Not of this Earth (1988) from Tuna

Roger Corman made one of his most highly regarded films in 1957 called Not of this Earth. This is not that version, nor is it Corman's 1995 remake. Rather, it is a 3rd rate remake made to feature the notorious scandal girl, Traci Lords, freshly turned 18. 
Traci plays the nurse that is hired to give transfusions to the alien, and is seen drying off after showering (buns and breasts) by the houseboy, and is seen in bed with her cop boyfriend. She also wears the hell out of a little blue bikini in a pool scene.  


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The alien looks like one of the Blues brothers, and he is here collecting blood. He gets to work before the opening credits, draining Belinda Grant, who was necking with her boyfriend in the back of a car. He also does three hookers, two of which show breasts. They are Roxanne Kernohan, Ava Cadell and Cynthia Thompson, but I have no idea which is which. Finally Becky LeBeau, a birthday strip-o-gram, shows up at his door by mistake. 

DVD info from Amazon.

no widescreen, no features

The DVD was obviously mastered from a VHS version, as you could see the video overscan at the bottom.  It was alternately very dark and way too bright, and very grainy. 

The Critics Vote

  • Maltin 2/4

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 4.8 
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, I will give it a C-. The amount of nudity takes this from pure horror to exploitation/titty flick, and it has lots of titties. 

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