The Angry Red Planet

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A rocket ship returns from Mars. Contact was lost since the ship arrived on Mars. Now the crew does not answer any radio messages from mission control. The people from mission control try to land the rocket ship by remote control and investigate what happened on Mars.

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The Angry Red Planet (1959)
Sci-Fi [USA:Not Rated, 1 h 23 min]
Gerald Mohr, Naura Hayden, Les Tremayne, Jack Kruschen
Director: Ib Melchior
Writers: Ib Melchior, Sidney W. Pink, Sidney W. Pink
IMDb user rating: ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ 5.1/10 (1,601 votes)
The first spaceship to Mars, presumed lost, is found in space and brought back to Earth by remote control. Only two from an initial crew of four are still alive, but one is unconscious due to an attached alien growth, while the other is traumatized, blocking out all memory of what happened. In hopes to save the unconscious crewman, the amnesiac is interrogated back into remembering. Those in charge thereby learn of the terrible dangers awaiting anyone venturing into the spooky, ruddy stillness of the very alien Martian ecosystem.
Critical reception:
When the film was released, Eugene Archer, film critic for The New York Times, critiqued the film's special effects, writing, "... The Angry Red Planet, solemnly warns its audiences not to go to Mars. Stubborn patrons who ignore the advice will discover that the planet looks like a cardboard illustration from Flash Gordon and is inhabited by carnivorous plants, a giant amoeba and a species resembling a three-eyed green ant." (yifi movies)
By George Anton February
Hilarious entry in the sci-fi race from AIP; it makes "Lost in Space" look masterful. The rat-bat-spider is so frail the astronauts could puff it like a birthday candle off the screen, and even the usually competent Les Tremayne looks uncomfortable. Unbelievably, it was lensed by the great Stanley Cortez, who photographed "Magnificent Ambersons" and "Night of the Hunter." Fun, but a guilty pleasure at best.
By Michael Stratford September
LOL giant ratbat !!!! more like batmouse!!
By deecarole Last year
watching now, Thank you for posting this
By Patrick Glassel Last year