Monday, April 28, 2014

THE SNOW DEVILS / Mercury Film International - 1967

It's Euro Sci-Fi Monday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. This is the first of the Gamma I quadroligy, which also includes THE WILD, WILD PLANET, PLANET ON THE PROWL and THE WAR OF THE PLANETS, not necessarily in that order. The four films were made simultaneously in 1964 using the same sets, cast, musical cues, tech crew, using the basic story premise. An alternate title for this one is DEVIL MEN FROM SPACE!

Eegah!! sent over a great soundclip of the theme, although, they ripped off our hero Jack (VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS) Nitzsche, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there by the icy wind, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula! Here's our audio offering for... THE SNOW DEVILS!

The story starts with a weather station in the Himalayas being destroyed, so, Gamma I commander Rod Jackson gets a call from this bikini babe to report in for assignment!

Rod and his partner, Frank, jump in their jet and head out to the command post.

I could not pass up the chance to show this shot of the jet they're in, my favorite fifties aircraft, the B-58 Hustler, that flew at an amazing 1,325 mph!!

There were lots of WTF?! stills in this movie, like this one!..

How about this shot, looks like a hair dryer to me!

Or, this weird sci-fi machine with colored neon tubes.

Here's the mighty Snow Devil leader, standing on a freaking box to feel superior!

Dude's got a boss cigarette lighter, though!

Here's the fun little spaceport they shoot into space from.


A great portrait of Giacomo Rossi-Stuart as rocket man, Commander Rod Jackson.

This is a crazy shot, it would make a nice frustrating puzzle!

Another photo I had to show, I have a fetish for sci-fi bombs like the one he's holding.

Here's a fuzzy little photo for you to smile back at!

The Snow Devils realize they've all been looking at the wrong dials, just as the bomb hits.


I have to admit, the photos look perfect this time, go figure!


TABONGA! said...

I like the 'hot dogs' joke the best.

Greg Goodsell said...

They were still using rotary phones in the far-flung future according to the third still in this chapter!

Eegah!! said...

Technically GG, that's a push button phone! Quite advanced!

Randall Landers said...

Love the Italian sf films!

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