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It Came from Outer Space G

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It Came from Outer Space
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    The Universe According to Universal, an Original Documentary on It Came From Outer Space
  • Commentary by Film Historian Tom Weaver
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 21 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: May 21, 2002
  • Originally Released: 1953
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
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User Ratings: 3,759
Despite the lurid title and the involvement of several genre regulars, It Came from Outer Space is hardly a typical 'Fifties sci-fi movie. Full Review
Sci-Fi Movie Page
Mar 25, 2009
Rating: 4/5 -- Conta com uma temática rica que, ao contrário de boa parte de seus contemporâneos, usa os alienígenas não como metáfora para a ameaça comunista, mas para condenar o preconceito.
Cinema em Cena
Jul 14, 2006
Picture has been smartly fashioned to take advantage of all the tricks of science-fiction and 3-D. Full Review
Variety
May 29, 2007
Rating: 4/5 -- Among top five of 1950s sci-fi classics, starring great effects along with Richard Carlson.
Video-Reviewmaster.com
Mar 22, 2008
The 3-D process leaves the image somewhat murky, but you can discern sparks of authentic pulp poetry throughout. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
[A] scary black-and-white SF effort from 1953. Full Review
Chicago Reader
May 29, 2007
Rating: 3.5/4 -- One of the better science-fiction films to come out of the Cold War 50s, this one must be counted among the anti-McCarthy statements. Full Review
TV Guide
May 29, 2007

Description by OLDIES.com:

Amateur astronomer John Putnam (Richard Carlson) and his fiance Ellen Fields (Barbara Rush) are stargazing in the desert when a spaceship bursts from the sky and crashes to the ground. Just before a landslide buries the ship, a mysterious creature emerges and disappears into the darkness. Of course, when he tells his story to the sheriff (Charles Drake), John is branded a crackpot; but before long, strange things begin to happen, and the tide of disbelief turns...

Based on a story by acclaimed writer Ray Bradbury, It Came From Outer Space is a science fiction classic that is as thought-provoking and tantalizing today as it was when it first "landed" on the silver screen.

Product Description:

A meteor crashes in the desert near a small Arizona town, and research scientist John Putnam (Richard Carlson) thinks it's a spaceship, but no one will believe him except his loyal girlfriend, Ellen (Barbara Rush). Weird evidence begins to back up his theory however, from the strange behavior of some of the locals, to the slime trails, the ghostly noises in the phone lines, and the apparitions of hideous alien eyes swooping down on passing cars. Director Jack Arnold (CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON) lets the story unfold deliberately, and infuses the desert locale with all the unearthly mystery of an alien landscape, helping to make this one of the best science fiction films of the 1950s. Charles Drake is Matt, the sheriff who first thinks John is a fool with all this flying saucer talk, and who later tries to lead a posse against the aliens when the truth is too blatant to ignore. It's based on a story by Ray Bradbury, with an eerie, theremin score, on which Henry Mancini is an unbilled contributor.

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  • UPC: 025192043529
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