Independent distributors Olive Films have revealed that they are preparing for Blu-ray release Jack Arnold's The Space Children (1958), starring Michel Ray, Adam Williams and Peggy Webber, and Eugène Lourié's The Colossus of New York (1958), starring John Baragrey, Mala Powers and Otto Kruger. Exact technical specs, region coding status, and supplemental features to be included on these releases are unknown at the moment, but the preliminary release date for both is June 19th.
WOW! With every new format I eagerly await the coverage of The Golden Age of Sci-fi. I bought a laserdisc player back in the '90's when a seductive box of classics was released. They are trickling out now and I grab every one that sees the light of day. These are must haves for me. And yes, I've been fighting the temptation to order that DVD-R of Colossus!
When it comes to scifi films directed by Jack Arnold, I would much rather own "The Incredible Shrinking Man," "Creature from the Black Lagoon," "It Came from Outer Space" or "Tarantula." "Plan 9 from Outer Space" is considered one of the worst scifi films ever made but "The Space Children" is even more horrible. At least "Plan 9" is considered a cult classic! And when it comes to Eugene Lurie scifi films, I would have liked to have seen his best; "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms."