Cold War Creatures: Four Films from Sam Katzman (BluRay)
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
Zombies! Werewolves! Atomic Mutation! Intergalactic Avians! Let this quartet of classic terrors take you back to the golden age of B-Movie Monsters!
A mob boss hires an ex-Nazi scientist to reanimate his dead thugs in Creature with the Atom Brain. An auto-accident survivor is used as an experimental subject to create a vaccine for nuclear fall-out with hair-raising side-effects in The Werewolf. Treasure hunters get more than they bargained for in the search for a cargo of diamonds that went down with a sunken ship when they discover the zombified crew members are guarding the loot in Zombies of Mora Tau. Meanwhile, an enormous bird from outer-space descends to chow down on the people of planet Earth in The Giant Claw!
Four fantastic feature presentations from prolific producer Sam Katzman with a bounty of brand new extras and a raft of new writing by a range of respected raconteurs. These Cold War Creatures are coming for you!
- Release date: September 14, 2021
- Label: Arrow Video
- Limited Collector's Edition
- Buy now: From Amazon.com
Specs and Extras
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of all 4 films• Original uncompressed mono audio for all films • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing • Fully illustrated 60-page collector’s book featuring extensive new writing by Laura Drazin Boyes, Neil Mitchell, Barry Forshaw, Jon Towlson and Jackson Cooper • 80-page collector’s art book featuring reproduction stills and artwork from each film and new writing by historian and critic Stephen R. Bissette • 2 double-sided posters featuring newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin • Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork for each film by Matt Griffin
DISC 1 - CREATURE WITH THE ATOM BRAIN: Brand-new introduction by historian and critic Kim Newman • Brand-new audio commentary by critic Russell Dyball • Sam Katzman: Before and Beyond the Cold War Creatures, a brand-new feature-length illustrated presentation on the life, career and films of Sam Katzman by historian and critic Stephen R. Bissette • Condensed Super 8mm version of Creature with the Atom Brain, produced for home cinema viewing • Theatrical Trailer • Image Gallery
DISC 2 - THE WEREWOLF: Brand-new introduction by critic Kim Newman • Brand-new audio commentary by critic Lee Gambin • Beyond Window Dressing, a brand-new visual essay exploring the oft-overlooked role of women in the films of Sam Katzman by historian and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas • Condensed Super 8mm version of The Werewolf, produced for home cinema viewing • Theatrical Trailer • Image Gallery
DISC 3 - THE ZOMBIES OF MORA TAU: Brand-new introduction by critic Kim Newman • Brand-new audio commentary by critic Kat Ellinger • Atomic Terror: Genre in Transformation, a brand-new visual essay exploring the intersection of mythical horror creatures and the rational world of science in the films of Sam Katzman by critic Josh Hurtado • Theatrical Trailer • Image Gallery
DISC 4 - THE GIANT CLAW: Brand-new introduction by critic Kim Newman • Brand-new audio commentary by critics Emma Westwood and Cerise Howard • Family Endangered!, a brand-new visual essay examining the theme of Cold War paranoia in Sam Katzman monster movies, by critic Mike White • Condensed Super 8mm version of The Giant Claw, produced for home cinema viewing • Theatrical Trailer • Image Gallery