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Old 20th October 2010, 08:17 PM
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THE TROLLENBERG TERROR
X THE UNKNOWN
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
NIGHT OF THE BIG HEAT
CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED
VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED
the british TV version or the one known as The Crawling Eye? Love The Crawling Eye.

Night of the Big Heat is awesome, great performances from Christopher Lee and Patrick Allan, but with a very under used Peter Cushing.

why were most Brit Sci-fi flicks from this era set in small villages?
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why were most Brit Sci-fi flicks from this era set in small villages?
ah small villages, the most terrifying places on earth. Aside from random farms in the middle of nowhere.
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why were most Brit Sci-fi flicks from this era set in small villages?
Te same reason American SF films of the period were set in small towns in Arizona.
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Fiend Without A Face
LOVE IT Those brain monsters are so cool. I once tried to sculpt one out of clay, but it looked rubbish Actually, I need that film in my collection . . .
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Old 30th September 2011, 09:48 AM
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ah small villages, the most terrifying places on earth. Aside from random farms in the middle of nowhere.
True. I live in a small village. Another thing that I have just thought of is that it is very easy and credible to have characters bump into or know each other in a small village. For instance right now downstairs in my kitchen the local policeman, the Presbyterian minister and several local mums and their kids are all happily having a cup of tea. The Doctor will be dropping by later. We all know each other. Very useful in story terms.
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The small village is the best place to buy cheese, or of course the deserts of southwest America, just love the monster/sci-fi films of the 50s, even the cheesiest ones are great fun, PLAN 9 right upto 2001, all are welcome in my dvd player. Faves are QUATERMASS 2, GODZILLA(Japanese version), EARTH VS FLYING SAUCERS.
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among my faves are
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL is an excellent 50's sci fi film
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, the Americans take on Communism
THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT, QUATERMASS 2, THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE and VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED are all very good Brit sci fis
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Old 30th September 2011, 10:30 PM
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i love THE EARTH DIES SCREAMING, VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED, THE DAMNED, DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE, WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE (which has a stunning final shot) and some lesser known films like FIVE, PANIC IN YEAR ZERO, DAY THE WORLD ENDED..
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I love This Island Earth. I paid silly money for the DVD a few years ago, you can get it for 3.99 now. Still one of my favourite films.
The Day the Earth Caught Fire is a bit of a gem too.
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Old 7th August 2012, 08:12 PM
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Re-watched George Pal's The Time Machine again the other night and that film is still a fantastic experience even in it's 50th watch. Found out that it was shot for $750,000 back in 1959 and it still looks spectactular even now and Russell Garcia's wonderful score makes it even better. Shame there's no blu-ray.

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