Friday, June 18, 2010

Genre Films on TCM (06.19.10)

Turner Classic Movies is playing a plethora (that's right...a plethora!) of genre films starting bright-and-early tomorrow morning! Better wake up early, hipsters!

6:00am: Manster, The (1962)
A mad scientist turns a reporter into a two-headed killer.
Cast: Peter Dyneley, Jane Hylton, Satoshi Nakamura, Terri Zimmern Dir: Kenneth Crane BW-70 mins, TV-PG

7:15am: Killer Shrews, The (1959)
A maniacal scientist creates a formula that turns your average shrew into a giant, man-killing beast.
Cast: James Best, Ingrid Goude, Ken Curtis, Gordon McLendon Dir: Ray Kellogg BW-68 mins, TV-PG

8:30am: Wild, Wild Planet, The (1965)
Space amazons control the Earth by shrinking its leaders.
Cast: Tony Russel, Lisa Gastoni, Massimo Serato, Franco Nero Dir: Anthony Dawson C-94 mins, TV-14

10:15am: War of the Planets (1965)
Martians with mind-control powers attempt to take over the earth.
Cast: Franco Nero, Tony Russel, Massimo Serato, Carlo Giustini Dir: Antonio Margheriti C-97 mins, TV-PG

12:00pm: Green Slime, The (1969)
A mysterious fungus invades a space station and turns the inhabitants into monsters.
Cast: Robert Horton, Richard Jaeckel, Luciana Paluzzi, Bud Widom Dir: Kinji Fukasaku C-90 mins, TV-14

1:45pm: Soylent Green (1973)
A future cop uncovers the deadly secret behind a mysterious synthetic food.
Cast: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors Dir: Joe Canutt C-97 mins, TV-MA

3:30pm: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Classic sci-fi epic about a mysterious monolith that seems to play a key role in human evolution.
Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter Dir: Stanley Kubrick C-149 mins, TV-G

6:00pm: 2010 (1984)
In this sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, a U.S.-Soviet crew investigates a mysterious monolith orbiting Jupiter.
Cast: Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban Dir: Peter Hyams C-116 mins, TV-14


  1. Nice one, Jonny! TCM screwed up the airing of both Margheriti PLANET movies a few months back when they aired them (They frequently messed up when I watched them unless it was my satellite). Hopefully these will be jitter free.

  2. Good luck, Venom, and may your planet watching be jitter free!


  3. haha, yeah! But I'm mostly interested in GREEN SLIME this time. Haven't seen it in years. Almost bought the Japanese disc, but heard it was a bit shorter than the US version.


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