Earth vs. The Flying Saucers [2 Discs] [DVD] [1956]

  • SKU: 8658026
  • Release Date: 01/15/2008
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

Special Features


  • Disc One:
  • Feature available in original B&W and Color (ChromaChoice to toggle between B&W and color)
  • Audio commentary with Ray Harryhausen, visual effects artists Jeffrey Okun and Ken Ralston, and Arnold Kunert
  • Disc Two:
  • Remembering Earth vs. The Flying Saucers
  • The Hollywood Blacklist and Bernard Gordon
  • Tim Burton sits down with Ray Harryhausen
  • Interview with Joan Taylor
  • A present-day look at stop-motion
  • David Schecter on film music's unsung hero
  • Digital sneak peek of Flying Saucers vs. The Earth comic book
  • Original screenplay credits
  • Video photo galleries
  • Original Ad artwork
  • The Colorization process

Synopsis


Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
Anyone who's seen the 1996 science-fiction lampoon Mars Attacks may have trouble watching Earth vs. the Flying Saucers with a straight face. Hugh Marlowe plays scientist Russell Marvin, who is on-hand when an alien spacecraft lands on earth. The saucermen at first insist that they've come in peace, but Marvin suspects otherwise. Sure enough, the visitors eventually declare their intention to take over the earth within the next 60 days, adding that the military's weapons are useless against them. The two-month window gives Marvin and his cohorts plenty of time to build-up superweapon, and thus stave off the seven-saucer invasion force. Special effects maestro Ray Harryhausen does a nice job laying waste to Washington DC in the film's memorable finale. The supporting cast of Earth vs. the Flying Saucers includes those two sci-fi flick stalwarts of the 1950s, Morris Ankrum and Thomas Browne Henry. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Hugh Marlowe
    Hugh Marlowe - Dr. Russell A. Marvin
  • Donald Curtis
    Donald Curtis - Maj. Huglin
  • Morris Ankrum
    Morris Ankrum - Gen. Hanley
  • John Zaremba
    John Zaremba - Prof. Kanter
  • Image coming soon
    Grandon Rhodes - Gen. Edmunds



Overall customer rating

4.8
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hold on while aliens try to take over the Earth! M

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    MiltJ
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    Stars classic SciFi actor Hugh Marlowe and actress Joan Taylor. There has been a lot of movies made throughout the years of aliens trying to take over the Earth, mostly because their world is dying, or this, that, or the other thing. This movie is no different. But, they did it first! Classic technical effects by Ray Harryhausen, the master of ‘stop motion’, one can appriciate how movies was made before all the computerized jingal. The BD disc version also offers the updated colorized version in HD widescreen. Hold on while aliens try to take over the Earth! – again.... MJ

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have classic 50's sci-fi.

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    Larry
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    I knew I would enjoy owning this "silly", old flying saucer movie, but the color version is so much more watchable. I'm thoroughly happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    very good 1950's sci-fi movie

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    moviestooge1
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    Great visual effects by the legendary Ray Harryhausen with a good story about aliens invading Earth with flying saucers. A must see for any sci-fi movie fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie from the sci Fi genre

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    bestbuycustomer
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    Typical movie from the sci Fi genre. Enjoyable to watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Two options -- Black & White along with Color.

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    MiMi
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    If you love science fiction this is a great movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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