The Landmaster was an awesome vehicle that stole every scene of the film it appeared in.
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Yet again, there are some noticeable differences that make or break the story. According to Zelazny:. Tanner sat within an illuminated box which shielded him against radiation. It mounted eight fifty-caliber automatic guns and four grenade-throwers.
It carried thirty armor-piercing rockets which could be discharged straight ahead or at any elevation up to forty degrees from the plane. Each of the four sides, as well as the roof of the vehicle, housed a flamethrower. When standing at a right angle to the body of the vehicle — eight feet to the rear of the front bumper — they extended out to a distance of six feet on either side of the car. They could be couched like lances for a charge. They could be held but slightly out from the sides for purposes of slashing whatever was sideswiped.
The car was bullet-proof, air conditioned, and had its own food locker and sanitation facilities. A long barreled. Landmaster vehicle from Damnation Alley film. I did the math. No, the design used in the film is by far the better choice. Proof: even before the movie came out, the star was born.
Roger Zelazny earned and won many awards as a writer over the years, but Damnation Alley was obviously not one of his most popular stories. The book is hard to read if you want to take the characters seriously.
And for that alone, I must say the journey across Damnation Alley is an important adventure in science fiction and well worth a look. Your email address will not be published. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Add to cart. More Info. Jack Smight directs Jan-Michael Vincent, George Peppard, Paul Winfield, Dominique Sanda in expensive 20th Century Fox filming of Roger Zelazny post-nuclear holocaust thriller with gigantic scorpions, killer cockroaches and violent weather conditions rendering the planet barren and treacherous. The rest is history. Goldsmith saw inspiration in imaginative if not entirely successful special effects, creating incredibly ferocious action score for large piece orchestra with extra brass and woodwinds violins intentionally taceting plus complex array of electronics.
Unique, dry and often brazen sound results in cues that are aggressive, intense, powerful! Trademark rhythms abound, especially in dynamic low brass figures. Damnation Alley has previously seen only compromised selections released on album due to missing electronic elements, damaged orchestral masters. Under guidance of Producer Nick Redman and Fox team, search deep into vaults unearths complete multi-channel orchestral session masters.
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Co-producer Mike Matessino next performs restoration and stunning new stereo mix of entire orchestral score. Arthur Morton orchestrates, Lionel Newman conducts. Intrada Special Collection CD available while quantities and interest remain! Play all clips Main Titles A Different World Valley Of Death The Landmasters