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Magic Lizard Tweet-Along

Thai filmmaker Sompote Sands’ Magic Lizard has rapidly become something of a legend among those of us for whom such things are prone to becoming legends. Not quite on the level of Shaitani Dracula perhaps, but an experience in deep and scarring pain never the less. I’d seen this movie damage even some of the stoutest viewers of global cult cinema. So when it finally came time for me to watch it, considering it had already been reviewed properly by Die Danger Die Die Kill, WtF Film, and Ninja Dixon, as well as discussed on the Infernal Brains podcast, I thought I might try something a little different. And so I enlisted The Cultural Gutter to partake in a coordinated viewing with me, with our reactions being recorded via Twitter as we were in different states and I was too lazy to try and set up some sort of Skype thing. To sweeten the experience, we would be joined by a couple people already bearing the Magic Lizard Red Badge of Courage — Die Danger Die Die Kill and WtF Film — to act as Sompote Sands sherpas.

I wanted Ninja Dixon in on the fun too, since he’s one of the only people in the world who actually seems to have a somewhat positive attitude toward Magic Lizard. Weirdly, though, he was unavailable — because he was on his way to Thailand to meet the maker of Magic Lizard! If you need some background information on Sompote Sands and the bizarre monster movies he makes, I suggest you read 4DK’s retrospective on the man and his career. What follows is not a review per se, and it may not make sense if you aren’t watching along. But then, nothing about Magic Lizard makes much sense, and so I offer up unto you, for whatever degree of amusement you may squeeze out of the blood stone, the raw, unedited transcripts of our Dean Martin Celebrity Roast of Sompote Sands’ #MagicLizard.

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@WtfFilm
80 minutes left to reminisce on how wonderful my life was before I watched #MagicLizard… Again.

@CulturalGutter
I should decide who I will be leaving my vintage 70s coats to in case I don’t come back from this assignment.

@FOURDK
Plus side: You cannot contract any known diseases from watching #MagicLizard – which is the only thing that could make it worse.

@WtfFilm
Coincidentally, something I never thought I’d live to hear myself say: “I have to find my copy of #MagicLizard “

@KeithATC
@CulturalGutter I’m bequeathing all my pocket squares to @DramIAm if I don’t survive #MagicLizard

@CulturalGutter
I will leave my boots–motorcycle and otherwise–to @bethlovesbolly and @gemmasmom

@FOURDK
Phew! I almost forgot to dig the isotope container in which I keep my copy of #MagicLizard out of its shallow grave in my back yard.

@KeithATC
@FOURDK you’re just asking for #MagicLizard to leak into the sewers and mutate into a Magic Lizard that commutes daily with you

@FOURDK
So, what’s everyone drinking? #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
@FOURDK Tears? #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
@WtfFilm Ah, in this circumstance an easily renewable resource. Very green of you. #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
As I recall, the #MagicLizard VCD is widescreen, so you can thrill to all of the sweeping compositions in all the glory Mr. Sands intended.

@KeithATC
@WtfFilm @FOURDK I figure Fighting Cock bourbon is in keeping with the general #MagicLizard/Sompote Sands theme

@WtfFilm
Five minutes… can it really be so close? #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
@WtfFilm it seemed like a much funnier idea when #MagicLizard wasn’t staring me right in the face.

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@FOURDK
@KeithATC @WtfFilm We should have come up with a special #MagicLizard cocktail for the occasion.

@FOURDK
This will be my third viewing of #MagicLizard Please don’t tell my family.

@KeithATC
@winkingskunk seems to be lying low. She should know there’s no hiding from #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
I got one minute and counting, kids. #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
@FOURDK @KeithATC Indeed. If ever there was a film for which getting shit-faced was thematically appropriate, it’s #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
Cued up and ready to go. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
I can’t believe my post #MagicLizard viewing plan is something called Mr. No Legs

@FOURDK
And I’m in… #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
The Chaiyo Productions logo. Fear it. #MagicLizard

@CulturalGutter
My electronics are resisting playing the #MagicLizard dvd.

