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  1. Garrett

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    Is there anyone else who likes those old 50s sci-fi films particularly black and white ones.
    Some I like are (hope they are 50s):
    The Invasion Of The Body Snatchers.
    Them
    The Thing
    I Married A Monster From Outer Space (a better film than the cheesy title)
    It Came From Outer Space
    Tarantula
    The Black Scorpion
    The Day The Earth Stood Still

    any others I should have mentioned?
     
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    The village of the damned
     
  3. Timh

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    Quatermas and the Pit, scared me shi*less as a child, come to think of it, it still does :eek:
     
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    It was the late, great Ed Wood ,who was the main guy for the really wacky stuff

    Remember the Blob. (not Ed wood)
     
  5. Garrett

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    Do you mean the TV one rather than the Hammer colour one. If it is I agree with you I have it on video and scares me the same way as well, funny there is really no gory scenes or fantastic monsters, just dam good writing and production/direction what ever, as most of the fear is implied. Probably the most scary tape I have. It is a shame they have not re-mastered and released Quatermass II. Saw a tribute night on BBC2 to an old building that the BBC use to produce the early stuff and the showed an episode and thought it was fantastic(far better than the movie, albeit I enjoyed it) and the music that was scary as well, I wonder if it is available.
    The story beat Invasion of the Body Snatchers by a year for aliens taking over human bodies.
    Thank for reminding me that one Timh, nothing I want to watch on TV tonight, but there is no way am I putting that on before bedtime.
     
  6. Garrett

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    Timh just looked at your age, too old to see the TV one as a child, too old to be classed as a child when the video came out so you must mean the film?
    Not a bad film but not a patch on the TV one, I liked the end where James Donald rides the crane into the Devil thing. Tip try to watch the TV one on video or the recently issued DVD.
     
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    Whoops, yes I meant the film, I thought it was in back and white :blush:
     
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    Creature from the Black Lagoon probably fits the bill. Rumoured to be a early appearance by Clint Eastwood as the creature. I've only seen it as a standard 8mm film but I think it's around on video.
     
  9. Garrett

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    I didn’t know that, I knew he made an early screen appearance in Tarantula as one of the jet pilots.

    Are you sure it wasn’t George Peppard (joke).
     
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    Timh just have a read at these comments and you know I wasn’t joking about the TV series. http://us.imdb.com/CommentsShow?51305
    Thanks again I might just put the tape on after tea its about 3 hours long.
     
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    I've always been partial to Leslie Nielson and Robbie the Robot in "Forbidden Planet".
     
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    Also one of my favourites, a big award winner at its release.
    This has to be one of the first Sci-fi Horror movies with a big budget, its also got to be the only film with Leslie Nielson not acting the goat.
    I loved the scene when the Monster from the IDD attacks the ship :eek:
    Its also in Colour :rolleyes:
     
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    And one of mine. Highly innovative visuals and sound effects. I even liked the TV spin-off. Lost in Space. Surely this must be ripe for a DVD release now, especially after the movie.
     
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    Hi Timh
    Just finished Watching Qutermass & The Pit, I didn’t find it as bad this time. contrary to what I said before I found it a bit slow, some of the acting was amateur apart from the two main characters Quatermass (André Morell), Roney ( Cec Linder who played Felix Leiter In Goldfinger) and a early appearance of John Stratton (Shockeye in the Dr Who Story the Two Doctors).
    As I said before I found it very frightening a few years ago when I first watched it, so why not this time?
    For its time it must have been brilliant.

    War of the Worlds was also very good for its day, mind you not too bad now.
    This Island Earth (talk about BEM’s and a few holes in logic)
     
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    How about 'The Day The Earth Caught Fire' ? (just into the 60's so may not count)...

    One of the greatest cliff-hanger endings of all time.

    Watch out for a very brief appearance by the young Michael Caine...
     
  16. Garrett

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    Go on Charlie count it in its one of those that has that feel about it if you know what I mean.
    A very good film and frightening even though no monsters or an enemy I think the B&W added to the fear. I took the end as everything would be OK but it was open.
    One of my favourite actors was in it, Leo McKern.
     
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    I still love some of the classic B movies like Ed Wood's 'masterpiece', Plan 9 From Outer Space, as well as Wild Women of Wongo!

    Also, others with equally impressive special effects like Attack of the 50ft Woman!

    Perhaps someone could help with a title for this one? I only have a sketchy recollection of it, but it was set in a rural country hospital or nursing home I think, and the aliens were hunting an escaped prisoner and created a force-field around the area which meant it got hotter and hotter inside the hospital where they were treating the prisoner. Don't remember too much else except the ambulance or car trying to break through the force-field and crashing. I'm sure one of you will be able to identify it. :confused:
     
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    hi
    just finished thread on dvd page about a film that you see years ago but always stays with you, could`nt remember the tittle till i was told it was quatermass 2, loved this film and it always left an impression on me after all these years.
    Need to buy it to see if it is as still as good as i remember
     
  19. Garrett

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    Charlie that reminds me of a few one was called The Night Of the Big Heat were they was trapped on an Island and the aliens where causing it to get hotter, Staring Peter Cushing as the doctor, with Christopher Lee, Patrick Allen and Jane Merrow.
    Then there was a really naff one with the aliens being women dressed in black cat suits and hood, name escapes me but sounds more like the one you mean.
     
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    Yeah, I remember 'Night Of The Big Heat', it wasn't that. The black cat suits strike a chord! It was really naff, but I have a taste for the truly awful sometimes! :blush: I'll probably dredge up a name for it eventually!
     
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    I've found it - it was called 'Invasion', made in 1966 in B&W, so outside the 50's again. It starred Edward Judd like 'The Day The Earth Caught Fire', but I remembered for some strange reason that the alien fugitive was played by a guy (Ric Young) who appeared in an episode of Blake's 7 (Children of Auron). My memory works in strange ways... :blush:
     
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    Great film.
     
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    Agreed....

    Gave rise to a whole generation of kids who could recite 'Gort, Klaatu borade nicto' just in case they ever met a 12ft robot... :eek:
     
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    I wonder if they Gort was in the back of Marvels mind when they created the character Cyclops!!
     
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    One of my favourite 50's sci-fi films was where the top nuclear scientists in the world were gathered together by aliens from another planet (they had white hair & large foreheads) to create an inexhustible nuclear energy source to save their planet from being destroyed, but I can't remember the name.

    anyone know?

    Cheers.
     
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    That's the one!

    I did some checking & this film is featured in another film where three aliens were watching this film in a cinema & making witty comments. film's name? Mystery science theatre 3000!
    Is this film any good?
     
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    Did you ever..................
     
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    We was talking about this earlier go to page 28 on this thread for some pictures http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=45668&perpage=15&pagenumber=28
     
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    It Came From Outer Space ........ another of my early scary films, watched from behind the sofa.
     

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