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The Projected Man (1966)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi, Horror | February 1967 (USA)
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A scientist experimenting with matter transmission from place to place by means of a laser beam suddenly decides to use himself as a test specimen. But the process goes awry, and one side ... See full summary »

Directors:

Ian Curteis, John Croydon (co-director) (uncredited)

Writers:

John Croydon (screenplay) (as John C. Cooper), Peter Bryan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Peach ... Dr. Patricia Hill
Bryant Haliday ... Dr. Paul Steiner
Norman Wooland ... Dr. L.G. Blanchard
Ronald Allen ... Dr. Chris Mitchel
Derek Farr ... Inspector Davis
Tracey Crisp Tracey Crisp ... Sheila Anderson
Derrick De Marney ... Latham (as Derrick de Marney)
Gerard Heinz ... Prof. Lembach
Sam Kydd ... Harry Slinger
Terry Scully Terry Scully ... Steve Lowe
Norma West ... Gloria King
Frank Gatliff ... Dr. Wilson
John Watson John Watson ... Sergeant Martin
Alf Joint ... Security Man (as Alfred Joint)
Rosemary Donnelly Rosemary Donnelly ... Girl
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A scientist experimenting with matter transmission from place to place by means of a laser beam suddenly decides to use himself as a test specimen. But the process goes awry, and one side of his body becomes hideously deformed and instantly lethal to anyone it touches. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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He is... THE PROJECTED MAN See more »

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Sci-Fi | Horror

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Released in the U.S. on double-bill with Island of Terror (1966). See more »

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Chris Mitchell: Pretty you may be.
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Featured in The Projected Man: An Interview with Brian Blamey (2018) See more »

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shocked at how hard everyone is on this movie
10 May 2007 | by chrisdfilmSee all my reviews

This movie is no sci-fi/horror masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination. But it is far better than most of the reviewers on IMDb would have you believe. It was originally released here in the USA on the second half of a double bill with the somewhat better ISLAND OF TERROR with Peter Cushing. I convinced my dad to take me to the drive- in for the bill when it was released, but it was a school night and he wouldn't tumble to staying for the second feature. Since then, it has been notoriously hard to track down. I finally saw it about a year ago and was surprised on how entertaining it was, especially considering how I had read various disparaging things about it in the interim. It does borrow elements from the earlier FLY pictures as well as the Karloff film, THE INVISIBLE RAY, and is by no means particularly original. However, since when does that really detract from the enjoyment factor of a low budget, sci-fi monster film? For the most part, you better resign yourself to that going in, or else stop watching films altogether. In its favor, it does move at a fast pace, has decent actors and color cinematography, some nice grisly shocks and certainly decent effects for a low budget sixties film from England. An added bonus, there is a distinctly assertive heroine scientist played by Mary Peach, a character who remains in possession of her wits, and aggressively intelligent without being obnoxious (her character is the sympathetic colleague of Bryant Halliday who becomes the tragically disfigured, death-dealing PROJECTED MAN) Undeserving of its bad rep.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den dræbende hånd See more »

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Compton Films See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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