Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Angry Red Planet

The Angry Red Planet is a 1959 science fiction film directed by Ib Melchior. It stars Gerald Mohr, Jack Kruschen (first to die in this as well as in War of the Worlds) and Les Tremayne. The story is told mostly in flashback.

The Cinemated Man offers this online (the movie starts at about 2:50):

It has foreign subtitles, but the film itself is in English.

Moria is not a fan. 1000 Misspent Hours, on the other hand, calls it an "under-appreciated little gem" and says, "I think it’s one of the few films that can compare with Forbidden Planet as an example of everything that was good about science fiction movies in the 1950’s." DVDTalk says it's only "fair" but likes the Cinemagic effects: "The idea with Cinemagic was to give the Mars sequences a credibly alien look, and Savant thinks it succeeds." The New York Times kills it in a mercifully quick review.

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