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9th February 2004, 18:00
It's got to be the 50's and it's got to be sci-fi;
The Thing From Another World
Day the Earth Caught Fire
Day the Earth Stood Still
Forbidden Planet (best electronic music score ever)
9th February 2004, 21:25
No!!!!!!!!! How dare you!!!!! You bastard marvin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love the 5 films you just listed. To add:
Creature From the Black Lagoon
Invaders From Mars
This Island Earth
The Beast From 50,000 Fathoms
Enough for now. I swear I can out-50's anyone.
10th February 2004, 00:33
my cousins into these things. The bad part is, he is obsessed with the bad ones. He's actually disappointed when its good.
10th February 2004, 05:40
I know where your cousin's coming from Fickle.
Take a film like....
It's so bad, it's excellent.:D
10th February 2004, 18:00
Damn Cylob, you got This Island Earth.....forgot about that one.
The Deadly Mantis.
11th February 2004, 15:44
I haven't started marvin, I haven't started.:D
11th February 2004, 18:59
"Earth Vs The Flying Saucers"?....psf! How obvious!:D
The Mole People
11th February 2004, 19:07
By the Cylob, I have had the pleasure of meeting Ray Harryhausen on several occasions, both at The Festival of Fantastic Films here in Manchester. He brought along some of his "friends" to meet us as well. Best was the only remaining skeleton from "Jason & The Argonauts".
The last year he came to the festival, he brought along the video that they make for those who are awarded Life Time Achievement Oscars. It's a video made by the people he influenced; Spielberg, Burton, Lucas, all the techies at Industrial Light & Magic etc. They put together some amazing animations especially for the video....these animations will never see the light of day, other than on Rays VHS tape. He had to call the Academy and those involved in maikng the tape to get their permission to show it to us chosen few.
Of course, I took along my Harryhausen DVD's for the great man to sign.
He also brought his own paintings for a project he always wanted to animate......Dante's Inferno. Those paintings fired the imagination of everyone who saw them....god, what a film that would have made.
Festival of Fantastic Films (http://www.fantastic-films.com/festival/)
11th February 2004, 20:05
Okay, so I'm jealous.....
I must have 200+ 50's sci-fi films on tape.:D Who wants a fight to the death?
11th February 2004, 21:06
11th February 2004, 21:17
Beware the Magnetic Monster...
11th February 2004, 21:35
Oh, Magnetic Monster...now thats a classic! "It keeps growing! It'll devour the world!"
One of my favourites and a very underated film.
The Monolith Monsters
12th February 2004, 05:36
:up: The Monolith Monsters is one of my favourites. The way the towers grow, collapse, then grow even larger.... Class. Total.
Monster From the Ocean Floor (1954)
12th February 2004, 12:12
Mr Agar again......
12th February 2004, 15:25
:up: You realise you're dropping down my list marvin.
The Cosmic Man (1958)
This film has all the attributes...
- The peace-loving scientist against the fascist bullyboy general.
- The love affair between said scientist and some widow (horny widow).
- The innocent, friendly alien on the loose.
- The weird spacecraft (in this case a sphere) being examined and probed (the diamond-tipped drill makes an appearance).
- Finally, the alien narrowly escaping death at the hands of the millitary but, before taking-off gives a speach on the horrors of the atom bomb.
- Oh, not forgetting the scientist shacking-up with the horny widow (screen kiss).
12th February 2004, 15:45
ooohhhhhh! Getting cocky, eh?
This one has pure-breed written all over it;
Over sized furniture (always a favourite in the barcelona household)
12th February 2004, 16:34
I can't see the image, but I guess it's...
The Incredible Shrinking Man
As you say marvin, a pure-breed.:D I like the way the little hero kills the spider with..... the needle.
Strike your film and reverse it....
Attack of the 50ft woman (1958)
12th February 2004, 16:53
Back at you....
The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)
By the way....I know Bert I Gordon very well. A lovely fella.
12th February 2004, 17:39
He had a bit of a temper didn't he.:D
Okay, I'm taking refuge on an island populated by......
Untamed Women (1952)
Good thing I'm a stallion.:)
12th February 2004, 17:43
Beware! Look to the skies!!!!
The Giant Claw (1957)
Yes! This is the actual Giant Claw!
Dosen't he look like the Creme Egg bird?
12th February 2004, 18:55
That bird would pack alot of creme eggs. Many million in one mouthful.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
The film that spawned a genre...
12th February 2004, 19:52
Watch! As I tie this thread in with the 60's!
Gasp! As I show the lineage to Alien!
Scream! As I bring you.....
It! The Terror From Beyond Space - (1958)
Rocket ship in rescue mission to Mars!
A man suspected of murder!
A monster in the cargo-hold!
They're running out of space to hide!
12th February 2004, 20:00
That's one class flick. BTW, Ronald Reagan was the man inside the monster suit.:D
This is one of many British films to have the obligitory American guy.
Behemoth the Sea Monster (1959)
12th February 2004, 20:31
Just finished downloading The Giant Behemoth..:up:
The blazing sun turned him into....
Okay, we have very little money. So.....we shoot in daylight.....we have a monster that can only exist in the daylight.....we call it........
13th February 2004, 06:29
That film should be renamed 'The Hideous Man in Costume'.
When Worlds Collide (1951)
Our bods escape in their executive-toy lighter
I've watched this film (let's say more than once), and the lame picture of Zyra at the end tickles me every time.:D
13th February 2004, 20:59
The Monster That Challenged the World - (1957)
...well, challenged a small water treatment planet.
14th February 2004, 09:28
:up: A class film.
War of the Worlds (1953)
When I said there was intelligent life on Mars they locked me in this asylum - but I know what I know!
14th February 2004, 15:19
War of the Worlds, one of my all time favourite sci-fi films. George Pal...one of the greats. They're talking seriously about re-making it with Tom Cruise in the lead....dosen't sound good.:weird:
Angry Red Planet - (1959)
16th February 2004, 16:16
Well, if you posted Planet of the Vampires it figures you'd also post that.:D
A romp in the snow anyone?
The Abominable Snowman (1957)
Hammer couldn't afford a colour film at the time.:D
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