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This Island Earth

This Island Earth
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DVD Features:

  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 26 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 22, 2006
  • Originally Released: 1955
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono - English
    • Subtitles - English (SDH), French, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 15


User Ratings: 4,444
Rating: 3/5 -- Slower-moving than it needs to be, but hardly the object of scorn MST3K would have us believe
New Times
Jun 27, 2003
Rating: 4/5 -- Pretty impressive sci-fi for 1955, a near classic.
Kansas City Kansan
May 28, 2005
Rating: B -- Intelligently directed by Joseph Newman. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Nov 12, 2010
Rating: 1/5 -- Inexplicably well-regarded, as ludicrous and simple-minded as they come
Flipside Movie Emporium
Dec 4, 2002
Rating: 0/5 -- An appalling film, but good fodder for the mocking in "Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie"
Greater Milwaukee Today
Dec 12, 2002
Rating: 3/5 -- Eye-filling sci-fi, although it's even better as the basis of 'MST3K: The Movie'
Kalamazoo Gazette
Jul 15, 2003
...even though its increasingly camp elements have aged poorly, it deserves respect as one of the more ambitious, grandiose, and important science fiction adventures of its time. Full Review
Sep 4, 2006

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When atomic scientist Dr. Meacham (Rex Reason) is chosen to take part in a top research experiment in a remote lab, he quickly discovers that he is really involved in an evil scheme by alien Metalunans to take over Earth. After he and the gorgeous Dr. Adams (Faith Domerque) make their escape shortly before the lab explodes, they are whisked away in a flying saucer to Metaluna, where they are blamed for the destruction. Featuring incredible special effects that were 2 2/1 years in the making.

Product Description:

In a desperate attempt to save their civilization, benevolent aliens kidnap Earth scientists. This ground-breaking science fiction displays the best special effects of its time, and a close look reveals seeds of many later films, including "Star Wars," "Aliens," "Star Trek" and "Coneheads."

Plot Synopsis:

A team of top nuclear scientists is assembled by the mysterious Exeter at a high-tech laboratory in Georgia. His mission, kept secret even from the researchers, is to develop new sources of atomic energy, which are needed to defend his home planet, Metaluna, from its interplanetary rival, Zagon. When two of the recruits begin to suspect Exeter's true identity and motive, they attempt to escape. But before the runaways can reach safety, the aliens intervene and carry them off in a last-ditch effort to save Metaluna.


Production Notes:

  • Filmed in Technicolor.
  • Original aspect ratio: 2:1.

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This Island Earth & The Thing Movie Lover: from Des Moines, IA US -- January, 22, 2008

Excellent movies, loved the full frame dvd. Mail service was expedient... surprised to get it so soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Sales Rank: 3,644
  • UPC: 025192013621
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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