Blu-ray News #58: The Magnetic Monster (1953).

The Magnetic Monster poster

Directed by Curt Siodmak
Starring Richard Carlson, King Donovan, Jean Byron, Harry Ellerbe, Leo Britt

Kino Lorber has announced a June Blu-ray release for The Magnetic Monster (1953), a low-budget, high-quality (as I see it) sci-fi picture from Curt Siodmak. It stars the great Richard Carlson as a scientist warning us about the dangers of radiation. Nobody handles 50s pseudo-scientific dialogue as well as Carlson. Recommended.


Filed under 1953, Curt Siodmak, DVD/Blu-ray News, Kino Lorber, Richarld Carlson, Uncategorized

3 responses to “Blu-ray News #58: The Magnetic Monster (1953).

  1. Richard Oravitz

    … yeah, it’s really not any “Cosmic Frankenstein”, and it certainly isn’t DONOVAN’S BRAIN either, but it’s really a pretty good trek down 1950s cheapie Sci-fi potboilers… Not great, but certainly worth attention, and the KINO release is welcomed, making this a must-have for fans of such mind numbing sensationalism as myself.


  2. john k

    Finally,after a seemingly endless foray into the “good taste” department
    the H8 finally gets back down to somewhere near my level.
    THE MAGNETIC MONSTER is one of the very few Fifties Sci-Fi flicks
    that I’ve never seen so this is a welcome release.

    Kino have just previewed the artwork for the wonderfully wacky
    I’m chuffed to bits that these poverty row epics from my mis-spent
    youth are getting this much love and attention.
    I’m still holding out in hope that Kino will give RETURN OF DRACULA
    the high def treatment…what a cool little movie.


    • I’m excited about Invisible Invaders. Why didn’t I ever do a post about it?

      And you’re right: a spiffed-up Return Of Dracula would be a great thing.


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