@KeithATC
Play is pressed. Hell, I even put #MagicLizard on Miso

@FOURDK
Dueling jazz flutes. And even that is not the worst that awaits us. #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
Such a cruelty, staring things off so placidly. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
ten seconds in, and so far #MagicLizard is fine

@CulturalGutter
Okay, I am in. #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
It all seems so innocent… a lizard on rollerskates serving as role model to (presumably) troubled Thai youth… #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
so we got #MagicLizard rollerskating through Bangkok with guys in Haagar slacks and frilled lizard masks on. I see nothing wrong with this

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@FOURDK
Zip lining! #MagicLizard is rad!

@CulturalGutter
I am enjoying the theme to Magic Lizard. Thai rock at its grooviest. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
I’m kind of wanting to own this #MagicLizard theme on CD

@KeithATC
why does this guy own a porno magazine of nothing but frilled lizard photos? #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
Flying Saucers over Bangkok! #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
I’m sure Isuzu is proud to have its name so prominently displayed here… #MagicLizard

@CulturalGutter
No one told me that Magic Lizard would have hench frilled lizards and ziplining #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
The bad guy here looks like some kind of freakish bionic fruit pie… #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
#MagicLizard — as effective a guardian as King Seesar

@FOURDK
It’s all fine until #MagicLizard starts talking.

@WtfFilm
Just what every children’s film needs… magic lizard crotch scratching… #MagicLizard

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@CulturalGutter
Sleep apnea crosses the species barrier. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
#MagicLizard is no match for the power of a fluorescent light tube!

@FOURDK
@CulturalGutter Courtesy of scenes from the Tsuburaya series Jumborg Ace. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
@FOURDK @CulturalGutter Everyone knows Tsubaraya was just a Sompote Sands wannabe #MagicLizard

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@FOURDK
My kingdom for a tranquilizer gun!. #MagicLizard

@CulturalGutter
Why did no one tell me that the Magic Lizard would somehow remind of Jar-Jar Binks. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
Looks like #MagicLizard could use a #Fedtro brand loud speaker

@WtfFilm
#MagicLizard… perhaps mankind’s only winning argument for animal abuse.

@FOURDK
“Now hold on there, little buddy”, say Yuk Wud Jaeng. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
@CulturalGutter #MagicLizard may make you think FONDLY of Jar Jar

@FOURDK
In order to keep us “grounded” in reality, I decided I’d share some true life facts about frill-necked lizards. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
#MagicLizard actually reminds me of some of the people I get stuck commuting with on the train every day

@CulturalGutter
So is now a good time to start talking about Southeast Asian architecture? #MagicLizard

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@FOURDK
Fact: The frill-necked lizard is a member of the Dragon family, a sub-species of lizards. #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
CHAROKE invades #MagicLizard…

@FOURDK
Fact: The Frill-necked lizard is largely arboreal, spending most of its time in the trees. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
Suddenly #MagicLizard is subtitled sometimes. It’s ALMOST as if they are splicing in footage from an entirely different movie…

@CulturalGutter
The foretold crocodile! #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
Man, that croc is a perv-osaurus. #MagicLizard

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@KeithATC
How exactly did #MagicLizard get the job defending earth’s most precious magic stone in the first place?

@KeithATC
And now full frontal nudity in a kid’s film! At least #MagicLizard didn’t make the nudity belong to Peter MacNicol

@FOURDK
Fact: The main threats to Frill-necked lizards are eagles, owls, larger lizards, snakes, dingoes and quolls. #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
Fact: Frill-necked lizards employ an ambush method for hunting, lying in wait for their prey. #MagicLizard

@CulturalGutter
“Ow, my cloaca!” #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
truth be told, the #MagicLizard fishing scene is a lot more exciting than actual fishing

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@KeithATC
Meanwhile, at the Planet of the Apes set… #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
Third time in and I’m still not sure if these guys are scientists, hunters, or just really big #MagicLizard fans.

