The Mysterians: and other matinee favs from the 50’s

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.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050251/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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.

RODAN 1956

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

THEM

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

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