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My science-fiction itch was not scratched sufficiently by Andrew Niccol's disappointing In Time, which opens wide in the U.S. today, and so I sought solace in a film that I've never seen before, The Incredible Melting Man, which sounded from its premise like a horror-science fiction hybrid. Released in December 1977, The Incredible Melting Man is an endearingly awful creature feature, without much horror or science fiction, although it can boast of gloriously gloopy special effects and make-up by Rick Baker. Written and directed by William Sachs, who would go on to make such deathless classics as Van Nuys Blvd. (filmed in my hometown!), Galaxina, and Hot Chili, the film follows what happens to the only astronaut to survive a disastrous space flight to Saturn. »
The Movie Pool wished they had never seen The Incredible Melting Man on DVD!
This DVD is offered as part of MGM's "Limited Edition Collection," which is available from select online retailers and manufactured only when the DVD is ordered. The DVD features a simple menu with no menu for chapters or scenes. Manufacture-On-Demand (Mod) DVDs are made to play in DVD playback units only and may not play in DVD recorders or PC drives. This DVD did not play in our laptop DVD drive but did play in our Toshiba DVD recorder.
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 widescreen
Running Time: 86 minutes
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0
Special Features: Theatrical trailer
An astronaut is exposed to strange solar waves which causes his body to melt and gives him a taste for human flesh.
Directed by: William Sachs
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1977′s The Incredible Melting Man is finally coming to DVD, as part of MGM’s Limited Edition Collection. This will be offered starting on August 23rd under MGM’s “manufacturing on demand” (Mod) program that allows allows retailers to offer MGM titles for sale on their websites without having to order product upfront.
Directed and written by William Sachs, The Incredible Melting Man stars Alex Rebar as an astronaut who is “transformed into a murderous gelatinous mass after returning from an ill-fated space voyage”. Online retailers such as Amazon.com and Oldies.com are currently taking pre-orders in the $17.99 – $19.99 price range.
- Jonathan James
Seriously? I think I just peed a little. For years now fans of this classic flick had to endure either subpar DVD bootlegs taken from worn-out VHS tapes or hope it was available on Netflix for some instant streaming. Now MGM is officially bringing this bad boy home!
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s “manufacturing on demand” (“Mod”) program continues to expand with the addition of the horror classic The Incredible Melting Man (1977) available through online retailers on August 23rd, 2011.
An astronaut contracts a disease that causes his flesh to melt. In order to stop the rapid deterioration of his flesh, he must feed on the flesh of other human beings. Stars Alex Rebar, Michael Alldredge, Burr Debenning, Myron Healey. Directed by William Sachs.
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- Uncle Creepy
On August 23, MGM Home Entertainment is releasing The Incredible Melting Man on DVD for the first time under its MGM Limited Edition Collection banner. This is being release through the studio's special Manufacturing-On-Demand Platform. Released in 1977 - and written and directed by William Sachs - the film follows the unfortunate journey of an astronaut who returns from space and begins to, well, melt . Rick Baker provided the goopy FX. »
The sick and twisted minds behind the Melbourne Underground Film Festival have launched a brand new horror and sci-fi themed fest: Bloodfest Fantastique! Australia gets a lot more blood-soaked on June 10-18, nine nights of some of the most gruesome, terrifying and far-out films, past and present, from around the world.
While Muff has never been shy about screening genre films, Richard Wolstencroft — founder and director of both fests — is planning for his newest endeavor to simply be a celebration of his two favorite genres of filmmaking, without all the politicking hooha-ery that surrounds Muff.
So, there’s still a very underground-esque flavor to Bloodfest. The newer flicks in the festival have a scrappy, inventive, degenerate quality, from slice and dice em’s like Chris Sun’s Come and Get Me, Chad Ferrin’s Someone’s Knocking at the Door and Geoff Klein Bikini Girls on Ice; to monster flicks »
- Mike Everleth
6 items from 2011
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