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The Planet
The Planet
Actors: Mike Mitchell, Patrick Wight, Scott Ironside, Shawn Paul Hastings, Michael G. Clark
Director: Mark Stirton
Genres: Indie & Art House, Science Fiction & Fantasy
R     2008     1hr 20min

A group of mercenaries are forced to evacuate their dying spacecraft and find themselves stranded on a desolate, barren world Soon they discover that they are not alone, as they battle to survive they begin to fall prey to...  more »

     
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Actors: Mike Mitchell, Patrick Wight, Scott Ironside, Shawn Paul Hastings, Michael G. Clark
Director: Mark Stirton
Genres: Indie & Art House, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Space Adventure, Aliens
Studio: Mti Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 06/10/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 20min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Steve B. (smb900) from MARIETTA, PA
Reviewed on 9/28/2009...
A real British 'B' movie. Special effects left a lot to be desired. Was okay to see once, but I would not care to see it again.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Michael G. (doctorslime) from SAGINAW, MI
Reviewed on 9/13/2009...
Wide screen DVD

10 mercenaries one unknown force, shot down during a routine transport mission between Colonies, these soldiers for hire find a simple job that paid too much maybe will force
them to pay the ultimate price over the ultimate Stakes. Moderate to low budget Sci-fi
film, shows that even on a restricted budget that a story can redeem itself. Very limited
release, great for budding film-makers to help them get the feel of how to do much more
with less.

Has a very Lovecraftian Feel to the overall film.
comes with optional Spanish sub titles, filmed in spoken English.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

So low budget the fire was computer generated....
Gary | 07/23/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I have no idea what this movie was about. None whatsoever. So low budget that they couldn't even afford fire (actual fire!) in most of the scenes. As for the actors, they all had heavy Scottish accents. I guess they were supposed to be the descendants of that hot head Scottie."
What?
M. Blevins | Here, VA | 07/28/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"What happened again? Who were these people, and what were they doing out there in the middle of the desert? They may've lost their lives, but I lost $1.05 for the rental. Really spiffy tactical energy-sphere caulking guns, though."
What The...!
F. Carnahan | Nixa, Missouri USA | 08/20/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Okay, I get the whole thing about making an incredibly low budget movie and seeing what happens. But this is no grand adventure. The story was completely un-dramatic though it tried to open with a dramatic fight scene between a space cruiser and some unbelievable foe's. The effects were "home grown" I would guess. Perhaps generated on a laptop while mass quantities of alcohol were ingested. Then, the moment the fiery villain was revealed, I literally burst into laughter.

The captain of the ship was named Captain Morgan. This was appropriate because I believe a gallon of rum is what it would take to enjoy this movie, flat on my face and unconscious (don't drink and drive a space cruiser, by the way)

Now, would I recommend buying this movie? Not on your life! I rented it from "Red Box" for one dollar and feel gypped! At the end of the movie, I looked at my wife and we both simultaneously burst into laughter again.

After all of that, now that I think about it, please rent this film just to see what I am talking about. You would NEVER understand unless you saw it for yourself. I'm warning you, however, have a can of kerosene ready to wash your eyes out when the movie is over."