Although Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment will always promote their cutting edge special effects films, the studio hasn’t forgotten the films that pioneered the genre. In March, they will release the Harryhausen piece First Men in the Moon.
H.G. Wells’ fantastic account of life on the moon is vividly brought to the screen by special effects master Ray Harryhausen in this amazing sci-fi epic featuring unforgettable extra-terrestrial creatures. The film begins with a team of United Nations astronauts planning an upcoming moon mission. The astronauts are both confused and intrigued by a man who claims he, his fiancée and a scientist journeyed to the moon 65 years ago and were attacked by “Selenites,” grotesque, human-like ant forms that live in immense crystal caverns. Now it is up to the U.N. team to attempt a lunar landing that could be more horrifying than ever believed possible.
Presented in anamorphic widescreen with its original mono soundtrack, the DVD includes some peeks into the special effects of the film with a featurette: “This is Dynamation”, a documentary: “The Harryhausen Chronicles” and a photo gallery.
Coming on March 26th, “First Men on the Moon” will be priced at $19.95.