Cult Camp Classics, Vol. 1: Sci-Fi Thrillers (Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman / Giant Behemoth / Queen of Outer Space) (Sous-titres français)
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Heiress Nancy Archer (Allison Hayes) is driving around in the California desert on Route 66 when a satellite crashes to earth and she has an encounter with a giant. Nancy heads back to town and tells everyone what happened, but the police just think she has been off on one of her drinking binges again (Nancy has been institutionalized in the past, you see). As for her husband, Harry (William Hudson), he is too busy paying attention to that cheap tramp Honey Parker (Yvette Vickers). Only now Harry sees his big chance to have Nancy declared mentally incompetent so he can get her $50 million inheritance and that big diamond she wears on the cheap chain around her neck. Fortunately, Nancy is again abducted by the giant alien and when she comes back to town she is 50-feet tall and ready to go on the attack with Harry her prime target.
The sequence as Nancy slowly but surely trashes the town as she tracks down Harry redeems the rest of the film, even if the same shot shows up repeatedly (albeit sometimes backwards). The sight of Allison Hayes in her cloth bikini is as memorable an image as you will find in science fiction films from the Fifties, right up there with Gort's appearance in "The Day the Earth Stood Still." Up to that point the film belongs to Yvette Vickers, who attains a level of performance as a bad girl usually reserved for your more traditional exploitation films from this period.Read more ›
This soon-to-be 45 year old kid STILL loves this film. "Attack" is essentially a trashy soap opera, featuring a philandering husband, an alcoholic heiress, a sexy "other woman", and, to top it off, a 30 foot giant who, in the words of artist Frank Dietz, looks like a gigantic Fred Mertz in a Roman costume!
Alcoholic heiress Nancy Archer (played by the voluptuous Allison Hayes, who died WAY too young), sees a flying saucer, which looks like the bubble Glinda travels in in "The Wizard of Oz". The 30 foot Fred Mertz lookalike emerges from the craft, and covets Nancy's fabulous diamond, "The Star of India". He wants it to power his spacecraft, or maybe for his own personal jewelry collection. Of course, everyone thinks that Nancy is just seeing pink elephants, including her two-timing, fortune-hunting husband Harry. Harry and his sexy girlfriend Honey Parker, (played by red-headed vixen Yvette Vickers) want Nancy committed, so they can get their greedy, sweaty little hands on her millions. What they don't bargain for is that Nancy has become contaminated by radiation from her encounter with Fred Mertz.Read more ›
I'm sure you know aht the movie's all about. A rich but neglected woman encounteres a spaceship, then later on grows and grows into a beautiful Giantess destroying the city, insearhc of her two-timing husband.
-Bad acting -Awfull special effects -Black & White
What more could you want?!
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I mainly bought this for "Queen Of Outer Space" (Oh! Zsa Zsa!) but the other two are excellent movies as well. I just happened to already own them separately. Read morePublished on Dec 28 2013 by Daran Paige
I wanted this movie for my 50s collection and I am glad I finally got it. Delivery was about 3 days late.Published on Jan. 3 2012 by Jolo
trois excellents classics sortie en 1958 .bon a visionner pour la premiere fois ou a revoir bien des années plus tard comme ce fut le cas pour moi. 5*Published on April 20 2011 by Redmopar
This movie was great fun, terrific acting, amusingly poor special effects but a camp 1950s scary movie classic that would definitely would be worth the purchase if it had been... Read morePublished on July 1 2003 by Algernon Wentworth
This is a good Saturday night popcorn movie...and Allison Hayes is a wow!Published on Dec 20 2002 by Gerald Miller
Allison Hayes has a close encounter with an outer space visitor and soon she really starts to grow. One could only wonder if she was on a Scarsdale type of diet. Read morePublished on Oct. 14 2001 by charles pope
I love movies like this with giants in them,I wish that they would show,and make more movies with giant movies in them.Published on Aug. 21 2001
attack of the 50 foot woman was the best monster movie ever she turns into a giant from marshines and then she becames the queen of giant womans and then she takes over the hole... Read morePublished on May 21 2001
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