Ah, what a gloriously weird and beautiful film!
It’s got some issues, but it was far and away the strangest, most visually stunning film my local Monster Horror Chiller Theater showed when I was a kid. I hated it at the time, but it stuck with me, and for the last ten years or so I’ve been interested in checking it out. I only saw it once, around 1978, at Don Bennett’s house, while my folks were visiting. I was bored, so they shuffled me off and I half-dozed through the film. I was a more stolid, less interesting kid in those days.