John Agar was the face of Universal’s sci-fi focus in the ’50s with meaty roles in Tarantula and Revenge of the Creature. But when they teamed him up with Hugh Beaumont (Leave It To Beaver) in The Mole People, they struck gold. The Mole People takes us beneath the Earth to find a civilization that has live without the Sun. The film was also given the Mystery Science Theater 3000 treatment to make it hip with the kids that talk in the theater. Now both the straight version and the MST3K remix are coming to Blu-ray thanks to Scream Factory on February 26. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory with the list of bonus features:
SCREAM FACTORY PRESENTS
THE MOLE PEOPLE
IN ITS BLU-RAY™ DEBUT
FEBRUARY 26th, 2019
Los Angeles, CA – From a lost age…horror crawls from the depths of the earth! Scream Factory proudly presents The Mole People on Blu-ray for the first time in North America on February 26th, 2019. Scream Factory’s release presents the film in two aspect ratios (1.85:1 and 2.00:1) and comes complete with special features including new featurette, new audio commentary with Film Historians Tom Weaver and David Schecter and the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode of “The Mole People.”
John Agar (Attack of the Puppet People), Hugh Beaumont (Leave It to Beaver) and Nestor Paiva (Creature from The Black Lagoon) star as three archaeologists who discover the remnants of a mutant five-millennia-old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in Mesopotamia.
The party of archeologists come upon an unusual race of albino beings who shun all forms of light and have mutant mole men as their slaves. Because of their “magical cylinders of fire” (what we know as flashlights), these archaeologists are treated like gods – until they try to liberate the mole people. Can the archaeologists escape this hallowed mountain in Asia … or will they be destroyed in a strange underground world?
· The film presented in two aspect ratios – 1.85:1 and 2.00:1
· NEW Audio Commentary with film historians Tom Weaver and David Schecter
· NEW Of Mushrooms and Madmen: The Making of THE MOLE PEOPLE
· Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode “The Mole People” (2/15/97) in standard definition
· Still Galleries – movie stills, posters and lobby cards
· Theatrical Trailer
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.
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