The Phantom Planet

The Phantom Planet

Streaming Video - 1961
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Set in the distant future of 1980, The Phantom Planet is a glorious sci-fi trip. Dean Fredericks plays an astronaut sent by the government to investigate a mysterious asteroid. Before he can say B-movie cliche, his ship is caught in a meteor shower, his partner floats away and a tractor beam begins to pull him in. Soon Fredericks is shrunk down to the same size as the asteroid's tiny inhabitants, and that's where the fun starts! The Phantom Planet finds our hero put on trial, caught in a love triangle, and conscripted to fight the terrifying alien menace that is the Solorite (led by character actor Richard Kiel), all before he can return home. It's a hilarious journey into the future of the past and it is presented here is beautiful color for the very first time!
Audience: NRC
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 1961.
[United States] : Cinedigm, 1961.
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 83 min.)) : sound, color.


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Apr 10, 2017

Not a great epic movie. It's worth watching if you have some spare time and a bowl of popcorn. The special effects were reasonable considering the time. The actors were hampered by the script.
I don't think this was ever be in the same league as the great Japanese Godzilla movies.
Give it a try.

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