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(aka 'Reptilicus - Il mostro distruggitore')

Directed by Sidney W. Pink


A portion of the tail of a prehistoric reptile is discovered in Denmark. It regenerates into the entire reptile, which proceeds to destroy buildings and property and generally make a nuisance of itself. It can fly, swim, and walk, and has impenetrable scales, which makes it difficult to kill.

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Theatrical Release: February 20th, 1961

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Distribution Run - Region 0 - NTSC
Runtime 1:03:30 
Video 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.85 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s  

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0) 
Subtitles Japanese, None

Release Information:
Studio: Run

Aspect Ratio:
Aspect Ratio 1.33:1

Edition Details:

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DVD Release Date: March 20th, 2009

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Chapters: 6



I was curious about Reptilicus because the MGM (Midnight Movie) version seemed OOP everywhere and fetching big bucks. I also was hoping this Japanese DVD might be widescreen. I got my answers - unfortunately it is NOT widescreen and its appeal lies in the fact that it is such a baaaad film. We're talking Ed Wood bad - terrible effects, weak performances - uggg. So bad, it's good.

The Japanese RUN Corporation DVD is interlaced, single-layered, probably taken from VHS, and generally looks pretty weak. An improved transfer wouldn't make the film any better but it might be more watchable. I`ll keep my eyes open for that MGM at a decent price.

It has optional Japanese subtitles on the region 0, SD disc. It's value lies in its digital scarcity and ¸Reptilicus is the type of film to watch with friends for an amusing start to a double feature. I loved watching stuff like this - but that's me. For most there is no value here. 

Gary W. Tooze


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