It was Films liked this started my love of 50's Sci-fi. So, there's a lot of fun in this flick and may keep you on the edge of your seat. It also demonstrates the difference between a child's mind and perception that I was so affected by a trailer for so many years. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. This used to be the case some years ago but not now! But not frightening! : Glenn, Here's the link you requested at the conclusion of your It! But everything else takes place on the Challenge spaceship. So, there's a lot of fun in this flick and may keep you on the edge of your seat. I'm remembering this from Randy Palmer's good book on Paul Blaisdell but probably have some of the details It was Films liked this started my love of 50's Sci-fi. Bert Shefter and Paul Sawtell's music score isn't identical to that for their Kronos but it's awfully close. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 22, 2007. Quality is still good but not true blu ray.
It terrified me then and I have never forgotten it, and I have tried to identify the film ever since.
5. Before long, the crew members of this second expedition are being systematically killed off, and it looks as though Ed is up to his old tricks. Fred F. Sears had to shoot all of The Giant Claw on tiny sets or against a blank background, and it really shows. We like the "It" monster even though it's mediocre at best. When Ed and Jim walk on the hull to the lower airlock, the camera is turned 90 degrees to effect a sideways walking gag, as used in the later TV Batman show. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. The Times Square flea-pit movie scene in the later Midnight Cowboy is almost a spoof of soporific 'exterior spaceship in flight' shots from Sci-fi films around this time. Why do companies keep on doing this, it's 2016 and nearly everyone has wide-screen TV's, so why do they go out of their way to crop a film. I will be happy to be embarrassed by an easy explanation. Please try again. He says that all nine of his colleagues were killed by a monster he never saw. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. It is an important social snapshot which by modern standards is quite amusing, and certainly interesting. Please try again. Too terrifying to even have a name, It is a seemingly invincible monster that is hell-bent on killing everyone on a mission to Mars. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 14, 2016. And I didn't know that it was considered somewhat an inspiration for Alien. An airtight center hatch with a metal staircase connects each level. The Terror from Beyond Space is bookended by a pair of Earthbound scenes in a typical windowless, nearly featureless Kent/Cahn room. Highly recommended to thoe's who like their vintage Sci-Fi Horror.
Until his late-career fantasy output gained some attention, director Edward L. Cahn's reputation rested with an early Walter Huston talkie, the town-taming western Law and Order. In fact, the films are virtually identical, even down to the crew sitting down to share a meal before the monster shows up and the mayhem commences. Sold by westworld- and sent from Amazon Fulfillment.
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Shop It! That survivor, Col Ed Carruthers (Marshall Thompson) is accused of murdering his fellow crewmen. The Monster That Challenged the World / It! There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists.
The Terror from Beyond Space is set in "the future" (1973, to be exact). No research took place at all. That survivor, Col Ed Carruthers (Marshall Thompson) is accused of murdering his fellow crewmen. It!!!!! Unable to add item to List. Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2018. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. And I didn't know that it was considered somewhat an inspiration for Alien. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. The big boys have become cheaper and all you get is a straight forward simple title on the disc. I was so disappointed. Years later, when the film arrived on MGM DVD, I felt that a scene was missing: a brief flashback shot of the crew of the Challenger 141 in a jeep, driving desperately through a blinding sandstorm to get away from... something. No matter though, for the action of the final battle is novel and exciting. But the big studios didn't like the low return on investment, leaving the Sci-fi field open to independents and discount monster makers. the terror from beyond space (1958) is often seen as a somewhat retrospective niche classic and often mentioned as an inspiration behind the actual 1979 classic, Alien. He lies in pain from his infected foot as Ed and Ann are cooing sweet nothings to each other just a few feet away. It also demonstrates the difference between a child's mind and perception that I was so affected by a trailer for so many years. Society in the 1950s was very different and the film mirrors the naivety of the time. The entire film was pretty much filmed on a "space ship" headed back from Mars to Earth.
