Earth Vs. the Flying Saucers

Earth Vs. the Flying Saucers

DVD - 2007 | Widescreen ed
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Aliens are everywhere and they're attacking planet Earth. Dr. Russell Marvin works for Operation Skyhook, a government task force sending rockets into space to probe for future space flights. But when the rockets begin mysteriously disappearing, Dr. Marvin investigates along with his wife Carol, only to find the rockets are being intercepted by an army of space aliens who give humanity an ultimatum: loyalty or death. As the aliens begin attacking cities and landmarks across the Earth--including an unforgettable assault on Washington, D.C.--it's up to Dr. Marvin and his wife to figure out how to stop these diabolical creatures before it's too late.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2007]
Edition: Widescreen ed
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9781424885312
1424885310
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 83 min.) : sound, color or black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Earth versus the flying saucers

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👽🛸 "People of Earth, attention! People of Earth, attention!" This is the only movie I know of that contains that line, even though it's come to be associated generally with alien-attack movies. The Harryhausen saucers are extraordinarily well done, and seem menacing and almost alive as they maneuver gracefully. The aliens themselves are seen only a couple of times and are rather clumsy, without any knees. Dr. Marvin tries on an alien helmet for size and finds he can hear distant sounds, but this has nothing to do with advancing the plot. The entire fleet appears to be made up of seven saucers, which do wind up doing a lot of damage. Certainly a far better than average 50s science fiction movie. Recommended.
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This and many other movies were seen on the late night shock movie feature in Lawton, Okla., with the host Dr. Digby (not his real name). Dr. Digby later turned out to be a child molester and served out all of his 14 year sentence, in the Oklahoma State Prison. Just another day in Lawton.

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TwilightBlue
Oct 07, 2019

Aliens are everywhere and they're attacking planet Earth. Dr. Russell Marvin works for Operation Skyhook, a government task force sending rockets into space to probe for future space flights. But when the rockets begin mysteriously disappearing, Dr. Marvin investigates along with his wife Carol, only to find the rockets are being intercepted by an army of space aliens who give humanity an ultimatum: loyalty or death. As the aliens begin attacking cities and landmarks across the Earth--including an unforgettable assault on Washington, D.C.--it's up to Dr. Marvin and his wife to figure out how to stop these diabolical creatures before it's too late.

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hesselugano
Oct 07, 2019

This is exactly the type of movie that the late Frank Zappa would have loved. In his 1974 live concert at the Roxy in New York, Zappa opined "Hello boys and girls, do you like sci-fi movies? I just love monster movies! and the cheaper they are the better they are. Cheapness is not necessarily to do with the budget of the film (although it helps) true cheapness is visible nylon strings dangling from the jaws of a giant spider, or a visible piece of two-by-four attached to the back of a cone-shaped alien that some stage hand is vainly trying to push out of a cave.

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NeoNoir
Oct 04, 2019

Yeah-Yeah. OK-OK. The visual effects of "Earth Vs. the Flying Saucers" may not live up to today's rigid standards of CG excellence - But, Hey! - (What the heck!) - Without question - This SyFy picture (from 1956) is still a guaranteed "blast-from-the-past" to watch.

I mean - You've really gotta be totally willing to cut this entertaining "alien invasion" movie some serious slack (and look passed its glaring flaws) in order to fully enjoy it..... (*Be sure to watch the classic movie-trailer*)

(*Note*) - The special "flying saucer" effects in this film were imaginatively created by pioneering animation wizard, Ray Harryhausen (who was also there to supervise on the set of this movie production, as well).

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magic23
May 24, 2016

If you like classic sci-fi movies, this is for you. Excellent special effects. The story line is engaging. I think this movie would be so cool to re-make!

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Frybyte
Nov 15, 2015

the black and white version is scratched and I couldn't get it to play the colorized version has problem too but I was able to watch the whole thing.
The one part that I found amazing was how good Joan Taylor was, her acting many times (especially since 'now' we can notice the special effects) was startlingly good.

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ManMachine
Jul 04, 2014

Blast off into orbit with this classic, 1950s, Sci-Fi, Alien-Invasion flick, featuring some truly remarkable flying saucer effects courtesy of Ray Harryhausen.

Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers pits us puny, little earthlings against mighty alien humanoids in a violent battle for Earth's survival.

When the robot-like aliens arrive at a U.S. Army base in search of help for their dying planet, they attempt to make friendly contact with scientist Dr. Russ Marvin. But the military gets into the act and greets their fleet of saucers with non-stop gunfire, and so, the aliens are automatically forced to retaliate.

Can Dr. Marvin invent the ultimate weapon in order to counter their terrible attack of mass destruction and save the human race in this deadly game of beat-the-clock?

Well, buckle up, space cadets, and hold onto your seats, 'cause you're in for an intergalactic joyride of pure Sci-Fi/Fantasy fun, 1950s-style!

With a running time of only 82 minutes, disc #1 of this 2-DVD set contains both the original b&w movie, as well as the recently colorized version. Just don't expect this movie to live up to today's standards of CG effects.

aaa5756 Oct 29, 2012

Sound and Very well done old school sci-fi movie. I would recommend this movie for all to see.

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bstudent
Jan 17, 2012

this was good, professionally done. Alot of military, informative tid-bits of info and flying saucers.

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Frybyte
Nov 15, 2015

Other: scratched and you may not get it to play

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ManMachine
Jul 04, 2014

Violence: Aliens blast buildings to smithereens!

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