct 2004
By Bindy Sue Frønkünschtein - Published on
OK, so there are some goofy hillbilly types running around the swamp, getting bled dry by gigantic leeches. Yes, the leeches are grown men wearing plastic trash bags. The hero is a living Ken doll. So what?! The ONLY reason to watch this flick is to see Yvette Vickers (Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman) in her underwear! She dances! She prances! She applies body-lotion! She parades about like the free-spirit she is! Hallelujah! I remember seeing her in this movie 33 years ago. I was 9 years old. I never forgot her! Buy this movie now...
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An all time classic 1950's sci-fi stupidity 31 Aug 2005
By Johny Bottom - Published on
It must have been great to live in the 1950's. All you had to really worry about was communists and radiation. The communists were evil soulless people who wanted to take over the Earth with a fleet of Sputniks, and radiation turned any animal into a giant killer.

So goes Attack of the Giant Leeches. Underwater monsters that kill without warning from the swampy deep. Apparantly they have an underwater cavern under the swamp where they take their victims to feed on them later. The leeches themselves are a marvel of 1950's technology. They look more like starfish than leeches. Actually they look like men wearing large, unformed rubber suits. Our hero ends up blowing the swamp with dynamite. Of course he doesn't want to, he's an environmentalist (they had those in the 50's). Before he blows the swamp to hell though, he must show his physique and skin dive for a good ten minutes, giving female viewers a thrill. But to no avail, fighting leeches with spearguns is futile.

Now lets get to why anyone would really watch this movie...drum roll please......Yvette Vickers. Oh she is hotter than a firecracker this one. Beautiful legs, face, and a killer bod that she doesn't mind showing off at all. She's Betty Page and Mamie Van Doren rolled up into one. Look how beautiful as she runs through the swamp. She's all wet and she's breathing hard which accentuates her beautiful bosom. Is she running from leeches? No, from her jealous fat husband with a shotgun. How's that for asubplot? Check this movie out, you can't beat the price.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Attack of the Giant Playmate, I Mean Leeches 5 May 2006
By Brian E. Erland - Published on
11 out of 12 reviewers (now 12 with mine) are in agreement. 'Attack of the Giant Leeches' is all about the very sexy, kittenish Yvette Vickers in the role of the town tramp Liz Walker. Yvette undoubtedly got the part based on her recent popularity as the July '59 "Playmate of the Month" and all the males out there who were in their adolescence back in the late fifties certainly appreciated her inclusion in the film. She certainly made it watchable for me.

Make no mistake, you're watching this movie for one reason and one reason only. Thanks for the memories Miss Vickers!

Note: Can you believe it, one reviewer actually prefered the leeches over Yvette. Now that's scary.
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