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The Day Mars Invaded Earth (1963)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  14 February 1963 (USA)
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Martians replace scientist & his family to pave way for invasion.

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The Martians don't actually are actually protecting themselves from US!!!... since the Earth probe landed on their planet they are taking measures to ensure their security by replacing our scientists with doppelgangers who report nothing. A very insightful film that was under-rated and ahead of it's time, with a 1963 vision of a primitive mars rover. Written by fletch

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Strange Invisible Astro-Energy Unleashed Leaves Mankind A Human Shell As It Destroys His Body And Brain!

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O Dia Em Que Marte Invadiu a Terra  »

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The opening credit sequence is supposed to show the rocket approaching the planet Mars. However, the first shot of the planet isn't Mars but Jupiter, and the second shot, supposedly a close-up of Mars, is in fact a photograph of the Moon. See more »

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Dr. Web Spencer: It's not every day we make a successful landing on Mars.
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failed mars probe inspires search
2 January 2004 | by (birmingham, UK) – See all my reviews

the recent disappearance of the mars probe, the beagle, made me think of this film - although i had no idea what the title was. .. but i knew that i had seen it as a young child, and so i thought that it had probably been released in the 60's. so, went to teoma.com and looked for sites which might allow me to narrow the search. came up with a couple of possible titles, then followed a link to IMDb and typed in each possible before reading the plot line that seemed to fit.

this is the one.

this film creeped me out as a child - i remember having dreams about it afterward, and that the feeling of foreboding and threat, the horror of there being no escape, and the way that the characters never knew whether they were talking to their real family members or not, would sometimes enter my thoughts for years...

the ending i think was especially threatening - the sense of there being no way that anyone could find out the 'truth', when the evidence of their existence was washed away.... eeeughhhh.

so saying, i'd love to see it again now.


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