Earth vs. Flying Saucers

Directed By: Fred F. Sears Starring: Hugh Marlowe

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Dr. Russell marvin heads up operation skyhook, which is tasked with sending rockets into the upper atmosphere to probe for future space flights. Unfortunately, all the rockets are somehow disappearing. While investigating this strange occurrence, russell and his new assistant/wife carol marvin are abducted.

Specifications

Studio Sony
SKU 40171592
UPC 043396078659
UPC 14 00043396078659
Format DVD
Release Date 12/21/2004
Rating NR
Keywords
Alien Invasions
Aliens
Science-Fiction
Suspense
Thriller
Editors Note
Note Space scientist Dr. Russell Marvin (Hugh Marlowe) and his wife Carol (Joan Taylor) are working on a secret missile project, but every time their rockets are launched, they are intercepted and destroyed by the more advanced technology of mysterious flying saucers hovering near the Earth. The alien race has completely surrounded the planet, giving Earth the sixty days to surrender. The enemy spacecraft appear indestructible, and Marvin sets out to find a weapon that can defeat them. The special effects of stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen are legendary, most notably in the scene in which flying saucers attack the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
Directors
Fred F. Sears
Actors
Hugh Marlowe
Cast & Crew
Donald Curtis - Actor
Hugh Marlowe - Actor
Joan Taylor - Actor
Donald E. Keyhoe - Based On Novel By
Fred F. Sears - Director
Fred Jackman, Jr. - Director of Photography
Danny B. Landres - Editor
Sam Katzman - Executive Producer
Charles H. Schneer - Producer
Paul Palmentola - Producer
Curt Siodmak - Screen Story
Ray Harryhausen - Special Effects Supervisor
Raymond T. Marcus - Writer
George Worthing Yates - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1956
Catalog ID 07865
UPC 00043396078659
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 83 minutes
Color B&W
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Korean, Spanish, Thai, Chinese
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
1.85:1
Reviews
ReviewSource Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
Review ...Literate dialogue, subdued performances and solid Ray Harryhausen effects make this a winner that belies its B origins nearly every step of the way.
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ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Mono Audio, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Quotes
VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever Superb special effects...
Variety The technical effects created by Ray Harryhausen come off excellently...
The Motion Picture Guide A great sci-fi alien invasion film...

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