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Galaxy of Terror
Galaxy of Terror
Actors: Jon McBride, John Polonia
Genres: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
UR     2005     5hr 8min

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Actors: Jon McBride, John Polonia
Genres: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction
Studio: Bci / Eclipse
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/18/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 5hr 8min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Not the 1981 Movie - This is a 4-Movie Collection
DK Angel | Rohnert Park, CA | 10/18/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD unfortunately is not the 1981 movie starring Erin Moran, Edward Albert, Ray Walston, Robert Englund, etc. but rather is actually a collection of 4 really wretched sci-fi movies that make the real Galaxy of Terror look like LOTR in sci-fi form. Only title I even remember was Blood Red Planet and the 3 other movies are so bad that my mind has already wiped them from my poor psyche before I was scarred for life. If you are looking for good cheesy sci-fi, this collection is not for you. If you are looking for bad cheesy sci-fi, this collection is still not for you. If you are looking to throw away money, go donate to a local charity instead of regretting the loss of your money on this thing."
NOT the one your wishing for!!!
David P. Rouleau | Still River,MA USA | 10/22/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This sorry collection of lame movies gathered together is just another reason not to pre-order a movie,based on just the title.One out of four movies is still, in my book, just not the right reason, to sell this crap collection.From now on,I'm not buying anything without a complete review!! I really would rate this collection with a MINUS 3!!!"
This "collection" is just another rip-off with very poor tra
John D. Page | usa | 05/22/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"i think i'm not alone in believeing that this bottom of the barrel collection of sci-fi movies(bad sci-fi movies)is the pits.the movies are almost as bad as the transfers of them are. not worth the price ever!!!!!!"
Great for fans of bad films, bad for fans of the actual "Gal
Drew S. | Baltimore, MD | 01/16/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I do feel sorry for people who thought they were getting something they'd actually like rather than four independent video productions of the lowest quality. However, I thought that an actual review of this set might be more helpful than the reviews saying "this isn't the Galaxy of Terror I wanted."

Three of these movies come from the infamous Polonia Brothers (I think they deserve the capitalization), who clearly have a blast making low-budget movies in the woods. And you know what? Bad as these movies are, more power to everyone involved! I can appreciate how much love and effort went into making these films -- I certainly can't claim I've made any better ones (or any at all). However, having seen the howls of unkind laughter that these movies provoke in most people, I don't think I'm being unfair when I call these movies AWFUL.

If you love bad movies, you owe it to yourself to see these and see just how bad things can get. Some movies are so bad they shoot past "bad" and become good (or at least fun to watch). Not so with these -- they're so bad that they make a full lap and run right back into "bad" again. They are almost unwatchable in their entirety. Making it all the way through one of these is a true feat of endurance.

Preylien: Alien Predators - The attempt to rip off multiple science fiction cliches in the title alone is admirable. Judging from this movie, life on other planets is mostly sepia-toned, and Land's End sells their fashionable down vests throughout the galaxy. A "preylien" isn't really all that intimidating a concept -- is that a defenseless alien that is prey to all and predator to none? Don't spend too much time thinking about it, since the aliens we see all appear to be predators of some kind or another. This is the most watchable of the four films -- the special effects are bad but entertaining, the story makes at least a minimal amount of sense (especially if you read the back of the box first), and it is mercifully short. Typical of these movies, my main regret was that more of the characters didn't die (and sooner). The main action in Preylien appears to be "walking," which is easily viewed on fast-forward to speed things up.

The Dinosaur Chronicles - While Preylien may be a more watchable movie, this may be a better introduction to the Polonia Brothers and their overall filmmaking ethos. The special effects are in the so-bad-you'll-laugh category, which makes this almost tolerable. "Oh no, a dinosaur puppet! Oh no, it looks sort of like I'm being eaten if you're looking out of the corner of your eye!" Watch the dinosaurs closely and you can see the arm coming out the back several times. Flat dialogue and slightly goofy accents make the characters fun to watch in a stage-fright-at-the-Christmas-pageant manner. The Dinosaur Chronicles is also a good introduction because it'll help you recognize and hate John Polonia when he appears again in Blood Red Planet.

The Weapon - In a society desperate for water, a plausible storyline cannot be found. I liked the idea of severe water conservation measures, but the clash of bad sets, props, and acting with halfway-decent computer graphics makes for an odd mishmash. You can tell that the filmmakers had interesting ideas but little practice at making movies. I wanted to like it -- at least it isn't another one by the Polonia Brothers -- but it elicited more sympathy than enthusiasm. Perhaps spending less time and money on the production company's animated logo and more the on dialogue and plot would have helped. Another alternative would have been spending all of the money on chocolate pudding because hey, everybody likes pudding.

Blood Red Planet - After several false starts in which all of the established characters are unceremoniously killed, we get a rag-tag bunch of idiots that make the audience grateful for the sudden deaths that are surely lurking around the corner. The lead actress has hair that is truly remarkable on an astronaut. This has perhaps the worst acting of the four movies, sounding like a bunch of ninth graders forced to read a play out loud in class. The dominant activities in Blood Red Planet include typing, talking to yourself, and repeating yourself. In the end, it seems that the computer "KAL" (ahem) is our actual protagonist. The newscasts used for exposition are actually rather well done, but the content and dialogue is too unlikely and stilted to be believable. Blood Red Planet includes two main special effects: CGI of outer space, and a "lightning" effect overlaid on normal footage, which can represent pretty much any weapon/technology/phenomenon you could ask for. On a positive note, I did like the insistent techno melody that comes up several times. You can spend much of the movie placing bets on when you'll hear it again.
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