Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Wild, Wild Planet (1965)

Director: Antonio Margheriti

Starring: Tony Russel, Lisa Gastoni, Massimo Serato, Carlo Giustini, Franco Nero

More info: IMDb

Tagline: WILD is the Word For This World!

Plot: A deranged scientist is using his employer's top-secret bio-laboratory to engage in clandestine eugenics experiments. When he starts kidnapping leading citizens for use in his twisted tests, it's up to rogue cop Mike Halstead to come to the rescue of all and sundry, including his lady friend Connie, who is also being held captive by the madman.

My rating: 4/10

Will I watch it again? Noooooooo!


Man, that is one kick-ass movie poster. Too bad it only gives you a fraction of what it looks to deliver.

I can't put my finger on the reason why but this bored me silly. The model work is super cool in that hip 60s kind of way...

I was diggin' on that but the story would have been better suited in a picture half as long. The story is decent, the acting was OK (it's hard to tell because I saw the English dubbed version and the voice actors sounded bored - I'm sure the original Italian language dub is much better), the special effects were cheesy fun but the pacing is painful.

I have GOT to get me one of those cars. The futuristic aspect with what goes on in the characters' daily lives is neat and far out. There were some real head scratchers like when a henchman accidentally leaves a victim alive and the chick boss kills him for failing to finish the job and then drives away, leaving the victim crawling on the ground!!! If this picture weren't so damn pretty to look at I'd be super pissed. It is neat seeing Franco Nero in an early role a year before he achieved world wide stardom with DJANGO (1966). I really need to watch that movie again but with the Italian track. The English dub on that one is horrible, too.

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