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The Man From Planet X (1951)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1951 Wide

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An inexpensive but atmospheric sci-fi film, Man from Planet X takes place on a lonely Scottish island. Science professor Raymond Bond is monitoring the orbit of the mysterious "Planet X," which has entered the solar system and is travelling close to Earth. A spaceship lands from this planet, out of which pops a strange little man who looks something like an Easter Island statue. He has come to make contact with friendly Earthlings, but evil scientist William Schallert wants to exploit the

Feb 20, 2001

MGM Home Entertainment

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Creative, idealistic science fiction film.

January 18, 2005 Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television
Classic Film and Television

Capable B horror of the sort that invites nostalgia even in those of us who weren't there.

June 16, 2004

An eerie reminder that a decent script and adept direction can overcome even the lowest of budgets.

February 24, 2004 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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Odd, atmospheric, but rather slow Edgar G. Ulmer sci-fi cheapie.

March 12, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Classic Ulmer.

October 9, 2002
San Francisco Examiner

I bet if Ulmer had a few more days of shooting time we would have seen a lot more action.

September 24, 2001 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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An okay sci-fi movie of the 50s. It's not a very original plot, nor are there good special effects, but it's not bad either.
November 1, 2010
ajv2688

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A curious no-budget sci-fi that does way better with nothing to spend than most other sci-fi trash films of the era ( I am looking at you Mr. Wood). While the story is as thin as slice of nothing, the characters - albeit stereotypical - and their respective motives in the face of an alien walking the earth make this quite a diverse chamber play. The set is a reused Joan D'Arc set, but filled to the brim with fog and eerie lights, so if you are into old films that look like a ghost ride in a theme park, this one is for you. Personally, I found the alien quite scary, because its makeshift mask and dead expression make it far more haunting than modern CGI effects. The film can also be quite eccentric in parts, cue the Irish county constable with a thick accent and always accompanied by a jolly rovin' irish fiddle soundtrack or the antagonist and his communist beard ( cold war era here we go). I was pleasantly suprised by this, bu then again, I am a genre enthusiast.
June 25, 2013
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