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Il pianeta degli uomini spenti (1961)

Unrated  |   |  Sci-Fi  |  March 1963 (USA)
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A runaway asteroid dubbed "The Outsider" mysteriously begins orbiting the Earth and threatens it with lethal flying saucers.

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Prof. Benson
Bill Carter ...
Cmdr. Bob Cole
Umberto Orsini ...
Dr. Fred Steele
Maya Brent ...
Eve Barnett
Jacqueline Derval ...
Mrs. Collins
Renzo Palmer ...
Barrington
Carlo D'Angelo ...
Gen. Varreck (as Carlo d'Angelo)
Carol Danell ...
Cathy Cole
Jim Dolen ...
Boyd
Joe Pollini ...
Pat (as Joseph Pollini)
John Stacy ...
Dr. Cornfield
Aldo D'Ambrosio ...
United Commission Member
Massimo Righi ...
Lewis Boyd
Giuliano Gemma ...
Moran
Annamaria Mustari ...
(as Anna Maria Mustari)
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A stray planet on a collision course with Earth instead takes orbit around our blue marble. What seems like a dead planet suddenly launches a fleet of flying saucers which attack our space fleets. Written by Humberto Amador

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A hostile planet...from outer space hurtles toward Earth on a collisin course! See more »

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Cmdr. Robert Cole: Poor Benson. If they opened up his chest, they'd find a formula... where his heart should have been.
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Some of my favorite cheese...
31 August 2002 | by (Las Vegas, Nv.) – See all my reviews

I happened to see this many times in the 1960's, at kiddie matinees in the theater. Imagine 50 cents for a triple feature every weekend, for years on end. There were a lot of dog films, but this one stood out with decent f/x and unique sound effects. It's one of the earliest space-operas depicting dog fighting ships in space, preceded only by the 1959 Toho production of "Battle In Outer Space". Say what you want about the bad voice dubbing and the unknown Italian cast. Films like this were not being produced in the U.S. during this period, due to lack of effects technology, and budget constraints. At the time, it was a bold attempt in a genre that was just beginning. Jaded modern viewers should see this in context within the history of fantasy films. Pure science fiction was rare during this period, and a treat for fans at the time. Claude Rains has some very good dialouge, as a cynical mathmatician guiding efforts to thwart alien invaders. The ships are well conceived, with the footage re-used in later films. Unfortunately, the editing is choppy and the video transfers that exist are very poor. It would be nice to see a widescreen restoration.


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