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The Green Slime1969

The Green Slime (1969)




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Astronauts unwittingly bring some alien goo aboard their spacecraft, and the stuff quickly begins mutating into murderous monsters.

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Robert Horton
as Jack Rankin
Luciana Paluzzi
as Lisa Benson
Richard Jaeckel
as Vince Elliott
Ted Gunther
as Dr. Halvorsen
Bud Widom
as Jonathan Thompson
Robert Dunham
as Capt. Martin
David Yorston
as Lt. Curtis
William Ross
as Ferguson
Gary Randolf
as Cordier
Arthur Stark
as Barnett
Bob Morris
as Soldier
Jack Morris
as Rocket Pilot
Carl Bengs
as Rocket Pilot
Tom Scott
as Rocket Pilot
Don Plante
as Technician
Enver Altenbay
as Technician
Gunther Greve
as Technician
Eugene Vince
as Technician
George Uruf
as Technician
Ann Ault
as Nurse
Tom Conrad
as Sergeant
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Critic Reviews for The Green Slime

All Critics (13)

The reputation of this American-Japanese co-production has always remained at a low ebb, yet the film provides plenty of entertainment value for those seeking disreputable fun.

September 22, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The Green Slime resists the origins of its makers to adhere to the staunch dullness of the Anglo-Saxon figures in the frame.

August 31, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The title song (along with accompanying score) is incredibly out of place - easily more jarring than the visuals and scripting.

August 24, 2020 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

Although the steaming pile of electrified goo that is The Green Slime never coalesces into anything resembling a good movie, it nevertheless demands attention for reasons having little to do with the usual "so bad it's good" assessment.

June 14, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

A sense of humor is required to appreciate this slice of goofy, cheesy late 'Sixties sci-fi!

February 22, 2011 | Full Review…

Despite the camp presence of '60s rock, laughable costumes ... and of course incredibly goofy-looking monsters, 'The Green Slime' is a seriously good movie.

December 12, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Green Slime

A rip off of 2001: A Space Odyssey, even the title sequence is dreadful, so cheaply made with a horrible song attached to it, extremely forcefully used high pitch noises ain't helping you to make the movie any scarier. The acting was wooden, the props were badly made, the costumes... possibly the worst aspect of film other than the less than frightening monster. If this was purely made in Japan with only Japanese actors it might have been good, but finding a bunch of Europeans making a Gozilla like film just doesn't work. By the way, the main title is incorrect as there are no slimes, the alternative title: Gamma 3: Operation Outer Space is slightly better.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

I thouroughly enjoyed this late 60's sci-fi romp. While obviously flawed by finiancial restraints, it is still pretty obvious that the filmmakers wanted to make an exciting and entertaining film, and wouldn't let finances hold them back from doing so, for better or worse depending on your aesthitical preferance. The story is pretty generic of the alien genre. A spaceship becomes contaminated with an Alien lifeform, that multiplies rapidly, especially when made to bleed, making it difficult to kill. It is up to the crew to battle this extraterrestrial flow, but first they must get past their own power struggles and ill feelings for each other. Sounds like Alien, and indeed is reminicent of Alien but with a fraction of the budget. I was psyched to see Luciana Paluzzi in the main female role (she was the sexy Redhead from the James Bond flick Thunderball.) Don't get too excited though, this is a PG movie. Has an awesome soundtrack as well. A lot of people on Flixster seem to hold this movies obvious flaws against it a lot harder than I would. Not really sure why anyone would watch this kind of movie expecting it to be anything but what it is. I guess things can be summed up by saying, if you enjoy low budget Sci-Fi of the 60's there is a lot to enjoy here. If you don't then you won't. I had a great time with this, so where I stand on that fence is pretty obvious. Recommended.

Ed Fucking Harris
Ed Fucking Harris

Super Reviewer

I waited and waited for this movie to come on television after weeks of ads in the 1970's, and it did not disappoint. Firstoff, the title is not true. There is no slime in this movie. The aliens have tentacles and are electric. The title infers a blob-like movie. Wrong. It sorta reminded me of the Space 1999 two-parter "Dragon's Domain". Lots of astronauts were tentacled by the "Green Slime" aliens which had invaded their base. It had a very Japanese B-movie feel to it. Lots of action, but not very scary. Many cheese scenes, but watching it with a light-attitude, it can be fun.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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