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Earth Vs. the Flying Saucers (Blu-ray Disc, 2009)

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    Movie synopsis
    Space scientist Dr. Russell Marvin (Hugh Marlowe) and his wife Carol (Joan Taylor) are working on a secret missile project, but every time their rockets are launched, they are intercepted and destroyed by the more advanced technology of mysterious flying saucers hovering near the Earth. The alien race has completely surrounded the planet, giving Earth the sixty days to surrender. The enemy spacecraft appear indestructible, and Marvin sets out to find a weapon that can defeat them. The special effects of stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen are legendary, most notably in the scene in which flying saucers attack the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

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    • Number of Discs: 1
    • Film Country: USA
    • UPC: 5050629565577

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    Format:Blu-ray Disc

    Director:Fred F. Sears
    Leading Role:Hugh Marlowe
    eBay Product ID: EPID74695196
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    Created: 01/20/08


    Great print, superb remastering, preserving original film and audio--no digital "enhancements" or fake effects added. Most of these reviews tell you what to expect from this film, but one con I might add is the 90% dialog/10% action ratio typical of many of these '50s Sci-Fi flicks (most of this film's 83 minutes is talk, keeping you waiting and waiting for the few brief alien scenes).

    Another major con is--and this annoyed me even as a kid happily terrified by the movie--the aliens look like penis heads...as many of these "professional" reviewers show themselves to be, judging the film's special effects against today's sophisticated tech. They forget that kids--and I'm sure that's who these movies were mostly meant for--were both astounded and terrorized by these effects 50 years ago...50 years ago, hello???

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    Created: 07/17/09

    Love This Movie!

    My husband and I are huge fans of the old sci-fi movies. Our kids even sit in to watch them with us. This one is great with the eerie feeling of seeing a flying saucer right in front of your car! The actor's facial expressions say it all. What makes this movie one to watch is that the actors really have to act in order to pull the movie off. The special effects for the time period are pretty good, but the actors make it work. I am a fan of watching actors perform, not watching a bunch of special super effects and blood and guts scenes to make the movie a thriller. Bring back the days of actors performing, not special effects performing!

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    Created: 03/04/10

    Classic mid-century sci-fi

    Just love this movie. It is way ahead of its time in the early 50's and although "slow" by todays fast paced, action packed, shock value, computer generated special effects, it is nevertheless a classic mid century sci fi film. Sci fi in this era had something that you simply cannot get today, it had an element of the times, the cold war, the atomic culture, and entering the space race, and throw in what happened in Roswell, NM in 1947, and you have a cultural climate in which movies of this era had that i do not believe can ever be re-created. Plus, there are some great street scenes and it is cool to see how everyone dressed back then.

    Highly recommended!!!

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    Created: 10/02/08

    First rate 50s Science Fiction movie.

    This is a quality science fiction movie. Hugh Marlow gives a first rate performance along with the other cast members. The story was well written and directed and the special effects were ahead of their time.

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    Created: 06/09/08

    I purchased a DVD

    Earth Vs. the Flying Saucers (2002, DVD) -

    okay- this isn't a review fo a movie made 50 years ago- although it DID rock for it's age! - my purchase experience is the main thing here. I love to get media through ebay- i think i have had less snags than i do when buying retail-

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