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Tarantula Blu-ray

Posted May 12, 2014 04:43 PM by Webmaster

Koch MediaGerman label Koch Media has officially announced and detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of director Jack Arnold's Tarantula (1955), starring John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll, Raymond Bailey, and Nestor Paiva. The release will be available for purchase in Germany on June 12th.

Synopsis: Classic 1950s sci-fi. Philanthropic Dr Reemer (Leo G. Carroll) has developed a new radioactive serum that can make animals grow at an enormous rate, and he plans to use it to help solve the world's food shortage. But when an accident in the lab leads to the serum infecting a tarantula, the situation suddenly becomes much more serious. Escaping into the desert, the deadly giant tarantula starts hunting human prey, and it's up to square-jawed doctor Matt Hastings (John Agar) and Reemer's assistant Stephanie (Mara Corday) to track it down and destroy it.

Special Features:
  • Super 8 version (8 minutes)
  • Normal 8 version (3 minutes)
  • Interview with Jack Arnold (26 minutes)
  • Original German opening (Deutscher Originalvorspann)
  • Stills gallery and other promotional materials
  • Original English-language trailer
  • Original German-language trailer

Source: | Permalink | Germany [Country settings]

News comments (9 comments)

  May 12, 2014
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And why can't we get this wonderful mid-50s thriller available in the U.S.? (the country in which is was made.) Waaaaaaa! Guess it's time to pony up for a region-free player.
  May 12, 2014
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Will this blu-ray contain a commentary or featurette of Clint Eastwood discussing his role/participation in Tarantula?

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  May 12, 2014
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I hope this opens the floodgates for many other 50's sci-fi to make their way to Blu-ray.

  May 12, 2014
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Come on Universal, give us a box set of the Golden Age of Sci Fi films.

  May 12, 2014
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They also have "The Mole People" on Blu-ray in Germany! Damn you Universal, why do foreign countries get American made films BEFORE we do. Would love to see them re-release their Classic Sci-fi Ultimate Collections 1 and 2 on Blu-ray ! I am also waiting on a Blu-ray release of their entire "Legacy Collections" of their Universal classic horror films.

  May 12, 2014
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First day for me!! I would LOVE to see Warner release THEM! on blu ray (and finally in its 1.66 widescreen format). I am thinking this film was released just as films were transitioning to widescreen (although it works fine full frame).
  May 13, 2014
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i bought the german " the Mole people" and "the Monolith Monsters",both are region B and have a wonderfull transfer!
Will surely buy "Tarantula" asap it is released,plz remember that each of these is limited to only 1000 copies!
The above 2 titles come in a AR of 2:00:1 and while i had these in standard academy ratio,they were actually also in the wider format but only shown at the time at selected theatres!
  May 14, 2014
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"THE MOLE PEOPLE"....So happy I checked out these comments. Was hoping for the guilty pleasure to show up. Never would have thought about it being in Germany!

  May 14, 2014
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A big DITTO to all of the above comments! The Golden Age of Science Fiction is where my favorites reside.

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