EVERY MAN A TIGER
Thomas E. O'Sullivan | Knoxville, Maryland United States | 03/24/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"While it may never win any awards, CAT WOMEN OF THE MOON does often win fans. At once overly written, then totally barren at other points, shoddy effects, bad science and coupled with second rate acting and very linear direction (everyone seems to move from right to left in this film), this is a film most would find hard to love. But it's not without its charms... despite its television running time of 64 mins, and the fact that it was originally released in 3D (presented in 2D on this DVD), CAT WOMEN OF THE MOON has a lot of connections with other B films of the era. The rockets used here will appear again in PROJECT MOONBASE, even the cockpit of the space craft will be redressed and reused for P.B. The SPIDER that appears in this film was one of the most often used B picture props from the 50's - it would also appear in MESA OF LOST WOMEN and MISSLE TO THE MOON - which was a remake (yes, beleive it or not - a remake!) of CAT WOMEN OF THE MOON. The space suits and helmets would make their way into ABBOTT & COSTELLO GO TO VENUS - in the end C.W.O.T.M. is rare film and very fun in its own way. The casual viewer may be put off by it, but for collectors of this kind film this is must for any library."
Analglyph stinks, Field-Sequential rocks!
M. BEAN | Kissimmee, FL United States | 10/01/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fun movie, I agree. However, I was disappointed with my VHS video, as only certain scenes are shown in 3D, NOT the entire film. (Robot Monster was entirely in 3Din this series.) My coverbox is exactly the same as the one pictured, but I'm wondering if Rhino put out more than one version. The analglyph 3D is unbearable, due in part to the fact that the up/down convergence is way off. I've seen segments of this film in Field-Sequential format on the Encounter in the Third Dimension DVD and it looks beautiful. If only someone would give it the treatment it deserves and put it out on DVD in both 2D and 3D field-sequential formats. If you don't know what field-sequential shutterglasses are, you haven't seen 3D video!!! See: The Ultimate 3D Collection. Now! Go look!"
A new low in movie making
Johny Bottom | Jacksonville, NC | 02/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First of all I can't believe Ed Wood had nothing to do with this movie. There are just so many things wrong with it, it's hard to begin. Our adventure starts out on a rocket headed for the moon with a motley crew indeed.A rocket is a projectile, much like a bullet. It has a trajectory and it goes until it runs out of fuel or it hits something. The crew flies this thing with the ease of a bumper car. This is only the beginning.There is some sort of chemical spill when the rocket gets hit by an asteroid. Kip the strong silent type dons a chemical protective suit to take care of the spill with a fire extinguisher(?). Of course the two crew members that help him change into it (in front of a row of metal gym lockers no less) breathe in an unhealthy dose of chemicals as they lower Kip into the danger area.The most pointed out stupidity of this flick is the infamous 'cigarette' scene. You see life must stay on the dark side of the moon. If not they'll be burned to a crisp. This is demonstrated by tossing a cigarette across the light/dark border.The 'Cat Women' get their name from Kip, for that's what he calls them. Let me point out that Kip loves his pistol by the way. While exploring the moon, Kip pulls out his gun as a meteor comes crashing down. He finally uses it effectively against giant moon spiders and fleeing moon women whom he shoots in the back as they flee.The commander Laird is a goofball x10. Marilyn Monroe fans will remember him as Tom Mckenzie from 'The Seven Year Itch'. His leadership skills are questionable as is his interaction concerning members of the fairer sex.Round this out with awful special effects, no point, and a running time of under an hour and you have a real dud. So why the five stars? I happen to be a sucker for terrible movies. I love bad movies. This flick rates right up there with Plan 9 from Outer Space. Awful, awful, awful. I loved it."
The Moon As One Big Litterbox...
Bindy Sue FrÝnkŁnschtein | under the rubble | 12/19/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Marie Windsor (Swamp Women) is part of a lunar exploration team that discovers giant spiders and cat-women on the dark side of the moon. Said cat-women (played by the Hollywood Cover Girls) are the final remnants of a once flourishing society. Now they seek to steal the team's rocket and conquer the earth! CWOTM isn't a total loss, but it can be rough on normal-brained viewers! You must keep in mind that it was made in the 50s, at a cost of about 42¢. This will help get you through the majority of the dullness and jaw-shattering dialogue. The middle-aged earth males are about as heroic and verile as Homer Simpson, yet neither Ms. Windsor nor the Cat-women can resist them! It must be the moon's thin atmosphere. The black leotard-wearing cat-babes look more like beat club waitresses than alien marauders! Still, this movie has it's own imbecilic charm. Watch it w/ MESA OF LOST WOMEN, PREHISTORIC WOMEN, and WILD WOMEN OF WONGO for a complete estrogen explosion..."