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The Planet (2006)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | Video 20 June 2006
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The Planet concerns a group of shipwrecked mercenaries and their struggle for survival on an alien world. A world where death is only the beginning.

Director:

Mark Stirton

Writer:

Mark Stirton (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mike Mitchell ... Captain Morgan
Patrick Wight Patrick Wight ... McNeal
Scott Ironside Scott Ironside ... Vince
Shawn Paul Hastings Shawn Paul Hastings ... Leyton
Steve Campbell Steve Campbell ... Marsh (as Steve Tomas)
Tim Branston Tim Branston ... Mitch
Ashley Branston Ashley Branston ... The Kid
Michael Grant Clark Michael Grant Clark ... Taylor
Graham Robertson Graham Robertson ... Williams
Colin Morrison Colin Morrison ... The Prisoner
Mark Wyness Mark Wyness ... Daak
Alexander Allan Alexander Allan ... Sandy
Nicky Fraser Nicky Fraser ... Computer (voice)
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A mercenary spaceship ferrying a convict is attacked by a horde of unidentified fighter craft. Forced to abandon their crippled ship the survivors land on "The Planet". Soon they discover that they are not alone, as they battle to survive they begin to fall prey to a malevolent force. A force which turns the souls of their fallen comrades against them. Forming a rescue plan the survivors race to carry it out while they still can. Unknown to the team, the prisoner is also on the planet and his presence there could change the universe as they know it, forever. Written by Clark, Michael Grant

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Save Our Souls

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2006 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Aberdeen City, Scotland, UK

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Budget:

GBP8,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Stirton Productions See more »
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(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (original mix)

Color:

Color | Color (MiniDV)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

During filming two things were broken by the same person, one was Mike Mitchell's quad bike, the other was Mike Mitchell's toe. The producer and Taylor character, Michael G. Clark, crashed the quad bike by hitting the only mound of earth in the area. And Mike Mitchell broke his toe while kicking Taylor's stand in - a bag of soup tins. See more »

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Why can't we make good sci fi anymore?
25 August 2008 | by jlandgrafSee all my reviews

Even with it's low budget this movie could have been worth watching if there was a story to tell here. It started out pretty good, and fairly engaging and believable. The actors and characters were interesting although there wasn't much character development. My favorite scene was when they were all eating their rations. Some seemed to hate it, and some seemed to think it wasn't too bad. The story starts out very airtight. And then...

And then it dipped into a little horror which is usually a death sentence for most sci fi. Suddenly no scientific basis for any of the goings on. No real believable end game for the villain? No real explanation of what's going on. Generally if a movie has to use the F word for every other word it usually spirals down from there too. I still get offended believe it or not. I often wonder what inspires people to make bad sci fi? Isn't there a universe of fantastically good stories out there? Don't people feel like they are wasting their time and everyone else's when they put out stuff like this. Why do we get so much mediocre sci fi like this? No female actors/characters either? None at all? This had the makings to be another "Predator" but alas fell far far short.

My final comment - poor editing and finally too low a budget to build a real campfire? What gives?

My advice for any low budget sci fi movie production companies out there. Make sure you got a good story before you start, and edit out bad special effects - it's better we see nothing than something that looks fake or ridiculously fuzzy.


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