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  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000B1OGC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 138,860 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By bernie VINE VOICE on 9 April 2007
Format: DVD
Yep it is the standard big bug 50's sci-fi with a Mexican twist.

We start with the obligatory narrative and a description of what may come. The narrator thinks that volcanoes are evil and bring destruction to farm land. To this land comes a pair of archaeologically strange doctors. They discover a fallen girl (that was just horsing around) and one of the scientists falls in love. The other states "man is born single."

I will not reveal the ugly threat that you already see on the cover. However I think they used them again in "Attack of the Giant Crabs". Also it is fun to look at the technology of the time; they use huge walkie-talkie's, flash cameras (out of flash range), and Bakelite phones. The annoying part of the movie is the kid that will not stay in the car; we all hope he gets eaten early in the story.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Jan Kristensen on 22 Sept. 2006
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This old movie is a real pearl for any Sci-fi movie collection, the effects in the movie are expremly well made concidering how old the movie it self is, a lot of work have gone into the movie with restoring the picture to remove scratches and other such annying things, and the sound has been cleaned up as well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By StormSworder on 12 Aug. 2010
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The eruption of volcanoes is followed by the discovery of cars and a house wrecked by some mysterious beast. Before long there are giant scorpions coming out of a hidden cave deep below the ground to feed on the local people.

This is without doubt a classic amongst the "giant mutated invertibrate" films. The scorpions are well-made and genuinely creepy stop-motion, and the film features cameos from a spider-like beast and a giant worm-like monster. These two models are the ones originally used in the missing King Kong "spider pit" sequence. The scenes underground give you a real idea of what the spider pit sequence must have been like. A first-class film, and it also comes with extras such as the stop-motion dinosaur sequence from "Animal World".
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Another typical fifties example of the Giant-Monster-On-The-Loose genre, here it`s the not-so-cute scorpion that gets the bad rep.

After a series of violent earthquakes in Mexico, a huge subterreanean cavern is opened onto the world. From within, trapped in rock for millions of years, exits a squadron of massively overgrown black scorpions, where they waste no time in wrecking cars, causing panic and eating poor unfortunates who happen to be in their way. In one sequence our two heroes are lowered down into the enormous cavern where they also spot giant worms and spiders. The script and acting are purely perfunctory, being the usual abysmal nonsense that prolifirated in 50`s B-movies. The picture is promoted though by the rather nifty stop-motion creatures, their creation having been "supervised" by KING KONG`s very own Willis O`Brien. With the addition of rather attractive scenes where a huge king scorpion kills off the others and proceeds to trash tanks and helicopters, before ultimately meeting it`s inevitable end, the film becomes quite compelling towards the end and provides a memorable 85 minutes.

One year earlier audiences saw ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS from Roger Corman, and the similarities between the two pictures, right down to style of creature and method of destruction, are obvious to see. THE BLACK SCORPION is probably my monster-movie pick of 1957, some of the other entries being THE GIANT CLAW [which again starred B-icon Mara Corday, and featured a giant reptile-bird], MONSTER FROM GREEN HELL, BEGINNING OF THE END, THE DEADLY MANTIS, THE MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED THE WORLD and the awful COSMIC MONSTERS [stapled together from the aborted TV series THE STRANGE WORLD OF PLANET X].
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Another Creature Feature -this time it's a salivating giant scorpion! If taken with the massive pinch of salt with most other 50s movies. It's for these lovers of the films that gave many people in the 50s nightmares but unlikely to do that nowadays. No blood ,no swearing Good fun but unfortunately only available on American import
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