Friday, June 20, 2008

Late Show: Battle of the Worlds

Il Pianeta degli Uomini Spenti

Hollywood veteran Claude Rains stars in this 1961 Italian-produced sci-fi tale directed by Antonio Margheriti. A stray planet on a collision course with Earth instead takes orbit around our blue marble. What seems like a dead planet suddenly launches a fleet of flying saucers which attack our space fleets. Features above-average space scenes and special effects (for its time).