This 30-minute long video, released in 2016, can be purchased for $14.95 at the following link: http://www.nightveilmedia.com/downloads/amazing-colossal-woman-download-part-one-garganta-puts-her-foot-down in 720×540 resolution as a WMV file. William “Bill” Black wrote the screenplay, as well as produced and directed this micro-budget film.
It stars Brenna Barry as Dr. Carol Heisler. The alien Solopticus scans the city from above and selects Dr. Heisler for an experiment. Solopticus then transforms her into a giantess and re-names her Garganta. Unfortunately for my tastes, Solopticus immediately clothes Garganta, and there was nudity or topless shots throughout the movie.
Brenna’s character ostensibly was based on the character Garganta in AC Comics’ FEMFORCE. However, the comic book version has a different origin story and I don’t think that tying the movie to the comic book character added anything.
Garganta walks around central Florida, scaring many people, killing a few in non-graphic fashion, and hamming it up. Overall, I was surprised by how many people were in the cast. My favorite was Lon Madnight as a horror movie host.
News reporters Toni Garland and Ernie Shadowsky provide ongoing commentary and note at one point that Garganta was around 50 to 60 feet tall. They also report that Garganta sneezed and sent a man tumbling down the street.
There’s an odd bit when we learn that this story takes place in the same universe that AC Comics exists in. In fact, Garganta kills an AC Comic editor during her rampage. I assume this was done for humor, but I just said “huh” and wondered where they were going with it.
There’s also a strange scene where the camera focuses on a cat while Garganta walks around an old lady’s house. The elderly woman calls the police to report the giant in the same tone one would use to order a pizza.
The biggest negative was the post-processing. This was a process called “SOLOPTIVISION” which was used to turn the original color footage into black and white. It gave things a “fuzzy” appearance and obscured sharp details.
I cannot recommend buying this film in digital format for the simple reason of cost. It was only after I purchased the first part online, for $14.95, that I realized that both parts of “The Amazing Colossal Woman”, along with some extras, could be bought in a DVD from the Nightveil web site for the same price, $14.95. I have no idea why digital customers are penalized and forced to effectively pay twice the cost of a hard copy.
Furthermore, I later found “The Amazing Colossal Woman” DVD, accompanied by a Stormy Tempest film, on sale for $12.95 on eBay in early January 2019.
I offer a weak recommendation for this film to fans of giantess rampages. Those fans could seek out a discounted hard copy. However, for fans of growth process this is an easy pass.
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