The Green Slime (1968) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Kinji Fukasaku
Starring: Robert Horton, Luciana Paluzzi, Richard Jaeckel
Rated: G/Region: A/2:40/1080p/Number of disc: 1
Available From Warner Bros.
After destroying a huge asteroid that was on a rapid collision course with Earth, a group of astronauts discover they have accidentally returned to their space station with an alien slime creature that feeds on radiation and can reproduce rapidly from its own blood.
In The Green Slime, we have an asteroid heading right for us! But don’t worry that isn’t the real issue of the film. Once a team heads to the rock to try to stop it they encounter some green slime that is very much a living creature and it is about to make things a whole lot worse for the crew of the ship up there with it! So for the rest of the ship we have all that cheesy sci-fi goodness that people who enjoy that stuff always get a laugh out of and enjoy and we also get a bit of a love triangle the entire time this battle with the slime is going on. Now I’m going to tell you that this is a movie you should take seriously because it isn’t that type of film. Not that type of film at all. But this is a fun movie with lasers, strings clearly holding these spaceships in the air, and a cover that makes the monster in the film look a lot bigger and cooler than it actually turns out to be.
You even get some sorta catchy (well, KINDA catchy) 60’s sounding song that plays at the start and the ending of the film. Basically, if you see current movies that are poking fun at science fiction films, then you will probably want to know that this is the type of film those movies are making fun of. All that being said and done, we have some slow moments in this one but I enjoyed it for what it was and what it wasn’t all the same. We have some interesting creatures that the characters have to do battle within space and it makes for something you just want to kick back and watch in the middle of the night. That’s where this one delivers above everything else.
Quality of Transfer: 88%