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5.0 out of 5 stars 'The Trollenberg Terror'
If you want this film...THIS is the version to get (Image Entertainment/Wade Williams Collection, see product photo. above).
It is the original British film (even with the onscreen title of 'The Trollenberg Terror) in EXCELLENT quality AND in Anamorphic Widescreen with the original trailer.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Black forrest
Entertaining sci-fi/horror starring American man mountain Forrest Tucker as Alan Brooke, a scientist sent to investigate a mysterious cloud. Made in 1958 by Hammer Studios and written by Hammer stalwart Jimmy Sangster, the Crawling Eye aka the Trollenberg Terror is based on a TV series made a few years before and also starring Laurence Payne. Why is there a cloud on the...
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5.0 out of 5 stars 'The Trollenberg Terror', 3 July 2008
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Perkins "...the Uncanny" (Birmingham, West Midlands, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Crawling Eye (REGION 1) (NTSC) [DVD] [1958] [US Import] (DVD)
If you want this film...THIS is the version to get (Image Entertainment/Wade Williams Collection, see product photo. above).
It is the original British film (even with the onscreen title of 'The Trollenberg Terror) in EXCELLENT quality AND in Anamorphic Widescreen with the original trailer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You can lose your head in the clouds, 5 Mar 2006
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This review is from: The Crawling Eye (REGION 1) (NTSC) [DVD] [1958] [US Import] (DVD)
This movie is based on a British TV series The Trollenberg Terror.
A mysterious cloud is occupying the mountain. People are mysteriously disappearing or at least their heads are detaching. Alan Brooks (Forest Tucker) has seen this happen before and is familiar with the phenomenon so he is sent to investigate. Also Sarah Pilgrim (Jennifer Jayne) a psychic in a sister act is compelled to go there; if you do not keep your EYE on her she has a tendency to wander off in a trance.
There is something funny about one of the disappearing villagers that suddenly returns.
It looks like the only hope for the town’s people is to head for the lab at the top of the sky lift as it has thick concrete walls. The lab is equipped the standard 50's SCI/FI equipment. Yet your future is cloudy (radioactive cloudy). When confronted by a mysterious eye will you freeze in your tracks or do you have a tentacle to be lifted by the experience.
Do not watch this movie if you are in a cabin.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars and best unexpected support actor award goes to........, 3 Aug 2010
This review is from: The Crawling Eye (REGION 1) (NTSC) [DVD] [1958] [US Import] (DVD)
Well above average for genre and period when it was made although the film opens with its original title "Trollenberg Terror". Maybe that wasn't catchy enough to sell it when it opened. Plot reasonably simple and with a little suspense, the "Terror" got a laugh and a cheer when I saw it. Nice balance in when the monster is revealed, some do it too early so you cant build suspense others leave it for the last 5 mins by which time you dont care.

Warren Mitchell (better known for his role as Alf Garnet) is the scientist. He plays the role fine but its hard to believe once you have seen him as Alf.
Pin sharp picture quality could probably transfer to HD no problem unlike some of the 70's and 80's stuff

A good bang for your buck if you like these types of films, I've spent more for a lot lot worse.........I'm off to watch it again, see if I can spot any mistakes in it this time
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gem and Region 2 compatible too!, 29 July 2011
This review is from: The Crawling Eye (REGION 1) (NTSC) [DVD] [1958] [US Import] (DVD)
For some reason, the US releasers of this little gem of a movie thought that it would sell better if they did two things - give away the monster by showing it on the cover, and implying that the film has been colourised. Fear not - once out of the box, this is the original "Trollenburg Terror" it all it's black and white glory. In fact, as other reviewers have mentioned this is a cracking transfer - you only have to look at the original trailer (which is included in the extras) to see how well the film has been restored. It's also worth mentioning that although it's a US import, and listed as Region 1, it played fine on my Region 2 player. What of the film itself? Think the original Thing relocated to the Swiss Alps. This is a forgotten gem of a scif-fi movie - a little slow by modern standards and, yes, the SFX are clunky, but for all that it's actually very watchable. Well acted, well filmed and tense in all the right places. A must for sci-fi movie buffs.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A stunning work of artistic genius, 7 Jun 2006
This review is from: The Crawling Eye (REGION 1) (NTSC) [DVD] [1958] [US Import] (DVD)
One of the finest "Englische neo-Realismus" films of the Fifties. Director Quentin Lawrance plumbs the depths of eldritch horror with his groundbreaking, never-bettered use of stock footage and back projection. Star-for-hire Forrest (sic) Tucker excels in his portrayal of Mensch on the brink of interplanetary miscegenation. Your mother won't like this. Buy it, buy it, buy it. Worth every last penny, dears. Buy two and give one to your simple neighbour.
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4.0 out of 5 stars ANNE PILGRIM MUST DIE, 20 Feb 2014
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This review is from: The Crawling Eye (REGION 1) (NTSC) [DVD] [1958] [US Import] (DVD)
A radioactive cloud contains alien creatures that can kill and control a human bring. Their goal is to...well we are not sure, but their short term goal is to kill a clairvoyant named Anne Pilgrim (Janet Munro) as she poses a threat to them. Anne is a member of the frequent fainters club. If you pass out a lot, the doctor gives you a sedative. Alan Brooks (Forrest Tucker) is the only man that can save her and the planet.

The movie was film on a stage with an alpine backdrop giving the film that 3D Viewmaster effect. We do get to see the sluggish creatures near the end of the film.

Classic old science fiction/horror.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent British B-movie sci-fi, 20 May 2013
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This review is from: The Crawling Eye (REGION 1) (NTSC) [DVD] [1958] [US Import] (DVD)
I always enjoy these old B-movies which were often better than the main event. Creature a bit wobbly compared to today's CGI effects, but a bit more character driven than you get now.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Black forrest, 23 July 2012
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This review is from: The Crawling Eye (REGION 1) (NTSC) [DVD] [1958] [US Import] (DVD)
Entertaining sci-fi/horror starring American man mountain Forrest Tucker as Alan Brooke, a scientist sent to investigate a mysterious cloud. Made in 1958 by Hammer Studios and written by Hammer stalwart Jimmy Sangster, the Crawling Eye aka the Trollenberg Terror is based on a TV series made a few years before and also starring Laurence Payne. Why is there a cloud on the Trollenberg mountain that doesn't disappear and simply moves up and down the slopes? Why do climbers (there's lots of studio rock climbing) keep getting decapitated? In 84 minutes - this is the long version - we find out. Up until we see the monster it's all quite creepy, decapitations, dead men (future Labour MP Andrew Faulds) attacking their friends, Janet Munro's telepathy. However when it comes, the monster is less than convincing, just a big eye with tentacles. It's also particularly interesting to know that the solution to problems in the 1950's is to napalm everything! The picture on this isn't great - there's a lot of grain but the sound it quite good. It's presented in it's 1:66:1 theatrical aspect ratio. For those who like extras there's just a trailer and picture gallery.
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0 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars no good for me, 3 Feb 2013
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Sadly this film wouldn't play on my DVD but that was my fault as I didn't notice it was the wrong region for me. The film it's self is very good though
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