@WtfFilm
Recognizing rural Thai locations – a sure sign you’ve seen too many Sompote Sands films. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
did anyone else notice one of these guys has a pink banana-seat bike parked outside his tent? #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
So far, #MagicLizard is still better than “What Happens in Vegas”

@FOURDK
Looks like we’re going to need a bigger net. #MagicLizard

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@CulturalGutter
You are going to need a bigger butterfly net. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
#MagicLizard’s protracted slapstick comedy chase is better if you imagine Benny Hill music. Or that you are watching Benny Hill instead

@FOURDK
Bet y’all thought while there were flying saucers, living statues and light sabers this movie was going to be pretty cool, eh? #MagicLizard

@CulturalGutter
@KeithATC So far I still dislike both Jar-Jar & Sammy Petrillo more. #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
Fact: A Frill-necked lizard was featured on the reverse of the Australian 2-cent coin until 1991. #MagicLizard

@winkingskunk
@KeithATC Fart goblins! I just got home (forgot it was Sunday) only to find that one of my roomies borrowed my external disc player.

@KeithATC
@winkingskunk A likely story! Your instinct for self preservation obviously kicked in

@KeithATC
Movies that came out the same year as #MagicLizard: Ran, Tampopo, Brazil, Re-Animator, Day of the Dead

@WtfFilm
“We built this giant wack-a-mole set, and we’re going to use it, dammit!” #MagicLizard

@iaflash: #iaflash So is now a good time to start talking about Southeast Asian architecture? #MagicLizard bit.ly/zW4ayI

@winkingskunk: Can’t believe I’m missing #MagicLizard right now. Dare I watch it tomorrow? ….alone?

@FOURDK
Note gratuitous Inna Godda Davida on the soundtrack. #MagicLizard

@CulturalGutter
I do any cinematic reference to whack-a-mole. #MagicLizard

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@KeithATC
@winkingskunk you’ve missed ten minutes of a bald guy trying to hit #MagicLizard with his umbrella while funk music plays in the background

@FOURDK
@WtfFilm Are you sure they didn’t build it for Crocodile? #MagicLizard #iaflash

@WtfFilm
@FOURDK While #MagicLizard is on I’m not sure of anything but pain…

@KeithATC
Holy cow — did our #MagicLizard discussion just attract a bot???

@KeithATC
Say what you want, but #MagicLizard’s ability to ride that bike in that suit is impressive

@CulturalGutter
Thailand is made from the same kind of cheese Wallace & Gromit discovered on the moon. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
If you were going to the movies in 1985, you could chose to see Jackie Chan’s Police Story…or #MagicLizard

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@FOURDK
I think this is the same ruined temple where the kid got shot in the face in Hanuman & the 7 Ultras. #MagicLizard

@CulturalGutter
Guy in frilled lizard suit riding a bike causes water buffalo stampede. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
the movie may be suspect, but #MagicLizard’s soundtrack is kind of bad-ass

@FOURDK
Fact: A frill-necked lizard known as “Lizzie” was the mascot for the 2000 Paralympic Games. #MagicLizard

@CulturalGutter
Thailand will let anyone film at Sukothai. #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
Okay, guys, serious question: Do you think that any of the stuff #MagicLizard is saying is of consequence, or is it just ambient nattering?

@CulturalGutter
Possible sequels: Magic Lizard at the Parthenon. #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
And so begin’s #MagicLizard’s wacky animal molestation adventure…

@FOURDK
Honey Badger don’t care! #MagicLizard

@CulturalGutter
Magic Lizard Visits the Pyramids. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
Oh my God, that bear suit!!!! #MagicLizard

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@FOURDK
I never saw that palm tree catapult gag coming. #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
I’ll say this in #MagicLizard’s favor… more films need crudely anthropomorphic badgers.

