THE PLOT THUS FAR
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Galaxy of Terror tells the tale of a rescue mission attempts to discover the fate of a spacecraft that landed on a planet called Morganthus & has not been heard from since. The spaceship Rebus takes off & within what seems like minutes arrives at Morganthus where they are drawn to the planet surface by an unknown force. Commander Ilvar (Bernard Behrens), Captain Trantor (Grace Zabriskie), the cook Kore (Ray Walson) & an engineer named Ranger (Robert Englund) remain aboard the Rebus as an exploration party is dispatched. First in command Baelon (Zalman King), Cabren (Edward Albert), a female telepathic Alluma (Erin Moran), Dameia (Taaffe O’Connell), Quuhod (Sid Haig) and a rookie named Cos (Jack Blessing) make their way to the crashed spacecraft. Inside as they discover the bodies of the previous crew Cos becomes very scared & sees a strange alien like spider creature which kills him. Back on Rebus they decide to investigate a strange area of landscape which their instruments cannot scan.
This is a movie that a lot of us old time horror movie fans will love. You have got to love some of the films Roger Corman produced! This movie has just about all that I would love in a horror film. Disgusting slimy monsters, great sets, graphic gore, a creepy storyline, a great cast, and great atmosphere. For me, a lot of the crap coming out in today’s theater can’t compare to movies like this. I am not sure whether this movie takes place in the distant future or in a far off galaxy, but, the story has to do with a space crew going to a planet to rescue another crew. When they get there it seems that the other crew is dead. Upon searching there grounds they discover an ancient pyramid. What they don’t realize is this pyramid is an evil place causing there worst fears to come to life.
Aside from the infamous scene where Taafee O’Connel gets her love tunnel plowed by a giant, mutated worm, there are many other highly creative scenes in the movie which are often overlooked. The scene in the room of pillars with the monsters that completely blend into the background was very well crafted and the bit with Sid Haig’s crystal throwing stars, while exotic, was cleverly done. Also then ending was completely unexpected and while, anti-climatic, was decent.
The Blu-Ray comes with commentaries and a ton of new featurettes. There are some trailers, plus you get a rather in-depth look at the post-production process. Then, there’s even more material dedicated to the production design that was helmed by none other than James Cameron. Taking a look at all of the talent involved in this film is pretty impressive, even though most people never heard of these guys back in the early 1980s. However, I’d recommend checking it out just for the 1080 transfer overhaul and the dynamic lossless audio. This is a recommended blind buy for all fans of cult cinema.
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