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Excuse the representative banner title. We've strayed outside the boundaries of our initial 1950s + 60s science-fiction / fantasy / creature-feature Blu-ray entries - expanding to include many new titles that deserve acknowledgment. We've only briefly ventured outside the date range. The appeal remains inherent from the innocence of childhood - overflowing with campy nostalgia - to inspiring imaginative future-esque adventures or mythical fantasies recognized by inventive, alluring titles, frequently set in isolated islands, outer space, distant planets or quaint, small towns steeped in tradition.

 

'Creatures' remain a strong focus of many of the chosen films - preferably of the Ray Harryhausen, claymation, variety - they are often dinosaur or dinosaur-like, sometime alien, fable-deviations, or accidentally man-made (enter wayward scientists or mad doctors etc.). There can be human-hybrids of animals (from a fly to an alligator). Automatons are appealing; robots utilized as potentially dangerous and unreadable tertiary characters - powerful and inscrutable.  Both Universal and Japanese monsters are mainstays.

 

We've added some 'Republic Serials' and avoided comedy/satire (Jerry Lewis films Visit to a Small Planet and The Nutty Professor or Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine and The 10th Victim) and intentionally neglected movies that are primarily occult and horror - notably Gothic period films, although we have included a few very worthy Hammer Studio titles.

 

Our rational is indefensibly thin, excluding The Last Man on Earth (apocalyptic and zombie-related), Frankenheimer's socially-probing and deep Seconds, the Thunderbirds series with their delightful Supermarionation process. Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey deserves it's own category. Alain Resnais' Je t’aime, je t’aime (1968) is a great film but doesn't fit-in here. What about Hitchcock's The Birds? Science-fiction? creature feature? Committee says 'yes' - it's added.

 

Some of the most desirable titles are still not available on Blu-ray; The Day of the Triffids, 1953's Invaders From Mars, The Amazing Colossal Man, 51's When Worlds Collide and Five, 1958's Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, plus Monsters on Campus, Cult of the Cobra, Dr. Cyclops, The Leech Woman, The Cosmic Man, The Flying Saucer, Stranger From Venus, Invasion of the Saucer Men, Day the World Ended, The She-Creature , The Flesh Eaters, and many more. Perhaps Criterion will upgrade their Monsters And Madmen set with The Haunted Strangler, Corridors of Blood, The Atomic Submarine and First Man into Space. We have added some posters of the most coveted below, and a few book recommendations.

 

We remain flexible in our selections and look forward to updating the list with more titles as they are upgraded to the Blu-ray format. Please tell us your preference! P.S. Thanks again to Gregory!

 

The listing is in alphabetical order (click review buttons to also see comparisons where applicable):

 

Recent Additions:

The Wasp Woman

 (1959)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

 (1954)

Five

 (1951)

Atragon

 (1963)

The Invisible Man Appears (1949) / The Invisible Man vs. The Human Fly (1957)

The Time Travelers

 (1964)

Giant From the Unknown

 (1958)

Mothra

(1961)

War of the Colossal Beast

 (1958)

Warning From Space (1956)

Attack of the Crab Monsters

 (1957)

 

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In Alphabetical Order:

 

The 3 Worlds of Gulliver

(1960)

4D Man

(1959)

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

(1958)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

 (1954)

20 Million Miles to Earth

(1957)

The Abominable Snowman (1957)

The Alligator People

(1959)

The Angry Red Planet

(1959)

The Astro-Zombies

(1968)

Atlantis: The Lost Continent

(1961)

 

Atragon

 (1963)

Attack of the Crab Monsters

 (1957)

Attack of the Puppet People(1958)

The Bamboo Saucer

(1968)

Barbarella (1968)

Battle in Outer Space

(1959)

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956)

The Birds (1963)

The Black Scorpion

(1957)

 

 

The Black Sleep

(1956)

The Blob (1958)

The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)

The Bubble (1966)

Caltiki, the Immortal Monster

(1959)

The Colossus of New York (1958)

Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe

(1953)

Conquest of Space

(1955)

Crack in the World

(1965)

 

Creature from the Black Lagoon

(1954)

Cyborg 2087

(1966)

The Cyclops

(1957)

Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D

 (1966)

The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)

The Day the Earth Stood Still

(1951)

The Deadly Mantis

(1957)

Destroy All Monsters (1968)

