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Cult 1950s film finally gets a quality release...
on 15 June 2013
Much is written about this film. Many have seen only a poor quality copy that circulated for many years. Now is the time to purchase an excellent copy on DVD at a reasonable price too.
The film is wordy, the effects not high tech and yet work very well. The entertainment value is certainly there and the face spotting is a great game. This film features plenty of well known faces from both the theatre and film. Hazel Court looks business like and Patricia Laffan looks amazing in her PVC? costume. John Laurie plays John Laurie, brilliant. Peter Reynolds most often cast as a shady son or crook is back in character again. There are many good characterisations in the film and plenty of actors too. The science fiction element fits in with the homespun ideas of such things in the 1950s that made the audience laugh so enjoy...
This is an early Danziger production long before they had a production line in second features at their own studios. This film was made at the larger Shepperton and although on a budget does have decent sets.
Included in the slimline packaging are images of UK and USA posters.