THE MYSTERIANS 1957
The reason that I chose the IMDB link instead of You Tube was that it has been remastered and has a higher quality.
They’ve come to steal our women OH NO!
They’re here and it’s not to steal our resources, or our water, they came for our women. This is the premise of one of my favorite slices of Matinee cheese, The Mysterians (1957). I guess that the major fear for the Japanese in 1957 was aliens taking all of the cute chicks. Well in view of the American occupation, which had only ended five years earlier in 1952 I understand their anxiety. Movies reflect the hopes, dreams and anxieties of society and the 1950’s was full of all three, but the fear of the Red menace and the Atom bomb pervaded our lives down to a psychological level. All you have to do is watch the sci-fi movies of the 50’s and examine how many of them have themes of impending nuclear destruction, or threatened enemy invasion or doomsday to realize this. The other recurring theme was that of nature turning against mankind. So this week, I thought it would be fun, to show trailers of the movies that kept me out of my parents hair on those saturday afternoons long ago.
GODZILLA KING OFTHE MONSTERS 1954
GOJIRA (Godzilla) Original Japanese Trailer
THE ANGRY RED PLANET 1959
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL 1951
INVADERS FROM MARS 1953
THIS ISLAND EARTH 1955
FORBIDDEN PLANET 1956
THE BEGINNING OF THE END 1957
EARTH VERSUS THE FLYING SAUCERS 1956
THE DAY THE WORLD ENDED
THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON
THE DEADLY MANTIS 1957
SPECIAL MENTION GOES TO MOTHRA 1961
I know that Mothra is not officially part of the fifties theme, but I thought that it was close enough to rate a special mention. Sorry folks I couldn’t help myself, the pretty japanese ladies made me do it. So here’s a treat for all of the MOTHRA fans, the Remix of the MOTHRA SONG, ENJOY