Sunday, February 8, 2015


TARGET EARTH is a somewhat rare movie, and I'm fond of it.

Some of my favorite cinematic robots appear in this flick.

The following people appear in this film, Richard Denning, Kathleen Crowley, Virginia Grey, Richard Reeves and others.

Paul W. Fairman, Wyott Ordung, James H. Nicholson, and William Raynor all get writing credit.

It was directed by Sherman A. Rose ( 1915 - 1986 ).

I don't think there are any model kits of these robots ( I've searched without success ).

As for other memorabilia, approximately ten years ago I found a low priced poster. I did NOT buy it. Why?... Because it was filthy and rotten. It also had a horrible odor!

I've wanted to add TARGET EARTH to my movie library for a very long time.

I know it was sold on VHS, because I owned it on tape. However, I do NOT remember who released it.

A region zero DVD was put out by VCI ENTERTAINMENT. I think it's OUT-OF-PRINT, and I am NOT going to pay a lot of money for a fucking DVD. Nor, will I shell-out for a grey-market DVD-R. The only cheap used copy I found, had a CRACK - starting at the center hole... You know as well as I do, that crack is only going to get bigger ( like a small crack on your car's windshield ).

I don't think any other company has released TARGET EARTH on region one, or region zero, NTSC DVD.

Anyway, I found it online and have watched it three or four times. It was a bit blurry, but at least I got to watch it again. It was also free, which is the ONLY price I'm willing to pay to watch a movie online!


  1. Part sci-fi, part noir, all early '50s low-budget fun. A favorite.

  2. A (late) film industry friend of mine worked with TARGET EARTH director Sherman Rose on some projects during the '50s, and recalled him fondly as a good friend and class act.