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Gorgo Heads to Blu-ray
Posted January 17, 2013 05:08 PM by Webmaster
Independent distributors VCI Home Entertainment have revealed that they are planning ot bring to Blu-ray director Eugène Lourié's Gorgo (1961), starring Bill Travers, William Sylvester and Vincent Winter. The preliminary release date set by the distributors is March 19th.
A volcanic eruption in the North Atlantic brings to the surface a 65-foot prehistoric monster. Two treasure divers capture the creature and take him to London where he is put on display in a circus. A scientist is thoughtful enough to point out that the sailors\' bonanza is only an infant, and that a full-grown specimen would be over 200 feet in height. Sure enough, Gorgo\'s mama comes thundering ashore, reclaims her offspring and heads back to sea - but not before she trashes a generous portion of London. The special effects in GORGO, provided by Tom Howard - two-time Academy Award winner, are truly admirable. The monster is quite ferocious - except when he wiggles his ears. Released by MGM in 1961.
"Ninth Wonder Of The World: The Making Of Gorgo" a new documentary by Daniel Griffith
Gorgo - Video Comic Book and Comic Book Cover Gallery
Extensive Lobby Card & Poster Gallery
Gorgo Toys & Collectibles Gallery
Original Theatrical Trailer
Star Ciné Cosmos - French-language "fumetto" (comic book)
I saw this when it was in the theater. I hope the video quality is better than the dvd. The special features on the Blu-ray look good.
Now if the Japanese model makers will release a Gorgo model like the countless Godzilla models, I'll be happy.
It has been reported elsewhere that the BD will be produced using newly discoverd elements. Partial quote from VCI rep "HD 1080P transfer from either the 35mm negative, or master positive, which we recently obtained after their discovery in a salt mine storage vault in Kansas."