The Giant Behemoth (1958)- coming from WAC 12/19/2018??

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The Giant Behemoth 1958 Blu-Ray:

As in his classic The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, director Eugene Lourie plunges us into a thrilling stomping ground, unleashing another Thunder Lizard to stomp on everything in sight. Alarming levels of radiation have infused the water, plants and skies, and a radiated paleosaurus rises from the ocean depths. In its path: London. In its arsenal: a strength to topple buildings (King Kong’s Willis O’Brien contributes rampaging stop-motion effects), a stride that flattens cars, a flesh-searing radioactive ray and a ticked-off attitude. Left in ruins on land, humankind takes the fight to the beast’s undersea realm, where a two-man submarine crew must ensure the torpedo they fire is dead-on. The first chance is all anyone gets with The Giant Behemoth.

Actors: Gene Evans; Andre Morell; John Turner

Shipping Wednesday December 19, 2018

https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/blu-ray-blu-ray-item-list-g-c-1_456_488/giant-behemoth-1958-blu-ray-p-25934

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  1. Why is Warners releasing this worthless B movie when they still have such legendary classics like Nancy Goes To Rio, Marie Antoinette, Flamingo Road, The Student Prince and Maytime gathering dust in their vaults? Just kidding! I couldn't give a rat's arse about those so called "classics" but I just wanted to beat somebody to the punch! 🙂

  2. And the hits keep coming…

    I have a soft spot for this film, as it was another Million Dollar Movie childhood memory. This pretty much wraps up all the Eugene Lourie sci-fi films on Blu-ray. In fact, is there a single decent remaining dino film that hasn't come out or been announced on Blu?

  3. John Sparks

    I wonder why there is nothing about this release on WBs web site?

    Maybe later, but the site that's link in this thread is showing a December 19th ship date which is a Wednesday not the normal Tuesday. It's probably coming out, but I'm waiting on Warner Archive confirmation as to the release date.

  4. It says shipping 12/19 but also underneath it says :
    Release date subject to change without notice

    WAC never even announced this title on their site either which is really bizarre !

    At any rate I love this movie. Im sure it will be their uncut 79 minute version that's on the DVD. No reason to think otherwise 🙂

  5. Dick

    And the hits keep coming…

    I have a soft spot for this film, as it was another Million Dollar Movie childhood memory. This pretty much wraps up all the Eugene Lourie sci-fi films on Blu-ray. In fact, is there a single decent remaining dino film that hasn't come out or been announced on Blu?

    As a sci-fi/horror collector, DECENT is a relative word. In my eyes, they are all decent, some more than others. Still waiting for DINOSAURUS, THE LOST CONTINENT ('51) and the like.

  6. Seriously, seriously with this announcement I even feel more spoiled, it's like going back 40 years in time and being a kid all over again and looking at that Sears big Christmas wish book and all the wonderful things that have been announced within the last week! Damn 2019 is looking really good for fans of classics.

  7. John Sparks

    As a sci-fi/horror collector, DECENT is a relative word. In my eyes, they are all decent, some more than others. Still waiting for DINOSAURUS, THE LOST CONTINENT ('51) and the like.

    The DVD of THE LOST CONTINENT is missing footage of Sid Melton's character smoking a cigarette after he is attacked by a Triceratops, On the plus side, it includes the scenes with Hillary Brooke and Acquanetta which were cut from TV prints.

    Acquanette married a Cadillac dealer in the Phoenix area. I remember seeing her in his commercials when I lived there in the late 70s.

  8. Douglas_H

    I'm generally a sucker for these types of movies but this is one lame film, imo.
    The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms is far, far better.

    Yeah, BF20K is far better then this movie. I have a DVD and that will be good enough for me.

  9. Richard Gallagher

    The DVD of THE LOST CONTINENT is missing footage of Sid Melton's character smoking a cigarette after he is attacked by a Triceratops, On the plus side, it includes the scenes with Hillary Brooke and Acquanetta which were cut from TV prints.

    Acquanette married a Cadillac dealer in the Phoenix area. I remember seeing her in his commercials when I lived there in the late 70s.

    It is actually called LOST CONTINENT.. without the THE 🙂

    I emailed Monsters in Motion about their Giant Behemoth Blu-ray to see what they say …

  10. Monsters in Motion replied – here is what he said. After reading this, there is a disconnect somewhere. Maybe the distributor meant January 19th ??
    “This is what we are told from our distributor. We have no reason to
    fabricate a date.Our pre order blurb clearly states “Release date subject to change without notice. Please check back here for status updates.” If our distributor tells us something different, we will update. It’s getting
    close to that date anyway, so I will look into it Thanks for your
    feedback We appreciate your patience
    and patronage and will do our best to satisfy you.
    Have a great holiday season
    and thank you! “

  11. Great place to visit that Monsters in Motion. When I lived in Placentia in the O.C., I went there all the time. Go to their web site and read all about them.

    I met Ray Harryhausen there at one of his book signing back in 2004 and persuaded him to come to my home and see my den dedicated to his films…my avatar is the picture that was taken that day of us in my den.

  12. While "behemoth" has become a word that inherently denotes a beast of large size, its original use in the Biblical book of Job (as mentioned in the film) refers to a specific animal, probably a hippopotamus. So using the phrase "giant behemoth" in a 1950s film wouldn't be much more superfluous than saying "monstrous whale."

    All the same, we're surely over-analyzing the title of a B-movie, though I admit it's fun to do so.

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