Monday, December 20, 2010

BEYOND THE TIME BARRIER / MCP - 1960

Hello everbloody, welcome to Mondo Monday, here at The Dungeon...

What a flick we gots tonight, directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, stars Robert Clarke, filmed back to back with THE AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN using the Texas State Show Grounds for locations, and it even co-stars Ulmer's own daughter, Arianne!

This is the actual mint 3-sheet I sold on eBay for $400 in 1999 to help pay for a generator we needed for night shoots while making THE CREEP. Eegah!! and I spent many nights using noise reduction software, taking out that infernal generator noise in post production!!

The music's by Mr. Darrell Calker, here's the titles of some Walter Lantz cartoons he worked on!.. VOO-DOO BOO-BOO, WOODY'S KOOK-OUT, FOWLED-UP BIRTHDAY, PHONEY EXPRESS, CARELESS CARETAKER, CORNY CONCERTO, HYDE AND SNEAK and HI-SEAS HI-JACKER, and that's how he ended his career!!

Awrat then... Here's that lil' Dungeon helper and gnat-weight hot dog eating champ, Rufus The Gnat, to push the big red 'GO' button way over there, which starts our Eariffic Earclip for yer listenin' enjoyment! Git ready for... BEYOND THE TIME BARRIER!

Ground control is monitoring Major Allison as he becomes THE FIRST MAN INTO SPACE, even though the plot is WORLD WITHOUT END!..

Nice model work, modifying this Delta Dart into a spaceship!

You can hear in the soundclip where the Major hits that time twisting spot in space!

After the Major lands back on Earth, well, things, they just don't seem the same... A few years later, Robert Hutton pulls the same act when he lands at the Van Nuys airport in THE SLIME PEOPLE... "Hey, where did everbloody go, George?!"

Then, the Major looks around the corner of the building and sees this!

As he approaches the complex, the people watching prepare to zap him with their knock-out ray.

He wakes up in a big tube!.. Yeah, the poster art looks a bit more dramatic.

Here's beautiful Darlene Tompkins as Princess Trirene and Vladimir Sokoloff as the Supreme. Darlene was also in BLUE HAWAII and FUN IN ACAPULCO, Vladimir was in I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF, SABU AND THE MAGIC RING, MONSTER FROM GREEN HELL and MR. SARDONICUS.

Don Flournoy and Tom Ravick get the only 'mutant' credits. Here, Major Allison tries to reason with them. It doesn't work.

The Princess is a deaf-mute, but can read minds. She likes the Major.

The Major asks her is she can read his mind, and, she'll slap the crap out of him a moment later!!

Then, the lucky dog gets to watch her skinny dip!

Here's director Ulmer's daughter, Arianne, as Capt. Markova, she lets the mutants go against the leaders! She was also in the movie THE NAKED VENUS aka DIARY OF A NUDIST!

The mutants get a little distracted!

The architecture is interesting and all, but, seems so damn impractical... I mean, c'mon, it's like a funhouse in there!

The Princess accidently gets shot and dies!

In order to get back to his time, the Major has to exit out the back door!

After going through the time barrier again, he lands back in 1960 and is taken directly to the hospital...

Because, he is now an old man!!

Thanks to TedMo for retrieving this flick for us!

Ghoulnight Everbloody!!

3 comments:

K. R. Seward said...

Thanks for the cool post.

I hadn't seen this movie since I was a young kid (just before the cosmic plague) staying up to catch it on the late late show (and sleeping through most of it).

prof. grewbeard said...

i have come from the future to comment on your post and when i return, i expect to be a few days older but that is the risk us explorers of the unknown have to take...

thanx for the memories!

Anonymous said...

The direction was so flat and dull in this film, I'm glad Ulmer had a pencil snapped in his face! He deserved it! Most overrated B director in all of cinema history! His one watchable film was DETOUR and that's only because it was so hilariously bizarre!

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