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The Slime People


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  • Actors: Edward Finch Abrams, William Boyce, Robert Burton, John Close, Susan Hart
  • Format: Black & White, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Rhino Theatrical
  • DVD Release Date: August 14, 2001
  • Run Time: 76 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005MKNQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,373 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Slime People" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

They came from deep beneath the earth's surface: grotesque reptilian creatures covered with slime forced from their subterranean lair by underground nuclear testing. Setting up an almost impenetrable dome of fog over L.A. to lower the cities temperature and make the surface more habitable they've emerged from the sewers and cesspools impervious to attack and mad as hell. Now Los Angeles has been evacuated its empty streets shrouded in a permanent twilight. Except for a small band of survivors the Slime People have the city all to themselves. Holed up in a television station pilot Tom Gregory Professor Gelman his daughters Lisa and Bonnie and marine Cal Johnson have been left behind doomed to a fate worse than death...unless they can find a way to penetrate the wall of fog that imprisons them.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: HORROR UPC: 603497148325 Manufacturer No: 971483

Customer Reviews

This movie is a real bad one.
carfelma
I do know that I tried all available audio setting combinations available on my DVD player, and none would make the dialog track audible.
Ateusa S.
While I do not remember ever seeing this movie, it certainly satisfies the preconditions.
Charles Ashbacher

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ateusa S. on September 29, 2001
Format: DVD
I was sooooo excited to see that Rhino Video was finally releasing this schlock 1962 B&W C-grade Sci-Fi/Horror gem, having worn out 2 VHS video copies of it. I grew up with this title, and it's still FABULOUS-as bottom-shelf as it gets. However, when I received my copy, it had no audible dialog track for the actors! I contacted Rhino for a replacement, having told them about the problem. After sending back the original copy at my own expense, I received a replacement approx. 1 mo. later. It too contained no dialog track. The sound track for the ambient sound (background/sound effects/musical score) is there, and the picture/transfer print is nice, but without dialog, it is thoroughly unwatchable. All in all, the most unsatisfying experience I have had with ANY DVD product ever. I don't know if I just happened to score the "mother lode" with 2 defective copies out of thousands, or what. I do know that I tried all available audio setting combinations available on my DVD player, and none would make the dialog track audible. I compared other DVD's to it on every setting imaginable, and they all worked flawlessly. I would say that the quality control of Rhino products is deplorable, and that their customer service dept's. cheif aim is to get you off of their backs. I give up. I'll get another VHS copy.
-Steven & Ateusa Cappello-Oregon
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bob on December 6, 2003
Format: DVD
Beware! The Rhino DVD does not include the soundtrack. Let me qualify that statement; it has an incidental sound effects track, but not the dialogue track.
I sent it back to Rhino, but they only sent along another silent copy. I asked them to check it out before they replaced it, but ...... I'm not going to ship back to Rhino; I already spent more than this turkey is worth and am not going to pay the shipping charges again.
It's a shame as someone had done a great job on cleaning up the video-excellent clear and crisp visuals. A lot of effort for nought....a movie that appeals only to the lovers of bad films and rubber-suited monsters (you know who you are).
If Rhino ever fixes their mistake, will someone please let me know?
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 8, 2004
Format: DVD
Here's my take on The Slime People. There's a group of guys sitting around the studio trying to come up with a movie idea, one that won't be rejected like all of their previous submissions. From out of nowhere, the fog machine goes haywire and won't shut off, and the studio has to send everyone home. Before a tech can get there to fix the thing, though, these would-be filmmakers decide that this is the chance they've been dreaming of; they have to move quick, though, before someone fixes the machine. They quickly decide to make a monster movie; naturally, since this is the early 1960s, atomic testing will be used to explain how the whole mess is really our own fault and not the monsters'. But what kind of monster should it be? Someone yells out - "I know, let's make it slime people." Since the repairman is on his way and no one has a better idea, they go for it. This is what they came up with: these slime people have been living underground and in our sewers for a very long time; nuclear testing has put a burr in their collective saddle so they have come up top to take over our world - well, Los Angeles, anyway. They've got this machine that makes fog, and this fog lowers the temperature enough so that they can survive above ground; then there's a wall, a wall somehow made out of the fog, which seals the whole city within an impenetrable barrier. Brilliant, they all say - all but one - and get right to work. Mr. "Rain On Our Parade" keeps asking questions: What are we going to use to make the wall? Why do these Slime People all look strangely like Bigfoot? Why is there no slime actually involved here? You know the type.Read more ›
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Surfink on September 18, 2001
Format: DVD
This is another of those sentimental favorite Saturday-afternoon cheesy monster flicks, though I have to admit it's probably rough sledding for the mainstream movie crowd. While not the monumental mess that bad film junkies hope for, there's still plenty of horrible acting and bizarre dialogue and plotting, and the Slime People themselves are pretty cool looking (even if you can see their pants underneath the suits). Fans of Zappa-style "cheepnis" won't be disappointed. On the downside, it's a bit talky at times, and the younger crowd raised on Bottin and Baker and CGI may find it boring.
Rhino's DVD is plenty sharp and the source print is very clean with only some very light, sporadic speckling visible. The beginning and end of the movie exhibit very-good-to-excellent tonal values and detail, although the middle third or so looks quite dark. It appears that it was filmed this way (there's lots of fog everywhere and apparently these scenes were shot day-for-night, if badly). Other scenes interspersed with the dark sections look just fine. My Video Gems VHS pre-record appears quite a bit brighter, though it's also too contrasty, very soft, and lacking in detail; generally far inferior except for the brightness issue. Rhino's transfer appears to more accurately capture the values of the source material, though this leaves some scenes almost unwatchably dark. Fans of this movie will probably bear with it, others may find it rough going. No trailer, just chapter stops like other Rhino/Acme releases. All in all not bad for the money, but not spectacular either.
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