We know we’re still a few days away from the week’s finale, and thus from the joys of Bad Movie Friday, but we couldn’t resist posting the trailer above. We’re in the midst of watching Werner Herzog’s My Best Fiend, a documentary about his rather insane working relationship with Klaus Kinski. From what we’ve gathered (and previously posted about), Kinski had a couple of screws loose; Herzog describes him as a total egomaniac, whose idea of perfect beauty was his own face.
We wonder, then, what the shoot for 1982’s Android was like. Kinski doing a thickly accented Dr. Frankenstein bit aboard a spaceship? With plenty of robot-on-human sex thrown in for good measure? Our hunch is that Kinski had his share of total flip-outs while bringing that crazy vision to fruition.
By the clips we’ve seen, the end result hasn’t aged well, even compared to such early ’80s sci-fi fare as Sean Connery’s Outland. The dialogue exhibits a certain Lucas-ian woodenness. But perhaps we’re missing out on some hidden Kinski genius.