British railway workers in Kenya are becoming the favorite snack of two man-eating lions. Head engineer Bob Hayward becomes obsessed with trying to kill the beasts before they maul everyone on his crew.
Professor Logan (Leo G. Carroll) is involved in an adult panel discussion of five sex-related issues dramatized in five separate but integrated sequences: "Honeymoon" (pre-marital relations... See full summary »
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Originally the film was released with a running time of 112 minutes but several notable critics denounced the slow pacing so, in 1968, director Arch Oboler cut the movie to 91 minutes. Unfortunately, the edits were made directly to the original camera negative and the footage was discarded. No prints of the 112 minute version are known to exist. See more »
About ten years later, this film was re-released in a edited and re-titled version. Approximately two reels of footage was removed and it was re-titled "Fantastic Invasion of Planet Earth." In the early 1980s, this edited and re-titled version was released again during the brief 3-D revival of that period. See more »
Very hokey alien invasion plot but was the first (I think) 3-D movie to use polarized lenses as opposed to the old red/blue 3-D glasses. The effects were , for 1967, awesome and we were duly astounded. We went opening night and the theater in downtown New Orleans was packed. If this wasn't a 3-D movie, however, you could use it as a sedative. They kept the effects paced just enough to keep us all interested. Today it's a curiosity, conversation piece at best.
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