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Snow Devils (1967)

La morte viene dal pianeta Aytin (original title)
Amidst a general melting of the ice caps, a weather station in the Himalayas is destroyed and Gamma I commander Rod Jackson and his partner, Frank Pulasky are sent to investigate. Joined by... See full summary »

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Cmdr. Rod Jackson (as Jack Stuart)
Ombretta Colli ...
Lisa Nielson (as Amber Collins)
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Lt. Jim Harris (as Rene Baldwin)
Wilbert Bradley ...
Sharu
Halina Zalewska ...
Lt. Teri Sanchez
Enzo Fiermonte ...
General Norton
Furio Meniconi ...
Snow Devils Leader
Goffredo Unger ...
Capt. Frank Pulasky (as Freddy Unger)
Isarco Ravaioli
Renato Montalbano ...
Control Room Technician
Piero Pastore ...
Older Officer
Giuliano Raffaelli ...
Snow Devil
Franco Ressel
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Peter
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Amidst a general melting of the ice caps, a weather station in the Himalayas is destroyed and Gamma I commander Rod Jackson and his partner, Frank Pulasky are sent to investigate. Joined by Lisa Nielson (looking for her fiance) and Sharu, their Sherpa guide, they are captured by a race of hairy blue-bodied giants whose leader explains they are the Aytia and have established this relay station on Earth to aid in their plan to create a vast ice plane so their race can leave their doomed solar system and conquer the Earth. Escaping from the outpost, Jackson finds out the aliens' main base is on one of Jupiter's moons, Callisto, and he and Pulasky are sent into space to battle the Aytia before human life on Earth is destroyed. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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18 January 1967 (Italy)  »

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Devil Men from Space  »

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Italian censorship visa # 48160 delivered on 17-11-1966. See more »

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The jet Commander Jackson flies off in at first when recalled from vacation appears to be a B-52, with dual engine pods at each of the four wing stations, for a total of eight engines. This is obvious in the view from below as the jet takes off billowing black exhaust. A short time later, the jet is shown from above as it's flying and it's a delta-wing four-engine jet, with the two inboard engine on each side of the cockpit clearly single engines and not double engine pods. See more »

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Followed by The Green Slime (1968) See more »

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Unique in plot, but not particularly exciting.
20 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

The fourth entry in Italy's "Gamma One" spaghetti sci-fi series does have a rather amusing story. When a weather station in the Himalayas is attacked, and its employees killed, intrepid space captain Rod Jackson (Giacomo Rossi Stuart) is dispatched to find out what happened. In the company of his faithful sidekick Frank Pulasky (Goffredo Unger), a guide (Wilbert Bradley), and assorted porters, they venture into the mountains, and encounter the title culprits: the yetis of legend, who just so happen to be aliens!

Series director Antonio Margheriti (who also co-wrote the screenplay) has some fun with the far out premise - for a while. While "Snow Devils" isn't as engaging as earlier entries, it's still goofy enough to work, with villains who helpfully give the audience and the heroes all the exposition that they could need. While it will strike its viewers as being cheap and cheesy (the Snow Devils are pretty tacky looking), it's this "quality" that makes the movie moderately charming. The performances are adequate from all concerned, and the ladies - Ombretta Colli, Halina Zalewska - are lovely. Enzo Fiermonte once again essays the role of the steadfast General Norton.

The problem is that Margheriti can't steer the story towards an effective finale. Things actually get too slow and too quiet instead of building up the tension and excitement. But at least we eventually get rewarded with a couple of explosions.

This movie does offer a reasonable amount of fun, even if it's not altogether satisfying.

Followed by an unofficial series entry, the notorious "The Green Slime".

Six out of 10.


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