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The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)

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A chronicle of the impact early movie special effects had on star creators of future sci-fi films.

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Legendary all-stars of cinema bring to life the evolution of science-fiction and special effects films from the wild and funny days of B-movies to blockbusters that have captured the world's imagination. This is the story of the Sci-Fi Boys, who started out as kids making amateur movies inspired by Forrest J Ackerman's FAMOUS MONSTERS magazine and grew up to take Hollywood by storm, inventing the art and technology for filming anything the mind can dream Written by Universal Studios Home Entertainment LLC

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Totally enjoyable
19 October 2008 | by (Pittsburgh) – See all my reviews

I collected Famous Monsters back in the day and used to argue with my older brother that the magazine WAS, certainly worth the paper it was printed on. That being said I may be biased in my rating, The DVD brought back many great prepubescent memories that I had when I would watch and read about monster or science fiction films. Like hoping aliens or some kind of monster would do something, anything, so that the teacher would have to postpone the test! Really, the childlike knowledge,(does that make any sense), that I still have which now I suppose we call Optimism are certainly caused by my early exposure to the products these people were offering. Respect to the cast!


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