Earth vs. The Flying Saucers

I think in this case that the title says it all. How could you resist?

Dr. Russell Marvin (Hugh Marlowe – Birdman of Alcatraz, Monkey Business) is working on Operation Skyhook for the government. This project involves a task force that sends rockets into space as probes for future space flights.

Mysteriously the rockets begin disappearing and Dr. Marvin along with his wife, Carol (Joan Taylor – Girls in Prison), begin to investigate. They find out that the rockets are being intercepted by a legion of aliens, who issue an ultimatum to humans: loyalty or death.

Not willing to succumb to the aliens humans have to suffer the consequences. The aliens begin attacking cities and landmarks across the planet. It is up to Dr. Marvin and Carol to figure out how to stop them before it is too late.

This is a solid B-movie, it isn't perfect, but that is part and parcel of the genre, isn't it? The plot is simple and there isn't much of a preamble. It gets right to it. The effects were decent for the time (1956), but they look kinda silly today. The actors are fairly wooden, but that is typical of B-movies.

Special Features:
-Trailers for Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Ultimate Edition and Dragon Wars
-Remembering Earth vs. The Flying Saucers
-The Hollywood Blacklist and Bernard Gordon
-Original Screenplay Credits
-Galleries
-"Flying Saucers vs. The Earth" Comic Book
-A Present-Day Look at Stop-Motion
-Interview with Joan Taylor
-Tim Burton Sits Down with Ray Harryhausen
-Original Ad Artwork
-David Schecter on Film Music's Unsung Hero
-The Colorization Process
-Subtitles

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