The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

1953

Action / Adventure

2
IMDb Rating 6.7

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1.52G
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80 min
P/S 56 / 55
986.74M
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80 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Nozze-Foto 7

This is the movie that introduced me to monster-on-the-loose pictures. Warner Brothers did not pioneer the genre; RKO started it off in 1951 with THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD. But it WAS Warner Brothers who began both the "radiation releases monster" and "radiation creates mutant monster" genre's with this film and THEM! two years later. I had never heard of Ray Harryhausen when I saw this for the first time at the tender age of 7 but I knew a scary monster when I saw it and this movie became an instant fave. Later I discovered Godzilla and could not figure out why that film had so much destruction and this one had so little. Later I learned about stop motion vs man-in-suit special effects. I also learned that Inoshiro Honda was using this film as a blueprint. Fantastic film! The first glimpse of the Beast is terrific! The destruction of the first ship is spellbinding! (That is Jack Pennick from many John Ford westerns as the shocked helmsman.) and the rampaging of The Beast through the streets of New York panicked me as a child. The only scene I did not (and still don't) care for is where the helpless blind man is knocked down and trampled by the fear crazed mob. The climax at Coney Island was amazing. I later found out the marksman in the end scenes is Lee Van Cleef who starred in so many spaghetti westerns. He actually saves the world in this movie. Well, maybe not the world, but New York anyway. I still watch this movie whenever I get a chance. When the film was new they tinted the underwater scenes where Cecil Kellaway is in the diving bell green. They did not restore the tinting to the video print and I think that was a mistake. Maybe when the movie gets to DVD they will do so. Don't miss your chance to discover this film. You will enjoy it.

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Reviewed by chris_gaskin123 7

Ray Harryhausen&#39;s first solo effort at stop-motion resulted in one of the best monster movies of the 1950&#39;s.<br/><br/>This was the first of the many rampage films of the 1950&#39;s and was a great success at the box office. Ray&#39;s stop-motion Redosaurus is magnificent, considering the low budget.<br/><br/>One of the best scenes in this movie is where the Rhedosaurus eats the policeman. The acting is rather good and the cast includes Kenneth Tobey (The Thing From Another World) and an early appearance from Lee Van Cleef before he stared with the &#39;carrot&#39; in It Conquered the World.<br/><br/>I enjoyed this movie and rate it 5 stars out of 5. Great stuff.

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Reviewed by bsmith5552 7

&quot;The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms&quot; is one of many &quot;nuclear explosion thaws out the pre-historic monster&quot; movies popular in the 1950&#39;s. What sets this film apart from other similarly themed films, are the superior special effects created by the legendary Ray Harryhausen.<br/><br/>His dinosaur is as good as you will see in any sci-fi movie. It moves without that jerky motion common in so many stop-motion monsters (i.e. King Kong). The &quot;monster destroys the city&quot; sequence is outstanding. There is also an excellent fight between an octopus and a shark that is very exciting. The best sequence takes place at the end of the film when the monster is cornered in an amusement park.<br/><br/>As in all such movies, the human actors are incidental to the plot. The German/Swiss actor Paul Christian (aka Hubschmid) plays the requisite scientist, Paula Raymond and Cecil Kellaway are the &quot;dinosaur experts&quot; and Kenneth Tobey and Donald Woods play the sceptical military types. There are also a number of recognizable &quot;B&quot; movie faces from the period such as Lee Van Cleef, Steve Brodie, Jack Pennick and James Best.<br/><br/>One of the best atomic monster movies from the 50s.

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