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Crack in the World [Blu-ray]
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While the science is now dated, thanks to the discovery of plate tectonics (the Earth's crust is divided into may separate "plates", and therefore already has many "cracks"), the story is still entertaining. The interaction between Dr. Sorenson (Andrews), an aging scientist trying for one last victory; his young wife Maggie (Scott), a scientist in her own right; and Dr. Rampion (Moore), the project's geologist and an old flame of Maggie's to boot; works very well, even if it is a bit formulaic.
All in all it is a fun movie, and definitely worth the time to see it. Especially now that it is finally being released on DVD in its original 1.85:1 widescreen format. A worthy addition to any classic sci-fi film collection.
(PS: *I* wrote that summary listed on the back cover when I was in college! They just added a few extra words. Don't believe me? Look it up on IMDB!!)
This version that is now being released should be far superior....and I look forward to it.
If you have not seen this movie, by all means give it a try. There is not a single wasted minute in the whole film. Excellent!
Fellow scientist, Dr Rampion (Keiron Moore), disagrees with Sorenson's theory that the device will burn through the layer. He feels that it will shatter the earth's crust with the explosion because of its weakening due to previous atomic undergroud testing -- endangering the very existence of the planet.
The device is fired and initially all goes well. However, soon reports of seismic activity begin to flood in from around the globe. Seems Rampion was right after all. A crack has begun forming under the sea close to the site of the explosion. Undersea earthquakes and volcanic activity begin a sharp upswing. Now the problem is how to stop the earth from spitting in two.
The science for this is streched and has since been revised. However, that does not take away from the film itself. For an hour and a half, we are entertained by some superb acting and interesting special effects. The ending of the movie is unique to say the least and tickles our imagination.
The DVD is crisp and clear visually and has top quality sound. This film has been on my DVD wish list for so long, I'd about given up ever seeing it released (I had an old VHS copy I recorded from television). But here it is, fresh and new.
If you've never seen one of the old "B" SF or monster movies, you're in for a treat here. This is a true gem.
Highly Recommended for all ages.
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I remember this movie when I was 8...so glad that it came out on DVDPublished 4 hours ago by blamar
It's a masterpiece of cheese! Great fun! It brought back fond memories of my childhood. D. WhitingPublished 1 day ago by cindy delauro
Is the old film back in the year 60's. To see around the world crack open…, and no telling how to stop it…..!? But again the Earth is SAVE!Published 2 days ago by Kestutis
Camp, 60's sci-fi/drama. Saw it when I was a kid and I still love it!Published 10 days ago by C Bear
One of the better end-of-the-world movies from the Sixties. We have an underground nuclear test that penetrates the Earth's core, starting a literal crack in the world that tears... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Ronald Adams
Cheap Knock off deal.. NO CC are SDH. For the hard of hearing..Published 20 days ago by Dano Five-0
I like old science fiction as well as new scifi. This movie has a lot of charm. It's also very telling in the sense that people seemed to be more elegant and socially refined in... Read morePublished 27 days ago by John B.