- Directed by Jack Arnold
- Starring Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake, Joe Sawyer
- Written by Ray Bradbury, Harry Essex
It Came from Outer Space [3D] (1953) -- This modest science fiction film from Ray Bradbury's short story "The Meteor" is perhaps the most-imitated film in the history of cinema.. The screenplay for this feature was written by Harry Essex, with direction by veteran action-film expert Jack Arnold. The production in B/W is a very good one for a "B" film, I assert., Joan St. Eigger did the hairstyles, Rosemary Odell the costumes, Russell A. Gausman and Ruby R. Levitt the sets, with Bud Westmore handling the unusual makeup challenges. The very fine art direction was done by Bernard Herzbrun and Robert A. Boyle, with luminous cinematography by Clifford Stine.
In the solid cast are Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake as the Sheriff, Joe Sawyer, Russell Johnson (the professor in Gilligan's Island) and Kathleen Hughes. It is arguable that Richard Carlson talks too much about the mysteries of the desert in this film, as an allegory for the dangers of the unknown, the wild, the as-yet-untamed - for space itself; but the dialogue is good-enough, the situations genuinely eerie and the style of the film, its crisis and its and pacing far above the expected. In lesser hands, this production could have been less effective; this has become a classic example of how to handle several sci-fi situations. It earns the stature of being fundamentally scary; yet it is also thoughtful and interesting at the same time. This is sci-fi noir of a very high sort.
Note: Soundtrack is Mono, appearing on the Left channel only.
3D Information: Equipment required
This 3-D movie is in the Field Sequential format which means you will need the shutter type 3D glasses to view this movie properly. The Anaglphic cardboard red/blue type glasses will not work!. Please be sure you own the correct equipment before ordering this title.
I do not sell the Field Sequential 3D equipment for this movie. However if you search on google or eBay I am sure you'll find some reasonably priced equipment.
It Came from Outer Space [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.
- Additional Information
Format Region 0 DVD Aspect ratio Fullscreen Number of discs 1