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Cold War Creatures: Four Films from Sam Katzman

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Genres: Horror
Starring: Harry Lauter, Morris Ankrum, Richard Denning, Angela Stevens, Allison Hayes
Director: Fred F. Sears, Edward L. Cahn
Plot Synopsis:

Zombies! Werewolves! Atomic Mutation! Intergalactic Avians! Let this quartet of classic terrors take you back to the golden age of B-Movie Monsters!

A mob boss hires an ex-Nazi scientist to reanimate his dead thugs in Creature with the Atom Brain. An auto-accident survivor is used as an experimental subject to create a vaccine for nuclear fall-out with hair-raising side-effects in The Werewolf. Treasure hunters get more than they bargained for in the search for a cargo of diamonds that went down with a sunken ship when they discover the zombified crew members are guarding the loot in Zombies of Mora Tau. Meanwhile, an enormous bird from outer-space descends to chow down on the people of planet Earth in The Giant Claw!

Four fantastic feature presentations from prolific producer Sam Katzman with a bounty of brand new extras and a raft of new writing by a range of respected raconteurs. These Cold War Creatures are coming for you!

Special Features and Technical Specs:

DISC ONE – CREATURE WITH THE ATOM BRAIN

  • Brand-new introduction by historian and critic Kim Newman
  • Brand-new audio commentary by critic Russell Dyball
  • Sam Katzman: Before and Beyond the Cold War Creatures, a brand-new feature-length illustrated presentation on the life, career and films of Sam Katzman by historian and critic Stephen R. Bissette
  • Condensed Super 8mm version of Creature with the Atom Brain, produced for home cinema viewing
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Image Gallery

DISC TWO – THE WEREWOLF

  • Brand-new introduction by critic Kim Newman
  • Brand-new audio commentary by critic Lee Gambin
  • Beyond Window Dressing, a brand-new visual essay exploring the oft-overlooked role of women in the films of Sam Katzman by historian and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
  • Condensed Super 8mm version of The Werewolf, produced for home cinema viewing
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Image Gallery

DISC THREE – THE ZOMBIES OF MORA TAU

  • Brand-new introduction by critic Kim Newman
  • Brand-new audio commentary by critic Kat Ellinger
  • Atomic Terror: Genre in Transformation, a brand-new visual essay exploring the intersection of mythical horror creatures and the rational world of science in the films of Sam Katzman by critic Josh Hurtado.
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Image Gallery

DISC FOUR – THE GIANT CLAW

  • Brand-new introduction by critic Kim Newman
  • Brand-new audio commentary by critics Emma Westwood and Cerise Howard
  • Family Endangered!, a brand-new visual essay examining the theme of Cold War paranoia in Sam Katzman monster movies, by critic Mike White
  • Condensed Super 8mm version of The Giant Claw, produced for home cinema viewing.
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Image Gallery

ADDITIONAL SPECS:

  • Original uncompressed mono audio for all films
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Fully illustrated 60-page collector's book featuring extensive new writing by Laura Drazin Boyes, Neil Mitchell, Barry Forshaw, Jon Towlson and Jackson Cooper
  • 80-page collector's art book featuring reproduction stills and artwork from each film and new writing by historian and critic Stephen R. Bissette
  • 2 double-sided posters featuring newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin
  • Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork for each film by Matt Griffin
  • Release Details
    Release Date: September 14th, 2021
    MPAA Rating: PG
    Movie Release Year: 1957
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Arrow Video
  • Technical Specs
    Specs:4 x Blu-ray Discs
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.85:1
    Audio Formats:English: LPCM Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English SDH
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