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This Island Earth 1955 PG

87 mins USA Director. Joseph M. Newman

A scientist receives a strange consignment of electrical components and discovers he’s been chosen for a special research project, which turns out to the front for an alien scheme. Soon enough he’s caught up in an intergalactic war between the Metalunans and Zagons.

Despite its merciless lampooning by the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 TV series, This Island Earth is widely regarded as one of the strongest films from Hollywood sci-fi boom of the 1950s, featuring special effects that stand up reasonably well even today and one of the most recognisable alien monsters in all cinema, the brain-bulging, pincer-clawed Zagon mutant.

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Directed by

Joseph M. Newman


Jeff Morrow

Faith Domergue

Rex Reason


Science Fiction


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Production company

Universal Pictures Company

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