B-Movies And Awful Films

I have watched several more movies from the 50's.

One in particular, I don't think I would rate a a B-Movie: Destination Moon. Over $1M was spent in publicity, and it did win an Oscar for Special Effects. Bulk of the script was written by Heinlein and he also served as a technical consultant. Pacing was slow, but overall, well worth it's 6.3 rating on IMDB.

A second from the fifties was definitely a B-Movie: Flight to Mars. Script was not that great, and most of the acting was sub-par, excepting Cameron Mitchell.

And the third, and again I'm not sure it qualifies as a B-Movie: I'll Never Forget You. The stars are Tyrone Power and Ann Blyth. Decent romantic fantasy about a nuclear physicist getting hit by lightning and wakes up in 1784. Michael Rennie is a co-star.
 
I have watched several more movies from the 50's.

One in particular, I don't think I would rate a a B-Movie: Destination Moon. Over $1M was spent in publicity, and it did win an Oscar for Special Effects. Bulk of the script was written by Heinlein and he also served as a technical consultant. Pacing was slow, but overall, well worth it's 6.3 rating on IMDB.

A second from the fifties was definitely a B-Movie: Flight to Mars. Script was not that great, and most of the acting was sub-par, excepting Cameron Mitchell.
Ive seen those two films:)

And the third, and again I'm not sure it qualifies as a B-Movie: I'll Never Forget You. The stars are Tyrone Power and Ann Blyth. Decent romantic fantasy about a nuclear physicist getting hit by lightning and wakes up in 1784. Michael Rennie is a co-star.
Ive never seen or heard of this one.:unsure::)
 
Got another one - I've been binging on YouTube. It's titled It Happened Here.

An alt history movie where the Nazis take over the UK in 1940, and 4 years later, the protagonist - an Irish nurse - experiences the horrors of Nazi and BUF occupation of Britain and finally takes a stand.

Intresting that filming started in 1956 by a couple of 18-19 year olds, and the bulk of the caste are all amateurs, including a student by the name of Michael Moorcock. Later on in the project, they did get some assistance from film professionals, like Stanley Kubrick. It was completed in 1964 and reeleased in 1965. Some of the included clips are from news/propoganda sources, like one of Oswald Mosley, perhaps taken during that big Cable Street riot in 1936 ?
 
There are times when I think that the very worst B Movies of yesteryear are more entertaining them the present day cinema offerings.;)
 
I haven’t seen Troll 2, but I have read this plot synopsis

Oh please remedy that situation. It is a truly terrible movie, please watch it if only for the wonderfully bonkers acting of Deborah Reed -

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and, as far as I know, Troll 2 has nothing to do with the original Troll. It was shot with the title 'Goblins' and was only marketed as Troll 2 by the distributor.

The documentary Best Worst Movie directed (20?) years later by the lead child actor is worth watching too.
 
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Oh please remedy that situation. It is a truly terrible movie, please watch it if only for the wonderfully bonkers acting of Deborah Reed -

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and, as far as I know, Troll 2 has nothing to do with the original Troll. It was shot with the title 'Goblins' and was only marketed as Troll 2 by the distributor.

The documentary Best Worst Movie directed (20?) years later by the lead child actor is worth watching too.

Troll 2, Unforgettably bad.:)
 
I watched another last night - Cyborg 2087, starring Michael Rennie, Karen Steele, and Warren Stevens. Loosely based on an Outer Limits episode Soldier, written by Harlan Ellison. 20 years later it was copied more directly by James Cameron for Terminator, resulting in a lawsuit by Ellison.

I thought it was decent, worth more than it's IMDB rating of 5.6.
 
I watched another last night - Cyborg 2087, starring Michael Rennie, Karen Steele, and Warren Stevens. Loosely based on an Outer Limits episode Soldier, written by Harlan Ellison. 20 years later it was copied more directly by James Cameron for Terminator, resulting in a lawsuit by Ellison.

I thought it was decent, worth more than it's IMDB rating of 5.6.

Ive seen this film, I liked it.:cool:
 
Following Cyborg 2087, I watched another 1966 production by the same directorial/production staff called Dimension 5.

This was like Man From Uncle, with more sci fi gadgets, and starred Jeffrey Hunter and France Nuyen. The Espionage Inc headquarters was secured by biometric sensors; at-home agents kept in touch with console video phones; the top agent (Hunter) had a nice belt which allowed him to skip upto 8 weeks into the future or past, and was activated by a remote control in a ring.

In short, the bad guys - the Dragons from Red China - have built an H-Bomb, and are transporting it piece by piece to LA which they are going to blow up. And I almost forgot to mention the main bad guy was played by Harold "Oddjob" Sakata; you may remember him from Goldfinger.

It was ok - I'd rate it at 6/10.
 
Following Cyborg 2087, I watched another 1966 production by the same directorial/production staff called Dimension 5.

This was like Man From Uncle, with more sci fi gadgets, and starred Jeffrey Hunter and France Nuyen. The Espionage Inc headquarters was secured by biometric sensors; at-home agents kept in touch with console video phones; the top agent (Hunter) had a nice belt which allowed him to skip upto 8 weeks into the future or past, and was activated by a remote control in a ring.

In short, the bad guys - the Dragons from Red China - have built an H-Bomb, and are transporting it piece by piece to LA which they are going to blow up. And I almost forgot to mention the main bad guy was played by Harold "Oddjob" Sakata; you may remember him from Goldfinger.

It was ok - I'd rate it at 6/10.
Sounds intriguing . ive never seen it .


He was a very god actor but never really a big star . In the 1960's 60's his career was on a downward spiral . His biggest mistake was turning down Star Trek. Had he stayed with with the show, it would have helped his acting career.
 
I think Cyborg 2087 must have been the main influence for the Terminator. There are close parallels in there. Cameron made what could have been a joke about stealing from the Outer Limits and it cost him but that movie is closer to it than the OL episodes.
I think Hunter would have been replaced before long had he stayed on Star Trek.
The chemistry wasn't there.
They also considered Jack Lord for Kirk.
 
I think Cyborg 2087 must have been the main influence for the Terminator. There are close parallels in there. Cameron made what could have been a joke about stealing from the Outer Limits and it cost him but that movie is closer to it than the OL episodes.
I think Hunter would have been replaced before long had he stayed on Star Trek.
The chemistry wasn't there.
They also considered Jack Lord for Kirk.

There are two other films before this that could also have been an influence on Terminator

The Colossus of New York 1958

Planets Against Us 1961
 
Add Sorcerors to the list. A low-budget 1967 UK film starring Boris Karloff, Catherine Lacey, Ian Ogilvy and Elizabeth Ercy.
 
Add Sorcerors to the list. A low-budget 1967 UK film starring Boris Karloff, Catherine Lacey, Ian Ogilvy and Elizabeth Ercy.

Thats a film ive never seen or heard of. Wow . :unsure:
 

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