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The Angry Red Planet (1959) was a Science Fiction - Adventure Film directed by Ib Melchior and produced by Norman Maurer, Sidney W. Pink and Lou Perlof.

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The Angry Red Planet (1959)

By Beatrice on Oct 18, 2016 From Flickers in Time

The Angry Red Planet Directed by Ib Melchior Written by Ib Melchior and Sidney W. Pink 1959/USA American International Pictures/Sino First viewing/Amazon Prime This movie is a lot of boring build-up to some bad matte paintings and a bat/spider puppet. The first mission to Mars has been lost for o... Read full article


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Martian Voice: Men of Earth, we of the planet Mars give you this warning. Listen carefully and remember. We have known your planet Earth since the first creature crawled out of the primeval slime of your seas to become man. For millennia, we have followed your progress, for centuries, we have watched you, listened to your radio signals and learned your speech and your culture. And now, you have invaded our home. Technological adults, but spiritual and emotional infants. We kept you here deciding your fate. Had the lower forms of life of our planet destroyed you, we would not have interfered. But you survived. Your civilization has not progressed beyond destruction, war and violence against yourselves and others. Do as you will to your own and to your planet, but remember this warning - Do Not Return To Mars. You will be permitted to leave for this sole purpose - Carry The Warning To Earth. Do Not Come Here. We can and will destroy you, all life on your planet, if you do not heed us. You have seen us, been permitted to glimpse our world. Go now. Warn mankind not to return unbidden.


Col. Thomas O'Bannion: Pretty soon people will be just as sure of space ravel as I was of my dog... as I'd like to be of you.


CWO Sam Jacobs: You know, I can't say that I recommend spacesuits for beautiful young dolls. What happened to all your curves?


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The alien monster is the same one featured on the cover of the album "Walk Among Us" (1982) by The Misfits.
The "Cinemagic" process, used for all scenes on the surface of Mars, was the result of an attempt by producer Norman Maurer to turn live-action footage directly into hand-drawn animation - or to simulate that. This would enable hand-drawn backgrounds to look as real (or as unreal) as the live action footage. It didn't have that effect here, of course. See The Three Stooges in Orbit for Maurer's second (and failed) attempt at the same process.
Director Ib Melchior was given just 9 days to shoot the film, on a budget of $200,000.
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