 

Dimension 5

(1966)

Dinosaurus (1960)

Donovan's Brain

(1953)

Dr. Who and the Daleks

 (1965)

The Earth Dies Screaming (1964)

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)

Earth vs the Spider

 (1958)

Fahrenheit 451

(1966)

Fantastic Voyage

(1966)

 

Fire Maidens of Outer Space (1956)

First Men in the Moon

(1964)

Five

 (1951)

The Fly

(1958)

Flying Disc Man From Mars

(1950)

Forbidden Planet

(1956)

From Hell It Came

(1957)

Gamera Films (1965-70)

The Giant Behemoth

(1959)

The Giant Claw

(1957)

 

Giant From the Unknown

 (1958)

Godzilla (1954)

Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966)

Gog

(1954)

Gorgo

(1961)

The Green Slime

(1968)

The H-Man

 (1958)

The Horror of Party Beach

 (1964)

The Human Duplicators

 (1965)

I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)

 

Ikarie XB 1

(1963)

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

Invasion (1965)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Invention for Destruction (1958)

Invisible Invaders

(1959)

The Invisible Man Appears (1949) / The Invisible Man vs. The Human Fly (1957)

The Invisible Monster

(1950)

Island of Terror (1966)

It Came from Beneath the Sea

(1955)

 

It Came from Outer Space (1953)

It! The Terror from Beyond Space

(1958)

Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

Journey to the Beginning of Time

(1955)

Journey to the Center of the Earth

(1959)

Journey to the Far Side of the Sun

(1969)

Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962)

King Kong Escapes

(1967)

King Kong vs. Godzilla

(1962)

Konga

(1961)

 

The Land Unknown

(1957)

The Leech Woman

(1960)

The Lost World

(1960)

The Magnetic Monster

(1953)

The Man from Planet X

(1951)

The Manster

(1962)

Master of the World

(1961)

Mighty Joe Young

(1940)

Missile to the Moon

(1958)

The Mole People

(1956)

 

The Monolith Monsters (1957)

The Monster of Piedras Blancas

(1959)

Monster on the Campus

(1958)

The Monster That Challenged the World

(1957)

Mothra

(1961)

Mysterious Island

(1961)

The Neanderthal Man

(1953)

Night of the Big Heat

(1967)

Night of the Demon

(1957)

One Million Years B.C. (1966)

 

The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues

(1955)

The Phantom Planet

(1961)

Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

Planet of Apes (1968)

Planet of the Vampires (1965)

Project X (1968)

The Projected Man

 (1966)

Quatermass and the Pit (TV Series) (1958)

Quatermass and the Pit

 (1967)

 

Quatermass 2 (1957)

The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)

Queen of Blood

(1966)

Queen of Outer Space

(1958)

The Reptile

(1966)

Robinson Crusoe on Mars

(1964)

The Space Children

(1958)

Space Patrol

(1963-68)

Tarantula

(1955)

   

 

Them!

(1954)

They Came From Beyond Space

 (1967)

The Thing from Another World (1951)

This Island Earth

(1955)

The Time Machine

(1960)

The Time Travelers

 (1964)

The Time Tunnel

(1966-67)

The Tingler (1959)

Tobor the Great (1954)

 

Unearthly Stranger

(1963)

The Valley of Gwangi

(1969)

Village of the Damned

(1958)

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

(1961)

War-Gods of the Deep

(1965)

War of the Colossal Beast

 (1958)

The War of the Worlds (1953)

Warning From Space (1956)

The Wasp Woman

 (1959)

 

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

(1970)

When Worlds Collide (1951)

World Without End

(1956)

X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)

X The Unknown (1956)

Yongary, Monster from the Deep

(1967)


Posters of desirable 'Nostalgic Science Fiction' films

that are NOT on Blu-ray yet.

 


Recommended Science Fiction Film poster Books (CLICK COVERS or TITLES for more information)

 

Film Posters of the 60s: The Essential Movies of the Decade : From the Reel Poster Gallery Collection
by Tony Nourmand, Reel Poster Gallery, Graham Marsh
Science Fiction Poster Art
by Tony Nourmand, Graham Marsh
Science Fiction and Horror Movie Posters in Full Color
by Alan Adler
Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy Movie Posters & Lobby Cards
by Forrest J. Ackerman, Robert Brosch

 


 

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