@FOURDK
Fact: The depiction of the Dilophosaurus in Jurrasic Park generated an increase in demand for the frill-necked lizard as a pet. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
#MagicLizard has not stopped gibbering since the film began. It could almost be considered annoying.

@CulturalGutter
That moon bear just isn’t right. #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
Why. Is. Its. Mouth. ALWAYS. Open. ? #MagicLizard

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@FOURDK
“Baby Elephant Walk” bridges all gaps between species. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
though I think the endless gibbering of my fellowing commuters has given me a substantial tolerance for #MagicLizard’s falsetto yammering

@CulturalGutter
I’m looking away till the bear is finished whatever it’s doing to that tree. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
When did #MagicLizard become the stock footage from an old Tarzan film?

@KeithATC
It took every ounce of Sompote Sands’ restraint not to film those elephants taking a dump. #MagicLizard

@CulturalGutter
Everybody dance! #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
Disneyland should remodel Jungle Cruise to more closely match #MagicLizard’s jungle adventure

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@FOURDK
@WtfFilm Funny you should ask, Kevin. It seems the frill is activated by opening the mouth, via a set of cartilaginous rods. #MagicLizard

@CulturalGutter
@KeithATC you know what’s sad? I have historical context for the elephant/tiger fight. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
for a second, I thought one of the guys on that pushcart was Fung Shui-Fan. #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
And this is where #MagicLizard embarks on a hobo’s life.

@WtfFilm
Only one more hour to go. Progress! #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
All that’s missing is Woody Guthrie music. #MagicLizard

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@KeithATC
Incidentally, in 1985 you could see Fung Shui-Fan with Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung in My Lucky Stars…or you could have watched #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
@FOURDK someone write the #MagicLizard/Emperor of the North Pole fanfic

@winkingskunk
@KeithATC Sounds like Heaven!

@FOURDK
Fact: The frill-necked lizard is ectothermic and maintains its homeostatic body temperature by basking for up to 40 minutes. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
@winkingskunk wait til a water buffalo poops in MagicLizard’s mouth as revenge 4 ML sticking his tail up the buffalo’s…I’ve said too much

@winkingskunk
@KeithATC Sounds like someone’s heaven….? #officiallyfrightened.

@KeithATC
@FOURDK #MagicLizard can take the part of the uppity young hobo formerly played by Keith Carradine

@CulturalGutter
I am sorry Magic Lizard. You are not ready to live among humankind. #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
Magic Lizard talks a lot of smack. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
Isn’t #MagicLizard supposed to be fighting space aliens that stole a powerful gemstone or something?

@FOURDK
Yes, get #MagicLizard back on the rails, by all means.

@KeithATC
Oh…my…I don’t even know what to say. #MagicLizard #BridgeOverTheRiverKwai

@WtfFilm
@KeithATC #MagicLizard is all about the “or something”

@FOURDK
Nice arbitrary use of miniatures there. #MagicLizard

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@CulturalGutter
@FOURDK Say, can frilled lizards drop their tails? #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
@KeithATC I’m sure it was properly licensed. #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
Model train ahoy! #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
@FOURDK Sompote Sands was nothing if not a master of licensing. #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
It’s all in good fun, with two lovable animal poachers dangling before the maw of a killer crocodile… #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
I guess trains are also a natural predator of frill-necked lizards. #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
…and a talking killer crocodile at that. #MagicLizard

@CulturalGutter
Sompote Sands is right: Bridge Over The River Kwai could’ve used a guy in a lizard suit. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
I’m going to keep pretending that those guys are Charlie Chin, Fung Shui-Fan, and Eric Tsang, and that #MagicLizard is Richard Ng

@FOURDK
#MagicLizard money shot coming up.

