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The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

An astronaut is transformed into a murderous gelatinous mass after returning from an ill-fated space voyage.

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The Model (as Rainbeaux Smith)
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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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... come prepared! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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R | See all certifications »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Vipco release is completely uncut, though the film has been upgraded in the UK from its original cinema certificate of 'AA' ('15') to '18'. See more »

Goofs

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

Second Security Guard: Who the hell are you?
Dr. Ted Nelson: I'm Dr. Ted Nelson!
First Security Guard: Don't move!
Dr. Ted Nelson: LISTEN TO ME I'M DOCTOR TED NELSON!
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Referenced in Found (2012) See more »

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Mickey Lolich is in this!
24 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just saw this on Blu-Ray. It's true. It does drag. Doesn't have the pacing of better drive-in movies at the time. Some mild chuckles from the slow motion nurse, crackers, dialog etc. Yes, surprisingly Jonathan Demme is in this. But doggone that is the Detroit Tiger great Mickey Lolich as a security guard. I wonder how that came about. Oh well, Mickey shouts his one line out OK, I think. Lolich fans are probably better off getting his baseball card than this Blu-Ray. I elevated this to a score of two in honor of being Lolich's only movie nonetheless. As melting space monster movies go, I agree with some other reviewers who stated that The First Man In Space (1958) is a much better movie. The flimsy excuse for the Melting Man's condition was even more ridiculous than most 50's sci-fi and the disappointing space sequence was mercifully short. And yes that creek DOES look like the one in Without Warning (1980).


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