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It Conquered the World (1956)

 -  Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  15 July 1956 (USA)
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A well meaning scientist guides an alien monster to Earth from Venus, so that he can rid mankind of feelings and emotions - but only death and sorrow results.

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One of several remaining members of its race, an alien from Venus is guided to Earth by disgruntled scientist Tom Anderson, who tells it which humans it should attach mind control devices to. Among them is his old friend, fellow scientist Paul Nelson. Nelson, after killing a flying bat-thing which carries the device, finally persuades the paranoid Anderson that he's been wrong to ally himself with an alien bent on world domination. They hurriedly leave when they discover Tom's wife has picked up a rifle and gone to the alien's cave to try to kill it. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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SEE. WORLD CONQUERED BY THE HORRIBLE BEAST FROM BEYOND THE STARS! See more »


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It Conquered the Earth  »

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Trivia

In 1956, American International released this film on a double bill with The She-Creature (1956). See more »

Goofs

Shortly after the power dies and Peter Graves' car stops, he and Sally Fraser start walking to Lee Van Cleef's house. They look up and see a plane explode. Graves asks Fraser for the time in case the police want them to be witnesses. However, they never bring up the plane crash to anyone, not even Van Cleef and Beverly Garland when they get to the house. See more »

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Claire Anderson: [raising her rifle] You think you're gonna make a slave of the world... I'll see you in Hell first!
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Disappointing DVD release
5 April 2007 | by (Amsterdam, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is an entertaining, well acted, well edited film of its genre. Classic anti-communist fear, rubber monster, Roger Corman trash fun.

Heavily cut on its initial release. BEWARE, the only available DVD release from Siren Entertainment (coupled with Creature from the Haunted Sea) retains these cuts. 29 cuts in total including ALL IMAGES of the monster! Ludicrously, while all images of our rubber friend are removed, most of the human to human violence, some of which is quite strong, remains.

I will never understand censorship ! Where Siren entertainment got this copy from I do not know. The film deserves a restored, uncut release.


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