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@WtfFilm
Ahh… animal rape. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
I know I should have something to say about #MagicLizard’s tail and the water buffalo’s… but I really, honestly don’t know what I COULD say

@FOURDK
DISC BREAK. When shall we resume? #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
Disc switch, coming up. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
Take 5 everyone, and grab some harsh whiskey. Then on to #MagicLizard disc 2

@WtfFilm
Oh sweet silence. #MagicLizard #Intermission

@KeithATC
OK, I am stocked with cured meat, stinky cheese, and honey butter. Hit me with your best shot, #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
Okay, I’m firing it up now. #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
This next is the most baffling sequence in #MagicLizard for me. And yes, subtitles probably would have helped.

@KeithATC
pressing play on part two. Dear god, I’m pressing play. #MagicLizard

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@FOURDK
BTW, sorry for the false warning, but rest assured that Water Buffalo has his revenge. #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
I hope Chuck Heston is lurking somewhere in the rafters, commandments in hand… #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
and I’m pretending this guy is Ricky Hui. Such a better movie #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
@KeithATC 2 and a half minutes in here. There’s no going back now. #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
The first time I watched this I was pretty sure I got the 2nd disc for a different movie. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
Incidentally, in 1985, you could have watched Ricky Hui in Mr Vampire…or chosen to watch #MagicLizard instead

@WtfFilm
So. Who are these people, again? #MagicLizard

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@FOURDK
The judicious placement of clearly visible wires is something Sands learned at the knee of Eiji Tsuburaya. #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
I think we lost @CulturalGutter #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
It’s sort of gone all Syd & Marty Krofft here. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
@FOURDK @CulturalGutter we knew there would be casualties when we took this mission. I’ll tie her jade tear around my neck #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
The sole purpose of these guys is to make you want #MagicLizard to actually reappear in the movie

@FOURDK
@KeithATC @CulturalGutter DAMN YOU, MAGIC LIZARD!!!!!! #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
@FOURDK They made films for children. #MagicLizard was made for The Brood.

@WtfFilm
It’s been ten minutes since part two started, and I still don’t know who this movie is suddenly about. #MagicLizard

@CUlturalGutter
@FOURDK No, I’m just a minute behind you guys. I went downstairs for snacks, came back and you guys were gone.

@KeithATC
@FOURDK @CulturalGutter I thought you had retreated to the comparative safety of your haunted cellar

@FOURDK
@CulturalGutter Oh, good. Was worried that #MagicLizard might have passed the Jar Jar threshold for you.

@KeithATC
The guy in the hat has a voice that is actually even more annoying than #MagicLizard’s

@WtfFilm
The Chaiyo Logo attacks! #MagicLizard

@CulturalGutter
I need more giant golden statues clutching fully articulated human skeletons in their fists. #MagicLizard

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@FOURDK
@KeithATC And when you hurt him, it just makes it worse! #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
Movies I haven’t seen: The Artist, Drive, Shame. Movies I have seen: #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
Beware, the cheerful music and the water buffalo. Beware! #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
And #MagicLizard immediately makes you regret wanting Magic Lizard back in the movie

@KeithATC
Ahh, I see Sompote’s restraint from not filming the elephants taking a dump has paid off tenfold #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
I’m sure Morricone approved the use of his music for the water buffalo shitting scene. #MagicLizard

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@FOURDK
Fact: Frill-necked lizards are insectivorous. They especially favor butterflies and moths, their larvae even more so. #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
Die, #MagicLizard, die!

@KeithATC
This #MagicLizard scene must have been written after Sompote saw Caveman starring Ringo Starr

@CulturalGutter
Magic Lizard is allergic to hell wasps an the comic relief tomb raiders won’t get its epi pin #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
Someone should just have sex with one of those giant mosquitos. Honestly, we’re past a point of no return here. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
This guy is thanking the giant mosquito for killing him so he can have nothing more to do with #MagicLizard

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@FOURDK
Ah, the bathhouse scene. The second most baffling part of #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
I just love the juxtaposition of the colorful floral arrangements and the pornography… #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
@FOURDK The first most baffling part is, of course, #MagicLizard.