In one scene, a crew member approaches an opening that looks like a doorway and enters. IT!!!!!!!! 6, On a scale of Excellent, Good, Fair, and Poor, This makes sense, if the monster's original 'knees' ended up three inches up Corrigan's thighs -- Blaisdell wasn't a big guy. I don't remember any complaints from kids, who loved the silhouette shot of the monster bending a rifle in two. For them who do not know this movie was the inspiration for the brilliant Alien movie franchise non the less a great movie in its own right. Too terrifying to even have a name, It is a seemingly invincible monster that is hell-bent on killing everyone on a mission to Mars. Now it has been released on Blu-ray and the picture and sound quality is miles better than the DVD version my only gripe is that it is region locked, just as well I have a multi region player. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages that interest you.
I never owned it on VHS and waited for it to come out on DVD. These items are dispatched from and sold by different sellers. I waited many years for this movie to come out on video. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Even the disc cover is basically the same as the dvd version. Starring Marshall Thompson, this film has a truly nice plot and I think the film was done quite well. But a reminder that children perceive things very differently to adults and that must not be forgotten when showing trailers for adult films to audiences at a children's show e.g. Now it has been released on Blu-ray and the picture and sound quality is miles better than the DVD version my only gripe is that it is region locked, just as well I have a multi region player. It !The Terror From Beyond Space, Reviewed in the United States on August 25, 2016. That scene reminded me of the scene from Alien when a crew member (Dean Stanton's character) entered the section while chasing after the cat. I think they should put the blu ray cover on the disc itself or at least something besides just the title, the way it used to be, makes you feel you are getting your money's worth. It terrified me then and I have never forgotten it, and I have tried to identify the film ever since. But Ed claims that the killer was a Martian monster, and hopes to prove his assertions by signing up for a second journey to the Red Planet. The show reportedly had the kids at the edge of their seats. Dvd version even had subtitles, this one does not. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. It terrified me then and I have never forgotten it, and I have tried to identify the film ever since. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. An rescue ship travels out to Mars to retrieve the only survivor of a space probe that has experienced some sort of cataclysm. Writer Bret Wood wrote an excellent, well researched Movie Morlocks article on the 'subliminal advertising / brainwashing scare' of the late 1950s, and if anybody can still find it over at the TCM site, I'll be happy to link to it. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. No; Subtitles: None For perhaps the first time a space movie brings in technical details like an airlock chamber without stopping for a full explanation. THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE [1958 / 2016] [The Cult Movie Collection] [Blu-ray]. I grew up with this "B" movie and always enjoyed it. The Terror is small change next to the color epics Forbidden Planet and This Island Earth, with their five-figure construction budgets. The Terror From Beyond Space [DVD]. The VHS art showed "It" tearing through the reactor door in a glossy airbrushed still. Deaf and Hearing Impaired Friendly? Are Perdue and Ed also going to get sick and go nuts, or does the contagion only strike down arrogant, chauvinistic dumbbells like Van? Highly recommended to thoe's who like their vintage Sci-Fi Horror. Learn more about DVD region specifications. Correspondent Bart Steele found the link to Bret Wood's article! The story is pretty as bare bones as you will often find in a 1950's horror/sci fi genre piece creature feature. I emailed my complaint to the Olive Films website and received the following reply: "Thank you for contacting Olive Films. Unable to add item to Wish List. Ann, mildly disinterested: "Let's talk about it later." Like I say, "It" looks great whenever he's not front-lit. I have lost count of the times I have watched it partly to see the many brilliant actors and actresses who regrettably are no longer with us. The Terror would eliminate all shots of the monster for as long as possible, and shorten and darken many more later on.
This will not play on most DVD players sold in the U.S., U.S. The Terror and Mario Bava's Planet of the Vampires? Van, unhappy: "Looks like it's you and Ed now?" I remembered it as a single-angle process shot, a jarring but effective optical superimposition during Carruthers' story of the attack on Mars. The effort to rescue him leads to more and riskier hide-and-seek games up and down the levels, and they build to what in 1958 was a novel and exciting conclusion. The information about IT! It kills two crewmembers outright and wounds two more, including Col. Van Heusen. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Only difference is the blu ray version is widescreen.
Will be buying the "B" sci fi classics from them from now on. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I cut through the shrink wrap and watched the film -- … Too terrifying to even have a name, It is a seemingly invincible monster that is hell-bent on killing everyone on a mission to Mars. But a more effective It!
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