War Between the Planets (1966)
aka Il pianeta errante
Country: Italy | Director: Antonio Margheriti
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 77mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 872×476 – 23.976fps – 1.10gb
Scientists try to prevent a collision between Earth and a planet that is heading for it.
A destructive series of freakish natural disasters decimate the earth. The cause of said disasters turns out to be a barren, yet lethal, living and breathing asteroid that’s hurtling through space on a collision course with our world. It’s up to an intrepid team of astronauts led by courageous ramrod Commander Jackson (a suitably stiff’n’stalwart Giacomo Rossi-Stuart) to destroy the asteroid before it’s too late. The fate of our planet depends on Jackson and his team successfully accomplishing their desperate mission.
Director Antonio Margheriti keeps the pace moving along at a steady, speedy clip and plays the utterly absurd story ludicrously straight. Moreover, all the necessary winningly crummy ingredients for an entertainingly asinine piece of unmitigated drivel are present and accounted for: cruddy dubbing, wooden acting, cardboard characters, a corny stock film library score, and wonderfully rinky-dink (far from) special effects. Sure, this admittedly schlocky flick is dumb, chintzy and totally ridiculous, but this engagingly inane and immaterial piffle nonetheless is still tons better and more enjoyable than the abominable “Armegeddon.”