Monday, October 28, 2013

Queen of Outer Space (1958)

Director: Edward Bernds

Writers: Charles Beaumont, Ben Hecht, Edward Bernds

Composer: Marlin Skiles

Starring: Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eric Fleming, Dave Willock, Laurie Mitchell, Lisa Davis, Paul Birch, Patrick Waltz, Barbara Darrow, Marilyn Buferd

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Mankind's first fantastic flight to Venus - the female planet!

Plot: Three American astronauts are on the first manned mission to Venus, and when they arrive, they find the planet to be inhabited solely by women with high heels and short dresses. Unfortunately, they are immediately imprisoned, for the queen who rules Venus hates men... Suspecting the astronauts to be spies, she now plans to destroy the Earth. So now it's up to the three men (and some friendly Venusians) to overthrow the wicked queen and save the Earth.

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again? Maybe.

This is just as cheesy and fun as the trailer suggests.  It's best that you watch this with a group of friends as the laughs will be more and bigger.  I dig it when astronauts visit other worlds to discover they're inhabited solely by hot chicks!

Five'll get you ten that's a space kitchen where they make the men space sandwiches and space cocktails.

There's a lot going for this like the uniforms from FORBIDDEN PLANET (1956), props from other films, and film this in beautiful color and in widescreen.  Oh, and the hot chicks.

YIKES!  It's just like here on Earth!

Yeah, it's sexist, but that's part of the fun, seeing how 'innocent' times were way back when.  It's fun to look back on some of that shit and laugh your ass off.  I don't know how realistic this is regarding Venetians but I'm already on the waiting list for the first rocket ship to go and find out. 

1 comment:

  1. A CLASSIC! 200 times better than any film Hollywood made now days.