The Monster That Challenged the World/It! The Terror From Beyond Space [DVD]

  • SKU: 6734732
  • Release Date: 08/24/2004
  • Rating: G
  • 4.5 (2)
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Overview

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Overall Customer Rating:
4.5
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • Full screen
  • English Dolby Digital Mono
  • French & Spanish subtitles
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

The Monster That Challenged the World
The Monster That Challenged the World is the misleadingly title for one of the more well-regarded second-echelon horror films of the 1950s. An underwater earthquake in the Sargasso sea yields up the eggs of a long-extinct sea monster. Once hatched, the monster's offspring (which resemble huge snails) sustain themselves by sucking the life forces of various unlucky human land dwellers. Even worse, these horrendous creatures procreate at an incredible rate, laying 3000 eggs per sitting. Eventually, the monsters are neutralized by Modern Science, save for one stray snail that very nearly lunches on a little girl.. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

It! The Terror from Beyond Space
One of the best of the medium-budgeted science fiction flicks of the 1950s, It! The Terror from Beyond Space is set in "the future" (1973, to be exact). An rescue ship travels out to Mars to retrieve the only survivor of a space probe that has experienced some sort of cataclysm. That survivor, Col Ed Carruthers (Marshall Thompson) is accused of murdering his fellow crewmen. But Ed claims that the killer was a Martian monster, and hopes to prove his assertions by signing up for a second journey to the Red Planet. Before long, the crew members of this second expedition are being systematically killed off, and it looks as though Ed is up to his old tricks. As it turns out, however, Ed was telling the truth: there is a monster on board, the savage descendant of the once-mighty Martian civilization, who snuck on board when an irresponsible crew member left the door open. The monster stays alive by absorbing the vital body fluids of its victims-and there seems to be no way to stop this parasitic creature! If the plot of It! The Terror from Beyond Space seems vaguely familiar, it is because it was one of the primary inspirations for the 1979 sci-fi classic Alien. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Tim Holt
    Tim Holt - Lt. Cmdr. John Twillinger
  • Audrey Dalton
    Audrey Dalton - Gail MacKenzie
  • Hans Conried
    Hans Conried - Dr. Jess Rogers
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    Harlan Warde - Lt. Bob Clemens
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    Mimi Gibson - Sandy MacKenzie

Overall Customer Rating

4.5 (2 Reviews)

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