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Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It.

Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It. (1970) Movie Poster
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  •  USA  •    •  78m  •    •  Directed by: Roger Corman.  •  Starring: Bob Corff, Elaine Giftos, Bud Cort, Talia Shire, Ben Vereen, Cindy Williams, Alex Wilson, Lou Procopio, Phil Borneo, Alan Braunstein, Jackie Farley, David Osterhout, Juretta Taylor.  •  Music by: Country Joe and the Fish.
      A poisonous gas accidentally escapes from a chemical company in Alaska and kills off everyone in the world over the age of 25. A society forms that is a twisted parody of our destroyed civilisation.

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Image from: Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It. (1970)
Image from: Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It. (1970)
Image from: Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It. (1970)
Image from: Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It. (1970)
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I give it one star for the hippie sex scenes and eye candy women, otherwise forget it. Corman's worst effort, bar none. Ben Vereen should have had his name permanently stricken from the cast. I cannot believe that this is now going to be on DVD (as of 21505) with "Wild In The Streets" - another retro stinker. I woke up sick in bed this morning with a cold, decided to watch a movie to cheer me up some, scanned the digital channels... the premise looked interesting enough because I like viewing B-movie sci-fi, hippie culture and rebellious teen flicks. It seemed familiar somehow and with Ben Vereen in the cast, I thought... why not? What a big mistake... it was a horrible start to my day.

Only after viewing it, I now know why the familiarity crept into the recesses of my newly-awakened brain. I remembered seeing coming attractions for this film as a 14-year old (I'm 45), back in the earlymid-seventies at the Sombrero, a local art theater that no longer exists... the whole theater laughed hysterically and even groaned out loud at how bad this movie looked. Acting: dreadful, story: awful, cinematography: nearly-awful, music: terrible, sound: horrendous, directing: a joke. If you choose to watch this after my warning, remember... "I told you so."

"Gass-s-s-s" is the perfect title for this film... you feel "gassed" after viewing this putrid movie - or maybe that you should be taken to a "gas" chamber for wasting your brain away. I have seen homemade Super 8 movies that put this film to shame. Definitely a new addition to my all-time Top Ten WORST films... it's up there (er, down there) with "Tentacles." .


Review by BreeInAZ from the Internet Movie Database.