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The Incredible Shrinking Man Gets Tarantulatastic Blu-ray Cover Art

Arrow Video’s new UK Blu-ray edition of Jack Arnold’s The Incredible Shrinking Man comes packing with some super badass cover art. If you don’t have arachnophobia, you can scroll down to see it below. The classic 1957 sci-fi/horror film about a man named Scott Carey (Grant Williams) who finds himself becoming smaller and smaller after […]

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Attack of the Puppet People

All hail Bert I. Gordon, who singlehandedly carved out his own niche in ‘fifties monster folklore, and even won a battle or two against those sharpies at A.I.P.. His puppet people were originally just ‘Fantastic,’ but they had to be made into a menace with the “A” word usually reserved for icky poo Giant Leeches, Crab Monsters and 50-Foot Women.

Attack of the Puppet People

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1958 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 79 min. / The Fantastic Puppet People, Six Inches Tall, I Was a Teenage Doll, War of the Puppet People / Street Date November 14, 2017 / 27.99

Starring: John Agar, John Hoyt, June Kenney, Susan Gordon, Michael Mark, Kack Kosslyn, Marlene Willis, Ken Miller, Laurie Mitchell, Scott Peters, June Jocelyn, Hank Patterson.

Cinematography: Ernest Laszlo

Special Effects: Bert I. Gordon, Flora M. Gordon

Original Music: Albert Glasser

Written by George Worthing Yates

Story, Produced & Directed by Bert I. Gordon

It’s easy
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Competition: Win ‘The Incredible Shrinking Man’ from Arrow Video!

To celebrate the Blu-ray release of The Incredible Shrinking Man, available on Blu-ray from 13th November, we have a copy of the film on Blu-ray up for grabs, courtesy of Arrow Video!

Based on the novel by the massively influential sci-fi and horror writer Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, The Martian Chronicles), with a script adapted by Matheson himself, and directed by Fifties sci-fi king Jack Arnold (Creature From The Black Lagoon), this is rightly regarded as being one of the finest science-fiction films of all time, a critically-acclaimed smash hit that currently has a 90 per cent score on Rotten Tomatoes. Genuinely thrilling, and, as Scott’s plight becomes more desperate, tense and gruelling, the film features superbly realised special effects that bely the era, and the setting Scott finds himself in – filled with oversized household objects that suddenly become threatening and dangerous – takes on a wonderfully surreal atmosphere.

This
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Giveaway – Win The Incredible Shrinking Man on Blu-ray

To celebrate the Blu-ray release of The Incredible Shrinking Man, available on Blu-ray from 13th November, we have a copy of the film on Blu-ray up for grabs, courtesy of Arrow Video!

Based on the novel by the massively influential sci-fi and horror writer Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, The Martian Chronicles), with a script adapted by Matheson himself, and directed by Fifties sci-fi king Jack Arnold (Creature From The Black Lagoon), this is rightly regarded as being one of the finest science-fiction films of all time, a critically-acclaimed smash hit that currently has a 90 per cent score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Genuinely thrilling, and, as Scott’s plight becomes more desperate, tense and gruelling, the film features superbly realised special effects that bely the era, and the setting Scott finds himself in – filled with oversized household objects that suddenly become threatening and dangerous – takes on a wonderfully surreal atmosphere.

This
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Alexander Payne compares Downsizing to Black Mirror in first look image

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With the exception of Ant-man, I can't think of too many recent movies in which shrinking plays a large part, which is a shame, because films like The Incredible Shrinking Man, Fantastic Voyage, Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, and Innerspace are great fun and feature some truly imaginative effects. With Downsizing set for release later this year, we may have another film to add to our... Read More...
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Ant-Man 2: Director Teases Production With Nod To Incredible Shrinking Man

Ever couple years, Marvel Studios seems to come across an obstacle that could very well derail them from their track to success. Early on, it was Thor, later on, it was Guardians of the Galaxy, and later still, it was the introduction of Ant-Man. Ant-Man was kind of a double-whammy though. Not only was it a character that few mainstream audiences knew about, but it was one fewer still took seriously. Furthermore, it had a director shake-up just prior to production, where Edgar Wright stepped down, and the relatively unknown Peyton Reed stepped in.

