The Day the Sky Exploded

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The Day the Sky Exploded ★½ Death From Outer Space; La Morte Viene Dalla Spazio; Le Danger Vient de l'Escape 1957

Scifi disaster drama doesn't live up to the grandiose title, as a runaway rocket ship hits the sun, unleashing an asteroid shower that threatens Earth with tidal waves, earthquakes, heat waves and terrible dialogue. The highlight of this Franco-Italian effort is the cinematography by horror director Mario Bava. 80m/B VHS, DVD . FR IT Paul (Christian) Hub-schmid, Madeleine Fischer, Fiorella Mari, Ivo Garrani, Dario Michaelis; D: Richard Benson; C: Mario Bava.