Them!

Them!

DVD - 2002
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Man has split the atom and created the ultimate weapon. But how could he have known he would also create Them!? The terror begins when a hard-nosed patrolman (James Whitmore) discovers a dazed child wandering in the New Mexico desert near a car and house trailer destroyed by a mysterious force. Whitmore next discovers a ransacked general store; its cash drawers are full but the sugar supply is missing. And on the floor lies a battered corpse containing enough formic acid to kill 20 men.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2002.
Edition: Standard version.
ISBN: 9780790768076
0790768070
Branch Call Number: THE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.

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RobSW
Nov 25, 2015

One of the best 1950s sci-fi movies.

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naturalist
Dec 15, 2014

The context of this genre was the new atomic peril combined with the alien menace of the USSR, former ally, now foe. . Forced perspective meets farce projected.

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ManMachine
Dec 15, 2014

Well - Let me tell ya - When the very first sighting of "Them" took place in this wild & wacky Creature Feature, it had to be one of the most hysterically laughable "scream-moments" ever filmed in all of 1950's schlock-movie history, bar none.

Believe me, the giant, mutated, creatures in this hilariously fun, Sci-Fi picture were absolutely priceless examples of old-school special effects. Without a doubt these beasts of the insect world were the real stars of this show here. I can't imagine how any of the human characters were ever able to keep a straight face while doing serious battle with these ridiculous-looking monsters.

Competently directed (in b&w) by Gordon Douglas (who also directed dozens of "Little Rascals" shorts during the 1930s), "Them" certainly managed to hold this viewer's rapt attention throughout its entire 92-minute running time.

From its eerie and ominous beginnings in the New Mexico desert, to its all-out, final showdown (with flame-throwers, and all) inside the dark, dank sewer-system of Los Angeles, "Them" was certainly a mighty bleak and dire warning to man (and all of his meddlesome, scientific mischief) in those dangerous, experimental days of the Atomic Age.

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kolarte59
Jul 13, 2014

Classic black & white sci-fi movie. Have watched it periodically over the past 40 years. Will never get tired of it!

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Koenigstiger
May 31, 2012

It's a brief scene where a very young Leonard Nimoy is a sergeant who receives a typed report in a busy room and says something about "...Real 'TS' stuff- Top Secret"

Missumuch Apr 09, 2012

I own this movie and watch it regularly. I love it. I remember the Chiller Diller Theater and can still see the hand in the quicksand and hear the voiceover go..."CHIIIILLLER!." Where is leonard nimoy!!! What scene? Now I have to watch it again.He was frightening to look at on a good day.

Mocha6ft3 Apr 09, 2012

I love old science fiction classic and this is one of them. I remember seeing this movie many years ago on "Chiller Theater" when i was a child. One of the things i remember about this movie was the sound of the ants when they appeared. That sound came to life on my HOMETHEATRE. This is certainly old school camp at it's finest and i enjoyed it. Not a whole lot of audio excitement in this movie but, the sound of the attacking ants is worth the time and the memories. I give this old school movie 4 stars. Cool looking giant ants, good ant sounds, suprise appearances, decent story, and an "A" for effort. This is an old movie. Jiffy pop and melted butter, potato chips and coke.

Veepea Jan 04, 2012

This actually has quite a good story and is worth watching- I'm sad that I didn't recognize Leonard Nimoy, though, so I'll get it again!

aaa5756 Aug 19, 2011

A++ for and old B DVD.

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Ferrous1
Feb 20, 2011

Great campy creature feature. Also has one of Leonard Nimoy's first screen appearances.

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