Shout! Factory has released the This Island Earth blu-ray to its Scream Factory line of horror home videos. Joseph M. Newman directed the classic 1955 sci-fi/horror movie written by Franklin Coen, George Callahan, and Raymond F. Jones. This Island Earth stars Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue, Rex Reason, Lance Fuller, and Russell Johnson, and features the Metaluna Mutant.
Scream Factory’s This Island Earth blu-ray is now available for just $21.99 (regular price is $26.99).
When atomic scientist Dr. Meacham (Rex Reason) is chosen to take part in a top-secret research experiment in a remote lab, he quickly discovers that he is really involved in an evil scheme by alien Metalunans to take over Earth. After he and the gorgeous Dr. Adams (Faith Domergue) make their escape shortly before the lab explodes, they are whisked away in a flying saucer to Metaluna, where they are blamed for the destruction. Will interstellar negotiation save the day or will the scientists be forced to take part in a treacherous battle to the death?
- 4K scan of the inter-positive – two aspect ratios: 1.85:1 and 1.37:1 (new)
- Original Perspecta Stereophonic Sound restored by 3-D Film Archive (new)
- Audio commentary with author and Academy Award winning visual effects artist Robert Skotak (new)
- Audio interview with film historian David Schecter on the music of This Island Earth (new)
- Alien Ideas – interview with filmmaker Luigi Cozzi (new)
- Facts about Perspecta Stereophonic Sound by Bob Furmanek (new)
- ‘This Island Earth – Two And A Half Years In The Making: The Extended Documentary’ – a look at the making of This Island Earth
- War of the Planets: 1958 Castle Films release for the home market including both the 50-foot silent headline edition and the 200-foot sound complete edition
- Trailers From Hell – This Island Earth with commentary by filmmaker Joe Dante
- Theatrical Trailer
- Still Galleries – poster, lobby cards, publicity stills, and behind-the-scenes photos