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Format: DVD
Sku: 202715832
UPC: 025192013621
UPC 14: 00025192013621
Sales Rank: 5355
Rating: NR
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College sweethearts turned nuclear fission experts visit the planet metaluna. They're ready to challenge the furies of the planet gone mad.

"...a standard of similar boy-hood, sci-fi, pulpy, adventure films of a wonderfully unique, nostalgic genre...  Gary W. Tooze, DVDBeaver.com
"Big budget, elaborate sci-fi. Nice to look at...  Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress
"Suspenseful, intelligent...Thoughtful and exciting, with excellent visuals...  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide

Editor's Note
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."

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Video Features DVD, Dolby, Digital Audio, English, French, Spanish, Aspect Ratio 1.33:1

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/22/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 86 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1955
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 20136
Video UPC UPC: 00025192013621
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Faith Domergue
Video Cast Info Jeff Morrow
Video Cast Info Lance Fuller
Video Cast Info Rex Reason
Video Cast Info Clifford Stine - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Edward G. O'Callaghan - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Franklin Coen - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Henry Mancini, et. al. - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Jack Arnold - Director
Video Cast Info Joseph M. Newman - Director
Video Cast Info Raymond F. Jones - Story By
Video Cast Info Virgil W. Vogel - Editor
Video Cast Info William Alland - Producer
Plot Summary
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.

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"THIS ISLAND EARTH remains among the most poetic and dreamlike of 50's fantasies, full of imagery both wonderfully inventive and pointedly banal..." 09/05/2006 p.E6

Brilliant Observations on 1173 Films 9 of 10
It's genre representative in all of the right ways. Rex Reason (as Cal, a fine name for a sci-fi hero) doesn't bother cultivating much personae beyond his alpha-male Fritz Wunderlich voice. Clifford Stine may not have had the Harryhausen monster-making touch (though there's no denying the grandeur of the mue-tant), but his special effects more than compensate with resourcefulness and an extended palate (Dali-like painted spacescapes with firecrackers going off in front of them, and the leads emerging into the scene from what apears to be an outhouse propped up in front). - Clayton Trapp

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Product attributeActor:   Morrow,Jeff
Product attributeLabel:   Mca Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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