Flying Disc Man from Mars (1950) torrent download

Flying Disc Man from Mars

1950

Action / Adventure / Crime

5.6

Synopsis

A strange craft spying on industrialist Bryant's plant is brought down by Bryant's new atomic ray. Bryant meets the one survivor... Mota from the planet Mars! Not exactly benevolent, Mota enlists the aid of Bryant (a former Nazi) in a scheme to bring Earth under control of a supreme dictator, for its own good of course, using advanced atomic weapons. But their attempts to steal uranium alert Kent Fowler of Fowler Air Patrol, who sets out singlehanded to foil the villains. Fist-fights and wrecks in every episode. —Rod Crawford

Director

Fred C. Brannon

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 4 /10

old sci-fi serial

Dr. Bryant installs his atomic ray gun on Kent Fowler's fighter plane and he shots down a flying saucer from Mars. Bryant arrives to find a survivor who seems to know a lot about Earth. The alien wants to put Earth under galactic control and Bryant agrees to help just as he had helped Hitler in his bid to take over the world. Bryant lures two criminals to help in his villainous scheme.

This is a 12 part sci-fi serial that is sometimes combined into one movie. This has the classic structure of cliff-hangers and low budget action. There are a few problems. The biggest is the non-descript lead who dresses the same as everyone else, in a suit and hat. At times, I lose track of him and even forget his face. The hero does not have enough fun or generate enough charisma. The villain is almost good and the Martian could work. This is old style in a bad way. The worst is that it's boring.

Reviewed by Cristi_Ciopron 7 /10

I have seen far worse

This old serial seems to me interesting and quite lively. I enjoyed the fact that the evil Martian has a Russian accent, and so in his time, and maybe nowadays, FLYING DISCMAN was politically educative. When the production of such serials stopped, nothing replaced them. (I know the Spielberg replacement theory; I do not think that it is true. If these old serials may seem a little thin, Spielberg's crafts are too stuffed, too thick.)

Each episode has a delightful name. The cliffhangers are effective.

The serial was directed by Fred C. Brannon,the maker of Sombra, the Spider Woman and other such stuff.

Reviewed by Mike-764 3 /10

Martians team up w/ stock footage to overthrow Earth.

Mota arrives on Earth from Mars, and takes into confidence manufacturer Bryant (a one time Nazi sympathizer) to launch a wave of destruction that will overwhelm Earth and put the planet under a Martian supreme dictator. Aerial patrolman Kent Fowler sees the theft going around Bryant's plant (by his two henchmen Drake and Ryan) and goes to stop the sabotage despite that his employer Bryant is the real criminal. Eventually Mota and Bryant develop their weapons to such a degree that they are able to start their campaign of destruction, unless Kent can stop them. Republic really threw in generous amounts of stock footage (I counted at least 4 different serials) to help overcome this corny script. The acting is pretty much wooden (even with veterans like Reed, Craven, and Lauter) and Gregory Gay makes for one of Republic's worst and most laughable villains. It's still entertaining enough, but pretty much an egg. Rating, based on serials, 3.5.

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