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War of the Planets
Description: Look! Out among the stars! What are those mysterious lights? A space
aurora? Asteroids? No, they’re predators from Mars intent on conquering
our planet. Earthlings, this means war! After invading the United States
with his spacey space flick The Wild, Wild Planet, Italian director
Antonio Margheriti (aka Anthony Dawson) did it again with another
low-budget, high-camp sci-fi blast: War of the Planets, a tale of
astronauts battling invisible enemies who leave their human victims
neither alive nor dead. Look for Camelot, Die Hard 2 and
spaghetti-western star Franco Nero in the cast. Then laser up and go
kick some Martian butt!
Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze
Description: Based on the first of Kenneth Robeson’s 181 adventure-packed Doc Savage
books, Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze hits the screen with all its
gee-whiz, gung-ho spirit intact. And its bold protagonist, who along
with having a herculean body is also a surgeon, linguist and inventor,
remains determined to do right to all and wrong to no one. Ron Ely
(TV’s Tarzan) plays the strapping Savage in this high-camp, big-heroics
tale of his trek into the Valley of the Vanished to confront the
power-hungry Captain Seas (Paul Wexler). And behind the camera are pros
who know how to get the most out of this entertainment bronze mine:
veteran fantasy film producer George Pal (The War of the Worlds, The
Time Machine) and director Michael Anderson (Around the World in 80
Days, Logan’s Run).
The Wild, Wild Planet
Description: It’s groovy to be a spaceman! The way-out ’60s meet the far-out 21st
century in this psychedelic sci-fi head trip. Villains from überpowerful
The Corporations think they’d found a way to defeat their rivals, the
United Democracies: send robot minions to kidnap UD citizens, shrink
them down to suitcase size and transport them to a planetoid for hideous
human experiments. But a fearless rescue team is on the way! All that
stands between the rescuers and success are four-armed androids in
wraparound shades, martial artists wearing silk nighties and sporting
sky-high hairdos, flying saucers swinging around the cosmos on strings
like interplanetary yo-yos and more mod malevolence. It’s all wild, wild
fun and fantasy, brothers and sisters!
Queen Of Outer Space
Description: Breaking news from space! The bad: an intrepid captain and his men have
landed on a planet where males are outlawed. The good: some women there
are eager to break the law! Queen of Outer Space is a milestone of movie
camp. Eric Fleming plays the granite-jawed leader who shares with his
crew the crime of maleness. That’s just the start of their troubles. The
man-hating Venusian Queen (Laurie Mitchell) aims to destroy Earth once a
Beta Disintegrator is operational. But a gossamer-gowned scientist (Zsa
Zsa Gabor) and her curvy cohorts eye the men, and they like what they
see. This Bijou bauble has sets, costumes and effects from Flight to
Mars, Forbidden Planet and World Without End. Have fun spotting them!
Description: As in his classic The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, director Eugene Lourie
plunges us into a thrilling stomping ground, unleashing another Thunder
Lizard to stomp on everything in sight. Alarming levels of radiation
have infused the water, plants and skies, and a radiated paleosaurus
rises from the ocean depths. In its path: London. In its arsenal: a
strength to topple buildings (King Kong’s Willis O’Brien contributes
rampaging stop-motion effects), a stride that flattens cars, a
flesh-searing radioactive ray and a ticked-off attitude. Left in ruins
on land, humankind takes the fight to the beast’s undersea realm, where a
two-man submarine crew must ensure the torpedo they fire is dead-on.
The first chance is all anyone gets with The Giant Behemoth.
From Hell it Came
Description: Beware Tabonga! On a remote South Seas island, no one is safe from this
hideous…and unique…monster. Tabonga is part man, part tree, all doom.
Formerly an island prince, he was unjustly put to death by a witch
doctor. Now he’s returned to life with roots, branches and a vengeance.
Against natives. Against visiting American scientists who investigate
the tree’s radioactive green sap. Against anyone unwise enough to expect
a tree to stay put. A macabre medley of creature feature, Polynesian
kitsch and Atomic Age cautionary tale, From Hell It Came is the
killer-tree movie you woodn’t want to miss!
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