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Forbidden Planet

Post by photohause » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:14 am

I remember seeing this many times on TV as a kid. Fun movie with a terrific cast. I never realized it was shown in so many markets.
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Post by gforester » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:24 am

I too remember that movie as a youngster. Man, was Anne Francis a hottie back then. Remember her short lived TV show Honey West?

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Post by N4KVE » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:12 pm

A real classic back in the day. Seen it many times. GARY.

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Post by osprey21 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:20 pm

Altaira was hot!
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Post by tector » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:31 pm

An excellent film which also raised the standard for special effects in films, not surpassed until 2001 came along a dozen years later. While the 50s produced a lot of great sci-fi films (The Day The Earth Stood Still, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, etc.), none of them looked like Forbidden Planet.

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Post by indy1919a4 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:06 pm

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Loved how many movies and Tv shows over the years Robby would appear in after his movie Debut (27 in total)

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Now he may be better to own then a new gun....

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Post by Dr. Dickie » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:09 am

Great movie. Comedy, and horror in the right combination. Throw in Anne Francis, and I am there.

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Post by SteyrAUG » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:24 am

One of the few genuine sci fi films in the UFO genre of the 50s, and one that scared the crap out of my dad when he was a kid. While I was always a "Day the Earth Stood Still" kind of person, I always enjoyed Forbidden Planet for the original content and groundbreaking ideas.

In many ways it was that generations "Star Wars" or maybe Star Wars was our "Forbidden Planet." It changed everything and it would take another powerful film such as "Blade Runner" to make everyone take notice.

I certainly thought enough of the film that when it was first released on DVD I bought a copy for my father as well as a DVD player.

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Post by indy1919a4 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:16 am

SteyrAUG wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:24 am
One of the few genuine sci fi films in the UFO genre of the 50s, and one that scared the crap out of my dad when he was a kid. While I was always a "Day the Earth Stood Still" kind of person, I always enjoyed Forbidden Planet for the original content and groundbreaking ideas.

In many ways it was that generations "Star Wars" or maybe Star Wars was our "Forbidden Planet." It changed everything and it would take another powerful film such as "Blade Runner" to make everyone take notice.

I certainly thought enough of the film that when it was first released on DVD I bought a copy for my father as well as a DVD player.
You know you are really spot on, "Day the Earth" is a much more kick butt movie then "Forbidden Planet". But the Color and special effects of "Forbidden Planet" set the bar for Sci-Fi for the 50s. Robot to Robot Gort is one heck of a robot maybe better then Robbie :o but Robbie gets all the love.

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Post by photohause » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:29 pm

Warning young Will Robinson!!

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