This Island Earth [DVD] [1955]

  • SKU: 15090063
  • Release Date: 08/22/2006
  • Rating: NR
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

Special Features


  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


This Island Earth
For reasons that defy logic, the excellent This Island Earth was held up for ridicule as an allegedly bad movie in the film version of TV's Mystery Science Theater. If not the best science-fiction film of the 1950s, Earth is certainly one of the most intelligent and elaborate. The story begins when the image of Exeter (Jeff Morrow), a huge-domed scientific genius from the planet Metaluna, appears on an experimental 3D television screen. Exeter invites several noted scientists from around the world to work on a top-secret project at Exeter's earthly mansion. Among those accepting the invitation are Cal Meacham (Rex Reason) and his ex-fiancee Ruth Adams (Faith Domergue). Soon, Cal and Ruth learn Exeter's true motives; to use the Earth's atomic knowhow in building a defense shield to protect Metaluna against the enemy planet Zahgon. Eventually, Exeter boards his high-tech flying saucer and whisks Cal and Ruth off to his dying planet, where, among other perils, they are menaced by a hideous mutant. Based on a novel by Raymond F. Jones, This Island Earth is one of those rare 1950s speculative films that holds up as well today as it did when first released, despite the comparative quaintness of the special effects and high-tech paraphernalia. Incidentally, the climactic Metalunan scenes were directed by Universal's resident sci-fi specialist, Jack Arnold. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jeff Morrow
    Jeff Morrow - Exeter
  • Faith Domergue
    Faith Domergue - Dr. Ruth Adams
  • Rex Reason
    Rex Reason - Cal Meacham
  • Lance Fuller
    Lance Fuller - Brack
  • Russell Johnson
    Russell Johnson - Steve Carlson



Overall customer rating

4.7
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Old classic

    Posted
    stvan
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    I am addicted to 50s scify. This dvd is solid. A fair price too. The movie is typical for old scify. Sure there are plenty of better ones but This Island Earth was scarce so I had to get a hard copy dvd as opposed to vudu or amazon download.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great no frills dvd

    Posted
    Mwhite401
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    This classic sci-fi satisfies your desire for cheesy movies but on a no frills level. No extras on this DVD release but the movie is all you wanted anyway right?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great service and super fast shipping

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    jerry
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    Great classic hard-to-find movie and best buy does it again. Great service and very fast shipping. Thank you.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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