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Chosen Survivors & Earth Dies Screaming [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,025 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Following a mysterious global gas attack that apparently wipes out most of mankind, a disparate group of survivors find themselves battling a robotic enemy from space...
The Earth Dies Screaming is one of Terence Fisher's least well-known and most underrated movies, the first of several science fiction flicks he made for independent producers in between his 1960s' Hammer horror gigs, and the only one to rival his best gothic chillers in terms of atmosphere. An apocalyptic tale of alien invasion (with a bit of Cold War paranoia thrown in), it's a cheap, short second feature that overcomes its (very) limited budget to impress as a genuine hidden gem, featuring an eerie score by Elizabeth Lutyens, icy black-and-white cinematography by Arthur Lavis, and a compact (though ambiguous) little script. The cast, headed up by second-tier western fixture Willard Parker, isn't starry in any sense, though the great Dennis Price (Kind Hearts and Coronets) is reliably good as a shifty villain, and Thorley Walters, who usually provokes irritation in the audience via his comic relief turns in Fisher's horror films, is here excellent in a relatively serious role (watch out for him shooting Price in the balls). Though filmed mainly at Shepperton studios, The Earth Dies Screaming's location work was done in and around the Surrey village of Shere, which has recently been invaded by a different kind of menace; tourists, who now apparently flock there after it was used as a location for the recent Cameron Diaz / Jude Law rom-com The Holiday.
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"THE EARTH DIES SCREAMING," what a fabulous title, what a mental image that conjures up and what hyperbole, because it's not the earth but one small village in England. But this is how I like my sci fi, man's first encounter with the unknown. We are not told where these robot invaders come from or why they are here. One day they appear as if from nowhere. A group of people staying at a hotel have somehow escaped being mysteriously killed and they don't know what's happening. One of the women sees a robot from behind and, thinking it's a man, approaches it to ask for help. It turns round she sees a cold, dead, electronic face made up of resistors and wires. Wouldn't your heart just burst if that happened to you? I find there is something about old electronics that is far more scarey than todays. Valves, or tubes as the Americans call them, would heat up and glow red and they looked as if they were throbbing with power. With old electronics there was always a disconcerting whine, hum, howl or buzz, cold snowy interference and wavy oscilloscope lines, so creepy. The robots make a buzzing sound as they move about, slowly but soullessly menacing, inexorable. Those they capture they turn into zombies with white, dead eyes. The scene where a woman hides in a cupboard while the robots and zombies are in the room looking for her will have you biting your nails down to the elbows.
There's bags of atmosphere in this movie, the sense of isolation and helplessness of the group is palpable, the uncertainty of when the robots will appear again, where are they now, what are they planning?
I know we are all different and there are those who will not see what I do in this film, but for me this is one of the best. I find it so deliciously scarey. It's an old 1960s black and white B picture, but what a diamond it is.
"Chosen Survivors?" - Oh that's included too is it?
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"The Earth Dies Screaming" has already been excellently reviewed by others here. It is loaded with atmosphere made even more effective by the use of the black and white photography within the setting of a quintessentially English village. My favourite of all the science fiction movies I have seen so far. And I've seen a lot!

"Chosen Survivors" I had never heard of before and only have seen now because of purchasing this double bill DVD for "The Earth Dies Screaming". And so glad to have discovered what is a most worthwhile addition to the list of good sci-fi/thriller movies. It has a very effective and rather compellingly intriguing musical score, which I found most enjoyable to listen to in its own right. Also on the menu section of the dvd too.

The story itself seemed like a deep underground version of Big Brother, with the group of people holed up together for a number of weeks.
There were some scenes that looked like possible real-life cruelty, or at least distressing situations, for bats, which I didn't feel very happy about, especially as there was no disclaimer in the credits stating that none had been harmed in the making of the film, but I guess in older movies they didn't have to say that, but I see the bats were credited with having a 'trainer', so hopefully were looked after. - As I'd like to think the birds and fish were too. Hopefully none of the non-human members of the cast came to any harm. (I happen to care about these thing!).

Everyone involved played their parts excellently and the colour effects were utilised very effectively too. The story itself was all too plausable, given the untrustworthiness of many aspects of government. The movie kept my interest throughout and never became boring. Sadly often a rarity.
A well-discovered gem!
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