Blu-Ray News #313: Sci-Fi From The Vault: 4 Classic Films (1955-59).

Mill Creek Entertainment has two new Blu-ray sets coming in December: Sci-Fi From The Vault: 4 Classic Films and Thrillers From The Vault: 8 Classic Horror Films. Here’s a look at the Sci-Fi Vault.

Creature With The Atom Brain (1955)
Directed by Edward L. Cahn
Starring Richard Denning, Angela Stevens, S. John Launer, Michael Granger

A scientist has figured out how to reanimate dead people and make them obey his commands. A gangster finds out about the discovery and decides he’ll use the dead for his own purposes. Produced by Sam Katzman.

It Came From Beneath The Sea (1955)
Directed by Robert Gordon
Starring Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue, Donald Curtis

Kenneth Tobey commands a submarine that is attacked by a giant octopus, cooked up by Ray Harryheusen. Before long, Tobey and Faith Domergue are battling it along the Pacific Coast. Produced by Sam Katzman.

The Ymir and Ray Harryheusen. Ray’s the one on the right.

20 Million Miles To Earth (1957)
Directed by Nathan Juran
Starring William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Frank Puglia

When a spaceship crashes on its way back from Venus, some eggs brought back as a souvenir get lost. Soon a really cool, quickly-growing monster from Ray Harryheusen is running loose.

The 30 Foot Bride Of Candy Rock (1959)
Directed by Sidney Miller
Starring Lou Costello, Dorothy Provine, Gale Gordon

Lou Costello’s fiancé Dorothy Provine is exposed to radiation and grows really big. This was Costello’s only solo film after he and Bud Abbott parted ways. Lou died before it was released.

Columbia’s transfers are always top-notch, so expect these pictures to look fabulous. 

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Filed under 1955, 1957, 1959, Abbott & Costello, Angela Stevens, Columbia, Curt Siodmak, DVD/Blu-ray News, Edward L. Cahn, Faith Domergue, Kenneth Tobey, Mill Creek, Nathan Juran, Ray Harryhausen, Richard Denning, Sam Katzman

2 responses to “Blu-Ray News #313: Sci-Fi From The Vault: 4 Classic Films (1955-59).

  1. john k

    Well,the Horror Kids (and I ) sure got it wrong on this one-
    but to have CREATURE WITH THE ATOM BRAIN in high
    def and hopefully widescreen will be worth it.
    Regarding the Horror set most of the kids agree that FIVE
    does not belong in the Karloff heavy set; I agree though
    FIVE is a very good movie-the kids would rather have
    SON OF DR JEKYLL and so would I as I’ve never seen it.
    I would have thought THE GAMMA PEOPLE a better choice
    than the Lou flick but then again it’s a curio to be sure.
    I still feel THE GAMMA PEOPLE and JOE MACBETH would
    make a wonderful double-certainly as far as Columbia curios
    go. Mill Creeks art department have really delivered the goods
    with both of these sets.

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    • Totally agree. John. We can always question some of the choices, but I’m so stoked this is happening! Love those Karloffs and the more Katzman in hi-def the better.

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