Not of This Earth (1957)


Directed by: Roger Corman

Stars: Paul Birch, Beverly Garland, Morgan Jones

Language: English + Commentary (2nd track)

Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Ar: 1.85:1  Dvdrip

Description: An alien agent from the distant planet Davana is sent to Earth via a high-tech matter transporter. There, he terrorizes Southern California in an attempt to acquire blood for his dying race, the result of a devastating nuclear war.


1.05GB | 67:13mins | 704×384 | mkv

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7 Responses to Not of This Earth (1957)

  1. From Chicago says:

    Thank you, RareLust

  2. d. miller says:

    Another blast from the past. Thanks.

  3. Lance Boyle says:

    These old movies are so enjoyable. I remember being about 8 years old and at my friend’s birthday party back in the ’60’s. His Dad somehow had an 8mm reel (or something similar) of This Island Earth and played it at the party.
    Man, I practically crapped my pants. Don’t forget, this was around the time of a big UFO flap at the East Coast and we were in the middle of that.
    Took me years to be able to sleep properly.
    Watching these is akin to confronting one’s demons. Thanks R.L.

  4. Ariel Bender says:

    Roger Corman’s early efforts help define the difference between camp and utter trash… though I still love the unintentionally bad work of Ed Wood and other unsung garbage men of the 50s and early 60s. He knew what he wanted and had great writers like Charles B. Griffith to help him achieve it along with a slew of first time directors and hard working crews bringing it all together on minuscule budgets. NOTE is a true wonder. It’s one of the first films I remember as a small child playing on TV that scared me to death. It would be another twenty years before my mind unwrapped the camp layers. Paul Birch is incredibly creepy here as I try to look back and dissect what made the child frightened in me and not rolling my eyes at the great Dick Miller. Haze, and many in jokes that Corman always managed to sandwich in these gems. I met Beverly Garland in the early part of 2003; she was still beautiful and, unlike others in Hollyweird, she loved these films and her scream queen status. Attack of the Crab Monsters, Little Shop of Horrors, A Bucket of Blood… the list goes on. I guess the true status of a film as a classic is its rewatchability and Corman’s work during this particular era has it in spades. Thanks (as always) for the commentary!

  5. Nathan says:

    amazing selection of movies this week. thanks so much.

  6. OSMOSIS says:

    Still worlds-away BETTER than the 1990 REMAKE with a (finally legal) Tracie Lords. Thanks, Rarelust.
    (OH–and Roger Corman is THE MAN!! And, so is the late, great Dick Miller!!)

  7. Phaota says:

    Commentary is with film historian Tom Weaver, and authors John and Mike Brunas.

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