La terra contro i dischi volanti

‘La terra contro i dischi volanti’ is the Italian title of the movie ‘Earth vs. the Flying Saucers’,  an American science fiction film from 1956. It was directed by Fred F. Sears, and stars Hugh Marlowe and Joan Taylor. The stop-motion animation special effects were created by Ray Harryhausen. The storyline was suggested by the bestselling 1953 non-fiction book Flying Saucers from Outer Space by Maj. Donald Keyhoe. The film was released as a double feature with The Werewolf.

The film was released in Italy in the middle of the summer of 1956, dubbed by the CDC. A couple of movie posters were designed for the Italian version. One poster served as the inspiration for Scarlett Wilde to create the cover artwork of the Kim Wilde album Here Come the Aliens. Another poster was the inspiration for the cover artwork of the lead single Pop Don’t Stop.