Fantasia '15 tribute section. Inept doesn't even begin to start describing 'Manos'. I too first saw this on MST with their infamous commentary track and only now watched it in its uncut so-called glory. Laughable in its extreme amateurish filmmaking but never in that 'so bad its great' kind of way. Best has to be the extremely awful cutting of the film.
A legend among fans of bad movies - but I don't really see why - not even entertaining in the "so bad it's good" variety. So utterly boring and blandly ridiculous it's hard to sit through 30 seconds of it. Completely inept on every level of filmmaking, even the MST3K treatment wasn't enough to make it watchable.
Have not seen it with MST3K or any wise-cracking commentary. I enjoyed it. Almost fascinating. Almost mind-boggling. The most shocking thing about it is how little conceptual distance there is between it and most Hollywood films.
Mindbogglingly inept (one scene dissolves to the exact same scene), and incredibly boring (lots of dead space); but accidentally creates an oppressive no-exit atmosphere, and genuinely ahead of its time (It predates the modernization of the American horror film started by Romero). Too bad it sucks big time.
The film is so poorly directed, so incompetently assembled, so much an utter failure in every aspect of filmmaking...that I think it is one of the most fascinating films I have ever seen. The fact that any filmmaker would write dialogue this nonsensical or shoot footage this badly blocked and say, "Yes, this will do," is mind-blowing. It's a hell of a watch, even if it is quite possibly the worst film ever made.
Film culte d'horreur et de mauvais goût tellement mauvais qu'il en devient PRESQUE bon. Que dire de tous les plans beaucoup trop longs et malaisants qui ne finissent plus, ainsi que du MÉDIOCRE montage? J'ajoute une étoile juste pour le costume de The Master (et son zipper).
(Watched without the MST3K commentary.) This kind of turd happens when someone lacking experience in filmmaking wants to win a bet, and is forced to rush the production because of prop rental issues. I have to give Warren credit for winning the bet, but I so wished this would have been at least unintentionally funny. Instead I was bored stiff. Why someone would willingly restore crap like this is beyond me.