Big news for fans of vintage sci-fi schlock: a trio of Roger Corman’s early directorial efforts – Attack Of The Crab Monsters, the original Not Of This Earth and War Of The Satellites – will be reissued in January on a 2-disc set.  Said package will also be loaded with extensive bonus features, including a new video tribute to Corman and an extensive movie trailer gallery devoted to his classic productions.  Read on for all the schlock-from-beyond-the-stars details…

ROGER CORMAN’S SCI-FI CLASSICS: ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS, NOT OF THIS EARTH (1957) and WAR OF THE SATELLITES

TRIPLE-FEATURE COLLECTOR’S EDITION 2-DVD SET

Three Films Directed and Produced by Legendary Roger Corman

featuring all new film transfers from the negatives and widescreen presentation of

attack of the crab monsters and not of this earth

roger corman’s cult classics: sci-fi classics triple-feature collector’s edition  2-dvd set

In ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS, a group of scientists become marooned on an island while investigating the disappearance of researchers who were looking into atomic activity in the Pacific. They quickly fall prey to giant, mutant crustaceans that have the ability to absorb the minds of their prey. Starring Russell Johnson (Gilligan’s Island), Richard Garland and Mel Welles (Little Shop Of Horrors).  ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS is a Roger Corman Production. Produced and directed by Roger Corman; screenplay by Charles B. Griffith. (Allied Artists Picture)

An alien (Birch) comes to Earth, masquerading as a human, to scout our planet for a new blood source in NOT OF THIS EARTH (1957). He needs the blood of humans to take back to his planet of Davana for his dying race. Starring Paul Birch, Beverly Garland (It Conquered The World), Morgan Jones (McMillan & Wife) and Jonathan Haze (Little Shop Of Horrors).  NOT OF THIS EARTH (1957) is a Roger Corman Production. Produced and directed by Roger Corman; screenplay by Charles B. Griffith. (Allied Artists Picture)

In WAR OF THE SATELLITES, an “unknown force” declares war against planet Earth when the United Nations disobeys warnings to cease and desist in its attempts at assembling the first satellite in the atmosphere. Starring Dick Miller (Bucket Of Blood), Richard Devon (Blood Of Dracula), Susan Cabot (The Wasp Woman) and a cameo by Roger Corman.  WAR OF THE SATELLITES is a Roger Corman Production. Produced and directed by Roger Corman; screenplay by Lawrence Louis Goldman; co-producers, Jack Rabin and Irving Block. (Allied Artists Release)

ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS: 1957 /Black & White/62 minutes/ Widescreen

NOT OF THIS EARTH: 1957/ 67 minutes/Widescreen

WAR OF THE SATELLITES: 1958/ 65 minutes/ Full Frame

ROGER CORMAN’S SCI-FI CLASSICS Special Features:

  • A SALUTE TO ROGER CORMAN – featuring new interviews with Roger Corman, Peter Fonda, Peter Bogdanovich, Joe Dante and many more.
  • Audio Commentaries on ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS and NOT OF THIS EARTH (1957) with Tom Weaver, John Brunas and Mike Brunas, authors of Universal Horrors
  • THE ROGER CORMAN TRAILER COLLECTION features over 25 trailers produced and directed by Roger Corman
  • All-new interview with Roger Corman looking back at all three films.
Sci-Fi Classics [Triple Feature]

Sci-Fi Classics [Triple Feature]

Attack of the Crab Monsters: A group of scientists are trapped on a remote island inhabited by atomically mutated giant crabs. War of the Satellites: An “unknown force” declares war against Earth when the United Nations disobeys warnings to cease and desist in its attempts at assembling the first satellite in the atmosphere. Not of this Earth: A humanoid alien from outer space is sent to earth to bring back human blood to his home planet for transfusion purposes.