Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SOMETHING IS OUT THERE


Screengrabs above are from SOMETHING IS OUT THERE.

This four hour sci-fi / horror / action mini-series aired on NBC in the late eighties. There was also a regular series, but I don't remember ever watching it.

In my opinion, this mini-series had a lot in common with a movie called THE HIDDEN.


Screengrabs above are from SOMETHING IS OUT THERE.

I remember being more than a little surprised by how much I enjoyed it.


Newspaper blurb for SOMETHING IS OUT THERE ( from May 8, 1988 - Spokane Washington ).


Screengrabs above are from SOMETHING IS OUT THERE.

It was written by Frank Lupo and directed by Richard A. Colla.

It is beautifully filmed.

This was NOT your typical mini-series.

Love the creature effects, especially when the monster is bursting out of a human host. You usually don't see things like that on 'free' tv ( at least not in the United States ).


Newspaper tv listing for SOMETHING IS OUT THERE ( from May 8, 1988 - Daytona Beach Florida ).

SOMETHING IS OUT THERE stars, Joe Cortese, Maryam d'Abo, George Dzundza, Gregory Sierra, Kim Delaney, and many other familiar faces.


Screengrabs above are from SOMETHING IS OUT THERE.

As far as I know, this mini-series was never officially released on VHS in the United States, or on region one DVD.

Apparently, this is part of SONY's film library - So, I'm hoping MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT will release the mini-series and series on region one DVD.

I found both, part one and two - German dubbed edition - of the mini-series on YOUTUBE. There are also clips online.


Screengrab of the GET TV webpage for SOMETHING IS OUT THERE.

The 'free' tv channel called GET TV recently aired this mini-series - April 2017 ( it also aired on a cable channel called SciFi ). Check your local istings for repeat airings in your area. I plan on recording it onto a DVD+RW the next time it's shown on GET TV.

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