The world’s first galactic supersleuth: Supersonic Man (1979)

aka Sonic Man (which I can only imagine to be a side story about our hero’s less favoured brother) Poor…

Stripped, weaponless, alone: Cornel Wilde’s ‘The Naked Prey’ to Blu-ray from Masters of Cinema in October

While I find the suggestion that this is “…Wilde’s most ruthless picture…” to be dubious at best (No Blade of…

A Song Before Annihilation: The Robots (Kraftwerk)

Regular contributor, friend, and noted German Denis K. mentioned in his own post about his latest piece here that ExB is…

Cartes sur Table: Attack of the Robots (1966)

Oh no! International bigwigs are murdered by guys and gals in blackface, wearing what we from a more enlightened age…

It doesn’t think. It doesn’t feel. It doesn’t give up. David Robert Mitchell’s ‘It Follows’ (2014)

Jay (Maika Monroe) certainly didn’t expect the first night of sex (and perhaps her first night of sex ever) with her new boyfriend…

Banned Japan: From Tsuburaya Productions with Love

Given the very nature of the sort of cinema I gravitate towards its an unavoidable fact that every now and…

The hunt is on: Adrián Bogliano’s ‘Late Phases’ (2014)

His son Will (Ethan Embry) helps move blind, retired soldier Ambrose (Nick Damici again proving the fact he’s one of today’s…

From the far reaches of outer space comes a threat to planet Earth! P Productions’ 『マグマ大使』 AMBASSADOR MAGMA to Japanese Blu-ray in September

Japan’s first color tokusatsu television series turns fifty next Summer, but King Records look to start celebrations a little early. 1966’s Ambassador…

Saturday Monster Matinee:『ゴジラ・ミニラ・ガバラ オール怪獣大進撃』/ All Monsters Attack

My memories of Godzilla’s tenth screen adventure are fonder than usual. It aired on television constantly as I was growing…

Disc Love: Luigi Cozzi’s ‘Contamination’ (2015 Arrow Video Blu-ray)

A love note to the classic science fiction cinema of the past by way of an Alien-derived horror fantasy about Martian…

Don’t hunt what you can’t kill: John Woo’s ‘Hard Target’

When Nat Binder (Yancy Butler) comes to New Orleans looking for her long-time estranged, now missing, father, she didn’t expect…

Thrill-stories beyond all imagining! THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, SON OF KONG, MIGHTY JOE YOUNG and THEM! to Blu-ray from Warner in October

The (overlong) title says it all here, ladies and gentlemen. The classic genre fans among the HD video aficionados have oft…

Saturday Monster Matinee:     Earth Attack Order ~ Godzilla vs. Gigan『地球攻撃命令 ゴジラ対ガイガン』

Aliens in orange leisure suits plot world conquest from a theme park, and it’s up to a comic artist and…

Creeping! Crawling! Crushing! Bill Rebane’s ‘The Giant Spider Invasion’ to Blu-ray and DVD next week from VCI

Update (6/13/2015): The original post continues below – received the Blu-ray on Wednesday and wanted to share some quick thoughts. Firstly,…

A Song Before Annihilation: That’s Good (Devo)

A cut from the 1982 LP Oh, no! It’s Devo – this is pure propulsive synth-pop bliss, and somewhat notorious with regards to…

Saturday Monster Matinee:    Virgil Vogel’s ‘The Land Unknown’

A trio of naval researchers and an intrepid journalist find themselves lost in a prehistoric oasis after their expedition crash lands…

A Song Before Annihilation: Pop Muzik (M)

Originally from M (Robin Scott)’s 1979 LP New York · London · Paris · Munich. This gets more circulation in the ExB homeland than…

Saturday Monster Matinee: Edward L. Cahn’s ‘IT! The Terror from Beyond Space’

The year is 1973. The first manned mission to Mars has gone disastrously wrong, and several months later a rescue mission reveals…

Falcon Magistrate / 「はやぶさ奉行」 (1957)

Edo period Japan. Kagemoto Toyama (Chiezo Kataoka), known to his friends as Kinshiro, is the son of a well-respected magistrate….

All new thrills! Shock! Suspense! Jack Arnold’s ‘Revenge of the Creature’ to Region B Blu-ray in August

While the first film saw release in Universal’s widely distributed Monsters: The Essential Collection Blu-ray box from 2012, and subsequently in…

Der Mann mit dem Glasauge: The Man With the Glass Eye (1969)

Scotland Yard’s most boring best (well, at least fifth or sixth best) man Inspector Perkins (Horst Tappert, who was always more lively…

Beyond the edge of darkness: Terry Marcel’s ‘Hawk the Slayer’

Welcome to some vaguely defined medieval fantasy period. Brothers Voltan (Jack Palance) – evil if the name isn’t hint enough –…

Fatal Frame /「劇場版 零〜ゼロ〜」 (2014)

The peaceful life of the girls of a Catholic boarding school in a small Japanese town turns first strange, then rather…

1001 wonders! 1001 thrills! Henry Levin’s ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’ (1959)

Jules Verne’s classic science fiction adventure novel Voyage au Centre de la Terre has been adapted many times for screens both large…

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