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Ro-Man, an alien that looks remarkably like a gorilla in a diving helmet, has destroyed all but six people on the planet Earth. He spends the entire film trying to finish off these survivors, but complications arise when he falls for the young woman in the group. Love that bubble machine! Written by
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The scenes on the view screen presented by Ro-Man come from a variety of sources: among them, the shots of New York in apocalyptic ruins are matte paintings by Irving Block from Captive Women (1952) (RKO, 1952); the shots of the headquarters of the Great Guidance (a rocket ship in launching position) was originally created for Rocketship X-M (1950) (Lippert), also painted by Block. See more »
The "Great one" is clearly seen feeling for his switches on several occasions while talking to Ro-Man, as the actor in the suit can't see them. See more »
Hu-mans, listen to me. Due to an error in calculation, there are still a few of you left.
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Automatic Billion Bubble Machine by N.A. Fisher Chemical Products, Inc. See more »
Think about it for a second. Let's say that director Phil Tucker had went with a generic style killer robot as the title character. Do you think this movie would even be remembered, let alone have a cult following? Of course not! It's the gorilla in the diving helmet that makes this movie unique. It's what makes this movie stand out. It's what makes this movie infamous. Ro-Man was popular enough to have resin kits based on him, and he was remembered well enough to be given a cameo in Looney Tunes:Back In Action. What does that tell you? If it was a generic robot that was used, would he have model kits based on him? Would he have a cameo in a movie made in the new millennium? NO! That's why Ro-Man rocks! As for the movie, there is just something surreal about, a gorilla in a diving helmet (whose voice sounds like an old radio serial narrator) stalking 2 kids and four adults out in the desert, freaky X-Ray effects that flash on the screen every few moments, an eerie musical score, and a bubble machine (whose bubble effects were kind of fun if you can catch the original 3D print of this movie). Yeah the acting was horrible. Yeah the romance scenes between George Nader and Claudia Barrett were wince inducing, and yeah, the stock footage lizard dinosaurs from One Million B.C seems out of place. But when all is said and done this movie still stands the test of time as a blast from the past!
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