The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

1953

Action / Adventure / Drama / Fantasy / Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller

16
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 95%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 68%
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 7131

Synopsis


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Cast

Vera Miles as Trailer Commentator
Lee Van Cleef as Corp. Stone
Alvin Greenman as First Radar Man
James Best as Charlie - Radar Man
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567.83 MB
956*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 20 min
P/S 1 / 2
1.2 GB
1424*1072
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 20 min
P/S 1 / 5

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Spikeopath 8 / 10

Rhedosaurus rampage as Harryhausen genius starts to work.

Nuclear testing out in the arctic rouses a prehistoric Rhedosaurs from its icy incarcerated sleep. It promptly lays waste to everything that gets in its path, and its next stop is New York City.

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms stands as one of the most important of the 50s sci-fi/creature feature films that filled the screens during that particular decade. Notable for being the first picture where Ray Harryhausen had total control over the effects {and thus setting his career on an upward route}, it is also one of two pictures from 1953 that would be the first adaptations of the gifted writings of Ray Bradbury (the other being It Came from Outer Space).

Watching it now you can see just what a template movie it was to be for the genre, the perils of nuclear testing a vivid jolt of paranoia, the rugged alpha male, the svelt sexy strong lady, and of course the creature to terrify all who come into contact with it, yep it's safe to say that this picture has all the trademarks. The Rhedosaurus {completely made up name} is a wonderful creation from Harryhausen, a giant stalking lizard who sinks ships for fun, pulls down lighthouses, and has no problems about feasting on local police officers, it's safe to say that since being woken from his sleep he is in a very bad mood!. The ending is wonderful, as the giant beast finds himself cloaked in a roller-coaster with mankind fighting the good fight, a perfect finish to a hugely enjoyable picture. 8/10

Reviewed by G.Spider 10 / 10

A piece of sci-fi history.

The first true Harryhausen films, and it's a real landmark film, the first of the atomic age monster movies (and one which led to the creation of a certain Japanese monster).

Atomic tests in the arctic release a prehistoric beast which has been trapped in the ice for millions of years. In no time the mysterious creature is wrecking havoc, but sceptical scientists refuse to believe in the existence of such a thing.

In common with a lot of Harryhausen's creations, the Beast itself has a real character, is a believable animal rather than just a monster. The film is cleverly-written and the characters are well-thought-out. A first-rate tale.

Reviewed by monbergski 9 / 10

classic

This is a really cracking 50's movie, all of today's monster movies are way to similar in my eye's, this takes you back to a simpler time. and love the stop motion dinosaurs much better than the computer generated one's, admittedly mightn't look quite as realistic, but that's part of the charm too, a really enjoyable way to spend a hour and a half.

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