- Directed by Herbert L. Strock
- Starring Richard Egan, Constance Dowling, Herbert Marshall, John Wengraf
- Written by Tom Taggart, Richard G. Taylor
Gog [3D] (1954) -- This film was ahead of its time in its style - the claustrophobia and (well, relative) realism in the portrayal of terror in an underground research lab predated The Andromeda Strain by about 15 years. And the final revelation that the robots have run amok because of devious signals being sent to them by this unseen spy plane overhead was a canny prediction of the emergence of computer viruses (a similar idea was explored in the 1960's sci-fi novel Babel-17 by Samuel Delaney). This movie very conspicuously avoids all of the '50s sci-fi clichés and seems to have been made for thinking adults instead of teen-agers. The cold war paranoia does not detract from this, many of the best suspense films of the era used the cold war as a back drop - the Manchurian Candidate and The Chairman are at least two I can think of.
There are unforgettable images which have stayed with me, especially the horrific scene as Dr. Hubertus (Michael Fox, perfectly cast) finds himself trapped within the test chamber with the slowly oscillating window wiper, and the growing panic that follows with the grim realization that his screams for help cannot be heard. And then that stare through the glass as his spectacles ice over ... 3D Information: Equipment required
This 3-D movie is in the Anglyphic 3D format which means you will need the cardboard red/blue type glasses (or varations in color). Please be sure you own the correct equipment before ordering this title.
I do not sell the 3D cardboard glasses required for this movie. However if you search on google or eBay I am sure you'll find some reasonably priced shades!
Gog [3D] DVD is offered as a compact edition. This transfer is manufactured on demand and is presented on premium DVD-R with thermal disc print in a clear plastic wallet. Important: This title has been manufactured from the best-quality video master (rated 8/10) currently available and has not been remastered or restored.