During the ’50s, the big craze was huge monsters attacking humanity. Universal found itself in the middle of this new wave of terror with Deadly Mantis. Sure they’re creepy looking when small, but imagine a huge one invading your town? Or just having the massive insect roaming the drive-in screen? Pretty scary. Now Deadly Mantis is coming to Blu-ray so you can see how much scarier they can be in high resolution. Although for you that don’t want to be scared, there disc includes the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode. Here’s the press release from Scream Factory:
SCREAM FACTORY PRESENTS
ARRIVING ON BLU-RAY™
March 19, 2019
“Highly enjoyable, with enough drama and suspense to keep you interested from start to finish … one of the better monster movies from the 1950s.” – The Telltale Mind
Los Angeles, CA – This was the day that engulfed the world in terror! A thrilling classic from the golden age of sci-fi cinema, Deadly Mantis debuts on Blu-ray on March 19, 2019 from Scream Factory. The release sports a new 2k scan of the original film elements and new audio commentary with film historian Tom Weaver and Dr. Robert J. Kiss.
What’s worse than a horde of locusts? A gigantic man-eating praying mantis, released from a million years of deep, frozen sleep and ready to claw its way to world domination!
This menacing insect kills everything in its path while scientists and military men work feverishly to stop it. Craig Stevens (Abbott And Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde) stars as the commander in charge of putting an end to this beastly insect with William Hopper (20 Million Miles To Earth) as the paleontologist and Alix Talton (The Man Who Knew Too Much) as his beautiful assistant, a photojournalist, assigned to help in this epic battle between man and mantis!
NEW 2K Scan of the original film elements
NEW Audio Commentary with film historians Tom Weaver and David Schecter
Mystery Science Theatre 3000 episode “The Deadly Mantis” (02/22/97)
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