The Deadly Mantis

This Was the Day That Engulfed the World in Terror!
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  • ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.85:1
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 18 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: March 16, 2015
  • Originally Released: 1957
  • Label: Universal Studios

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Rotten33%

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Total Count: 9

Spilled31%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 809
Rating: C- -- The military use smoke and chemical bombs (maybe they contained Raid) to kill it, as the film mercifully ends. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Aug 31, 2001
Rating: 2/5 -- One of Universal-International cheapie '50s bug movies. Bring on the DDT.
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Sep 9, 2002
Rating: 2.5/4 -- In the annals of big-bug movies, this one falls somewhere in the middle. Full Review
Film Frenzy
Mar 23, 2019
Rating: 1/5 -- An affront to the grace and dignity of giant bug movies.
Flipside Movie Emporium
Dec 4, 2002
Rating: 3/5 -- Very '50s sci-fi with giant insect on the climb, and typically fun overall.
Video-Reviewmaster.com
Jan 1, 2008
Rating: 3.5/5 -- Having already been through ants, grasshoppers and spiders, the giant bug movie was clearly running the risk of making the entire sci-fi subgenre unbelievable. Full Review
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Jul 30, 2002
Rating: 3/5 -- Fun entry into the giant bug movies of the 1950s
Lawrence Journal-World
Mar 19, 2004

Description by OLDIES.com:

When a giant, thousand-ton, carnivorous praying mantis is released from its million-year slumber in the frozen Arctic, a determined commander (Craig Stevens), a paleontologist (William Hopper) and a photojournalist (Alix Talton) work together to stop its terrible path of deadly destruction. As it walks, leaps and flies towards Washington DC, the fate of a nation rests on stopping the menacing insect by any means possible.

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  • Sales Rank: 2,035
  • UPC: 025192262845
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