This Island Earth details
|Starring:||Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue|
|Director:||Joseph M. Newman|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK|
This Island Earth
|Run time:||1 hour 23 minutes|
|Rental release:||04 Feb 2008|
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You couldn't really call 'This Island Earth' a great film,By David Wilkinson from Durham, England , 11 Aug 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]but it is an excellent bad film, a classic of sf cinema.'This Island Earth' may be pulp, but captures everything that science fiction stories of the Golden Age were all about - awe, excitement and wonder. Of course Rex Reason is plank-like and Faith Domergue screams too much, but if you can look past some of the acting, there's a fine story and some of the best sfx of the time
Sit back, relax, and enjoy an entertaining ride from a magical sci-fi era.
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This Island Earth, pure sci-fi.By a customer , 21 Oct 2011This is a classic. The special effects may be poor by todays standards but This Island Earth is at the very least, Pure and original.
I like the method used by the Aliens to recruit Earths top scientists. It is atmosheric. And enjoyable.
This Island EarthBy a customer , 16 Apr 2011Another classic sci-fi movie.
You must add this to your list.
The effects maybe dated.
But the story is good.
island earthBy a customer from colchester , 16 Feb 2011i love these old b/sci-fi movies. they can be great even when bad. this is not great, just bad. a naff pointless story
I feel like a new toothbrush.By Firewine (2 reviews) from Cardiff , 31 Jan 2010This film is absolutely mental! I don't care what anyone says about taking the film in the context of it's times it's plot barely exists!
Most of the film is a build up to a climax in which nothing actually happens! The whole thing is totally pointless, contains no themes or depth of any kind.
But don't get me wrong, this film is amazingly hilarious! The Special effects, the costumes, the acting, the total lack of heroine-ism, all of it is funny.
The dialogue is among some of the worst I've ever heard some non spoiler examples are:
'I feel like a new toothbrush'
'Our true size is the size of our God!'
'It's only Neutron. We call him that because he's so positive. '
If you are looking for a terrible film to sit around and make fun of with your friends then you are in for a treat!
If you are looking for a thought provoking, classic of science fiction, rent Forbidden Planet or the Day the Earth Stood Still.
Absolute classic pulpBy a customer from Brigg , 08 Dec 2009Been feeling nostalgic so i decided to watch some of the old sci fi films i remember as a kid - I always loved those crazy foreheads.
OK so it isn't Shawshank redemption but it is one of the all time great pulp sci- fi films of that golden age. I loved it now as I did years ago, it is just pure escapism. Just what the doctor ordered!