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#1 of 53 ScottFH

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Posted July 03 2003 - 06:06 AM

Anyone have any ideas for DVD/VHS sources for obscure science fiction films like "Just Imagine", "Transatlantic Tunnel", "F.P. 1 Does Not Reply", etc....

#2 of 53 Mark_TS

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Posted July 14 2003 - 08:00 AM

I would love to see Warners put out the UK Warnercolor 'Scope SATELLITE IN THE SKY (1956) a then-big budget, thoughtfull film on taking the arms race into outer space. with Kieron Moore, Lois Maxwell (Miss Moneypenny)Bryan Forbes, SPFX by Wally Veevers (2001) Never been on video, almost unseen on the tube.
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Posted July 14 2003 - 08:49 AM

THE QUIET EARTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#4 of 53 William D Cavender

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Posted July 14 2003 - 02:39 PM

The Conquest of Space, Creation of the Humanoids,The Monolith Monsters, The Invisable Boy, The Power,& Phase 4.

#5 of 53 Jay E

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Posted July 15 2003 - 12:17 AM

Scott

Sinistercinema.com is a good place to start. I know that they have Transatlantic Tunnel on VHS. They are starting to put a lot of their films on DVD so maybe it will wind up on our favorite format soon.

#6 of 53 ChuckSolo

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Posted July 15 2003 - 08:04 AM

How about:

The Crawling Eye
Not of this Earth (original)
X the Unknown
Caltiki the Immortal Monster
Attack of the Crab Monsters
Monster from the Piedras Blancas
Terror from the Year 5000

These are just a few of my boyhood favorites.

#7 of 53 Randy_M

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Posted July 15 2003 - 08:27 AM

X the Unknown already exists:

http://www.dvdempire....191420&redir=1
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#8 of 53 Rex Bachmann

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Posted July 15 2003 - 09:34 AM

ChuckSolo wrote (post #6):

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The Crawling Eye

It's not clear from your post whether you're aware that The Crawling Eye has been available on DVD for several years now.

And I could swear I've seen The Monolith Monsters being mentioned for DVD release somewhere, but I don't recall where.
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#9 of 53 Jim Peavy

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Posted July 15 2003 - 12:21 PM

Not of this Earth (original)
Caltiki the Immortal Monster
Attack of the Crab Monsters
The Conquest of Space
Would love all 4 of these.

To the best of my knowledge, the orig. Not of this Earth has never been released on any legit home theater format. Which is weird because alot of boomers remembered and loved this flick growing up.

Would also like It Conquered the World, and other Corman's. Where are they?

Could've sworn I heard The Power was coming out, but perhaps not.
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#10 of 53 John Sparks

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Posted July 16 2003 - 09:38 AM

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#11 of 53 John McDevitt

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Posted July 16 2003 - 10:08 AM

I second The Quite Earth! Watching 28 Days Later reminded me of this classic. Maybe Fox would release it when they put out 28 Days Later?

#12 of 53 Mark Zimmer

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Posted July 16 2003 - 11:35 AM

Deluge--I think this was thought to be a lost film for a while but I believe it has turned up.

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Posted July 16 2003 - 04:14 PM

I believe Soylent Green and The Omega Man will be coming to DVD real soon.

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#14 of 53 Mark_TS

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Posted July 16 2003 - 05:10 PM

CALTIKI, THE IMMORTAL MONSTER- Mario Bava was a cameraman or did SPFX on that, I believe-I remember that even looking at the newspaper ads of this huge mess of slime flowing over cars and buildings(-not even in the movie)-gave me nightmares as a kid. Like to see that on DVD.

THE MONOLITH MONSTERS was out in a Universal Sci Fi box on LD some years ago-havent heard if it will be on DVD, but I thought it a great concept with great effects (for 1958)
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#15 of 53 William Waits

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Posted July 16 2003 - 09:46 PM

It may sound cheesy, but here is one of mine that I'd like to see:

Buck Rogers In The 25th Century

Maybe now that Battlestar Gallatica coming out, we might get it, although Buck Rogers isn't revamping their show...

Speaking of which, they could release the TV show as well...

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Posted July 16 2003 - 09:57 PM

Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun

I watched this on TV, don't know why but for some reason I remember it reasonably well.

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Posted July 17 2003 - 01:18 AM

one interesting source I have found:



www.cultdvdzone.com
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Posted July 17 2003 - 02:32 AM

I have The Monolith Monsters on a commercial VHS. It came out when I was 8, and it scared me then.

IMHO, it holds up quite well today.

I love Not of This Earth , both the original and the remake!
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#19 of 53 Mark Zimmer

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Posted July 17 2003 - 02:33 AM

Journey to the Far Side of the Sun has been released on DVD, though I think it's presently OOP.

http://www.amazon.co....615766-9863939

#20 of 53 Jim Peavy

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Posted July 17 2003 - 03:59 AM

CALTIKI, THE IMMORTAL MONSTER- Mario Bava was a camerman or SPFX on that, I believe
Actually, I've heard he took over directing chores when the original director quit. It looks very much like a Bava film, too.

Almost all are on LD with very good prints.
John, did Not of This Earth come out on LD?

Deluge--I think this was thought to be a lost film for a while but I believe it has turned up.
Yep, I've heard this too, but have yet to see it available for viewing, on a HT format or revival showing. Would love to see it!
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