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Title: The Wild Wild Planet
Post by: bill on August 10, 2002, 11:42:53 AM
I saw part of this movie as a kid.. when you could get in a theater for a quarter on a Saturday afternoon.  And I never could remember the name. But here it is..  Thanks for this website. Truly a service to humanity..


Title: The Wild Wild Planet
Post by: Kaoslord on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Maybe I'm just slow, but why is merging people into one body a good thing?  I didn't get it in the fly remake and I don't get it now.


Title: The Wild Wild Planet
Post by: gary on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
You call this a bad movie?  This movie is excellent.

In reality, it was directed by Jess Franco from a lost script by Orson Welles.  Anyone who reads Video Watchdog knows that means greatness.

And a mad scientist merging his body with a woman's body does make sense if all he can think to do with his sexy female minions is run around ranting like a looney.


Title: The Wild Wild Planet
Post by: Ernst Bitterman on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
From the end of the review: "...corporations thumbing their noses at the federal government would be all the rage. "

Well, I guess the flying car must be just around the corner.  Dammit, the future IS a dystopia after all.


Title: The Wild Wild Planet
Post by: David on January 22, 2003, 12:35:56 PM
Does anyone know where I could obtain a copy of one of thre greatest cult movies of all time- Wild, Wild Planet?


Title: The Wild Wild Planet
Post by: IndigoBlack on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I remember seeing this as a kid and I felt like washing my brain out with soap. They just showed this movie on Turner classic movies 10-18-05 (why its a classic is beyond me) and my maturity and great age (50) laughed through the whole movie. Ah...the furture ain't whaty it used to be.


Title: The Wild Wild Planet
Post by: baron_louise on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Hahaha. Devo streakers from outer space. That's what I got out of this.
The butterfly theater was pretty bizarre too.


Title: The Wild Wild Planet
Post by: Jeff on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Just saw it on TV.  Had to watch it in stages.  But what fun. Love to see how serious the actors are.  Don't make them like this anymore!!


Title: The Wild Wild Planet
Post by: ZM73 on December 14, 2005, 11:29:06 AM
Chem-Bio-Med, no?


Title: Re: The Wild Wild Planet
Post by: jeriwho on March 16, 2007, 09:03:15 PM
Watched most of this when I was 15 and babysitting.  Got as far as the girl agreeing to go to mad scientist's planet for a vacation and getting there, realizing it is not a paradise at all.  Always wondered what happened, now I see it doesn't matter. Nothing would ever save her from being in this bad movie.  At 15, I kept wondering if, when I grew up and got sophisticated and wore my hair in a beehive and knew aikido, would I be stupid enough to go off with a man I hardly knew, a great distance from my friends, to a destination I'd never heard of before?  Or would I stay as savvy as I'd been at 15 and tell the creep to take a flying leap? I'm happy to report I stayed savvy.


Title: Re: The Wild Wild Planet
Post by: JCF on December 25, 2007, 08:11:40 PM
Just saw this film. I Tivo'ed it when it was TCM a few months back. it coupd of passed as na Ed Wood film if ti wasn't in color and dubbed. The little red shuttle ships sounded like vacuum cleaner.


Title: Re: The Wild Wild Planet
Post by: Bernie on January 19, 2008, 09:08:55 PM
I agree with Gary.  This movie is near perfect.


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You call this a bad movie?  This movie is excellent.

In reality, it was directed by Jess Franco from a lost script by Orson Welles.  Anyone who reads Video Watchdog knows that means greatness.

And a mad scientist merging his body with a woman's body does make sense if all he can think to do with his sexy female minions is run around ranting like a looney.


Title: Re: The Wild Wild Planet
Post by: Flangepart on January 22, 2008, 11:30:23 AM
Ah, a fine Italian cheese. Provolone au cinema.
Devo four armed aliens, a villian who should be in a pasta western...oh, wait, he was...whats not to love?

Btw, in the opening scene, we see a  dome with lungs, a heart under glass...first thing I said was "Hey, they got most of the ingrediants of Haggis there!"


Title: Re: The Wild Wild Planet
Post by: Paula on March 09, 2008, 12:56:21 PM
This is one of the Greatest movies ever. I've waited 42 years to see this movie again and it was worth it. I couldn't remember the name of it, but I was channel surfing at 5:00 am one morning and recognized it and had to call my "baby" sister. We watched it together over the phone and had a Hoot!


Title: Re: The Wild Wild Planet
Post by: Jack on March 10, 2008, 07:53:24 AM
All I remember is the fight scene with the girls in short skirts, and the heroine going on vacation to the bad guy's lair, watching bodies being put in some sort of containers, and then going to her room as if everything was pretty much okay.  Loved those futuristic cars though.  They looked like you might seriously damage one by tripping over it, but they had those big jet exhausts on the back that could propel them upwards of 30 mph.


