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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.

Director:

John Gilling

Writers:

Jim O'Connolly (screenplay), Frank Crisp (from the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Saxon ... Dr. Jack Costain
Maurice Denham ... Dr. Morley
Patricia Haines ... Ann Barlow
Alfred Burke Alfred Burke ... Detective Supt. Hartley
Warren Mitchell ... Reg Lilburn
Stanley Meadows ... Det. Tom Grant
Aubrey Morris ... Thorburn
Ballard Berkeley ... Cmdr. Savage
Marianne Stone ... Madge Lilburn
Geoffrey Lumsden Geoffrey Lumsden ... Col. Davy
Barbara French Barbara French ... Joyce Malone
Tony Wager ... Pvt. Higgins (as Anthony Wager)
David Gregory David Gregory ... Pvt. Jones
Douglas Livingstone Douglas Livingstone ... 2nd R / T Soldier
Tom Gill Tom Gill ... Police Commissioner's Secretary
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Storyline

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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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood Beast from Outer Space See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (colourised version)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Carson and Jack Watson receive "guest star" credits. See more »

Goofs

After Ann is killed the camera briefly turns to the corpse of Thorburn. During this moment actor Aubrey Morris accidentally twitches. See more »

Quotes

[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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Alternate Versions

A computer colourised version of this film has been released on UK Region 2 PAL DVD in 2011 and also broadcast on UK channel TalkingPictures TV in 2016. The quality is average as like a lot of earlier colourised versions it has that pastel colours effect and does not manage to replicate as though it was truly filmed in real colour. See more »


Soundtracks

Title Music
IMAGE'
by Joe Glenn, Larry Greene, Bob Sande
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Another British SF Gem from the 60s
15 January 2004 | by CombermanSee all my reviews

I don't know why they had to have John Saxon play the leading role in this movie; the Production Team could have chosen one of several dozen British actors who would have done a better job and better fitted the role. But then perhaps the film had American backers and they were calling the tune. Speaking of tune, the introductory song/music on the DVD version of the film is pathetic and totally incomparable to the original brilliant 60s pop instrumental "Image" with its Telstar-type organ backing. All that aside the movie is one that joins many other British SF films in the ranks of fame and is not totally unfaithful to Frank Crisp's 1963 novel "The Night Callers" on which it was based. It has moments which are slightly unnerving, particularly when the proposed candidates for shipping back to Ganymede are being interviewed by the man (monster) behind the shadows. Generally speaking there were very few dull moments and the pace of the plot was just right. Perhaps the ending could have been extended and more seen of the hideous alien with the claw-like appendages. Denham shines out above anyone else in the male cast leaving Saxon looking on from the sidelines as if he were a last minute, and not totally comfortable sub. A must see gem of a movie and despite the absence of the original introductory music the DVD will make a good addition to any SF Movie Buff's collection.


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