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Movies 4 You More Sci-Fi Classics [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Douglas Kennedy , James Griffith    DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Actors: Douglas Kennedy, James Griffith
  • Format: Colour, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • 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: Shout Factory
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Sep 2013
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00D9EJFV4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,049 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 Sci-Fi Films on 1 Disc, what's not to like? 18 Mar 2014
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Great value item - four sci-fi classics?? from the fab fifties and sixties. Get to see them while you can.They really don't make them like this any more and the print quality is surprisingly good.Give yourself a treat,watch something you won't see anywhere else.File under guilty pleasures..
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4.0 out of 5 stars great 26 May 2014
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four good movies for a good price,the monster in reptilicus is so funny,love these classic old films,recommened just for the price
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Uncut, and nice aspect ratios, with extra foreign scene 3 Sep 2013
By Jobla - Published on Amazon.com
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BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE has all the gore and the complete striptease fight scene (fans of this film will know what I'm talking about). There's also a brief foreign scene (in the supplement section, without dialog) that has some topless imagery in it. That scene was only shown in foreign countries. The model wears a bikini in the American version of that scene.

BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE and AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN are in 1:66-1.

NEANDERTHAL MAN is in 1:85-1, while REPTILICUS is full-frame. The aspect ratios look correct, although I'm not certain about REPTILICUS.

There is also a running photo gallery with photos and poster repros of the films. BRAIN gets a generous 38 images, including a couple of cheesecake shots.

This was the best five dollars I've spent in a long time!
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quadruple Feature Shlock At A Bargain Price! 6 Sep 2013
By Cuthbert J. Twiddle - Published on Amazon.com
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If you like this sort of thing (schlock sci-fi) like I do and don't have these films in your collection grab this one! At this price it's a fantastic bargain! The 4 films are all on one side of a dual layer disc which provides only about 2 GB disc space per title but they look very good. Best news is that three out of four of the films are anamorphic wide screen with ratios of 1.85:1 and 1.66:1. "Reptilicus" should be widescreen too but it's 1.37:1 open matte here. For the most part there is plenty of headroom at the top with "Reptilicus" so it looks perfectly acceptable (although grainier) if you use the "Zoom" (NOT "Stretch") setting on your widescreen HDTV. Only extras are a still gallery and a short (45 second) outtake from "Brain That Wouldn't Die" that was apparently used in versions for some foreign countries where censorship laws were more liberal than here in the USA at time of the original release! Would you believe a topless babe? Hubba Hubba!
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars PSYCHOTRONIC THRILLS AT A BARGAIN PRICE! 17 Oct 2013
By Smrz - Published on Amazon.com
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Mr. Michael Weldon would certainly approve of this 4-pak of schlock Sci-Fi films at such a cheap price. I must admit that I was more than a bit skeptical when I read the reviews that stated 4 films on only 1 dvd could actually look so good. Well, after yesterday, I am no longer a skeptic. At such a bargain price, I was expecting some washed-out public domain prints. But to my surprise, I was very impressed at how well these actually looked. Also, I was completely blown-away at the extras which included still galleries for all 4 films, as well as some additional scenes for the International Version of my favorite in this collection, which is THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE. THE AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN(1960) was directed by cult director Edgar G. Ulmer. Any film by Ulmer is certainly worth my time and money. It is about a mad scientist who experiments with a serum that makes men transparent. He uses an escaped convict to rob a bank but is stymied by Scotland yard. It is in Wide Screen format with 16x9, 1.66:1 ratio. The transfer is very good to excellent. Next up is REPTILICUS(1962), which is actually in color, and was actually filmed in "Cinemagic". It was filmed in Denmark. The frozen tail of a giant reptile is accidently discovered. When it begins to thaw, the creature regenerates into a full-sized monster. The very laughable monster is actually a jerky puppet. What a Howl! The giant flying reptile attacks Copenhagen. The ending of the movie has a surprise twist which I won't reveal here. It is in Full Screen format, 4x3,1.33 ratio. I actually remember seeing this movie in my local theater when I was only 14. Next up is THE NEANDERTHAL MAN(1953). The film is about a scientist who uses a serum that transforms himself into a prehistoric caveman, his cat into a saber-toothed tiger, and his housekeeper into an ape person. This film is also in Wide-Screen format, 16x9,1.66:1 Ratio. Which brings us to one of my all-time favorites, THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE(1962). Talk about Psychotronic! My friend who watched it with me sat with his mouth open for the entire film because he was so astounded! It's about a brilliant surgeon whose speeding car causes an accident that decapitates his fiancée. He simply wraps her head into his jacket and takes it to his upstate New York Mansion, attaches some coils and puts the head in a film developing tray. The living head wants to die and talks too much, so he simply puts some tape over her mouth and begins to go body-searching so that he can attach her head to the body. He visits a well-stacked model who poses for photographers in a leopard-skin bikini. Because her face is scarred on one side, he promises to fix it and talks her into going with him to her lab. When his girlfriend finds out, she uses her telepathic powers to summon a giant pinhead mutant locked inside a closet to break out. The mutant-creature then tears off the arm of the crippled lab assistant, kills the doctor by taking a big bloody bite out of his shoulder and spits it out. The creature than sets the lab on fire and then rescues the model as the head laughs and the lab burns down. The movie was actually filmed in Tarrytown, New York in 1959, but it took 3 years before it was actually released. No Wonder! This film is also in Wide-Screen format, 16x9,1:66:1 ratio. I've seen the film at least 10 times in my life and it never ceases to amaze. What I'd never seen before and is included here is the very rare International version which includes nudity of the model. REPTILLICUS is the only film that is in color, as the other 3 are in black and white. At a total running time of 310 minutes, as well as the still galleries for each film, and the restored scene for BRAIN, this dvd certainly delivers more than a little bang for your buck! As I mentioned before, Michael Weldon would certainly approve of this dvd. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! SMRZ!!
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Citizen Kane Doesn't Even Come Close to These 4 17 Dec 2013
By Hugh Oliver - Published on Amazon.com
Others have described the plots of these timeless classics quite well; all I'm going to do is critique them.

