The Shape of Things to Come [Blu-ray] [1979]

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  • Release Date: 09/27/2016
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
50% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 2)


The Shape of Things to Come
This is a remake of a 1936 sci-fi, future dystopia tale by H.G. Wells, but the drama, as interpreted by director George McCowan and scripter Martin Lager is not altered to accommodate today's more demanding audiences. As a result, the story, characters, and dialogue are a little weak. After a nuclear holocaust has forced people on earth to set up house on the moon (covered by an insulating, glass-like bubble), their continuing existence depends on some medication to fight off the effects of radiation (!). The trouble is that this medicine is now controlled by the villainous Omus (Jack Palance) who lives on the planet where the miracle drug is made. He is in the process of blackmailing the earth people into accepting him as a dictator when a group of them sneak out in a rocket to defeat him and save the day, whatever the day is on the moon. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jack Palance
    Jack Palance - Omus
  • Carol Lynley
    Carol Lynley - Niki
  • John Ireland
    John Ireland - Senator Smedley
  • Barry Morse
    Barry Morse - Dr. John Caball
  • Nicholas Campbell
    Nicholas Campbell - Jason Caball

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible tounge in cheek cheese

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    This movie reminds me of the original Batman series with Adam West. The dialogue and special effects were all horribly bad. This movie cannot be spoofed it is so bad. An impossible plot, bad acting (Jack Palance say no more), and ridiculous special effects that looked like they were done by a middle school aged creator. This movie is good for a laugh and no more.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So Bad It's Good

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    In the future, human race sets up colonies on the Moon, when Earth becomes uninhabitable. A madman decides to destroy the Moon colonies with his robots and automated ships and only three people and their robot dog can stop him. Sounds about right!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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