At the end of this blog entry, I will post a youtube video link to both Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s intro to legendary cult filmmaker and producer Roger Corman’s 1963 science-fiction horror thriller X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes and another for the obligatory theatrical trailer. As usual, you can also read Cox’s transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was May 7, 1989 (read here). As with a lot of Corman’s work in the science-fiction genre, this one is entertaining and subtly intelligent as well. I also appreciate that Cox mentioned that surreal opening shot (read here). Interesting piece of trivia for my readers: X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes served as the first episode in season 2 of Moviedrome (read here). If any of you readers are interested in reading my list of my favorite Roger Corman films (in which he served as director), read here.
Here is a youtube video link to Alex Cox’s Moviedrome intro to X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes
Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer
8 thoughts on “Moviedrome Mondays: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)”
I like Cox’s appraisal of Roger Corman as “the man responsible for more cult films than any human being alive or dead.” Having not seen The Man With the X-Ray Eyes I’m intrigued by the opening shot- 30 seconds of something you don’t want to see…
I love old trailers. They are funny now.
I agree with Cindy that such trailers now seem amusing. I saw this film in my teens, and thought it was quite good. But now I think I must have been watching a different film, as it just seems silly. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
I won’t spoil anything because it is something that needs to be seen. Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂
I totally agree with you on that or at least concerning some of them 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂
X: The Man with the X-Eyes is silly for the most part nowadays no doubt. I think it is a good one though. Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂
I love this one as you may well know. And first saw it in 1989 on that one and only series we both so love, Moviedrome…..
Cool I will head to your site right now to read it 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