Thursday, May 3, 2012

Now Playing: MAY 3, 1962.

Just one stop today. We're in Florence, AL for a science-fiction double-bill tour of exotic planets.

Let's take a closer look at these movies. OVOZootropa uploaded this version of the Journey to the Seventh Planet trailer to YouTube.

Journey has been journeying across the country for months now, while the "new look" of Angry Red Planet and its "Cinemagic" (tinting, basically) process have been knocking around since 1959. Surfink1963 uploaded this copy of the Cinemagical trailer.

I don't recall seeing Angry Red, but Journey to the Seventh is a derivative yet diverting bit of colorful camp. I imagine the double feature would please youngsters with an undemanding sense of wonder in a year when Americans were just figuring out how to orbit the Earth.

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