This Island Earth

This Island Earth
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  • 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
THIS ISLAND EARTH remains among the most poetic and dreamlike of 50's fantasies, full of imagery both wonderfully inventive and pointedly banal...
New York Times
Sep 5, 2006
Rating: 3/5 -- Eye-filling sci-fi, although it's even better as the basis of 'MST3K: The Movie'
Kalamazoo Gazette
Jul 15, 2003
Pioneering sf drama about space travel is rich in storytelling, atmosphere, visual design and color. Full Review
Classic Film and Television
Aug 16, 2012
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 -- Worth consideration from anyone who enjoys their profundity with a side of cheese. Full Review
Oct 31, 2011
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

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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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  • UPC: 025192013621
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