@FOURDK
Fact: The frill-necked lizard is the emblem of the Australian Army’s Regional Force Surveillance Unit, Norforce. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
Why does this religion get flowers and Penthouse centerfolds on the altar, and I got Methodist bake sells? #MagicLizard

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@KeithATC
I guess I sort of got my wish, because #MagicLizard totally just became a Lucky Stars film

@WtfFilm
And now a little something for the sketchy old womanizers in the audience… #MagicLizard

@CulturalGutter
The sexual harassment scene needs to be gone. #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
One of those pinups looks like a still from Haseena Atom Bomb. #MagicLizard

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@FOURDK
Fact: Adult male Frill-necked lizards fight for mates, displaying their frills and biting each other. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
such diligent scrubbing of the clavical. #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
#MagicLizard in To Catch A Predator.

@CulturalGutter
So Magic Lizard kind of saves the day—with Morricone in the background. #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
Don’t get to close, fellas, you don’t know where #MagicLizard’s mouth has been. Unfortunately, we do.

@KeithATC
when the tubby guy in white cotton pants stood up out of the bath, I feared the worst. #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
I’m not just a dirty old man, I’m a dirty old doctor. #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
Just what #MagicLizard needs, an adrenaline booster.

@WtfFilm
NOW who’s wearing the pink checkered skirt in this relationship? #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
remember when this movie had spaceships and a fake ultraman with a lightsaber? Those were the days, #MagicLizard, those were the days…

@CulturalGutter
Takes a certain kind of man to get it on to one of Morricone’s elegiac trumpet solos. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
I feel like this guy got to write this scene in for himself. #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
OMG, she’s lying on the honey badger costume! #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
@KeithATC Fear not… Jum-Killer will return. Eventually. And briefly. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
It’s nice that Tommy Chong has apparently joined the cast of #MagicLizard

@CulturalGutter
How many sarongs does this old guy go through in a day? And what’s his Spaghetti Western music fetish? #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
I hope they keep some Lysol handy, as this place is going to be crawling with salmonella. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
@CulturalGutter this #MagicLizard scene has had more costume changes than a Kylie Minogue concert

@KeithATC
Lady, it’s not that kind of #MagicLizard

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@WtfFilm
#MagicLizard’s magic hands…

@FOURDK
#MagicLizard has magic fingers.

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@CulturalGutter
@KeithATC I miss the water buffalo that breathes fire. #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
“I knew we should have sprayed for man-eating crocodiles!” #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
I didn’t realize til now that I missed the crocodile from Crocodile. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
#MagicLIzard’s girlfriend is really doing a number on that guy’s manboobs

@CulturalGutter
I wonder who would win in a fight–the Magic Lizard or Minya. #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
Meanwhile… IN SPACE. #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
And now the movie you could have been watching. It’s called Giant and Jumbo A. #MagicLizard

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@WtfFilm
Never thought I’d say “I’d rather be watching MARS MEN”. #MagicLizard

@CulturalGutter
Magic Lizard just harasses other animals. #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
Just when you were thinking, “This movie needs a comical monkey injection STAT”. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
five seconds of awesome space battle is no match for another protracted scene of #MagicLizard getting hit with coconuts down by the river

@KeithATC
#MagicLizard is to Crocodile what Shaolin Dolemite is to Ninja: The Final Duel

@CulturalGutter
Lotta cloaca shots. Someone should’ve warned me. #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
That monkey didn’t do a very good job of hiding his nuts. #MagicLizard

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@WtfFilm
And to think, I could have done my taxes instead. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
Sadly, #MagicLizard is not a trending topic, though #NoAss and #MiddleFingerUp both seem to be

@CulturalGutter
Magic Lizard: Leave the other animals alone. #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
They’re not really doing a good job of establishing this unmoving crocodile as a credible threat. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
In the sequel, #MagicLizard and the crocodile are a pair of mismatched cops who have to take down a drug kingpin water buffalo

@FOURDK
Fact: When Frill-necked lizards eat, they eat in abundance. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
I can’t believe I’ve been watching #MagicLizard for the past seventy-three hours

@WtfFilm
My god, the shrieking! #MagicLizard

@CulturalGutter
Magic Lizard just foments discord wherever it goes. Monkey vs. crocodile vs. giant frilled lizard. #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
I feel #MagicLizard should have said “Shiwack!” before executing that flip. #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
The one bit that will make you think #MagicLizard was better than it actually is is coming up.