Related: Edgar Wright Hasn’t Seen Ant-Man, And Probably Never Will

Despite all the obstacles, the film went on to be a success, taking in a solid $519 million worldwide. It was by no means Avengers money, but it was a definite mark-up from Thor and Captain America’s first films, and given that Ant-Man was a lesser known property then,
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The underrated brilliance of Joe Dante's Innerspace

Ryan Lambie Jan 12, 2017

Innerspace didn't do massive business in the 80s, but Joe Dante's sci-fi comedy is an underrated classic of its kind, Ryan writes...

Innerspace should've been a contender. Released in the summer of 1987, it appeared to have everything going for it: Steven Spielberg on the poster, the guy who made Gremlins as director, and a fun concept which involved miniaturisation, an ex-pilot and a hypochondriac. Yet when Innerspace made its theatrical debut on the 1st July, it was met with surprising indifference - American audiences, it seemed, were more drawn to the comedy Adventures In Babysitting, released that very same day.

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In 2010, we spoke to director Joe Dante about Innerspace's fate, and he still seemed frustrated about the way its release was handled back in 87. "The ad campaign was so terrible for that movie,
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It Came From Outer Space 3-D

Are you 3-D capable? This classic-era Sci-fi is one of the better '50s films ever designed for 3-D, and the restoration on this much-coveted new release is excellent. Meteors explode in your face! A rockslide in your lap! Bizarre superimpositions! Ray gun blasts! And don't forget Ray Bradbury's feel-good sense of wonder speeches, from wide-eyed Richard Carlson. It Came from Outer Space 3-D 3-D Blu-ray Universal Home Video 1953 / B&W / 1:37 Academy / 82 min. / Street Date October 4, 2016 / at present a Best Buy exclusive Starring Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake, Joe Sawyer, Russell Johnson, Kathleen Hughes Cinematography Clifford Stine Art Direction Robert Boyle Makeup and Special effects Jack Kevan, Bud Westmore, David S. Horsley, Milicent Patrick. Film Editor Paul Weatherwax Original Music Irving Gertz, Henry Mancini, Herman Stein Written by Harry Essex from a story by Ray Bradbury Produced by William Alland Directed by Jack Arnold

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
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Character Actor William Schallert Dead At Age 93

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William Schallert and Patty Duke.

 

Popular character actor William Schallert has died at age 93, having been active in the acting community right up through recent years. Schallert was a familiar face to retro movie and TV fans, even if his name was not as well known. He is remembered by many for playing the harried father of teenage Patty Duke in the 1960s sitcom "The Patty Duke Show". (In a tragic coincidence, Ms. Duke also recently passed away.) Schallert was much beloved by science fiction and horror fans for his appearances in TV series such as "Commander Cody", "Space Patrol", "Men Into Space" and "The Twilight Zone".

Artist Pete Emslie's tribute to Schallert. (For more of Emslie's artistic creations, visit The Cartoon Cave.)

In feature films Schallert appeared in the cult classics "Them!", "The Incredible Shrinking Man", "Colossus: The Forbin Project" as well as the 1983 feature film "Twilight Zone: The Movie
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William Schallert, Former SAG President and ‘Patty Duke Show’ Star, Dies at 93

William Schallert, Former SAG President and ‘Patty Duke Show’ Star, Dies at 93
Former SAG president William Schallert, best known as TV dad Martin Lane on “The Patty Duke Show,” died Sunday in Pacific Palisades, Calif. He was 93. His son Edwin confirmed his death.

His most memorable role was as beloved TV dad Martin Lane on “The Patty Duke Show” (1963-66). The performance still resonates: TV Guide slotted him at No. 39 on its list of Greatest TV Dads of All Time in 2004.

Schallert would be familiar to many for his memorable appearance on the famous “The Trouble With Tribbles” episode of the original “Star Trek” series: He played Nilz Baris, the agriculture undersecretary who is outraged to discover that the furry, endlessly reproducing aliens have devoured all the grain.

