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|Frank Puglia||Dr. Leonardo|
|John Zaremba||Dr. Judson Uhl|
|Thomas Brown Henry||Gen. A.D. McIntosh|
|Tito Vuolo||Comisario of Police|
|Jan Arvan||Signore Contino|
|George Pelling||Mr. Maples|
|Rollin Moriyama||Dr. Koruku|
|Ray Harryhausen||Man Feeding Elephants|
|Dale Van Sickel||Stuntman|
|Mischa Bakaleinikoff||Score Composer|
|Edwin H. Bryant||Editor|
|Lambert Day||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Ray Harryhausen||Special Effects|
|Charlotte Knight||Original Story|
|Cary O'Dell||Art Director|
|Robert Priestley||Set Decoration/Design|
|Charles H. Schneer||Producer|
Posted October 1, 2010
This movie is great! Sure the flaws outnumber the reality..would NASA allow a lost crash site..could a creature exist or breathe in this atmosphere from the uninhabitable Venus, or why would we even want to go there..would people be so ignorant to pick up a highly contaminated parcel from outer space? It all seems like bunk, but that's what made the 50's sci-fi flicks such pure escapism fun. The special effects still hold up well today..yeah, the space ship crash is hokum, the miniature creature looks like a doll, but the larger creature's movements(simulated breathing,mannerisms,facial reactions) and it's interaction with the on-location scenes of Rome and Italy, not to mention the classic coming-at-you in the barn, and picking-up-a-man in the street scenes, are nearly flawless in movement. These scenes all courtesy of the talented Harryhausen, showed the greatness to come in this earlier effort. The characters leave you feeling a bit like: why'd he do that..what are you doing?? The brave spaceship commander, the befuddled scientist and his intelligent,resourceful daughter, the uncompromising Italian official, and the incorrigible brat Pepe, all add to the enjoyment of this film. It's well worth the rent and repeated viewings.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
The other review pretty much summed it up, Rocketship crashes into the ocean on way back from venus. Lands right near a bunch of fishermen. I will say that the sound of the rocket before it crashed sounded pretty real. The fisherman approach and pull two men out of the ship. It promptly sinks. One of the two survivors dies. Enter Pepe', One things for sure, this kid dont plan to make fish'n a livi'n. He winds up finding a vial of gelatin like substance. He then sells it to a a zoologist for enough money to get a Real cowboy hat. Apparently they were all the rage in that part of Italy. Off goes Pepe'. One thing leads to another and the ymir starts to grow. The zoologist puts him in a cage and drives off down the road. But, then the tarp comes off, just as he and the pretty young lady go to fix it, the young lady gets grabbed. But, in the mean time, pepe' has struck a deal with the US goverment to buy him a load of horses to go with his cowboy hat. They eventually find the Ymir and by this time, he is real big. He eventually gets cornered in rome and one shot takes him down, end of movie. Enjoy!-Patrick S. McCoy firstname.lastname@example.orgWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 8, 2008
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