The first spaceship to visit Venus crash lands in the sea, freeing a small native Venusian creature called the Ymir. Eventually growing to enormous size, it threatens the city of Rome.Written by
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Ray Harryhausen may have traveled to Italy for principal photography, but it doesn't look like the actors went with him. All medium and close up shots of the main actors in Italy are done with a blue background of the Italian scenery. The long shots that use the village and Rome could easily have been done with doubles. See more »
In the opening sequence, after the rocket has crashed into the sea and the fisherman have climbed on board, whilst the rocket is upside down, everything inside it is inclined only at a slight angle. See more »
Pepe! Is it your desire that the fishes, they swim away? Come on! Pull up on the net, here.
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Opening credits prologue: A FISHING VILLAGE IN SICILY See more »
When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'X' rating. All cuts were waived in 1993 when the film was re-rated with a 'PG' certificate for home video. See more »
This creature scared me in 1957 - love to see it again.
I saw this gem in 1957 at the Vineland Drive In, La Puente, California (which still exists! Saw Hellboy there last night.) The creature was so believable it scared me into peeking from beneath a blanket. I was eleven. I was hooked. Sci-Fi rules. Harryhausen's work is amazing and reason enough to seek it out. I was thrilled to discover it is available on DVD, and disappointed that some TV stations cut the elephant/creature fight scene for fear of upsetting animal rights folks. I will definitely find that DVD - and thanks to someone for noting the Full screen version is best, the "Wide-screen" is actually cropped top and bottom. I wanna see it all!
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