- May 8, 2000
I Married a Monster from Outer Space
Length: 77 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 English Mono
English subtitles; Closed Captioned in English
Special Features: None
SRP: $14.99 USD
Release Date: September 14, 2004
What could be wrong with the men in a small town in the 1950’s?
Newlywed Marge Farrell (Gloria Talbott) is alarmed at the changes in her new husband (Tom Tryon). He doesn’t seem to be the same man she married.
It turns out that he isn’t. Bill and a number of other men in town have been taken over by monstrous aliens whose goal is to impregnate Earth women in an effort to revive their dying race. Marge stumbles onto their plan and must convince someone to believe her, and to help her stop the aliens.
But, who can she trust?
I Married a Monster from Outer Space is a fairly solid “B” movie from 1958.
The film is presented in a 1.85:1 aspect ratio. There is a moderate amount of dust and scratches on the print, but I’ve seen far worse on prints of this age.
The image is high in contrast with mid-tones that are a touch on the dark side. Whites are bright, but not blown out, and black levels are good, for the most part. A few scenes exhibit less than perfect black levels. Shadow detail is okay.
The image is sharp, only occasionally displaying a fine halo - the artifact is really quite mild and only rarely visible for a fleeting moment.
There appears to be a change in the source print about 39 minutes into the film. The image goes from a sharp, relatively grainless picture to a much softer, grainier picture. This lasts until about 40:20, when the picture clears.
Overall, a decent outing for an old “B” movie.
The audio is 2 channel Dolby Digital Mono, seemingly taken direct from the source without modification.
For an original, unrestored mono track, I don’t really have any complaints. There is little hiss in the soundtrack, dialog is clean and intelligible. The track seems to represent the original element well.
If you like the old “B” sci-fi movies, I Married a Monster from Outer Space represents the genre well. The transfer is perfectly acceptable for such a bargain outing on DVD. With an MSRP of $14.99, you’ll likely see this at your local discount store for under $10.