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King Dinosaur (1955)

A new planet moves into our solar system and four scientists (two couples) are sent to explore Planet Nova. In between romantic interludes, the cast faces an iguana masquerading as a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

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Blasting off to a newly discovered planet called Nova, which moved into our solar system, four explorers behold a fantastic adventure. The mysterious new planet has similar characteristics of Earth, except it is home to terrifying monsters like giant snakes, giant ants, mutated alligators, and most terrifying of all, King Dinosaur, a strange lizard-like being that is a fatal threat to the explorers. Can these people survive this planet and escape? Written by Henry J. V. B-movie collector

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Several portions of the soundtrack were re-used in Edward D. Wood Jr.'s The Violent Years (1956). See more »

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When Ralph makes the remark "It'll be a lot easier to find our way in the daylight," it is very clear from the light shining through the trees that the film is shooting the scene day-for-night. See more »

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Narrator: On April 23rd, the word to start comes from Washington. Underneathly, our finest research laboratories change over to this all important project, the building of a passenger carrying rocketship. Every security measure is taken. Test upon test must be made to develop, improve, create, evolve.
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Cheesy entertainment!
18 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

Wonderfully cheesy sci-fi film about a group of space explorers that get trapped on a planet called nova, where they are attacked by various monsters and alien creatures. Enjyably cheesy low-budget opus is full of bad effects (lizards dressed in frills, elephants that have rugs on them to make them look like mammoths, cheap-looking giant ants, etc.) and the film is full of terrible acting and a rotten script, as well as a plot that's been done to death. Despite all these uneven flaws and gapping continuity, this film manages to be an entertaining little dino-fest that sci-fi fans will enjoy. Worth renting on DVD.


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