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Friday, September 26, 2014

Steve's Church-less Movie Of The Week ...

Free movie time again!

About time, too! The last free movie that I posted was a big hit and gained a lot of page views, probably due in part to the wonderful article about me on CinemaInsomnia.com, so lets keep the free movie ball rolling with another classic!

Enjoy ...

Yoinked liberally from the amazing wikipedia machine ...

"Kronos is a 1957 black-and-white science fiction film directed by Kurt Neumann, released by Regal Films, starring Jeff Morrow and Barbara Lawrence. The film is also known as Kronos, Destroyer of the Universe.

Kronos was filmed in a little more than two weeks (mid-January to late January 1957) in California; special effects were created by Jack Rabin, Irving Block, and Louis DeWitt. The idea of an alien machine absorbing energy is similar to the giant alien machine from the later (1966) Star Trek television episode 'The Doomsday Machine' which destroys planets and uses them to fuel itself. George O'Hanlon, who plays Dr. Arnold Culver in the film, was later known as the voice of George Jetson in the popular cartoon series The Jetsons.

When the film was first released in 1957, Variety magazine gave the film a favorable review. The staff wrote, 'Kronos is a well-made, moderate budget science-fictioner which boasts quality special effects that would do credit to a much higher-budgeted film ... John Emery is convincing as the lab head forced by the outer-space intelligence to direct the monster. Barbara Lawrence is in strictly for distaff interest, but pretty.'

In the years since its release, Kronos has been widely praised both for its above-average storyline and its farsighted portrayal of the consequences of over consumption of both natural and man-made resources; it has achieved minor cult status as a result."

Good stuff.

Enjoy the movie ...

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