Schallert served as SAG president from 1979-81 and oversaw a three-month strike in 1980 that centered around rates and residuals for pay TV, videocassettes and videodiscs and included a successful boycott of the year’s primetime Emmy Awards.
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William Schallert, Former SAG President and ‘Patty Duke Show’ Star, Dies at 93

William Schallert, Former SAG President and ‘Patty Duke Show’ Star, Dies at 93
Former SAG president William Schallert, best known as TV dad Martin Lane on “The Patty Duke Show,” died Sunday in Pacific Palisades, Calif. He was 93. His son Edwin confirmed his death.

His most memorable role was as beloved TV dad Martin Lane on “The Patty Duke Show” (1963-66). The performance still resonates: TV Guide slotted him at No. 39 on its list of Greatest TV Dads of All Time in 2004.

Schallert would be familiar to many for his memorable appearance on the famous “The Trouble With Tribbles” episode of the original “Star Trek” series: He played Nilz Baris, the agriculture undersecretary who is outraged to discover that the furry, endlessly reproducing aliens have devoured all the grain.

Schallert served as SAG president from 1979-81 and oversaw a three-month strike in 1980 that centered around rates and residuals for pay TV, videocassettes and videodiscs and included a successful boycott of the year’s primetime Emmy Awards.
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Watch: 'Heroes' Director Allan Arkush on Demented Tour-de-Force 'High School Confidential'

1958’s "High School Confidential" is an exploitation natural made by two pros who knew the genre inside and out: producer Albert Zugsmith ("Sex Kittens Go To College") and director Jack Arnold ("The Incredible Shrinking Man"). Jerry Lee Lewis kicks it off with some barn-burning rock n’ roll and then surrenders the stage to a cast made in B-movie heaven including Bad Girl Par Excellence, Mamie Van Doren and Russ Tamblyn as an undercover agent investigating a drug ring at the local high school. Roger Corman regular Mel Welles contributed a few lines of satirical poetry presaging the beatnik doggerel he’d compose for Corman’s 1959 horror-comedy "Bucket of Blood."
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High School Confidential

1958’s High School Confidential is an exploitation natural made by two pros who knew the genre inside and out: producer Albert Zugsmith (Sex Kittens Go To College) and director Jack Arnold (The Incredible Shrinking Man). Jerry Lee Lewis kicks it off with some barn-burning rock n’ roll and then surrenders the stage to a cast made in B-movie heaven including Bad Girl Par Excellence, Mamie Van Doren and Russ Tamblyn as an undercover agent investigating a drug ring at the local high school. Roger Corman regular Mel Welles contributed a few lines of satirical poetry presaging the beatnik doggerel he’d compose for Corman’s 1959 horror-comedy Bucket of Blood.
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Ant-Man 3-D

The latest Marvel franchise hero is an incredible shrinking secret agent with powers wholly unlike his fellow Avengers. Ex-con Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is motivated by sentimental family connection issues, and so is everyone else. The Sci-fi ideas come off very well via imaginative CGI effects and the 3-D is great, too. Ant-Man 3-D Blu-ray + Digital HD Walt Disney Studios / Marvel 2015 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 117 min. / Street Date December 8, 2015 / 39.99 Starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Anthony Mackie, Judy Greer, Abby Ryder Fortson, Michael Peña, John Slattery, Garrett Morris. Cinematography Russell Carpenter Film Editor Dan Lebenthal, Colby Parker Jr. Original Music Christophe Beck Written by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, Paul Rudd from the comic book by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby Produced by Kevin Feige Directed by Peyton Reed

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

In weaving its massive entertainment web of integrated storylines with sequels
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DVD Savant 2015 Favored Disc Roundup

or, Savant picks The Most Impressive Discs of 2015

This is the actual view from Savant Central, looking due North.

What a year! I was able to take one very nice trip back East too see Washington D.C. for the first time, or at least as much as two days' walking in the hot sun and then cool rain would allow. Back home in Los Angeles, we've had a year of extreme drought -- my lawn is looking patriotically ratty -- and we're expecting something called El Niño, that's supposed to be just shy of Old-Testament build-me-an-ark intensity. We withstood heat waves like those in Day the Earth Caught Fire, and now we'll get the storms part. This has been a wild year for DVD Savant, which is still a little unsettled. DVDtalk has been very patient and generous, and so have Stuart Galbraith & Joe Dante; so far everything
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Can You Answer These 10 Gargantuan Sci-Fi Film Questions?

