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The Phantom Planet

The Phantom Planet (1961)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1961 Wide

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In this off-beat sci-fi adventure an astronaut must make a forced landing upon a remote asteroid. His ship is damaged and he must breathe the planet's atmosphere. Soon he begins shrinking and once he gets down to six inches discovers the place populated by diminutive people who have turned the flying rock into a ship. He soon joins forces with the little people to defeat the monstrous solarites, terrifying creatures out to eat them. The leader of the wee-folk is Francis X. Bushman who was once a

Jan 9, 2001

American International Pictures (AIP)

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It's actually quite compelling.

May 28, 2011 Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies
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I could say it's laughable, embarrassing, woefully inept, and absolutely Ed Woodsian in style and presentation, but why bother?

June 17, 2006 Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Comment (1)
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This is the worst sci-fi ever! Plan 9 is a true masterpiece if compare with this. Poor Richard Kiel as the Solarite.
May 14, 2014
Lucas Martins

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This movie is stupid and nonsensical, the guy lands on some planet and shrinks to the tiny size of the rest of the people there, and they put him through some crazy trials and then need his help against their enemy, and other sci-fi type stuff happens, but you keep wondering what the point is and when the story is going to get anywhere, but it doesn't. This is a horrible movie.
November 23, 2010
ajv2688

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Anyone ever heard of Plan 9 From Outer Space? The most confused film ever created? Ed Wood's masterpiece? Often cited as the worst film of all time? Of course you have.

And, well, if you enjoyed that, then this one surely is for you. Phantom Planet is a prime example of a screenwriter and a director who just made up what they were doing as they went along. Just plain silly. 08/100
November 3, 2010
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