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The Green Slime (1969)


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Release Date: Jan 1, 1969 Wide



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This shoestring-budget science fiction drama finds astronauts plagued by a mysterious green slime that clings to the men's backs, then turns into tentacled, red-eyed creatures that kill their victims. Jack Rankin (Robert Horton) is sent to a space station commanded by Vince Elliot (Richard Jaeckel). The two have a personality clash but soon must set aside their differences to destroy an asteroid, believed to be the source of the rapidly multiplying slime. The object is obliterated, but the

Sep 25, 1991

Warner Home Video

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A sense of humor is required to appreciate this slice of goofy, cheesy late 'Sixties sci-fi!

February 22, 2011 Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Despite the camp presence of '60s rock, laughable costumes ... and of course incredibly goofy-looking monsters, 'The Green Slime' is a seriously good movie.

December 12, 2010 Full Review Source: ESplatter

The Green Slime is a complete dud, though it's so cheesy that it probably has -- and deserves -- a cult following.

November 12, 2010 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

It's one of those films that's so terrible that it somehow is appealing to those who like B-film clunkers.

December 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A stunningly cheesy old sci-fi corn-fest.

April 3, 2005

Japanese horror junk featuring American actors.

October 25, 2004

Perfectly low budget and delightfully over acted. This is what B horror movies is all about.

March 18, 2004
Sun Newspapers of Cleveland

Hysterically bad sci-fi with an even worse theme song.

August 24, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for The Green Slime

I waited and waited for this movie to come on television after weeks of ads in the 1970's, and it did not disappoint. Firstoff, the title is not true. There is no slime in this movie. The aliens have tentacles and are electric. The title infers a blob-like movie. Wrong. It sorta reminded me of the Space 1999 two-parter "Dragon's Domain". Lots of astronauts were tentacled by the "Green Slime" aliens which had invaded their base. It had a very Japanese B-movie feel to it. Lots of action, but not very scary. Many cheese scenes, but watching it with a light-attitude, it can be fun.
June 9, 2007

Super Reviewer

ne of the most attacked films of all time, Kinji Fukasaku's The Green Slime is an obvious attempt to cash-in on the burgeoning interest in 2001 (also released that year). But whereas Kubrick's space opera is positively majestic, the same cannot be said here.
The Thing From Another World-aping plot delivers some apalling cornball dialogue, and the rest of the show doesn't fare much better: there's dreadfully wooden acting (witness the 'going up to 3 Gs' moment), the most obvious modelwork ever and it certainly doesn't date well, as best proved by the so-60s-it-hurts dance sequence, replete with then-fashion to boot.
But as with Plan 9, it at least isn't pretentious. This is one of those daft, crap-but-amusing sci-fi Bs that made the fifties and sixties so entertaining. It may also claim as position as a cinematic milestone, as it was apparently the first joint Japanese-American film production. And one might also argue its influence on Alien, but whether Ridley was taking down notes from this mess for his first masterpiece is debatable.
January 25, 2007

Super Reviewer

A rip off of 2001: A Space Odyssey, even the title sequence is dreadful, so cheaply made with a horrible song attached to it, extremely forcefully used high pitch noises ain't helping you to make the movie any scarier. The acting was wooden, the props were badly made, the costumes... possibly the worst aspect of film other than the less than frightening monster. If this was purely made in Japan with only Japanese actors it might have been good, but finding a bunch of Europeans making a Gozilla like film just doesn't work. By the way, the main title is incorrect as there are no slimes, the alternative title: Gamma 3: Operation Outer Space is slightly better.
January 11, 2013
Sylvester Kuo

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I thouroughly enjoyed this late 60's sci-fi romp. While obviously flawed by finiancial restraints, it is still pretty obvious that the filmmakers wanted to make an exciting and entertaining film, and wouldn't let finances hold them back from doing so, for better or worse depending on your aesthitical preferance. The story is pretty generic of the alien genre. A spaceship becomes contaminated with an Alien lifeform, that multiplies rapidly, especially when made to bleed, making it difficult to kill. It is up to the crew to battle this extraterrestrial flow, but first they must get past their own power struggles and ill feelings for each other. Sounds like Alien, and indeed is reminicent of Alien but with a fraction of the budget. I was psyched to see Luciana Paluzzi in the main female role (she was the sexy Redhead from the James Bond flick Thunderball.) Don't get too excited though, this is a PG movie. Has an awesome soundtrack as well. A lot of people on Flixster seem to hold this movies obvious flaws against it a lot harder than I would. Not really sure why anyone would watch this kind of movie expecting it to be anything but what it is. I guess things can be summed up by saying, if you enjoy low budget Sci-Fi of the 60's there is a lot to enjoy here. If you don't then you won't. I had a great time with this, so where I stand on that fence is pretty obvious. Recommended.
September 11, 2011
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