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22 out of 25 people found the following review useful:

Mutiny in Outer Space is well worth your time!!

8/10
Author: captainapache from United States
29 October 2006

Shot in black and white, Mutiny in Outer Space one of the lesser known 50's sci-fi, probably because it wasn't made until 1965, but worry not - it is made in the same mold as most other 50's sci-fi in regards to script, acting and special effects. An Italian/USA production with all English speaking actors - no annoying dubbing here folks.

The special effects includes ship launches, dockings, space station shots, a killer fungus, and some rather convincing makeup effects for on contaminated crew members. All work well to serve the story, just remember these are still pre-Star Wars effects and in alignment with what you have see in other 50's sci-fi...

I find this film to be much more entertaining than the supposed classic with similar storyline 'It! the Terror from Beyond Space' made nearly ten years earlier.

Well worth your time seeking this flick out. The transfer available is magnificent and much better than some of the commercial 50's sci-fi titles out there!!

By way of comparison, MIOS is much more engaging than other 50's fare such as The Unknown Terror, The Flame Barrier, or Curucu-Beast of the Amazon. Check it out!!!

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful:

Unconventional

6/10
Author: Thorsten-Krings from Germany
1 October 2008

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I quite liked this film. Okay, the effects are...well...uhm...interesting even for 60s standards. So the overall look is very much that of an Ed Wood offering minus the wobbly sets. The acting is actually quite good especially in the sub plot. I think the story is quite unconventional and well told. The main plot is fairly interesting if not original but the sub plot about the fearless space captain losing his mind is unconventional and well told.

To be honest, from my point of view the good storytelling is a bit wasted due to the cheap f/x. So all in all the film is entertaining and watchable.

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Satisfactory Sixties Outer Space Quickie, Slightly More Serious in Tone Than Usual

6/10
Author: Richard Chatten from Crystal Palace
13 May 2017

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Set in the 1990s but made thirty earlier when the future looked far more appealing than it ever does now (which why I'm watching it). This sixties quickie has the usual vices and virtues of shoestring pre-'2001' sci-fi (the movie not the year). The interior sets aboard Space Station X-7 are actually reasonably spacious for a change (which director Hugo Grimaldi capitalises upon with a couple of long sweeping tracking shots), the most obvious vice being the usual one of unconvincing model work whenever the ships are shown from the outside. The most obvious virtue (and the aspect of sci-fi from this period that I am usually least often disappointed with) is the also obvious one of the chic futuristic outfits and sixties hairstyles worn by the female personnel (of whom there are greater proportion this time round than tends to be usual in this sort of thing; nearly all wearing a uniform comprising tight sixties ski pants and polo-necked tops with pointed black cummerbund belts and ankle boots), compared to the depressing grungy look favoured by most post-'Blade Runner' sci-fi. As Lt. Connie Engstrom - "that great big beautiful blonde with the binary brain" - Pamela Curran (a veteran of the original 1958 'The Blob') cuts an impressive figure all the way from her snug-fitting britches to her elegant cheekbones and pulled-back sixties coiffure; as well as displaying a jaunty sense of humour that matches her permanently arched left eyebrow.

The title itself is misleading, the mutiny itself comprising a rather unnecessary distraction consisting of the captain (Richard Garland) playing hide-and-seek with the rest of the crew which briefly disrupts the main storyline, which is the usual one about an unwanted intruder aboard a space ship; although this time it's a voracious fungus rather than a slavering biped. On the meagre budget permitted the most effective effects shots are probably those of the entire space station wrapped in its tendrils (we'll overlook the fact that it's not supposed to be able to survive in cold conditions). While all this is going on it makes a satisfying change to see those on the ground actually making themselves useful and supplying the killer punch that eventually sees off the attacker (which unusually for a fungus can wail with discomfort when assaulted).

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very campy foreign sci-fi film

Author: oscar-35 from working in Movieland
29 September 2016

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The Mutiny in Outer Space, 1965.

*Spoiler/plot- A moon landing crew contracts some unknown lunar fungus that gets accidentally transferred to their Space station with disastrous & dramatic results to all crew.

*Special Stars- Arthur C. Pierce. With William Leslie, Dolores Faith, Pamela Curran, Richard Garland.

*Theme- Healthy caution when exploring another planetary body is being smart.

*Trivia/location/goofs- A European film.

*Emotion- A very campy foreign sci-fi film, probably Italian made. Has some very unplanned funny aspects of plot and performance.

*Based On- Moon flight fears.

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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Basic

6/10
Author: drystyx from United States
29 August 2015

Although dated 1965, this sci-fi outer space flick has a definite fifties look.

It looks much like a McCarthy era film very basic, with a very basic, standard backdrop, and yet it has a 1965 message of anti McCarthy distrust of authority.

That's fairly fresh, because we get the black and white basic look of the hard nosed authoritarian era, but in this movie, it is the commander of the unit in space who becomes deranged, though it be by a space fungus, still he becomes the unruly one.

The story flows well, and there are some leggy gals strutting their stuff for the young boys.

An interesting combination of two eras, taking the best of both eras. The stark, unassuming sets that let us enjoy the story (fifties style) and the notation that authority figures aren't always perfect (sixties).

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0 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

Horny in Outer Space

2/10
Author: Matthew_Capitano from Beverly Hills, CA
14 September 2015

A spaceship of astronauts must deal with a cosmic affliction to the consternation of all involved.

Everybody starts running around with their heads up their respective butts to try and find a way out of this mess. Unfortunately for the space dudes, the two space dude-ettes keep rubbing their boobs on the guys which is making it more difficult for them to think. Otherwise, they'd probably all be on the ground by now safe and sound. Instead, we are forced to muddle through this movie for the next 80 minutes. It doesn't help that the story is very familiar - you've seen this all before.

Not-so-hot sci-fi from the 60's; maybe it would help if there was a lesbian scene between the girls? Yes, that would have been a good thing.

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7 out of 19 people found the following review useful:

A nice little movie

5/10
Author: Prometheus9263 from Germany
30 May 2003

I watched this movie first when I visited my best friend, it´s a tradition watching a DVD-movie when we met. It was not a well-known low-price-DVD which I didn´t know yet. The effects were lousy, the actors average, but this movie has a certain charme. If only Ed Wood had worked this way...

Regards, Hans-Dieter

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