This Island Earth
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- Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 26 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 22, 2006
- Originally Released: 1955
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono - English
- Subtitles - English (SDH), French, Spanish - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Russell Johnson, Lance Fuller, Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue & Rex Reason|
|Performer:||Karl L. Lindt, Douglas Spencer & Robert Nichols|
|Directed by||Joseph M. Newman|
|Edited by||Virgil W. Vogel|
|Screenwriting by||Franklin Coen|
|Composition by||Herman Stein|
|Produced by||William Alland|
|Director of Photography:||Clifford Stine|
Rating: 4/5 -- Pretty impressive sci-fi for 1955, a near classic.
Kansas City Kansan
...even though its increasingly camp elements have aged poorly, it deserves respect as one of the more ambitious, grandiose, and important science fiction adventures of its time. Full Review
Rating: 1/5 -- Inexplicably well-regarded, as ludicrous and simple-minded as they come
Flipside Movie Emporium
Rating: B -- Intelligently directed by Joseph Newman. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
THIS ISLAND EARTH remains among the most poetic and dreamlike of 50's fantasies, full of imagery both wonderfully inventive and pointedly banal...
New York Times
Rating: 3/5 -- Eye-filling sci-fi, although it's even better as the basis of 'MST3K: The Movie'
Rating: 3/5 -- Big budget, elaborate sci-fi. Nice to look at, but rather slow.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Description by OLDIES.com:
When atomic scientist Dr. Meacham (Rex Reason) is chosen to take part in a top research experiment in a remote lab, he quickly discovers that he is really involved in an evil scheme by alien Metalunans to take over Earth. After he and the gorgeous Dr. Adams (Faith Domerque) make their escape shortly before the lab explodes, they are whisked away in a flying saucer to Metaluna, where they are blamed for the destruction. Featuring incredible special effects that were 2 2/1 years in the making.
In a desperate attempt to save their civilization, benevolent aliens kidnap Earth scientists. This ground-breaking science fiction displays the best special effects of its time, and a close look reveals seeds of many later films, including "Star Wars," "Aliens," "Star Trek" and "Coneheads."
A team of top nuclear scientists is assembled by the mysterious Exeter at a high-tech laboratory in Georgia. His mission, kept secret even from the researchers, is to develop new sources of atomic energy, which are needed to defend his home planet, Metaluna, from its interplanetary rival, Zagon. When two of the recruits begin to suspect Exeter's true identity and motive, they attempt to escape. But before the runaways can reach safety, the aliens intervene and carry them off in a last-ditch effort to save Metaluna.
- Filmed in Technicolor.
- Original aspect ratio: 2:1.
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This Island Earth & The Thing Movie Lover: from Des Moines, IA US -- January, 22, 2008
Excellent movies, loved the full frame dvd. Mail service was expedient... surprised to get it so soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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