Lively, entertaining reviews of, and essays on, old and newer films and everything relating to them, written by professional author William Schoell.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
ROGER CORMAN'S CULT SCI FI CLASSICS TRIPLE FEATURE
ROGER CORMAN'S CULT CLASSICS TRIPLE FEATURE: SCI FI CLASSICS.
This new DVD set collects three films produced and directed by Roger Corman: Attack of the Crab Monsters, Not of This Earth and War of the Satellites. The first was available only in a very poor commercial DVD a few years ago, the second seems never to have had an official DVD release, and I'm not certain what the story is with the third. Although the set boasts "all new film transfers from the negatives" they certainly haven't been digitally remastered. The prints for the last two films are more than acceptable, however, and Attack of the Crab Monsters looks especially splendid. As for the films themselves, click on the titles to read my reviews: Attack of the Crab Monsters; Not of This Earth; War of the Satellites. Basically horror/sci-fi fans will want this set for Crab -- especially Crab -- and Earth, as Satellites is totally forgettable. The set has a variety of extras, including interviews, a Corman documentary, and lots of Corman film trailers.
Verdict: Recommended for the Corman horror aficionado. ***.