Title: Re: The Wild Wild Planet
Post by: vanightwolf on October 09, 2008, 11:31:52 AM
I was 13 when I first saw "Wild Wild Planet", and it really spooked me. Has anybody noticed that the freak-and-girl duos only seem to shrink and capture men and boys? In fact, when the granddaughter of "Dr. Delfus" [he is called "Dr. Fried" in the American dubbed version] intervenes when a Freak starts to shrink him, the Freak's female confrere rather crudely simply strangles the girl and leaves her there. Wouldn't shrinking the girl have been more convenient and left no evidence? And by the by, those odd triangular hypos are INDEED the shrinking devices used; they don't vaporize but simply SHRINK whoever is injected by them -- it's just that we aren't always shown the wee, wee bodies of the victims; usually only their still full-sized clothes. Interestingly, in the scene where Nurmi has just shrunk one of his ladyfriends, and Halsted is trying to convince his superior Maitland as to what Nurmi is up to, Halsted suddenly desperately cries out: "Search him!" [After all, there was obviously a teeny, naked woman in one of Nurmi's pockets.] But when you think about it, if all of Nurmi's chosen specimens who wound up shrunken and inside suitcases were male, how does that explain the various normal-sized gals in the "preparation-tubes" at Nurmi's lab-complex? Sex-change operations?



Title: Re: The Wild Wild Planet
Post by: vanightwolf on October 15, 2008, 11:01:36 AM
And here's a newsflash: "Wild Wild Planet" is technically an informal sequel to a movie which was actually shot back to back with in Rome. The English-language title of this film is "War Of The Planets"; both films take place in the same future civilization and feature the same main cast playing the same roles in both films and shooting off the same propane-powered laser-guns -- sort of like two overlong episodes of the same cheesy teevee series. Both films were directed by "Anthony Dawson" [Antonio Margharetti], and written by Ivan Reiner and Renato Moretti. Both movies were often seen on 1970s teevee. "War" lacks most of the startling sexual frissons, over-campy horror elements, and bad-guy corporate input of "Wild", but it's still fun in its own dopey way -- especially since Commander Halsted, Jake, Charles, and the ever lovably hateful Connie are all there yet again. If I have enough room on this forum, I'll try to relate the plot.

 


Title: Re: The Wild Wild Planet
Post by: vanightwolf on October 15, 2008, 11:29:52 AM
OK -- "War Of The Planets".

On Space Station Gamma One, they're celebrating New Year's Day. Dozens of astronauts form the letters of the words HAPPY NEW YEAR  with their bodies -- and one them gets "drunker than a miner on Mars." A lady from one of the other space stations asks Cmdr. Halsted via vidphone when Connie Gomez is going to come over and teach their women karate, while Jake verifies how he recently saw "negative readings" on station radiation meters. Meanwhile at Earth's space headquarters, Halsted's fellow officer Captain DuBois is physically and mentally taken over by strange energy beings called Diafanoids who keep telling his struggling mind: "You WILL do this. You WILL do this. You WILL do this. For the Good of the Whole, you WILL do this." Well, to be brief, DuBois engages in certain sabotage and mutinous activities ("He's gone Galaxy!") as various space stations are suddenly attacked by the Diafanoids ("billions of lights traveling at fantastic speeds") who envelope the stations in thick fog and cause them to be transported to Mars. More Diafanoids possess other space-personnel -- and naturally they want to possess "perfect specimen" Connie. DuBois voices the Diafanoids' demands -- which include having the still mysteriously unpossessed Halsted, Jake, Ken, and General Maitland fly all the possessed and pre-possessed to a nuclear fuel-station on Mars. Halsted is initially worried ("Soon our names will all be up in LIGHTS -- millions and millions of LIGHTS."), but he and Jake and the others take time out to unwind in a holding-area in the station which houses a food-dispenser which serves gourmet-meals and "Martian nectar". But they soon loose their appetites when they find the vast refuse bin at the bottom of their garbage-chute is full of the bodies of hundreds of space-station personnel who were deemed unacceptable. Well, any old how, Halsted rescues Connie and Charles, they breach the fuel-station's wall, and run back to their rocket (did you know Mars has Earth-type gravity, and that you can actually survive in its atmosphere for a few minutes, although it makes you choke?). Well, they fly off, and along comes a space-fleet led by none other than Halsted's dear old General of a dad -- and they blast the Martian station and all those nasty Diafanoids which were just beginning to escape. And in gratitude for saving her, Connie slaps Halsted on the face, haughtily saying it's for "The Good of the Whole". Ain't future love just grand?


Title: Re: The Wild Wild Planet
Post by: Vincent on December 01, 2008, 09:32:11 PM
If you love sci-fi, this movie will be fun for you. It`s ridiculous.