Movies 4 You: Sci-Fi Classics [DVD]

  • SKU: 21661179
  • Release Date: 09/03/2013
  • Rating: NR
This set of four low-budget sci-fi films includes The Time Travelers, Beyond the Time Barrier, The Man from Planet X, and The Angry Red Planet.
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Overall Customer Rating:
75% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 4)

Special Features


  • Still galleries

Synopsis


The Angry Red Planet
Beyond the Time Barrier
Edgar G. Ulmer, the phenomenally fast director of many a quickie horror effort, lensed Beyond the Time Barrier in Texas. Test pilot Maj. William Allison (Robert Clarke) is hideously disfigured by a mishap in space. In flashback, we learn that Clarke had earlier returned to his base, only to discover that he'd passed through a time warp and that the Earth has been decimated by some disaster or other. He crosses the path of the ruling class, led by the Supreme, and a tribe of mutants, left over from a plague caused by extraterrestrial radiation. Only by returning to his own time can Clarke save the world from this fate (sound familiar?). Augmented with footage from Fritz Lang's 1959 Journey to the Lost City (aka The Indian Tomb), Beyond the Time Barrier tries hard, but is ultimately defeated by its almost-nonexistent budget. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

The Man from Planet X
An inexpensive but atmospheric sci-fi film, Man from Planet X takes place on a lonely Scottish island. Science professor Raymond Bond is monitoring the orbit of the mysterious "Planet X," which has entered the solar system and is travelling close to Earth. A spaceship lands from this planet, out of which pops a strange little man who looks something like an Easter Island statue. He has come to make contact with friendly Earthlings, but evil scientist William Schallert wants to exploit the spaceman's highly developed intellect for his own selfish ends. Schallert's nastiness turns the alien against the other Earthlings; the creature enslaves their minds and transforms them into zombies. Both Schallert and the alien are eventually destroyed--as Planet X, failing to establish a bond with Earth, spirals off into deep space. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

The Time Travelers
After a nuclear holocaust, a group of scientists travel to the future and find a world in tatters, where the human survivors must constantly defend themselves against mutated beasts. Upon seeing the future of the earth, the men would like to return to 1964, but find it may not be possible. ~ Kristie Hassen, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Gerald Mohr
    Gerald Mohr - O'Banion
  • Les Tremayne
    Les Tremayne - Prof. Gettell
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    Nora Hayden - Iris Ryan
  • Jack Kruschen
    Jack Kruschen - Sgt. Sammy Jacobs
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    Paul Hahn - Gen. Treegar



Overall customer rating

4
75%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Science Fiction Cheeziness!

    Posted
    reconredneck
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    Okay I have seen these 4 films before, being that I am no spring chicken, growing up in South Florida meant every Saturday night was a "Creature Feature" night! WPEC (West Palm Beach) channel 12 on Saturday Midnight: [INTRO] " And Now..It's Time..For Creature Feature..(ghoulish laugh) Science Fiction, Monsters & The Occasional Terror.. CREATURE FEATURE... Fiendish Films on a Saturday night CREATURE FEATURE and now it's time for CREATURE FEATURE!!" I can remember the days of VHF televisions and sneaking around while the parents slept to watch the midnight Creature Feature show. Anyways those of you that grew up on creature features can relate as to why we love bad, cheezy movies and are willing to put ourselves thru this kind of torture watching these examples of how not to make film but that is what makes them so much fun the fact the production crew actually thought they were making good cinema.. Personally I think every film on this DVD are fantastically bad films in a very good way. My favorite and to be truthful the reason I bought this DVD and this is a rare act by itself since I exclusively buy Blu-ray discs was for a film called " The Time Travelers 1964" and yes the first time I saw this little gem was on a Creature Feature Saturday night. Just the entire premise is brilliant even tho the budget is small this film still conveys some intelligent & thought provoking idea's on the possibility of time travel. This film was influential an lead to the rip-off television series "Time Tunnel" with the writer IB Melchior never getting his just credit. Another film on this disc is by IB Melchior but a lesser effort in my book called "The Angry Red Planet" which pits our space men against a rat/bat on the surface of mars to me this film did not have the scientific genius of Time Travelers but still is an entertaining piece. A dark favorite of mine would be " Beyond The Time Barrier " where a jet pilot breaks the speed of sound..remember this is the 60's so the science behind the idea was in progress with a lot of unknowns, anyway, this pilot jet-sets to the future but the world is dystopian at best after a mysterious plague killed most people off in 1971.. haha yea it's a stinker but the best kind of SciFi cheeze that will keep you entertained. To me my least favorite of the 4 films has to be "The Man From Planet X"... yawn... time to hit the snooze button... This British Scifi epic tale of boredom involves the worst spaceship outside of "Plan 9 From Outer Space" and a plot that will put a Insomniac out of his misery! .. Thank goodness for ample fog or the martian would look as if he were wearing a fish bowl on his head and don't expect any thrills or chills or anything for that matter, just some deep belly laughs and head shaking in disbelief that this film was not paired up with Plan 9 on the ultimate stinker DVD. Video is a mixed bag. The best of the lot would be "Time Travelers" even tho the skin tones are baked a bit it still looks pretty good considering the last time this film was released was back on VHS..yep it never had an official DVD release until now.. Thanks MGM/Shout Factory I love this film and am eternally grateful!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Skip this set

    Posted
    astroboy
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    While the picture quality was better than I expected, the films themselves were pretty awful. The only one I didn't fall asleep on was "The Time Travelers"; that one could have been "fair" instead of "poor" if the BS had been cut from the film.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    daniel503
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    I have always loved old movies and these are definitely my favorites

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Four Movie Set

    Posted
    JJNell
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    Nice price for four old science fiction movies from the 1950's.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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