When Adams and his crew are sent to investigate the silence from a planet inhabited by scientists, he finds all but two have died. Dr. Morbius and his daughter Altaira have somehow survived a hideous monster which roams the planet. Unknown to Adams, Morbius has made a discovery, and has no intention of sharing it (or his daughter!) with anyone. Written by
The Barrons finally released their soundtrack in 1976 as an LP album for the film's 20th anniversary; it was on their very own Planet Records label (later changed to Small Planet Records and distributed by GNP Crescendo Records). The LP was premiered at MidAmeriCon, the 34th World Science Fiction Convention, held in Kansas City, MO over the 1976 Labor Day weekend, as part of a 20th Anniversary celebration of the film held at that Worldcon; the Barrons were there promoting their album's first release, signing all the copies sold at the convention. They also introduced the first of three packed-house screenings that showed an MGM 35mm fine grain vault print in original CinemaScope and stereophonic sound. A decade later, in 1986, their soundtrack was released on a music CD for the film's 30th Anniversary, with a six-page colour booklet containing images from the film, plus liner notes from the composers, Bebe Barron and Louis Barron, and Bill Malone. See more »
Just before they land, Adams impatiently flips off the radio as Morbius is in the middle of the word "recommend". Morbius should have been cut off immediately and in mid-word. But we hear him say the full word "recommend" even after Adams has shut the radio off. See more »
Sorry "Star Wars"--the greatest Science Fiction film ever
Sure Star Wars (a movie I have seen at least fifty times) beats all the others in special effects, but this film has every thing else!
It has horror(non-graphical), romance, robots, witty repartee, intelligence, (surprisingly good) special effects, and drama.
I saw this film a couple of years ago in a revival with a newly struck print, and I was amazed at how well it held up today. I thought the old 40's style electronics would look hokey, but they somehow looked futuristic and moderne.
Ann Francis in here (mostly) short skirts and bare feet with a girlish innocence that is hard to beat still gets a rise out of me.
The Krell monster appearing in the ray beams still scares the bejebees out of me.
Of course we all know that the "Great Bird of the Galaxy" probably modeled much of "Star Trek" from this movie.
No one has yet to beat Robby, the Robot, in terms of personality
(sorry, R2D2 and C3PO).
This movie, overall, is the standard that all other Science Fiction films will have to measure up to!
Honorable mention for the haunting electronic score which kept us all on pins and needles.
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