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The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

 -  Sci-Fi | Horror  -  December 1977 (USA)
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An astronaut is transformed into a murderous gelatinous mass after returning from an ill-fated space voyage.

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Lisle Wilson ...
Cheryl Smith ...
The Model (as Rainbeaux Smith)
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Stuart Edmond Rodgers ...
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"You've never seen anything til you've seen the Sun through the rings of Saturn," exclaims Alex Rebar. Apparently, somehow this causes him to start melting and eating people, such as a nurse in the tightest fitting nurse's outfit ever, a nerdy fisherman, a horny old couple who simply can't keep their hands off each other in a car. To save the day comes Doctor Ted Nelson! Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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December 1977 (USA)  »

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The Ghoul from Outer Space  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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The films budget was so low that the production couldn't afford stock footage of Saturn for its opening scene. Instead public domain stock footage of the sun and a moon satellite was used for the scene where Scorpio V orbits Saturn. See more »

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Saturn is a gas giant and has no surface to speak of, just millions of square miles of clouds. This means it is literally impossible for a spacecraft to land there. See more »

Quotes

Steve West: You've never seen anything, til you've seen the Sun through the rings of Saturn!
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THIS didn't get any Oscars?!?!?!?!?!?
17 February 1999 | by (Pleasant Valley) – See all my reviews

Well. Apparently in this film there is a "man" who is "melting" and this is "incredible". Whatever. For my money there is only one reason to see this film, and it has nothing to do with snot-faced fellows who eat people's flesh.

At one moment in the film the incredibly thin and pasty protagonist Dr. Ted Nelson mentions his mother-in-law, and suddenly this film swings into high. We're shown a wonderful sequence of two incredibly lumpy elderly folks driving. These oddly shaped, lawn gnome-esque folks decided to steal lemons, but they get scared and run (well, totter) back to their automobile only to be eaten by the titular character.

God, these two actors are wonderful! Dorothy Love and Edwin Max deserve the accolades of their peers for this brief glimpse into the magical and bewitching talents of actors in their prime, who were given a script that seemed to have been written by a spastic monkey.


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