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Not of This Earth (Roger Corman's Cult Classics)
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When a mysterious stranger (Arthur Roberts, Up In Smoke) arrives in town, he hires Nadine (Traci Lords, Blade, Cry-Baby) as his private nurse. Although the pay is great, she becomes more and more suspicious of the stranger when his request for blood transfusions become more frequent. After some junior detective work, Nadine finds out that her new boss is not who he appears to be . . . and he is not even from our planet!
Cult filmmaker Jim Wynorski (Chopping Mall, Deathstalker II) offers his take on Roger Cormans 1957 cult classic.
- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- MPAA rating : s_medR R (Restricted)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.25 x 0.5 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Item model number : 120008
- Director : Jim Wynorski
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC
- Run time : 1 hour and 21 minutes
- Release date : November 2, 2010
- Actors : Traci Lords, Arthur Roberts, Lenny Juliano, Ace Mask, Roger Lodge
- Producers : Jim Wynorski, Murray Miller, Roger Corman
- Language : Unqualified
- Studio : Shout Factory
- ASIN : B003XL6EIA
- Writers : Charles B. Griffith, Jim Wynorski, Mark Hanna, R.J. Robertson
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #23,749 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Not of This Earth DVD includes an interview with Tracy Lords, and audio commentary with Lords and the director, Jim Wynorski. Anamorphic widescreen, and it looks great!
An obscure corner of the world of cinema. Take the plunge! Traci Lords didn't quite have a big break with this one, but in retrospect this is the best way to start out in Hollywood. She's snarky, and makes a good hero, but underutilized due to the mission statement of this ready-made cult classic. Loveable, quirky tribute to the golden age of sci-fi horror, and a product of the 80's, this film is layered in that respect. Good times! Glad I found it.
Plot- A strange man comes to a hospital looking for blood. Upon discovery that his blood is strange, the doctor sends nurse Nadine (Lords) home with him. She must give him a blood transplant once a day. Soon things get out of hand, and it's discovered that the strange man is actually a member of a dying alien race, that must transport blood to the home world for survival...
My thoughts- This is one of Jim Wynorski's better movies I must say, and possibly the funnest. Lords does a decent job, Arthur Roberts does a terrific job as Mr. Johnson, Ace Mask does a good job as Dr. Rochelle, and Michael Delano isn't too bad as a vacuum salesman. The rest of the cast isn't worth mentioning. The effects, I think are actually pretty cool. The movie doesn't take itself that seriously, and is super cheesy, but that's what makes it fun. My only issue with the film is that it uses stock footage from other Corman productions, like Humanoids from the Deep; however it's only a little bit so I don't mind it that much. It does have its fair share of both intentional and unintentional hilarity. It's a b-movie, but a great b-movie. There are much worse Corman productions out there, i.e. Attack of the Crab Monsters.
Fun Facts- The opening credits feature a montage of clips from various other Roger Corman movies, including Battle Beyond the Stars (1980), Forbidden World (1982), Galaxy of Terror (1981), Humanoids from the Deep (1980), Battle Beyond the Sun (1959) and Piranha (1978). Sample footage from each of these movies appears numerous times throughout the movie as filler footage, as well as two full-length scenes from Hollywood Boulevard (1976) and "Humanoids from the Deep". Becky LeBeau's scream was done by Michelle Bauer. Director Jim Wynorski made a bet with Roger Corman that he could shoot the movie in twelve days. Wynorski finished the film in eleven and a half days. Angel Tompkins did the voice of Rebecca Perle's Davanna Girl character.
Final Word- Worth a look for B-movie fans and or Roger Corman/Wynorski fans.
Interview with Lords
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When I purchased Not Of This Earth the price was not out of this world high it was very reasonable. This is the perfect movie to watch when you aren't trying for something too serious and just want to have a spot of fun. Not Of This Earth is the kind of movie you watch on a rainy, snowy day when the real world has just gotten on your last nerve and you want to watch something weird to recover your good humor.
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Mystery and Intrigue are present in this Sci-Fi Thriller.