1. The Amazing Transparent Man---*** A modest 58 minutes but a good 58 minutes. Any bank robber with any sense would
much rather use invisibility to rob banks than use it to steal scientific supplies to help create an invisible army, so Douglas
Kennedy's character has some very sound motivation here. Yes, it's all cheese, but in director Edgar G. Ulmer's capable hands
it's a very lean and tasty cheese. James Griffith should have been nominated for an Academy Award for this; I guess
competition was just too strong that year.

2. The Neanderthal Man---** Good cast but really poor effects, even for the zero budget. Why set the story in the High
Sierra foothills and then film most of it indoors? Since there was so little money, it would have made more sense to put
the terrifying creature in the Hollywood Hills, or Sunset Blvd, except if it was on Sunset he might not have gotten
noticed.

3 The Brain That Wouldn't Die---** (original working title was "The Brain That Categorically Refused to Die".) Most of the scripting and acting is right out of the
Ed Wood method. The one exception is Virginia Leith, who was also excellent in 'Toward
the Unknown' and really deserved more star treatment than studios gave her. As bad as 'Brain' is, I do see where it
gets its cult reputation. It's a terrible movie, but one with style.

4. Reptilicus---* Surprisingly, this is the real dog of the bunch. The monster seems to be paralyzed from the lower
neck down, plus the monster is a very poor actor as monsters go. Danish filmmakers must take a dim view of American generals, because
the one here is really grouchy. He does settle down once a gorgeous Danish blonde takes him out for a tour of
Copenhagen. In fact, the main value of 'Reptilicus' is the picturesque views of Denmark, and the cafe pop singer isn't
bad either. Everything else is virtually unwatchable, too inept to even be taken as camp.

Picture quality of all 4 movies is reasonably good, and there's an inspiring bonus feature: it appears that the American version of 'Brain That Wouldn't Die' had surplus female costuming but the European version corrected the problem.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars UNCUT FOOTAGE IN THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE 2 Nov 2013
By ANTON PHIBES - Published on Amazon.com
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UNCUT FOOTAGE
IN THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE
NEVER SEEN BEFORE ON DVD AND REMASTERED IN ANAMORPHIC
GREAT CAMPY CLASSICS AND MORE
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