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Devil Girl from Mars (1954)

Approved | | Sci-Fi | 27 April 1955 (USA)
An uptight, leather-clad female alien, armed with a ray gun and accompanied by a menacing robot, comes to Earth to collect Earth's men as breeding stock.

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In a Scotish inn, the owners, employees and guests are reunited in the bar. Our of the blue, a flying saucer lands nearby and a woman dressed in black leather like a dominatrix with cape arrives in the bar armed with a ray-gun. She explains that she is Nyah from Mars, and she was heading to London. However her spacecraft collided with an airplane and was damaged; therefore she had to land to repair the saucer. She also explains that she is looking for men to breed her female race since the male population is dying after warfare between males and females and they need offspring. Nyah has the robot Chani to help her to capture men, but she wants that one of the men volunteers to go with her to Mars. Who might be the volunteer? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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This film is listed among The 100 Most Amusingly Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE. See more »

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When the "indestructable" robot Chanti leaves the spaceship, a close-up of his feet reveals paint scraping off where the joints of the suit and the boots meet. See more »

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Michael Carter: Mrs. Jamieson, may I introduce your latest guest. Miss Nyah. She comes from Mars.
Mrs. Jamieson: Oh, well, that'll mean another bed.
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References The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) See more »

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Mars needs men!!
14 August 2000 | by (Frederick, MD) – See all my reviews

The War between the Sexes. Other than that Riggs-King tennis match and some jokes floating across the internet, it's been relatively harmless. Apparently, things didn't go quite as well on Mars, where men and women began shooting at each other in an all-out war. That is the premise behind DGfM.

Nyah, dominatrix extraordinare, lands in the Scottish highlands to procure men to help repopulate Mars. (This begs an obvious question: At some point, doesn't mean a dilution of the Martian race, since most offspring from this point will have at least half Terran blood?) Her ship is hit by a meteor, otherwise she would have landed in London, where the pickings would be a lot better.

DGfM introduces us to a truly futuristic concept of a spaceship made of organic metal and powered by reverse atomic explosions. The drawback is the hokey robot, whose arms makes Tom Servo's look downright authentic. Nyah is shown way too many times thrusting open the patio doors to intimidating music.

In our sex-obsessed world, this movie if made now would focus on men falling all over themselves to get on board to mate with Martian women. As this movie is done, it focuses more on man's free will and his natural aversion to submit to things more powerful than he than on sex, something that would be lost in any remake.

The cold, calculating Nyah's desire for breeding stock contrasts nicely with the three examples of human love expressed by those couples in the inn. Another interesting contrast is that of the arrogant scientist, who refuses to believe that which does not fit his worldview, with that of the wide-eyed wonderment of the child, who accepts what he sees on faith and doesn't question Nyah's strength or power.

The ending is an imperfect allegory of Christ's saving work for sinful mankind, but only because of who sacrifices themselves for the benefit of the others. Overall, this is a quality movie that is both thought-provoking as well as entertaining.

Sterno says follow Nyah "of your own free will."


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