Hm… why do I have this on DVD, I wonder? Hm… Oh! It was included as an extra on the remake, which I saw some years back.
I’ve seen this before, but like on VHS back in the 80s…
Oh oh! I remember this scene from that song by… er… Doubting Thomas?
That song basically recaps the entire movie. I had totally forgotten.
Oh, yeah — Robert Wise did the first Star Trek movie.
Well, there’s a trigger-happy asshole if I ever saw one.
This is pretty good. I mean, as 50s sci fi movies goes, it’s really well made. But the central premise is kinda, you know — hokey: Why send one single vulnerable guy (with a robot sidekick) for a mission like this anyway? They could have worked around that by making Mr. Carpenter less human, but… he just seems like a normal dorkish guy, so…
The Day the Earth Stood Still. Robert Wise. 1951. ⚃
So this is where Daft Punk got the mask.