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The Universe According to Universal (2002)

Video  |   |  Documentary, Short  |  21 May 2002 (USA)
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Documentary about Universal Studios sci-fi films of the 1950's.



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Documentary about Universal Studios sci-fi films of the 1950's.

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Nice Look at Universal's Universe
20 October 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Universe According to Universal, The (2002)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Another highly entertaining documentary from David J. Skal and Universal. This one here was originally released on the DVD of IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE and not only covers that film but other gems from Universal's sci-fi period. Rudy Behlmer narrates the documentary as we learn about why the film went into production, the decision to film in it 3D and the initial reaction. I think the best thing about the documentary is getting to hear from people who saw the film when it was originally released in 3D. Bob Burns, Paul M. Jensen and Bob Furmanek are just a few of the people who share their memories and I must admit that I was really, really wanting to check the 3D version out after hearing their memories. Of course, the Universal DVD only features the 2D version. The documentary also covers other films including CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (and its sequels) as well as TARANTULA, THE DEADLY MANTIS and of course THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN. Some more interesting moments comes from Burns who discussing the monster from IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE and explains how it was a tad bit different in the 3D version. Fans of the film or Universal's sci-fi period are really going to love hearing all these stories and if you're not familiar with the films then you've got some great recommendations coming to you.

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