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Blood Beast from Outer Space (1965)

The Night Caller (original title)
Mutant humanoids from outer space kidnap young Earth females in order to interbreed and save their species from extinction.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Jack Costain
Maurice Denham ...
Dr. Morley
Patricia Haines ...
Ann Barlow
Alfred Burke ...
Detective Supt. Hartley
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Reg Lilburn
Stanley Meadows ...
Det. Tom Grant
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Thorburn
Ballard Berkeley ...
Cmdr. Savage
Marianne Stone ...
Madge Lilburn
Geoffrey Lumsden ...
Col. Davy
Barbara French ...
Joyce Malone
Tony Wager ...
Pvt. Higgins (as Anthony Wager)
David Gregory ...
Pvt. Jones
Douglas Livingstone ...
2nd R / T soldier
Tom Gill ...
Police Commissioner's secretary
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The inhabitants of Ganymede need to find mates from another world or they will become extinct. They soon discover a suitable breeding stock amongst the females of planet Earth. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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In the Colorized version, two characters watch a TV news broadcast in colour; colour TV didn't start in the UK until 1967, two years after The Night Caller was released. See more »

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[first lines]
Ann Barlow: Dr. Morley?
Dr. Morley: Yes?
Ann Barlow: Come and have a look at this. That's over a hundred miles up, coming in from space.
Dr. Morley: Well, what's the speed?
Ann Barlow: Over ten thousand miles an hour.
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A bit like two movies merged into one...
13 May 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is an unusual movie in that it's almost like two entirely separate films merged into one. The film begins with three astronomers observing an object as it travels towards the Earth. It appears to be a meteorite heading towards London. However, at the last moment, it veers away in a manner that could only mean that there is some force or intelligence controlling it--perhaps it's a u.f.o.. The three go in search of the object and come upon the military who has cordoned off the area. As they, too, have top secret clearance and are egg-head scientists, they are invited in for a look.

Oddly, the object is some sort of sphere about the size of a basketball. And, despite traveling through the atmosphere, the object is ice-cold! Obviously this is NOT of this planet, though the dopey military commander keeps asking from which COUNTRY this originated! How dumb can you be?! Later, after extensive tests have been conducted, it is determined that the sphere is hollow and there is nothing much inside other than a vacuum. However, what they don't know is that it is a device that will allow beings to move enormous distances through space--sort of a space travel device. And, when a monstrous-looking beast is transported with it, the scientists and military scramble to find it! Now, the movie switches gears. The film becomes a police tale about the disappearances of some young ladies. After some investigation, the police determine that a madman is luring the girls using a bikini magazine ad that offers to make them models. But, when the ladies respond to the ad, they end up disappearing--and it's happened to quite a few ladies already. All the police know about the identity of the sicko is that he is very large and keeps his identity hidden--standing in shadows and covering his face.

Eventually, one of the egg-heads (John Saxon) learns of the disappearances and assumes (using what logic, I have no idea) that this is somehow related to the alien sphere and the missing creature! How and why the creature is doing this is something you'll need to see for yourself.

Overall, this is a rather interesting film. What I particularly liked was the way the aliens traveled. Instead of a traditional ship, they shoot a sphere from their location to the planet they wish to visit and it is able to transport them! Pretty unusual--and thankfully it made the film more watchable. Overall, a pretty good alien movie--worth watching despite their being a plethora of films in this genre.


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