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The Planet (2008)

Mike Mitchell , Patrick Wight , Mark Stirton  |  R |  DVD
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Mike Mitchell, Patrick Wight, Scott Ironside, Shawn Paul Hastings, Michael G. Clark
  • Directors: Mark Stirton
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: MTI HOME VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: June 10, 2008
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0017HDM1Y
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #385,440 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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A group of mercenaries are forced to evacuate their dying spacecraft and find themselves stranded on a desolate, barren world Soon they discover that they are not alone, as they battle to survive they begin to fall prey to a malevolent force - a force that turns the souls of their fallen comrades against them. The group has to fight not only for their own survival, but also for the future of the entire universe.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than most lower-budget Sci-Fi April 24, 2013
The people who don't like this movie apparently weren't paying attention, cuz it's a reasonably good story, decent enough EFX, competent acting, and has a good action hook at both the beginning and the end. Yeah, it's a lower budget flick, but they did fine with that, cuz I've seen so much Sci-Fi for the past 6 decades and there's a LOT of movies FAR worse than this. Pacing gets a bit slow in the middle, and the Scottish brogue takes a wee bit of getting used to, but those little problems don't last too long at 80 minutes. Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses should avoid it, but Craig Ferguson should love it cuz they cuss a blue-steak in parts of it. Give it chance with an alert open mind (and maybe a good beer) and you'll find something to like. Originally made in 2006.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What The...! August 20, 2008
By F.C.
Okay, I get the whole thing about making an incredibly low budget movie and seeing what happens. But this is no grand adventure. The story was completely un-dramatic though it tried to open with a dramatic fight scene between a space cruiser and some unbelievable foe's. The effects were "home grown" I would guess. Perhaps generated on a laptop while mass quantities of alcohol were ingested. Then, the moment the fiery villain was revealed, I literally burst into laughter.

The captain of the ship was named Captain Morgan. This was appropriate because I believe a gallon of rum is what it would take to enjoy this movie, flat on my face and unconscious (don't drink and drive a space cruiser, by the way)

Now, would I recommend buying this movie? Not on your life! I rented it from "Red Box" for one dollar and feel gypped! At the end of the movie, I looked at my wife and we both simultaneously burst into laughter again.

After all of that, now that I think about it, please rent this film just to see what I am talking about. You would NEVER understand unless you saw it for yourself. I'm warning you, however, have a can of kerosene ready to wash your eyes out when the movie is over.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow May 1, 2009
I saw this movie abouta weekago and needless to say i was actually impressed for a low budget movie which i normally refrain from veiwing this one had character, the appeal of the movie showing a almost Pitch Black esq storyline was there, the Actors while all scottish were indeed more heart felt than most of the movies coming out of the big name studios around the globe.

yes the CG effects will make the first season of babylon 5 look high end but sometimes you have to look beyond that and treat it as part of the character of the film. As it is not often we see film come out of Scottland there is a significance with this film to show that the scotts still want to be apart of the Movie Buisness.

Yea you may want to rent the movie so do so.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Planet January 12, 2012
By willie
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This movie was not bad at all,for what I payed for it it is worth the price.You could tell it was low budget but alot of b movies are better then A Movies and this one is worth checking out
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Despite the bad reviews, I just had to see this film after I learned it had a $13,000 budget.

It wasn't great, but then again, it was better than a LOT of big budged Hollywood movies I've seen this year. In terms of entertaining me, it did slightly better even than Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, and even better than the most recent Narnia Installment, Prince Caspian.

It had major problems, some acting errors, disjointed plot. But the special effects weren't bad for an indie sci-fi, and was a creative premise (much like Pitch Black).

Again, not great - but I would much rather small films like this get attention, and the directing/writing skills of new indie artists get developed, than continue to see the same old hundred-million-dollor formula films get recycled by Hollywood year after year.

I give it 3.5 stars.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Planet May 13, 2014
By Rusty
I caught the making of this film on a random documentary a few years ago and found it very funny. The movie was pretty good for the budget but because I had such a good time watching the making of it I actually found it very enjoyable. I would suggest watching the making first before the movie, it's likely on the dvd.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish!!! June 16, 2008
By H. Ball
One of the worst movies I've seen. It's just laughable, from the acting, to the location somewhere on a beach in Scotland to the production design (come on are we supposed to believe that people 100's of years in the future are using Army surplus tents from WWII). Don't waste your time.......
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4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Good
For a no budget film, this had very serviceable acting, surprisingly good special effects, a fresh script, and great visuals. Read more
Published on January 15, 2009 by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Even Free Redbox Rental Worthy
I rented this, for free, through the Redbox DVD rentals. I am so thankful it was free, after viewing, I could have rented a better movie for free. Read more
Published on September 17, 2008 by Christopher M. Rivera
1.0 out of 5 stars don't waste your money
no real plot....the storyline does not make any sense. and what a terrible ending. i guess the flick had to end somehow. the computer generated explosions were cartoonist. Read more
Published on August 16, 2008 by J. Williams
1.0 out of 5 stars AWFUL
I have never written for a review but I felt obligated to say that this is the worst movie ever. I would rather watch Glitter or a public access channel movie. Read more
Published on July 28, 2008 by S. Carter
1.0 out of 5 stars What?
What happened again? Who were these people, and what were they doing out there in the middle of the desert? They may've lost their lives, but I lost $1.05 for the rental. Read more
Published on July 27, 2008 by M. Blevins
1.0 out of 5 stars So low budget the fire was computer generated....
I have no idea what this movie was about. None whatsoever. So low budget that they couldn't even afford fire (actual fire!) in most of the scenes. Read more
Published on July 22, 2008 by Humint
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