Shout! Hits You in the Face With More Roger Corman Classics!

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Landing on DVD this January

The Shout! Factory, I think, deserves some sort of award for the energy they’ve thrown at the Roger Corman library. I don’t think I anticipated the number of DVDs and Blu-Rays they’ve put out since announcing they acquired the Corman collection. Terrific stuff. Here’s the lowdown on the latest round of titles that will street on January 18.

First, the triple feature: In ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS, a group of scientists become marooned on an island while investigating the disappearance of researchers who were looking into atomic activity in the Pacific. They quickly fall prey to giant, mutant crustaceans that have the ability to absorb the minds of their prey. Starring Russell Johnson (Gilligan’s Island), Richard Garland and Mel Welles (Little Shop Of Horrors). ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS is a Roger Corman Production. Produced and directed by Roger Corman; screenplay by Charles B. Griffith. (Allied Artists Picture)

An alien (Birch) comes to Earth, masquerading as a human, to scout our planet for a new blood source in NOT OF THIS EARTH (1957). He needs the blood of humans to take back to his planet of Davana for his dying race. Starring Paul Birch, Beverly Garland (It Conquered The World), Morgan Jones (McMillan & Wife) and Jonathan Haze (Little Shop Of Horrors). NOT OF THIS EARTH (1957) is a Roger Corman Production. Produced and directed by Roger Corman; screenplay by Charles B. Griffith. (Allied Artists Picture)

In WAR OF THE SATELLITES, an “unknown force” declares war against planet Earth when the United Nations disobeys warnings to cease and desist in its attempts at assembling the first satellite in the atmosphere. Starring Dick Miller (Bucket Of Blood), Richard Devon (Blood Of Dracula), Susan Cabot (The Wasp Woman) and a cameo by Roger Corman. WAR OF THE SATELLITES is a Roger Corman Production. Produced and directed by Roger Corman; screenplay by Lawrence Louis Goldman; co-producers, Jack Rabin and Irving Block. (Allied Artists Release)

ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS: 1957 /Black & White/62 minutes/ Widescreen

NOT OF THIS EARTH: 1957/ 67 minutes/Widescreen

WAR OF THE SATELLITES: 1958/ 65 minutes/ Full Frame

Special Features:

A SALUTE TO ROGER CORMAN – featuring new interviews with Roger Corman, Peter Fonda, Peter Bogdanovich, Joe Dante and many more.

Audio Commentaries on ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS and NOT OF THIS EARTH (1957) with Tom Weaver, John Brunas and Mike Brunas, authors of Universal Horrors

THE ROGER CORMAN TRAILER COLLECTION features over 25 trailers produced and directed by Roger Corman

And here’s another double feature: In UP FROM THE DEPTHS, staff and vacationers at a first-class resort on the island of Maui are beginning to mysteriously disappear. A biologist believes that an underwater earthquake has caused a giant, and very hungry dormant prehistoric fish to be released from his slumber. Voraciously, the fish helps himself to a tourist buffet. Now it’s open season for the local fishermen to find the creature and kill it! Starring Sam Bottoms (Apocalypse Now, The Outlaw Josey Wales), Virgil Frye (The Hot Spot) and Kedric Wolfe (Mr. Boogedy); written by Anne Dyer; produced by Cirio Santiago; directed by Charles Griffith.

The hunters become the prey when illegal dynamite-fishing prematurely ends the hibernation of a mythological carnivorous lizard-man in DEMON OF PARADISE. The owner of the local resort, whose patrons have become the appetizers on this predator’s menu, and a herpetologist join forces with the sheriff to save the tourists from succumbing to the feasting of the beast. Starring Kathryn Witt (Cocaine Wars, Star 80) and directed by cult filmmaker Cirio H. Santiago.

UP FROM THE DEPTHS/ DEMON OF PARAISE Double-Feature Collector’s Edition DVD

Special Features:

UP FROM THE DEPTHS

New Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer (1.78:1)

TV and Radio Spots

Theatrical Trailer

DEMON OF PARADISE

New Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer (1.78:1)

Theatrical Trailer


Source: Press Release