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Little Known 1962 Nuclear War Film .... "This Is Not A Test" .... Reviews? (1 Viewer)

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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Mark Philp

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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.
 

Jack Briggs

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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!
 

Bill Huelbig

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Jack:

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.
Was it TARGET EARTH? Which I haven't seen since I was about 8 years old (and that was 40 years ago).

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Jack Briggs

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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! :)
 

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