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Queen of Blood (1966)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 2 March 1966 (USA)
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The year is 1990. An alien species makes contact with Earth through radio transmission, notifying of an imminent visit. An alien ship crash lands on Mars, and a rescue team is sent from ... See full summary »

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Curtis Harrington
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Saxon ... Allan Brenner
Basil Rathbone ... Dr. Farraday
Judi Meredith ... Laura James
Dennis Hopper ... Paul Grant
Florence Marly ... Alien Queen
Robert Boon Robert Boon ... Anders Brockman
Don Eitner ... Tony Barrata
Virgil Frye
Robert Porter
Terry Lee Terry Lee
Forrest J. Ackerman ... Farraday's aide (as Forrest Ackerman)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
T. Pochepa T. Pochepa ... Woman on alien planet (archive footage)
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The year is 1990. An alien species makes contact with Earth through radio transmission, notifying of an imminent visit. An alien ship crash lands on Mars, and a rescue team is sent from Earth. Eventually a surviving female is located and brought on-board the Earth ship. The alien's skin is light green with an amazing hair-do. After some unsuccessful attempts by the human crew to feed her, she is more-or-less left to herself. While most of the crew sleeps, the alien hypnotizes the astronaut on guard. When the crew awakens, she's sleeping, and the guard is DEAD! Brief examination shows the Alien drank his blood. THE QUEEN OF BLOOD! Naturally, there is a lot of blood plasma on the ship, which they feed the alien. When they're almost home, another crew member is eaten, a fight breaks out, and the alien is accidentally killed before she can finish the third guy. Phew! The ship lands on Earth, finally! But there is trouble... The two remaining astronauts find a lot of eggs when they are ... Written by Markus Torpvret <torpvret@erlang.ericsson.se>

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Official Sites:

MGM Studios [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flight to a Far Planet See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1990. See more »

Goofs

On Mars' moon, Phobos, a 150# person would weigh 2 ounces. The movie shows regular earth gravity when on the moon. See more »

Quotes

Laura James: [Before sending the corpse of fellow astronaut into space] King James Bible "Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture." Ps. 100:4 King James version.
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Alien: The Prequel!
29 September 2001 | by jimdddddSee all my reviews

All right, here's the plot of "Queen of Blood." A space ship gets a signal from a crashed alien craft. The crewmen land, rescue a strange female creature and take her with them back to Earth. But during the voyage the creature starts picking off the Earthlings one by one, until she's killed by the ship's one female crew member. Sound familiar? Of course, this is a Roger Corman cheapo pasted together from footage of a Communist SF flick intercut with a couple of days of Hollywood shooting, including what was probably two or three hours of work from Basil Rathbone and Forrest Ackerman. Ridley Scott was able to considerably pump up the material two decades later. But why writer-director Curtis Harrington didn't sue Alien's producers for plagiarism is beyond me.


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