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Not of This Earth (1988)

An alien arrives on Earth looking to take human blood in an attempt to preserve his dying planet.



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Traci Lords is... Not of This Earth. See more »


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Release Date:

20 May 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De otro mundo  »

Box Office


$210,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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The opening credits feature a montage of clips from various other Roger Corman movies, including Battle Beyond the Stars (1980), Forbidden World (1982), Galaxy of Terror (1981), Humanoids from the Deep (1980), The Sky Calls (1959) and Piranha (1978). Sample footage from each of these movies appears numerous times throughout the movie as filler footage, as well as two full-length scenes from Hollywood Boulevard (1976) and "Humanoids from the Deep". See more »


While Nadine is talking with the Doctor and her boyfriend in the driveway...Jeremy drives up. The shot changes to Jeremy getting out of the car and a crew member is visible in the door of the car before Jeremy opens it. See more »


Jeremy: [looking at a reflection of Nadine changing] That's a nice little mole you have on your left cheek.
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"Any unauthorized exhibition, distribution or copying of this film or any part thereof (including soundtrack) is an infringement of the relevant copyright and will subject the infringer to severe civil and criminal prosecution... not to mention a one-way ticket to Davanna." See more »


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An Eye Candy Hall of Fame snippet
20 August 1999 | by (Columbus, Ohio) – See all my reviews

This film is the work of the auteur Wynorski who has a distinctive visual style that is a favorite of the academy. Eye Candy Hall of Fame inductee Traci Lords plays a live-in nurse to an eccentric millionaire with a rare blood disorder. However, this recluse is actually an alien scientist intent on saving his dying planet by harvesting human blood. It is up to our heroine to uncover the truth and save mankind while wearing a bikini. Ms. Lords is the first inductee to be honored for actually wearing something (that wonderful blue bikini). This must cap Ms. Lords film career; she began as a Porn star legend, became of legal drinking age, quit that biz, and became a B-movie actress. The auteur Wynorski does have two brief au naturel scenes of Ms. Lords but we still harp on that bikini. In the Wynorski style he does provide some other actresses to show their ample talents such as Becky LeBeau, Roxanne Kernohan, and Ava Cadell. While not a classic, it does have a few "eye candy" moments worthy of our mention.

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