Tag: Science Fiction

Will you believe it when you’re dead?? THE GREEN SLIME creeps to Blu-ray this October from Warner Archive

Will you believe it when you’re dead?? THE GREEN SLIME creeps to Blu-ray this October from Warner Archive

When I first started ExB way back in 2013, our first recurring feature was a dumb little thing called “99 Reasons for The Green Slime on Blu-ray”. That feature, which came with a petition for… guess…, only ever got through the first two reasons, and […]

Creatures from lagoons and Its from space: 3D Jack Arnold Double Feature at the Trylon next weekend

Creatures from lagoons and Its from space: 3D Jack Arnold Double Feature at the Trylon next weekend

Minneapolis’ newly-renovated (bigger! stronger! faster!) Trylon Cinema will host a pair of classic Jack Arnold-directed creature-features next weekend – 1953’s It Came From Outer Space and 1954’s Creature From the Black Lagoon, both of which will be presented in anaglyphic 3D from 35mm prints. Tickets are available now […]

GODZILLA: PLANET OF THE MONSTERS – new trailer and poster from Toho Animation

GODZILLA: PLANET OF THE MONSTERS – new trailer and poster from Toho Animation

We now have our first good look at the King of the Monster’s colossal animated iteration courtesy of a new trailer for the upcoming feature from Toho Animation and Polygon Pictures. The official (and bilingual Japanese / English) website for the anime film has also […]

Krieg im Weltenraum! Ishiro Honda’s BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE blasts onto Blu-ray next week from Anolis

Krieg im Weltenraum! Ishiro Honda’s BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE blasts onto Blu-ray next week from Anolis

Anolis Entertainment continue to impress with their steady slate of vintage genre Blu-rays. Following on the heels of their dual-format release of The H-Man in March, next week will see the high definition home video debut of another classic tokusatsu effort – 1959’s Battle in Outer Space. […]

FRANKENSTEIN VS. BARAGON and MATANGO to Toho Blu-ray in November

FRANKENSTEIN VS. BARAGON and MATANGO to Toho Blu-ray in November

In addition to the two classic films from Ishiro HONDA, Kihachi Okamoto’s Battle of Okinawa and Japan’s Longest Day as well as the complete ’90s Mothra trilogy will also see release. All five are slated for November 3rd release dates, and can be pre-ordered through Amazon JP and the […]

John Agar against the INVISIBLE INVADERS: The Most Fantastic Battle Ever Fought!

John Agar against the INVISIBLE INVADERS: The Most Fantastic Battle Ever Fought!

“You would see nothing! We are invisible. We are invisible, Adam Penner! Long ago we learned to change the molecular structure of our bodies. You cannot see us.” It’s difficult to say for certain whether 1959’s Invisible Invaders has an awful lot on its mind, or […]

Entombed for eons… Turned to Stone… Seeking Women! Women! Women! Edward Cahn’s CURSE OF THE FACELESS MAN

Entombed for eons… Turned to Stone… Seeking Women! Women! Women! Edward Cahn’s CURSE OF THE FACELESS MAN

Etruscan gladiator-slave Quintillus Aurelius rises from the ruins of Pompeii to reclaim his reincarnated bride in this occasionally odd and often rote science fiction horror, produced by Robert E. Kent (Invisible Invaders) for the prolific Edward Small (Witness For the Prosecution) and directed by B-picture […]

Flying Beast out of Prehistoric Skies! Fred F. Sears’ THE GIANT CLAW to Blu-ray in April from Anolis Entertainment

Flying Beast out of Prehistoric Skies! Fred F. Sears’ THE GIANT CLAW to Blu-ray in April from Anolis Entertainment

Addition (03/31): Anolis Entertainment’s The Giant Claw (Angriff der Riesenkralle) is up for pre-order now, through Amazon.de and other outlets. It’s been less than two weeks since German label Anolis Entertainment’s excellent Blu-ray issue of Ishiro Honda’s The H-Man, but they’re already at it again, expanding upon […]

All Brand New! An Important Film of Our Age Starring Russ Tamblyn, Kumi Mizuno, and… Kipp Hamilton?

All Brand New! An Important Film of Our Age Starring Russ Tamblyn, Kumi Mizuno, and… Kipp Hamilton?

Tokusatsu Tuesdays is a regular feature relating to Japanese special effects entertainments and their associated whatsits, and a bridge, so to speak, between ExploderButton.com and its sister site, Eiga · Bouei.  Just a short write-up for all of you this Tuesday. The artwork shared below […]

Lily Franky stars in new teaser trailer for Yukio Mishima adaptation BEAUTIFUL STAR ă€ŒçŸŽă—ă„æ˜Ÿă€

GAGA have dropped a new teaser trailer for the anticipated film adaptation of Yukio MISHIMA’s 1962 novel Beautiful StarÂ ă€ŒçŸŽă—ă„æ˜Ÿă€. The film is co-written and directed by Pale Moon‘s Daihachi YOSHIDA (The Kirishima Thing), and stars Lily Franky (Like Father, Like Son), Kazuya KAMENASHI (Joker Game), and Ai […]

Kikuchi’s GENOCIDE: Music for Insects to War By

Kikuchi’s GENOCIDE: Music for Insects to War By

Tokusatsu Tuesdays is a regular feature relating to Japanese special effects entertainments and their associated whatsits, and a bridge, so to speak, between ExploderButton and its sister site, Eiga · Bouei.  Out of the string of grim and out-there sci-fi horrors Shochiku Company produced at […]

The return of ‘The Return of Godzilla’

After decades in licensing limbo, Toho’s 1984 series reboot The Return of Godzilla (Gojira) will this month be making its belated premiere on Stateside DVD and Blu-ray courtesy of Kraken Releasing. Directed by HASHIMOTO Kƍji (a long-time assistant director of Tƍhƍ tokusatsu productions) and featuring an ambitious effects production from […]

Choke Canyon (1986)

Choke Canyon (1986)

Rogue physicist Dr. David Lowell (Stephen Collins) is convinced he is able to develop a clean, infinite source of energy out of sound waves. To prove that particularly interesting theory, he has set up a lab with awesome blinking doodads in beautiful Choke Canyon. There, […]

Banned  Japan: From Tsuburaya Productions with Love

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 again I stumble onto something that’s banned somewhere, but this may be the first time I’ve ever crossed paths with a banned episode of a […]

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

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, I really wanted to love this release. The film is a bona fide household favorite, and there was the potential, at least, to really knock the socks off […]

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

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 while investigating a mysterious warm water region in Antarctica. There they must contend with voracious dinosaurs, killer plants, and one crazed survivalist, all while trying to […]

Die Schlacht der Stahlgiganten: Stuart Gordon’s ‘Robot Jox’ (1990)

Die Schlacht der Stahlgiganten: Stuart Gordon’s ‘Robot Jox’ (1990)

Fifty years following a global nuclear holocaust conventional warfare has been outlawed. Territorial disputes between the two superpowers (the United States and the USSR, here reborn as the Market and the Confederation respectively) are instead settled by a new breed of warrior – the Robot Jox, superstar […]

Saturday Monster Matinee: <br>Irwin Allen’s ‘The Lost World’

Saturday Monster Matinee:
Irwin Allen’s ‘The Lost World’

Playing as a sort of matinee ready follow-up to 20th Century Fox’s successful production of Journey to the Center of the Earth from 1959, Irwin Allen’s The Lost World is big, colorful, and dumb in more or less equal measure. The screenplay by Allen and frequent collaborator Charles Bennett […]