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Blu-ray Review – The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

13 October 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Incredible Melting Man, 1977.

Directed by William Sachs.

Starring Alex Rebar, Burr DeBenning, Myron Healey, Ann Sweeny, and Michael Alldredge.


An astronaut returns to Earth after flying through the rings of Saturn and mutates into a gooey mess whilst going on a murderous rampage.

With one of the best movie titles ever, The Incredible Melting Man is a 1977 horror film with its roots in 1950s sci-fi and the horror comics of the day, where gloopy, radioactive monsters would roam the country and infect innocent people whilst the world was under the threat of nuclear war. The full details of the plot are basically what is in the summary above – astronaut Steve West (Alex Rebar) and his crew are flying their spacecraft through the rings of Saturn when Steve suffers some sort of seizure and blacks out. He wakes up in a hospital back on Earth covered in bandages and, »

- Gary Collinson

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‘The Incredible Melting Man’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

12 October 2014 2:09 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Alex RebarBurr DeBenning, Myron Healey, Michael Alldredge, Ann Sweeny, Lisle Wilson, Rainbeaux Smith, Julie Drazen, Edwin Max, Dorothy Love, Jonathan Demme, Janus Blythe | Written and Directed by William Sachs

If any movie deserved to be seen as one of the best worst movies of all time it would probably be The Incredible Melting Man, and no that is not an insult.  The acting leaves much to be desired, most of the film is about a guy in make-up walking around the countryside and the story never really finds a right direction, but you know what? I like it, and more importantly this is a movie that shows that sometimes the makeup department (and more importantly, Rick Baker) can cement the movie into the memories of those who have seen it as something a little special.

“You’ve never seen anything till you’ve seen the Sun through the »

- Paul Metcalf

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ABC poaches senior Nine executive

24 July 2014 6:13 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Adrian Swift is jumping ship from the Nine Network to the ABC as the public broadcaster.s new head of content and creative development.

Swift has spent the last three years at Nine, initially as director of development. In May his role was expanded to director of development and digital, with oversight of catch-up platform Jump-in and the websites that support such shows such as Big Brother and The Block.

ABC TV director Richard Finlayson announced Swift.s appointment today, observing, .Adrian is one of the most highly regarded production executives in the country. His experience across public broadcasting, digital media, and in building broad, engaging shows for Nine, gives him a unique perspective to lead ABC Content into the challenges ahead..

Swift will remain with Nine for a couple of months and join the ABC in the fourth quarter. Stuart Menzies, the former controller of ABC2 whose post was »

- Don Groves

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Lots of love for new Aussie drama

24 February 2014 6:12 PM, PST | | See recent news »

The premiere of Playmaker Media.s Nine Network drama Love Child has drawn nearly 4.5 million viewers, according to figures released today.

The first episode was watched by 2.2 million people nationally, including catch-up viewing. A repeat screening last Friday attracted a further 531,000 viewers and another airing on Sunday pulled in 422,000.

So the peak audience for the three broadcasts was 3.18 million in the five capitals and 1.27 million in regional areas, for a total of 4.451 million. A further 20,000 have downloaded the first four episodes via Nine.s second-screen app, Jump-In.

The second episode won its timeslot last night with a national average of 1.85 million viewers and a peak of 2.51 million.

.Love Child has been a labour of love for everyone here at Nine and at Playmaker Media,. said Michael Healy, Nine Network Director of Television. "It.s gratifying the series is resonating with audiences in such large numbers all over the country. I »

- Don Groves

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