@WtfFilm
@FOURDK The end? #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
@CulturalGutter He is the hateful turncoat of the animal kingdom. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
This coconut baseball scene in #MagicLizard is still better than all of Battlefield Baseball

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@WtfFilm
Behold, the dubious physics of #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
Fact: The frill-necked lizard’s frill is believed to aid in the regulation of body temperature. #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
THE EXORCIST meets the miracle of flight… #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
The amazing thing is that #MagicLizard is 100% scientifically accurate

@FOURDK
The crocodile’s like, “Please, I just wanted to kill you. Is that so unreasonable?” #MagicLizard

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@KeithATC
Please step on #MagicLizard…please step on Magic Lizard…

@FOURDK
Yuk Wud Jaeng is like, “I fought an awesome battle with aliens ON THE FUCKING MOON. What did you do, #MagicLizard ?”

@lowdudgeon: Have you guys seen Manic Gizzard? It’s really good. #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
Oh the irony… a copyright statement at the end of a Chaiyo production… #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
And there you have it. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
wait…huh? All that was just so he didn’t have to deal with #MagicLizard when the real fight was going down???

@KeithATC
I guess I can’t blame Yuk Wud Jaeng but seriously, I totally blame Yuk Wud Jaeng for #MagicLizard

@FOURDK
Fact: The frill-necked lizard is not poisonous or harmful to man. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
@FOURDK I disagree. #MagicLizard

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@FOURDK
@KeithATC It’s true. When he left, he took the whole movie with him. #MagicLizard

@KeithATC
Thanks to @CulturalGutter @FOURDK and @WtfFilm for going along with this terrible terrible #MagicLizard idea

@CulturalGutter
Nothing degrades all living things like comic relief. #MagicLizard

@WtfFilm
@CulturalGutter @KeithATC @FOURDK Calling it a night here as well. Couldn’t have picked better company for such a horrid film. #MagicLizard

@drfreex: @KeithATC @CulturalGutter @FOURDK @WtfFilm Also, thank you all for your suffering… for SCIENCE! #MagicLizard

10 thoughts on “Magic Lizard Tweet-Along”

  1. You should watch Shaitani Dracula instead. Todd from 4DK will actually fly to New York and beat me up if I recommend anyone watch Magic Lizard

  2. hey man, love the reviews. I noticed that Norwegian Ninja and Troll Hunter don’t appear ? the a to z search. Maybe I’m doing something wrong. It’s just that I love the reviews and worry that there may be other great reviews hiding around somewhere that I am missing out on the pleasure of reading. watched Norwegian. Ninja last night and loved it. Constant amusement sums it us nicely.

  3. Thanks. Checked the A-to-Z and both films are in there. It’s nto the easiest to read list, though, so it’s pretty easy to miss titles as they all blend in with each other. Man, now I just want to go watch Norwegian Ninja again.

  4. great. my colleagues are looking at me as if i was the kind of guy laughing hysterically while looking at pictures of magic lizard

  5. I had the pleasure to meet Sompote twice during my trip and I also visited his studio. Great guy, very nerdy and very clever – believe it or not.

    Anyway, he gave me the background to why Magic Lizard exists: Japanese television wanted a hysterical comedy and they gave Sompote money to do it. Even he thinks the movie is very absurd and silly, and that “the Japanese has a very special kind of humor” :)

  6. Thanks for the reply man. The review you put up played a big part in my desire to watch it. so many great moments. The echoes during The mountain fight were a nice touch. Watched Black Dynamite soon after. Seems like a film that might be up your street. Afros, nunchucks and Kung Foo treachery.

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