Monday, September 28, 2015

Daytime Heroes: Johnny Cypher in Dimension Zero (1967)

Johnny Cypher in Dimension Zero was first produced in Japan in 1967, then imported to the US by Seven Arts a year later. Joe Oriolo's studio had a hand in the production, but there's little to explain the jump cutting between scenes, not that it helps the pacing, as each short runs about 6 minutes or so.

Would it work today? Hard to say. The series didn't even last a year.

Here's "The Mothmen":

The Japanese were more proficient with half-hour-length stories, something we'd pick up on a few years later. Copying the 3 shorts to a half-hour format with Johnny Cypher? Not so much.

Rating: C.

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