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THE GREEN SLIME - 2 Slimes
Rated G
Copyright 1968 Metro Goldwyn-Mayer.
Reviewed by Demian, Denyse Mercer, and Jode Carrasco on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • Jack Rankin - Our hero, with an ego almost as big as his disturbingly shaped head. He does lots of rolly, jumpy things and is a take-charge kind of guy.
  • Vince Elliott - Sort of like Jack, only nicer and less efficient. He gets hugged to death by a slime monster.
  • Lisa - Vince's Russian (?) fiance', except that she probably ends up with Jack because he's the hero and Vince dies.
  • Doctor Hans Halverson - What slime monster film would be complete without a stupid doctor who wants to save the creature in the name of science? This is that fellow, and he pays for his nonviolence.
  • Michaels - The expendable ensign type guy of the film, he gets fried pretty early on.
  • The Slime Monsters - One-eyed, two-tentacled electrical creatures which can regrow from their own blood! Rather cute in a way.


The Plot: 

Oh no! An asteroid is heading for Earth and only a brave team of space heroes can save the world! Sadly, when these heroes land on the asteroid to place charges, one of them gets a bit of something green stuck to his knee. Once the Earth is saved and our heroes return to a space station, this little bit of something green grows into a slime monster capable of rapid reproduction from its own blood! Soon it gets shot, its blood reproduces, and there are lots and lots of fierce wee beasties running around killing people. Eventually, though, the hero decides "screw it, let's just blow everything up." So he does, and everyone (well, everyone alive) lives happily ever after.

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • Knee hygiene is very important.
  • Never save the life of a strange alien creature.
  • In fact, trying to save any kind of life always ends in tragedy.
  • While laser guns don't stop alien creatures, hospital beds and flashlights do.
  • Guns are most effective when thrown like spears.
  • The future is absolutely filled with phallic symbols.
  • The future also doesn't look much different from the 60s.
  • The future is very well lit.
  • Space stations blow up real good.
  • Smoke rises in space.
  • A movie involving slime isn't complete without a cheesy song (see also The Blob).

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 4 mins - Nice picture!
  • 8 mins - That rocket has a nipple.
  • 12 mins - Oh my. This docking scene is too disturbing.
  • 18 mins - Golf carts!
  • 25 mins - What's that smoke poof doing up there?
  • 28 mins - Oh yeah, futuristic dancing.
  • 33 mins - RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST A BOTTLE!
  • 35 mins - That's not very green...
  • 40 mins - It's gone from green slime to red lobster.
  • 44 mins - RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST A PERSON'S HEAD!
  • 48 mins - Ooh! Amoeba porn!
  • 52 mins - Eat bed, slime beast!
  • 62 mins - Eat flashlight, slime beast!
  • 67 mins - Ha! They hit him with a golf cart!
  • 69 mins - Kerplowie!
  • 77 mins - Up, up, and away!
  • 79 mins - He threw his gun and KILLED SOMETHING!
  • 84 mins - It happened again! WOOHOO!

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

FileDialog
Green Music Note greenslime1.wav Elliott: "Now, since that's the way it is, let's be sure that's the way it is, huh?"
Green Music Note greenslime2.wav Rankin: "You're making a big mistake Lisa. You don't love Vince - you pity him."
Lisa: "I'm very happy with him."
Rankin: "You're lying, you love me."
Green Music Note greenslime3.wav Rankin: "What a minute. You mean this stuff reproduced itself inside the decontamination chamber and then as we...as we stepped up the current it just grew?"
Dr. Halvorsen: "Precisly!"
Green Music Note greenslime4.wav The sound a Green Slime makes.

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Green slime monster running amok!

