Aliens … monsters … brain Swapping … anything Was Possible on the Cusp of the Atomic Age. And that’s why we welcome “12 Sci-Fi Cult Classics Collection”, a three-disc DVD collector’s set from Film Chest Media Group. It hits shelves May 31.
On the cusp of the atomic age when rockets were launching into space and anything was possible, the science-fiction genre exploded onto the big screen, exploiting the curiosities and fears of the cosmic unknown. Viewers can blast into the past with more than 15 hours of film which paved the way for the science-fiction genre.
Sci-fi producers pandered to the public with questionable discoveries and partial truths involving science of the future. The plots, while not completely believable, offered situations that featured different laws of science, separate from those known from past or present, and embraced the concepts of environmental change, space travel and life on other planets, among a variety of topics, making great fodder for filmmakers of
Featured in the collector’s set are “Metropolis” (1927), “Phantom From Space” (1953), “The Attack of the Giant Leeches” (1959), “The Giant Gila Monster” (1959), “The Killer Shrews” (1959), “Teenagers From Outer Space” (1959), “The Wasp Woman” (1959), “The Amazing Transparent Man” (1960), “The Phantom Planet” (1961), “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die” (1962), “The Atomic Brain” (1963) and “Destroy All Planets” (1969).
Yes, they are all public domain and movie mavens probably own such sci-fi flicks where the cinematic idea of the future bordered on visionary and down-right absurd, but to have these nifty, nasty gems in one set is handy. “12 Sci-Fi Cult Classics Collection” is presented in full screen with an aspect ratio of 4 x 3 and original sound. And how can anyone live without the special features that include synopses and a photo gallery?