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Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman [VHS]


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  • Actors: Daryl Hannah, Daniel Baldwin, William Windom, Frances Fisher, Cristi Conaway
  • Directors: Christopher Guest
  • Writers: Joseph Dougherty, Mark Hanna
  • Producers: Daryl Hannah, Andrew G. La Marca, Chuck Binder, Dan Mizell, Debra Hill
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: German
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004RQOD

Customer Reviews

A great remake!
Robertson
Pros - Humor, Acting, Plot, Cons - Beginning This is a great movie with a hilarious plot.
Robert M
Over-dialogue will slow any film down.
Hollywood Hack

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on February 9, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
"Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman" finds Daryl Hannah in the titular role of this HBO remake of the 1958 exploitation cult classic. Director Christopher Guest goes whole heartedly for a retro Fifties look in this 1993 which tries to take the best parts (so to speak) of the original and enlarge the rest into a feminist allegory. Once again the story is about poor little heiress Nancy Archer (Hannah), who has been abused all of her life by men from her father, Hamilton Cobb (William Windom) to her swarmy husband, Harry (Daniel Baldwin), who is devoting his limited attention to local bad girl, Honey Parker (Cristi Conaway). Out driving around in the desert to relieve her sexual frustration, Nancy encounters a flying saucer that zaps her, thereby starting the growth process that will level off at the 50 ft. level (note: the original is "Foot" but the remake is "Ft."). The teleplay by Joseph Dougherty (who did his first script for "thirtysomething") borrows as much from "The Feminist Manifesto" as it does from "King Kong." What becomes important is that not even the U.S. military is going to stop Nancy from getting some much needed attention from hubby Harry. Sure, she could do a lot better than Harry, but that is not suppose to be the final payoff of this little feminine fantasy.
This remake does not have the same sort of tacky charm that makes the original so compelling. But there is still the great unanswered question from both of these films as to how the giant woman's underwear manages to keep up with her growth spurt. Daryl Hannah is a lot angrier than Allison Hayes was in the original, and it was the latter's decided sense of disinterest during the final rampage (along with the cloth bikini) that made it one of the enduring images of Fifties science fiction.
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Format: DVD
ATTACK OF THE 50 ft. WOMAN (1993) is a 90 minute color movie starring Daryl Hannah and Daniel Baldwin. The story begins with a bus traveling over a desert road in the American southwest. The bus unloads a bunch of tourists at a visitor's center. At the center, a ranger introduces a film narrated by a nerdy scientist. The center is named after the Cobb family, a prominent family in the business community of the area. The nerdy scientist's comments segue into a flashback. Thus, the remaining 85 minutes of the film is a flashback. The actual story begins as follows. Daryl's character is the daughter of Mr. Cobb, a real estate developer. She is the young wife of Baldwin, who plays the part of a philanderer, with no discernible job skills. Daryl parks her Cadillac in town and chats with an elderly shop owner, who is closing up shop and relocating to her father's new shopping mall. The shop owner is an old friend of the family, as he states that he made the brooch that Daryl wears, and that he had originally made for her mother.

The entire story revolves around Daryl being maltreated by her father, just as the father had maltreated Daryl's mother, that is, treating them both like small children or like farm animals. The next scene shows Daryl visiting her psychologist, who probingly asks her, "WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU GET ANGRY," apparently referring to Daryl's complacent acceptance of abuse from her husband and from her father. That evening, Daryl parks at a motel in town (Tony's Shangri-La) where her husband it getting it on with a pretty hairdresser. Daryl picks up a boulder from the parking lot, and is about to throw it through the window of her husband's Porsche, but she refrains from doing so.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Patrick N. Thayer on September 26, 2002
Format: DVD
Nancy Archer (Darryl Hannah) is a rich but troubled young woman, who is married to a cheating lowlife who only stays with her for her money. One night, she is driving home by herself, when an alien spaceship lands on the road. She is irradiated by the ship and over the next few days, starts to grow taller and taller, until she reaches a height of 50 feet. She uses her newfound height (and power) to take revenge on those who have wronged her - especially her sleazy husband Harry (Daniel Baldwin) and the trashy, gold-digging bimbo (Christi Conaway) he has taken up with.

This HBO made-for-cable remake of the 1957 cult classic of the same name is updated with an even more feminist slant and has a more thoughtful (and clever) script. The effects and acting are still every bit as cheesy though.
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The Attack of 50 Ft. Woman is one hour and thirty minutes long and was release on HBO in 1993. This movie basically has the same story (more or less) then the original did. Main differences are: this is color (original is black and white) it is longer by twenty-four minutes, there is the demanding father, and there is a therapist in this one. Gone is the butler. Nancy is driving home and a flying saucer zaps her with a beam of light. When she tries to tell the sheriff, he does not believe her. When Nancy goes back with the sheriff, she cannot convince him that there was an UFO. Later Nancy takes Harry to go out looking for the flying saucer and it re-appears; she is beamed up into the craft. Nancy is finally home and Harry and Nancy's father start to argue; that makes Nancy angry and she begins to grow. It is found out when ever she is angry she grows. In the end, Nancy is rescued by the spaceship that made her big and she is joined by two other tall women. Harry is put in a container with two other men (who are trying to help Harry). Looks like Harry is not to be released until he is more kind to Nancy. The special affects are better then the original; even though it is a low budget movie. It is still a good movie to rent or own. The Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman gets a C+.
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