If your like me you probably have fond memories of watching old "Monster" movies as a kid. Stuff like the old Godzilla films, that used tons of miniatures like tanks and buildings Godzilla would step in to give the impression he was leveling a town. Lots of films fell into this category, but none were as unique as Night of the Lepus.
Released in 1972 Night of the Lepus is about a small town rancher named Cole. His crops are being decimated by herds of rabbits. Seems that all the coyotes in the area are gone, so there is nothing for the rabbits to fear.
Cole does not want to to kill any rabbits so he asks the local college researchers for help. They suggest using chemical injections to mess up the bredding cycle and have a serum that they beleive can cause birth defects. They gather up a few rabbits but one of the researchers daughters has grown fond of one of the rabbits and switches him out with one of the captured ones. He's given the injection, and then given to the girl to keep as a pet. However it runs away one night back to the wild.
From there giant animal tracks are found near Cole's farm and when he and a few others follow them to a cave they encounter a giant monster rabbit this face is covered in blood. They eacape, but soon the giant rabbits decent upon the town eating people and destroying everything in sight.
This is as corny as it sounds, but it's a great time. The acting is a bit off as the actors are playing these parts very seriously when it's hard not to laugh at practice houses and toy cars being smashed by bunnies. The film is great though. I remember watching it as a child on a Saturday afternoon and I enjoyed it. I enjoy it now as well.
Scream Factory has just released this on Blu-ray and they have done there usuall amazing job on the transfer. It looks and sounds brand new. They even have it loaded with special features.
Overall 3 out of 5 Stars