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Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on 1953 Mock Doc Alien Invader Film 'Phantom from Space'

This week at Trailers from Hell, B-horror director Joe Dante introduces W. Lee Wilder's "Phantom from Space" (1953). "From the files of the Central Bureau" comes this terminally uneventful, stock footage-laden docu-style alien invader film, one of a series of on-location sci fi cheapies from director W. Lee Wilder. Insomniacs might try double billing this with "The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues" for a restful night.
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What to buy this week: DVD and Blu-Ray releases for Monday 14th February

Another week, another list of DVDs and Blu-rays out to buy from today – and what a selection of titles: action, drama, award-winners and even some complete drivel. I’ll let you decide which is which!

Red (DVD & Blu-ray) – Frank (Bruce Willis), Joe (Morgan Freeman), Marvin (John Malkovich) and Victoria (Helen Mirren) used to be the CIA’s top agents – but the secrets they know just made them the Agency’s top targets. Now framed for assassination, they must use all of their collective cunning, experience and teamwork to stay one step ahead of their deadly pursuers and stay alive. To stop the operation, the team embarks on an impossible, cross-country mission to break into the top-secret CIA headquarters, where they will uncover one of the biggest conspiracies and cover-ups in government history. Review.

The Social Network (DVD & Blu-ray) – David Fincher’s The Social Network is the tale of a new
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’50’s Sci-Fi Writer Myles Wilder Dies

Myles Wilder was the son of B-movie director W. Lee Wilder, and scripted many of his father’s more memorable science fiction and horror films in the 1950s. Myles wrote such cult classics as Phantom from Space (1953), Killers from Space (1954), The Snow Creature (1954), Manfish (1956), Fright (1956), Spy in the Sky (1958), and Bluebeard’s Ten Honeymoons (1960)

Wilder, who was also the nephew of Oscar-winning director Billy Wilder, began his career writing radio scripts for The Whistler series. He worked frequently on television in the 1960s and 1970s, penning episodes of such series as Bonanza, McHale’s Navy which earned him two Emmy Award nominations, Mr. Terrific, Get Smart, The Flying Nun, and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. He was writer and story consultant for numerous animated series including The Addams Family, Inch High Private Eye, Hong Kong Phooey, Korg: 70,000 B.C., Partridge Family 2200 A.D., and Valley of the Dinosaurs.

Wilder died
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