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Classic SF films from the 1950s
on 14 December 2014
Some of the films here are very dated with obvious visual effects, but where they score is in having the original ideas and putting them on screen for the first time, and making the most of limited budgets in producing what were then very scary movies. There are seven films in this collection, mostly B&W and mostly 4:3 and mostly Mono.
They are films that all SF enthusiasts will want to have in their collection, and in most cases they have been restored to a very good standard. Some have relevant extras typically including Production Commentary, Trailer, Photos, cast lists, etc plus a couple of documentaries. The Invasion of the Body Snatchers has two versions, the later (1988) being a colourized extended version of the original Black and White (1956).
In the set are:
The Thing From Another World (1951), 4:3, B&W, Mono
It Came From Outer Space (1953), 4:3, B&W, Stereo, Photos, Documentary, Trailer, assorted subtitles
The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), 4:3, B&W, Mono, Photos, Commentary, Trailer, Documentary
Tarantula (1955), 4:3, B&W, Mono, assorted subtitles
This Island Earth (1955), 1.85:1, Colour, Mono
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), 5:3 letterbox, B&W, Mono
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1988), 4:3, Colourised, Mono
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957), 16:9, B&W, assorted Mono soundtracks and subtitles