Can You Answer These 10 Gargantuan Sci-Fi Film Questions?
Which novel was Tod Browning’s "The Devil-Doll" based on? Which ubiquitous 50’s character actor starred as the lonely mad scientist in "Attack of the Puppet People?" Who narrated the famous trailer to "The Incredible Shrinking Man?" Test your knowledge of bionic film wonders, large and small, with this 10-question quiz. Read More: The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far
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Incredible shrinking men: an ‘Ant-Man’ feature

Ant-Man has just hit cinemas in the UK, with the action-packed comedy escapade heading straight for the box office sugar mountain. With its story of a house thief who gets more than he bargains for when he pinches a mysterious suit that makes shrinking in the wash look like a walk in the park, it falls squarely on the lighter side of Marvel Studios, alongside Iron Man and Guardians Of The Galaxy.

The concept of a man who becomes the height a bug may appear quaint to today’s audiences, but the movie has certainly blown away the cobwebs, creating a spectacle that cinemagoers and critics have so far taken to like a moth to a Wicker Man. Of course, it also follows in a long tradition of characters with tiny but tortuous problems. Despite being small, they fill the screen, from Alice In Wonderland to Innerspace.

So find a
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Ant-man – Another Take

“Face front” all you Marvel-maniacs! The movie universe is expanding by actually getting…smaller. When we last visited the studio mega-franchise, just about ten weeks ago, metallic maniac Ultron ( a really major fail from Stark Industries) was out to destroy humanity until the Avengers (lead by the big heavy-hitters like Thor and the Hulk) pulled the plug on his plans. And story lines were in place for a new cosmic menace. But this new entry is not set way, way up there like last Summer’s surprise smash Guardians Of The Galaxy. Our new hero is more down to Earth (many times he’s a fraction of an inch from Earth). Non-comics fans may be surprised that he’s actually one of the earliest Marvel characters, almost pre-dating the age of heroes by his introduction in the Sf suspense story titled “The Man in the Ant Hill” from the anthology
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Film Review: ‘Ant-Man’

Film Review: ‘Ant-Man’
The Marvel Cinematic Universe can be an awfully big, noisy and repetitive place to spend your time and money, but at its best, it can also allow for humor, whimsy and lightness of spirit — all qualities that come into play in “Ant-Man,” a winningly modest addition to the ever-expanding Disney/Marvel family. Though we can mourn the more stylish and inventive stand-alone caper we might have gotten from director Edgar Wright (who left the project over creative differences and was replaced by Peyton Reed), this enjoyably off-the-cuff franchise starter takes a cue from its incredible shrinking protagonist (played by a game Paul Rudd) and emerges with a smaller-scaled, bigger-hearted origin story than most comicbook heroes are typically granted. Insofar as it feels like a bit of a tonic next to this summer’s more bloated offerings, this July 17 Stateside release won’t reach the box office heights of the recent
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Nerd Alert: Ant-Man Monster Movie, Jim Carrey Falls Hard and More

Nerd Alert: Ant-Man Monster Movie, Jim Carrey Falls Hard and More
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the off-beat, nerdy news for you in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this terrific Tuesday? Star Wars becomes a World War II movie, Japan accepts the U.S.'s robot war challenge and Ant-Man gets reimagined as a 1950s film. Plus, we have a supercut of Jim Carrey falling down and Real Fake History tackles Kill Bill Vol. 1. So, sit back, relax, and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.

Ant-Man is a 1950s Monster Movie

Vulture has put together another Remix video, where they re-imagine the upcoming Ant-Man as a 1955 monster movie. Cinema legend Vincent Price "narrates" this brief trailer, which utilizes black and white Ant-Man footage along with 1950s classics such as The Fly, The House on Haunted Hill, The Incredible Shrinking Man and Them! for an
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