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The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues

Released 1955
Distributor ARC

Radioactivity is not our friend: that’s the message ’50s sci fi tykes would have taken away from this if they‚ ‘d been‚ able to stay awake. Nothing in this undernourished cheapie makes much sense, but that’s never been a drawback for this sort of thing, which is essentially a poster in search of a movie.

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About Joe Dante

Joe Dante is a lifelong film buff who turned his obsession into a career.  He got his start cutting trailers for Roger Corman and later directed the hit movie Gremlins, as well as Gremlins 2: The New Batch, for producer Steven Spielberg. His feature films include The Howling, Innerspace, Matinee, Small Soldiers, The ‘burbs and the 3-D thriller titled The Hole, first winner of the 3D Persol Award at the Venice Film Festival. His TV directing work includes:  the HBO film, The Second Civil War, the “Masters of Horrors” titles,  Homecoming and The Screwfly Solution, episodes of Eerie, Indiana , which he was in on the creation of, as well as episodes of CSI: NY, Hawaii 5-0 and Salem. His latest feature, the zom-com Burying the Ex, is currently available on VOD.