The week comes to an end with some fan­tas­tic news for fans of clas­sic exploita­tion film­mak­ing: Shout! Factory has announced the lists of bonus fea­tures for the Galaxy Of Terror and Forbidden World spe­cial-edi­tion DVD’s they are releas­ing in July.  These titles were amongst the first for­eign-released discs Your Humble Reviewer bought when he got his first region-free play­er five years ago.  At the time, the idea of the­se discs get­ting a stateside release at all was incon­ceiv­able, much less extras-packed spe­cial edi­tions.  The com­pre­hen­sive fea­tures pre­pared for the­se titles go a long way towards restor­ing his faith that lesser-known cult favorites can still get the red-car­pet treat­ment in this for­mat.  Read on for all the eye-pop­ping, Alien-sploita­tion details…

A DIABOLICAL DUO OF UNFORGETTABLE ROGER CORMAN SCIENCE FICTION SHOCKERS UNLEASH FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIGH-DEFINITION BLU-RAY™ AND AVAILABLE ON DVD THIS SUMMER! 

SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENTS

FORBIDDEN WORLD

2-DISC SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY and DVD


high­light­ing widescreen pre­sen­ta­tion of the new­ly remas­tered the­atri­cal ver­sion and the debut of unrat­ed director’s cut, 

plus exten­sive bonus fea­tures

&

GALAXY OF TERROR

SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY and DVD


dig­i­tal­ly remas­tered and pre­sent­ed in widescreen,

jam-packed with all-new bonus con­tent

IN STORES NATIONWIDE JULY 20, 2010 

FROM SHOUT FACTORY

Space, the final fron­tier …it’s also the fiercest, most fear­ful fron­tier. No one can hear you scream … but now they can hear you shout! This Summer, Shout! Factory, in asso­ci­a­tion with New Horizons Picture Corporation, have a treat in store for afi­ciona­dos of sci-fi, hor­ror clas­sics and Roger Corman fans when Forbidden World and Galaxy of Terror debut for the first time on Special Edition Blu-ray and DVD on July 20, 2010. Forbidden World 2-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray and DVD con­tain two ver­sions of the movie – the new­ly remas­tered the­atri­cal ver­sion and the nev­er-before-seen unrat­ed director’s cut. Each Blu-ray and DVD boasts a shock­ing selec­tion of exten­sive bonus con­tent includ­ing all-new inter­views and audio com­men­taries with cast and crew, rare behind-the-sce­nes footage and much more. These two inter-stel­lar shock­ers mark the lat­est install­ments from fan favorite ROGER CORMAN’S CULT CLASSICS home enter­tain­ment series from Shout! Factory. Each Special Edition Blu-ray and DVD is sold sep­a­rate­ly. Blu-ray is priced to own at $26.97; and DVD is avail­able at $19.93.

Available for the first time on both Blu-ray and DVD, audi­ences can expe­ri­ence the 2-Disc Special Edition home enter­tain­ment release of Forbidden World as it was orig­i­nal­ly envi­sioned, in a nev­er-before-seen, unrat­ed director’s cut, as well as a new­ly remas­tered the­atri­cal cut.

On the remote plan­et of Xarbia, a sci­en­tific exper­i­ment has gone hor­rif­i­cal­ly wrong. An exper­i­men­tal life-form known as Subject 20,” cre­at­ed by an élite group of sci­en­tists to pre­vent a major galac­tic food cri­sis, has instead mutat­ed into a man-eat­ing organ­ism. It’s get­ting big­ger, it has the abil­i­ty to change its genet­ic struc­ture at will and, worst of all, it’s hun­gry. Very, very hun­gry!

Two-fist­ed, hard-liv­ing, hard-lov­ing boun­ty hunter Mike Colby (Jesse Vint, Macon County Line, Deathsport) is called in to com­bat this mon­strous men­ace, but soon sus­pects that the sci­en­tists are keep­ing some­thing from him. He soon dis­cov­ers why: Subject 20 is half-human.

In clas­sic Agatha Christie tra­di­tion, Subject 20 begins killing off the sci­en­tists one by one, while Colby and the remain­ing sur­vivors des­per­ate­ly try to fig­ure out a way to destroy it — before it destroys them.

Also released the­atri­cal­ly as Mutant, Forbidden World has it all: Gratuitous gore, unex­pect­ed nudi­ty, sur­pris­ing bits of black com­e­dy, and an assort­ment of inspired and inven­tive spe­cial effects (done on a Roger Corman bud­get, of course). Nevertheless, the film earned three Saturn Award nom­i­na­tions: Best Low-Budget Film, Best Special Effects and Best Makeup. The film marked the direc­to­ri­al debut of two-time Primetime Emmy Awards® win­ner Allan Holzman (Survivors of the Holocaust), who like so many Hollywood lumi­nar­ies got his start under Corman’s aus­pices.

The cast also includes delec­table damsels-in-dis­tress June Chadwick (This is Spinal Tap, the orig­i­nal V) and Dawn Dunlap (Barbarian Queen, David Hamilton’s Laura) and char­ac­ter actors Linden Chiles (Helter Skelter, Who is the Black Dahlia?), Fox Harris (Repo Man, Sid and Nancy), Michael Bowen (Kill Bill – Volume 1, Jackie Brown) and Scott Paulin (The Right Stuff)

You too can embark on a nev­er-before-seen, nev­er-more-explic­it jour­ney to Forbidden World. It’s a jour­ney you won’t soon for­get!

