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Little Known 1962 Nuclear War Film .... "This Is Not A Test" .... Reviews?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by David Von Pein, May 1, 2002.

  1. David Von Pein

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    This Is Not a Test (1962/72 minutes) is a somewhat little-known "B" motion picture, with nobody in it I've ever heard of, and really terrible acting. But still, I like this picture!
    Its plot has a group of unrelated souls gathering along a closed mountain roadway .... awaiting "the bomb" to fall.
    The subject matter and the nighttime photography are plusses here.
    Who else likes/dislikes this one?
    I was surprised to find that this is available on DVD! (Something Weird Video has it out.) ......
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  2. Bill Huelbig

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    Sorry, no offense to you, but the tv station I work at used to run this one in the '70s (it seems like a hundred times)and I never did like it. I thought it was boring. But hey, there are lots of bad films I like too that nobody else does (remember "The Giant Gila Monster"?) I'm a little surprised that it surfaced on DVD, but Something Weird does come up with some strange stuff.
     
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    Ah, the special effects in The Giant Gila Monster were so ... compelling. Look, I love bad movies. Didn't Pauline Kael once say that if one doesn't love bad movies he or she doesn't really love movies at all? (Well, that's the self-absorbed Kael for you.)

    How 'bout Panic in the Year Zero?

    Or Zontar: Thing From Venus?

    Oh, and the classic about invading robots from Venus--they were destroyed by high-pitched sounds, eventually. What was that thing called? Just on the tip of my tongue here.

    Really bad movies are great!
     
  5. Bill Huelbig

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    Jack:

     
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    Yes! You are most correct, Bill. Last I saw it was on commercially interrupted television back in, oh, 1980 or thereabouts. And I saw it first about the same time you did, thus dating me as well! [​IMG]
     
  7. David Von Pein

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    Another Goodie! .........
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