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Teenagers From Outer Space [DVD]
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on 28 March 2017
This is one of those films that is so bad it's good ! If you are into 50's low budget sci fi this is one for you. The teenagers in question land on Earth looking for a auitable planet to breed their Gorgon creatures which in turn are killed for food. The Gorgons themselves look remarkably like overgrown lobsters except they walk on land ! Derek, one of the teenagers and the only one with any thought for the native inhabitants tries to forcibly persuade his colleagues that Earth is unsuitable for their purposes after evil teenage Thor kills a dog with a remarkable ray gun that reduces it's victim to a skeleton in a flash. Anyway to cut a long story short, Derek runs off to find the owner of the unfortunate dog with the evil Thor in hot pursuit. Derek meets the dogs owner, Betty and instantly falls for her. He then vows to save humanity. The acting is over the top, the special effects will make you chuckle and the storyline will leave you scratching your head at times. All in all an enjoyable film if you enjoy that sort of thing (and I do !) Both the picture and sound quality of this edition are pretty good and lets be honest the cost of the DVD isn't going to break the bank so I say dive in and enjoy !
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on 19 August 2013
If you go into this expecting a spectacular sci fi film of high calibre you will be very disappointed. It probably didnt even make it to a B movie, I went into it with an open mind and found that its unintentional comedic element kept me watching to the end with many a chuckle.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 27 September 2015
An alien race come to earth with less than honourable motives in their genes...

Gargons Will Rule The Universe!

Ah, well, one needs to have a modicum of interest in the "Z" grade sci-fi schlocker craze of the 1950s to even watch this picture. To understand why it exists, with a knowledge of budget restrictions etc, allowances can be made. Yet it's so dreadfully performed and constructed it asks for giant leaps of faith even from the most hardened of cult schlock fans.

In truth there's only enough material here to have filled a half hour Twilight Zone episode, in fact thinking about the acting this would have made a good silent feature. There's some fun in the ray guns used, which reduce living beings to skeletons, and the flying saucer is funky, hell there's even the notion that aliens get horny as well. But come the time when the rock lobster puts in a show, you wont know whether to laugh or cry... 3/10
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VINE VOICEon 19 August 2007
Outer space teenager Derek (David Love) has a few characters flaws; he has a respect for other beings, he wants to know who his parentage is, and he reads forbidden books. Thor (Bryan Grant) has none of these hang-ups and a propensity to use earth creatures such as swimming beauty Alice Woodward (Sonia Torgeson) and little dogs for target practice. The rest of the crew are ambivalent and just want to test the earth as a possible place to grow giant man eating lobsters.

Looks like Derek escapes before they can tell him he is the son of (oh no, watch the movie and find out.) He takes a room in the house of the beautiful Betty Morgan (Dawn Bender, as Dawn Anderson) and her gullible and accepting Grandpa Morgan (Harvey B. Dunn). Grandpa is so dumb you keep wishing he was the first victim.

The film is well played out and the script sophisticated for the genera. The props were really cheep, including using the same skeleton for all the disintegrated victims. You can see where the plastic ray-gun was stamped together and the authorities used Luger Parabellums to shoot "metal pellets". The dialog deplorable and the lobster too recognizable.
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VINE VOICEon 27 November 2005
Outer space teenager Derek (David Love) has a few characters flaws; he has a respect for other beings, he wants to know who his parentage is, and he reads forbidden books. Thor (Bryan Grant) has none of these hang-ups and a propensity to use earth creatures such as swimming beauty Alice Woodward (Sonia Torgeson) and little dogs for target practice. The rest of the crew are ambivalent and just want to test the earth as a possible place to grow giant lobsters.Looks like Derek escapes before they can tell him he is the son of (oh no, watch the movie and find out.) He takes a room in the house of the beautiful Betty Morgan (Dawn Bender, as Dawn Anderson) and her gullible and excepting Grandpa Morgan (Harvey B. Dunn). Grandpa is so dumb you keep wishing he was the first victim.The film is well played out and the script sophisticated for the genra. The props were really cheap, including using the same skeleton for all the disintegrated victims. You can see where the plastic ray-gun was stamped together and the authorities used Luger Parabellums to shoot "metal pellets". The dialog deplorable and the lobster too recognizable.
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on 23 February 2010
What a wonderfully bad film we have here. Bad acting, laughable effects and a plot that even the Gargons themselves would be ashamed of. Fortunately the film is saved by the acting talents of the colossus that is Grandpa....43 years on and still no other actor has quite managed to rival his classic 'waking up from slumber while rubbing eyes and yawning' performance. Cruelly looked over by OSCAR but it just goes to show...it's not what you know but who you know!
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on 6 March 2006
I see this film Saturday 04/03/06 with a friend and although its not meant to be, we both thought it was one of the funniest things we’ve seen. There is little or no special effects which makes it even better. A completely different way of making films to nowadays. There is a small amount of over acting. But it doesn’t matter, as you will laugh it off. The Gargon, when you actually see it, appears as a silhouette of a lobster that has been grown to a large size and pasted on top of the film strip.
Another thing that also makes this film a classic is you can actually see the string holding the UFO up, and how near the end of the film the alien (who looks exactly like any other person) is snipping and re-wiring high voltage power lines. Without getting shocked!
If you do happen to get this film, you have got to keep an eye out for the bit when just after the gun – fight with the alien and detectives. At this point the alien has gotten someone to drive him off, at gun point, and there are 3 detectives talking. One of them says ‘hey what happened to that car that was parked here a minute ago’ there is a slight pause and then the other clicks his fingers, steps forward to the other two and says ‘that’s it!’ ‘That’s how the alien got away!’
You can tell, they are proper on the ball.
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