FORBIDDEN WORLD 2-DISC SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

Disc 1 on Blu-ray Disc

  • New anamor­phic widescreen (1.85:1) in high def­i­n­i­tion trans­fer from the Inter-Positive films ele­ments of the R-rat­ed the­atri­cal cut
  • Interview with pro­duc­er Roger Corman
  • Interviews with cast and crew includ­ing direc­tor Allan Holzman, com­poser Susan Justin and actor Jesse Vint.
  • A look at the spe­cial effects of Forbidden World with John Carl Buechler, Robert Skotak, Tony Randal and R. Christopher Biggs
  • Poster and still Gallery
  • Original the­atri­cal trail­er
  • Additional New World trail­ers

Disc 2 on DVD

  • The nev­er-before-seen, unrat­ed Director’s Cut (4:3 — Full Frame)
  • Audio com­men­tary with direc­tor Allan Holzman

FORBIDDEN WORLD 2-DISC SPECIAL-EDITION DVD BONUS CONTENT:

  • New anamor­phic widescreen (1.85:1) in high def­i­n­i­tion trans­fer from the Inter-Positive films ele­ments of the R-rat­ed the­atri­cal cut
  • The nev­er-before-seen, unrat­ed Director’s Cut (4:3 — Full Frame)
  • Audio com­men­tary with direc­tor Allan Holzman
  • Interview with pro­duc­er Roger Corman
  • Interviews with cast and crew includ­ing direc­tor Allan Holzman, com­poser Susan Justin and actor Jesse Vint.
  • A look at the spe­cial effects of Forbidden World with John Carl Buechler, Robert Skotak, Tony Randal and R. Christopher Biggs
  • Poster and still Gallery
  • Original the­atri­cal trail­er
  • Additional New World trail­ers

With its unfor­get­table catch-line “Hell has just been relo­cat­ed!Galaxy of Terror, known at var­i­ous times dur­ing devel­op­ment as Planet of Horrors and MindWarp: An Infinity of Terror, is the quin­tes­sen­tial exam­ple of Corman mag­ic. Working behind the sce­nes was pro­duc­tion design­er James Cameron, who achieved some mea­sure of suc­cess short­ly there­after .

In the dis­tant future, the crew of the star­ship Quest is dis­patched to the bar­ren plan­et of Morganthus to search of the miss­ing crew mem­bers of the star­ship Remus, which has crash-land­ed there. Instead, they encoun­ter some­thing far more mys­te­ri­ous and insid­i­ous, as the crew mem­bers fall vic­tim to their worst fears — each one more hor­ri­fy­ing than the last. If any of them are sur­vive the Galaxy of Terror, they must unlock the secrets of this dead­ly world.

The star-stud­ded cast of Galaxy of Terror includes some pop­u­lar vet­er­ans and a tal­ent­ed sup­port­ing cast, many of whom achieved greater fame sub­se­quent­ly. Topping the cast are Golden Globe® win­ner Edward Albert (The House Where Evil Dwells, The Domino Principle), Erin Moran (TV’s Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi), and Primetime Emmy® Awards win­ner Ray Walston (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, TV’s My Favorite Martian, Picket Fences).

In sup­port­ing roles are Robert Englund, pri­or to por­tray­ing Freddy Kreuger in the orig­i­nal Nightmare on Elm Street series, future film­mak­er Zalman King (Wild Orchid, TV’s Red Shoe Diaries), two-time Gemini Award win­ner Bernard Behrens (The Changeling, The Man With Two Brains), Grace Zabriskie (The Grudge, TV’s Twin Peaks, Big Love) and cult icon Sid Haig (The Devil’s Rejects, Kill Bill — Vol. 2).

GALAXY OF TERROR BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • Commentary with Cast and Crew
  • New Worlds – pro­duc­er Roger Corman, screen­writer Marc Siegler and direc­tor Bruce D. Clark dis­cuss the ori­gins of the film
  • The Crew Of The Quest – Actors Robert Englund, Sid Haig, Taaffe O’Connell and Grace Zabriskie dis­cuss their expe­ri­ences as crew mem­bers of the U.S.S. Quest
  • Planet Of Horrors – A detailed look into the cre­ation of the film’s mem­o­rable sets and alien land­scapes
  • Future King – Memories of co-pro­duc­tion design­er (and future vision­ary film­mak­er) James Cameron from mem­bers of the cast and crew
  • Old School – A jour­ney into the com­pli­cat­ed mechan­i­cal and make­up effects with artists Allan A. Apone, Douglas J. White, Alec Gillis and oth­ers
  • Launch Sequence – Co-edi­tor R.J. Kizer walks us through post­pro­duc­tion and a pro­file on com­poser Barry Schrader
  • Theatrical trail­ers
  • Extensive pho­to gal­leries includ­ing posters, pro­duc­tion sketch­es and designs
  • Theatrical trail­er with com­men­tary from writer/director Joel Olsen, cour­tesy of   Trailersfromhell.com
  • Original screen­play

Shout! Factory will con­tin­ue to present Roger Corman’s Cult Classics home enter­tain­ment releas­es on a month­ly basis. Upcoming high­lights include Attack Of The Crab Monsters, the orig­i­nal Not Of This Earth (1957), Piranha (direct­ed by Joe Dante), Humanoids From The Deep (star­ring Doug McClure and Vic Morrow), Deathsport (star­ring David Carradine and Claudia Jennings), Battle Truck (released in the U.S. as Warlords of the 21st Century), among oth­ers.

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