169December SDVSF Movie Selection Poll
- Nov 17, 2012December SDVSF Movie Selection Poll
Please pick two (but we¹ll only show one) for December 15th.
THE AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN (1960) 57m
Paul Krenner, an ex-major with delusions of grandeur, has forced scientist
Peter Ulof to develop a radiation-based technique to turn men invisible,
with which process he plans to create an invisible army to sell to the
highest bidder. He busts safecracker Joey Faust out of prison and forces him
to undergo the invisibility treatment so he can steal more radium to further
the experimentation. Plans go awry when Faust discovers there is a
side-effect to the invisibility treatments he didn't count on.
INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN (1956) 70m
"Butcher" Benton goes to his death in the state prison, cursing the three
men who double-crossed him following an armored-car hold-up; "Squeamy"
Ellis, Joe Marcelli and Paul Lowe, his attorney and leader of the gang. He
vows to return and kill them and dies without revealing the location of the
stolen money. Detective Chasen is determined to keep working on the case
until the stolen loot is recovered. Benton's body is taken to Professor
Bradshaw and his assistant for experimentation, and they manage to restore
him to life, making him practically indestructible in the process. He takes
off after the three men, getting rid of everybody who stands in his way. He
is impervious to police bullets. He kills Ellis and Marcelli, while Lowe
seeks police protection. Benton takes to the sewers to recover the hidden
loot and the police are powerless to stop him.
PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (1959) 79m
In California, an old man grieves the loss of his wife and on the next day
he also dies. However, the space soldier Eros and her mate Tanna use an
electric device to resurrect them both and the strong Inspector Clay that
was murdered by the couple. Their intention is not to conquest Earth but to
stop mankind from developing the powerful bomb "Solobonite" that would
threaten the universe. When the population of Hollywood and Washington DC
sees flying saucers on the sky, a colonel, a police lieutenant, a commercial
pilot, his wife and a policeman try to stop the aliens.
TEENAGERS FROM OUTER SPACE (1959) 72m
A young alien falls for a pretty teenage Earth girl and they team up to try
to stop the plans of his invading cohorts, who intend to use Earth as a
food-breeding ground for giant lobsters from their planet. The invaders, who
arrive in a flying saucer, carry deadly ray guns that turn Earth-people into
VOYAGE TO THE PREHISTORIC PLANET (1965) 78m
In 2020, after the colonization of the moon, the spaceships Vega, Sirius and
Capella are launched from Lunar Station 7. They are to explore Venus under
the command of Professor Hartman, but an asteroid collides and explodes
Capella. The leader ship Vega stays orbiting and sends the astronauts Kern
and Sherman with the robot John to the surface of Venus, but they
haveproblems with communication with Dr. Marsha Evans in Vega. The Sirius
lands in Venus and Commander Brendan Lockhart, Andre Ferneau and Hans Walter
explore the planet and are attacked by prehistoric animals. They use a
vehicle to seek Kern and Sherman while collecting samples from the planet.
Meanwhile John helps the two cosmonauts to survive in the hostile land.
Remember TONIGHT we'll be screening:
San Diego Vintage Sci-Fi
Saturday, November 17, 2012
7:00PM - 11:00PM (approx)
20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
(USA, 1954) 127 minutes
"The oceans during the late 1860-90s are no longer safe; many ships have
been lost. Sailors have returned to port with stories of a vicious narwhal
(a giant whale with a long horn) which sinks their ships. A naturalist,
Professor Pierre Aronnax, his assistant, Conseil, and a professional whaler,
Ned Land, join an US expedition which attempts to unravel the mystery."
Georges Melies production of
LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE (A Trip to the Moon)
(France, 1902) 14 minutes
"A group of scientists travel to the moon by being shot in a capsule
from a giant cannon. They are captured by moon-men, escape, and return to
Showtime is 7:00pm at a new location:
Brittany Room <http://www.towncountry.com/flash/floorplans.html>
(middle of hotel in far right/east building, second room from top)
Town and Country Resort & Conference Center
500 Hotel Circle North San Diego, CA 92108
Map & Directions:
Parking at Hotel for this event is $2.00, or free parking at the
Fashion Valley Transit Center to the north across the bridge.
Admission is FREE, and popcorn is provided (you can bring snacks or drinks
For more information, visit: http://sdvsf.org/
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