Un­earthly Stranger

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Dvd & blu- ray - Ian Berriman

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1963 | PG | Blu- ray/ DVD

Ex­per­i­ments with pro­ject­ing the mind across time and space are the fo­cus of this per­fect ex­am­ple of how strong per­for­mances can sal­vage a silly script. Some­thing is mak­ing Bri­tish boffins’ brains go bang. Mean­while, one sci­en­tist ( John Neville) has a new mis­sus, Julie, who doesn’t blink. Co­in­ci­dence?

It brims with un­in­ten­tional hi­lar­ity – such as the mo­ment Julie gives her­self away by han­dling a scald­ing casse­role dish – and far too much time is ex­pended on peo­ple ar­gu­ing in drab of­fices. But charis­matic turns from Kubrick reg­u­lar Philip Stone, Pa­trick Newell ( The Avengers’ Mother) and the amus­ingly over­wrought Neville ren­der even th­ese dreary scenes bear­able.

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