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X: The Man With X-Ray Eyes (1963) Review


Good
Cute little tale has doctor Ray Milland discovering drops that let you see through objects -- with the unfortunate side effect of eventually driving you insane. Disgraced out of medicine after defenestrating one of his fellow physicians, he of course joins the circus as part of the freakshow. Staid performances, cornball special effects (dig those medical textbooks standing in for human innards), and peek-a-boo shots of womens' legs and backs make this 1963 cult classic a middling and often laughable experience.

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The Premature Burial Review


Weak
Based on Poe's short story, this trifle features Ray Milland as a cruel man obsessed with being buried alive, going to elaborate lengths to avoid such an end. Of course, you already know what happens. Corman's use of stuffy sets and costumes doesn't endear the film to the audience, making it inaccessible and, for the most part, boring. We impatiently wait for the satisfying conclusion while the rest of the film just slips away.
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X: The Man with X-Ray Eyes (1963) Movie Review

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