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Missile to the Moon [Import]
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This high class expensive true to life movie depicts the reality of space travel. Right from the beginning we see the ripples in the back drop cloth while the policeman is talking in the desert. I suspect that they did not think you would notice on a 10 inch screen. Borrowed footage of early V2 type rocket experiments cut into the 50's sci-fi designed space craft.
Steve Dayton (Richard Travis) and his mysterious partner Dirk Green (Michael Whalen) made a space craft that can reach the moon. Through a series of circumstances and an attempt to avoid the proverbial government takeover, they along with Steve's fiancé and two convicts head for the Moon. If you watched the credits you already know what dangers they were about to encounter, including Zema (Marjorie Hellen or Leslie Parrish or Margaret Hellen) who was in The Manchurian Candidate (1962).
Other encounters include:
International beauty contest winners
Miss Florida Sandra Wirth
Miss New Hampshire Pat Mowry
Miss Yugoslavia Tina Velia
Miss New York State Sanita Pelkey
Miss France Lisa Simone
Miss Illinois Marianne Gaba
Miss Germany Renata Hoy
Miss Minnesota Mary Ford
The moral of the story is to be aware of sexy Moonwomen and big rocks.
The wayward travelers from Earth are: the scientist who built the ship, his assistant and his girlfriend, and finally two escaped convicts. None of them can really act, the worst of which is the James Dean wannabe convict. Although the convicts are fun to watch as they become experts rather quickly at flying a rocket.
Well we got a giant spider. If it was a child's project, youwould say it was wonderful. The rock monsters are pretty cool and original. True they look like giant Gumbys, but just take it in stride.
I hate to give away the ending to this deep plot, but sunlight on the moon still kills and there is a power struggle between the Lido and her succesor that leads to disaster. Enjoy.
The DVD presentation is quite a bit above average for this type of movie. First, despite some minor speckling and a few damaged frames here and there, the print used is spectacular: good tonal scale, nice and sharp, clear sound. Overall, much better than one would expect. (In some scenes you can even see the creases on the backdrops.) There is no trailer included (unusual for Image), although you do get chapter stops and a special bonus "photo gallery" of dozens of someone's behind-the-scenes shots taken on and around the set, including many stills (some in color) of the "Moon Maidens" posing alluringly. Not exactly "the special edition," but a nice, atypical bonus for a set like this. C-movie nerds, grab this, you won't be disappointed. One star less than perfect 'cause no trailer and the (very minor) speckling and print damage.
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A rather silly but fun movie.
The colourizing version looks like the old 1980s colourizing; not the more recent excellent colourizing. Read more
Legend Films present "MISSILE TO THE MOON" (1956) (77 mins) (Fully Restored/Dolby Digitally Remastered) --- now in COLOR and Glorious Black and White --- with Legend Films to... Read morePublished on Aug. 12 2007 by J. Lovins
From the Wade Williams Collection and Image Entertainment, we get the definitive science fiction space extravaganza of 1959 (can you sense the sarcasm? Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2004 by cookieman108
pretty cheesy movie even though it is very old. not to bad if you like old classics.Published on May 20 2002 by Michael Berumen
This is a classic in the "so bad it's good" canon. Almost every aspect of this film is poorly realized, and it thereby has a kind of sub-genre "purity" about... Read morePublished on June 13 2001 by mackjay
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