The Black Scorpion [DVD] [1957]

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  • Release Date: 12/09/2014
  • Rating: NR
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

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The Black Scorpion
Filmed in Mexico, The Black Scorpion was the last theatrical feature to bear the imprimatur of special-effects maven Willis O'Brien. Allegedly an outgrowth of a ten-minute "test" film, the story is set in motion by a volcanic eruption which releases dozens of giant scorpions from a cave. American geologist Richard Denning and his cohorts try to drive the scorpions back into their lair, but the huge arachnids are soon at large in civilization, munching on innocent bystanders as they go their merry way. The authorities are able to destroy all but one scorpion, who unfortunately is the nastiest of the bunch. The climax takes place in a Mexico City bullring, where the scorpion does battle with a fleet of military helicopters. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Richard Denning
    Richard Denning - Hank Scott
  • Mara Corday
    Mara Corday - Teresa
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    Carlos Rivas - Arturo Ramos
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    Mario Navarro - Juanito
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    Carlos Muzquiz - Dr. Velasco



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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hokey Fun For One and All

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    ddad1
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    Okay, a movie about rampaging scorpions in Mexico from the 1950's. Hokey? Yes...Great acting? Not exactly...What this film does have is some (limited) stop-motion animation "supervised" by Willis O'Brien who did the effects for the original King Kong (1933) and Mighty Joe Young (1949). This movie is not high art; it will not stay with you after you leave the couch, but it is fun and entertaining...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie, great extras

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    Kaijufan
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    The picture quality & sound are excellent. The extras are a must have. You'll see test footage for "Las Vegas Monster" & "Beetle Men" plus the dinosaur segment from "The Animal World".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice transfer with Decent extras.

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    KeithB
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    A good, if unspectacular addition to Willis O’Brien’s stop motion filmography

    I would recommend this to a friend


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