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Reply #25. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Michael
I had seen this film when it was first released in 1968 at the Avalon theater in Brooklyn, NY. I was 10 years old. Now to a ten year old back then, this was great stuff . I mean, you got, space stations,rockets, lazer rifles, space monsters and a really great looking movie poster that had nothing to do with the movie !( but she looked cool in that suit). My cousin Robert and I had a bit we did with the movie song at the beginning. we had recorded the audio of the film when it was on the 4:30 movie here in NY and for some reason just as the song ends and the first words spoken are ...Gereral, the tape had a high pitched whoop sound so everytime we watch the movie we both go ...Gereral..whoop!.Looking at it now, you just have to laugh, but for it's time and budget, it was something.
The Green Slime
Reply #26. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Rodney Ladson
It's a great piece of 70's scifi, which could be redone, into a major scifi event. After all this movie is fun, and packs a nice little punch. What's not to like about this movie, which absolutely doesn't take itself seriously, goes over the top with campy acting and some of the best scifi models around. Some very good actors played their roles to the hilt: Robert Horton, Lucianna Paluzzi, and the Late Richard Jeackel to name a few. I give this film a great recommendation, just beacuse it's a throwback to saturday afternoon matinees, if you want to relive those yester years, you'd be hard pressed to find another film as good or funny. The action in the film ranges from flat out no nonsense militarism, to egg-headed scientist, going ga-ga over a new life form, from the impending doom of the earth being struck by a massive asteriod, to the bickering and infighting jealousy of a pair of unrequited rivals, and a monster that is both unique & deadly, this movie can't be beat.
The Green Slime
Reply #27. Posted on March 11, 2005, 07:00:13 PM by Tobbe
I want the Green slime soundtrack! Someone that can give me a Link to find it?
The Green Slime
Reply #28. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Markus
This is NEARLY my all time favourite B Movie (In my specific genre of Sci-fi "So bad it's brilliant"). It's almost got everything. It's missing gratuitous nudity and zombies (look to LIFEFORCE for the perfect B movie IMHO) but makes up for it with dramatic suspense music ("PING!!!") and somehow girlish monsters flapping their arms about- oh and a theme tune right up there with THE BLOB. But I do have a genuine affection for this movie. I love the scene where they lock the scientist behind the door with the monsters and then open it after they've killed him!!! More of those types of "get your men killed" heroes please!

 I hear Mystery Science Theatre 3000 did a pilot episode on GREEN SLIME and is impossible to get hold of. Well I hope they release GREEN SLIME on DVD soon.  We need to see the cardboard in digital clarity.

Or how about they remake it, Jerry Bruckheimer style. What a Movie that would be! Or a sequel; GREEN SLIMES. James Cameron could direct.

Shame Arnies past it now, he'd have been perfect as Rankin.

Thanks for the site and the affectionate tribute. You can't take this stuff seriously and actually critise it!

Bring on the DVD!!!

My rating: 9/10 (no nude women or zombies)
The Green Slime
Reply #29. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by grapes
I was left thinking: When they were building the space station their had to be some pencil pusher back on earth who thought "They're going to need net guns up there".
The Green Slime
Reply #30. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Elizabeth
I barely remember seeing this movie. My family would go to the Christ-Town Theater in Phoenix just to see Wallace and Ladmo on stage - and this was usually the movie that was playing. I don't remember any of the plot, I don't remember any of the scenes - I was merely trying to win a Ladmo Bag.

If anyone is interested in learning more about Wallace and Ladmo, go to search and type in Wallace and Ladmo. Many websites will pop up - my favorite one is "In Memory of Ladimir Kwiatkowski." You can also join the Wallace & Ladmo Show group at Yahoo. Loads of fun - and maybe even another chance to win that elusive Ladmo Bag!
The Green Slime
Reply #31. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by peter
I missed this first time around. My parents took me to see 2001 but they weren't into B movies.
Objectively the best thing about this movie is the game it spawned: Awful Green Things From Outer Space.
However: I love it. The crap effects and the wooden acting are only matched by the silly story.
More cheese than Cheddar.
The Green Slime
Reply #32. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM by Chris
I saw this wonderful piece of crap on cable, when cable was just HBO and two TV stations out of Philly. It is interesting to know that Stanley Kubrick’s classic 2001: a space odyssey was released in the same year and by the same company, MGM in 1968. Was this pure coincidence or, gasp, an intentional plot...
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