This Island Earth

  • 1955
  • 1 HR 27 MIN
  • NR
  • Science Fiction

A landmark science-fiction film, this is an intelligent interplanetary epic filled with beautifully crafted designs and marvelous special effects. A futuristic TV-telephone device is sent to Earth from the planet Metaluna. Scientist Reason puts together the device and soon finds himself being held hostage in a secluded mansion in Georgia by Morrow, a Mozart-loving...read more

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A landmark science-fiction film, this is an intelligent interplanetary epic filled with beautifully crafted designs and marvelous special effects. A futuristic TV-telephone device is sent to Earth from the planet Metaluna. Scientist Reason puts together the device and soon finds himself

being held hostage in a secluded mansion in Georgia by Morrow, a Mozart-loving agent from Metaluna. He tries to escape, helped by Domergue, but they are caught and placed in a state of suspended animation. Morrow takes them to Metaluna in his flying saucer in hopes that they will help him restore

his war-ravaged homeland with a new source of atomic energy. Reason and Domergue face a host of outer-space dangers before returning home with Morrow's help. The story is run-of-the-mill science fiction, but the film is marvelous in its effects and artwork. THIS ISLAND EARTH set new standards with

its wondrous shots of spaceships and intergalactic battles, and the makeup is a sight to behold. The famous mutant with the exposed cranium cost the producers $24,000 and showed every penny spent in the final effect. This feature undoubtedly benefitted from the unbilled codirection of 1950s

science-fiction master Jack Arnold.

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