Wednesday, January 9, 2008

QUEEN OF BLOOD (Planet Of Blood) - Leonard Morand - "She Certainly Was Hungry " (1966)

Everything about the film "Planet Of Blood," written and directed by Curtis Harrington, is a real enigma from start to finish! First off, it's a low-budget film that looks fantastic. By today's standards, it had an all-star cast, young and old, including Basil Rathbone, John Saxon, Dennis Hopper and the man himself, Forrest J. Ackerman! The reason the space scenes looks so incredible is because they are cut out of a much larger budget, 1960 Soviet production entitled "Nebo Zovyot" or as it was released in the U.S., "Battle Beyond The Sun," you know the movie with the world famous scary vagina monster! Even the music and sound credits are weird, with Ron Stein masking as the space age Leonard Morand, and since this isn't exactly all music, you have to give a lot of credit to the sound department of Nelson-Corso too for their contributions to the overall soundscape. A fun movie to watch, but hard to find. The sound quality here is not that great as it was taken from an old VHS tape, but you will get the idea.

This is the coolest picture of rockets!!!

You can thank "Nebo Zovyot" for this fantastic shot!!

Check it out! Their helmets are mini versions of.............

This super-nifty extraordinary spaceship!!

Dennis, send her back where she came from, you won't regret it!!

John really is not wanting to have anything to do with this whole deal!

Just another stunning shot!!

Of course, Forry, grinning like Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat gets in the last dig, thus setting up for a sequel that will never happen, but still, that's one hip cat!!

John Cline did the art work for the opening credits, and each piece is magnificent!

Beep Whir Ping Blip Zam!!


Greg Goodsell said...

Curtis Harrington, another under-rated director who died late last year. DO see his WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH HELEN? and THE KILLING KIND. You won't regret it.

Realm Of Retro said...

I have a rare 1980 laserdisc of this movie
that I posted on youtube in two vids:

After seeing your impressive display of
stills, I had to do the same:
All stills are from the laserdisc

Check it out-- you might like it.
You have a cool site here!

Anonymous said...

For those lucky enough to get Comcast On-Demand, the movie is being offered for free viewing right now, under the title "Queen of Blood."

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