obscure sci-fi films...

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  1. ScottFH

    ScottFH Stunt Coordinator

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    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. Mark_TS

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    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.
     
  3. DannyS

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    THE QUIET EARTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    The Conquest of Space, Creation of the Humanoids,The Monolith Monsters, The Invisable Boy, The Power,& Phase 4.
     
  5. Jay E

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    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. ChuckSolo

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    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.
     
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    ChuckSolo wrote (post #6):

     
  9. Jim Peavy

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    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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    Almost all are on LD with very good prints.[​IMG]
     
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    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. Mark Zimmer

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

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

    Now there's 2 classics![​IMG]
     
  14. Mark_TS

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    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)
     
  15. William Waits

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    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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    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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    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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    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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