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The Black Scorpion [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Richard Denning , Mara Corday , Edward Ludwig    DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Actors: Richard Denning, Mara Corday, Carlos Rivas, Mario Navarro, Carlos Múzquiz
  • Directors: Edward Ludwig
  • Writers: David Duncan, Paul Yawitz, Robert Blees
  • Producers: Frank Melford, Jack Dietz
  • Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, DVD-Video, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Oct 2003
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000B1OGC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 93,504 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Gwangi in a scorpion suit 9 April 2007
By bernie TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Yep it is the standard big bug 50's sci-fi with a Mexican twist.

We start with the obligatory narrative and a description of what may come. The narrator thinks that volcanoes are evil and bring destruction to farm land. To this land comes a pair of archaeologically strange doctors. They discover a fallen girl (that was just horsing around) and one of the scientists falls in love. The other states "man is born single."

I will not reveal the ugly threat that you already see on the cover. However I think they used them again in "Attack of the Giant Crabs". Also it is fun to look at the technology of the time; they use huge walkie-talkie's, flash cameras (out of flash range), and Bakelite phones. The annoying part of the movie is the kid that will not stay in the car; we all hope he gets eaten early in the story.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Real Pearl 22 Sep 2006
Format:DVD
This old movie is a real pearl for any Sci-fi movie collection, the effects in the movie are expremly well made concidering how old the movie it self is, a lot of work have gone into the movie with restoring the picture to remove scratches and other such annying things, and the sound has been cleaned up as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gem 12 Aug 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The eruption of volcanoes is followed by the discovery of cars and a house wrecked by some mysterious beast. Before long there are giant scorpions coming out of a hidden cave deep below the ground to feed on the local people.

This is without doubt a classic amongst the "giant mutated invertibrate" films. The scorpions are well-made and genuinely creepy stop-motion, and the film features cameos from a spider-like beast and a giant worm-like monster. These two models are the ones originally used in the missing King Kong "spider pit" sequence. The scenes underground give you a real idea of what the spider pit sequence must have been like. A first-class film, and it also comes with extras such as the stop-motion dinosaur sequence from "Animal World".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the black scorpion 7 Feb 2011
Format:DVD
Can anyone tell me when The Black Scorpion dvd will be released in the United Kingdom.
I saw this film years ago on tv,hope someone can help me.
Mr D Harvie.
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