Category: Sci-Fi

Sci-Fi Blu-Ray Reviews

Dinosaurus Blu-ray Review

Virgin Islands Showdown Dinosaurus came out in 1960, fueled by an energetic optimism. World War II was far enough in the past and economic recovery stable. Forgive this Saturday …

Assassinaut Blu-ray Review

Children Are the Future In Assassinaut’s future, the US government fired nukes to wipe out aliens living among the population. That’s an extreme answer to the problem, bringing out …

Monster on the Campus Blu-ray Review

College Protest While the majority of ‘50s sci-fi offerings slanted themselves toward heroism, Monster on the Campus is the rare pessimist. That’s the sole reason this radioactive Wolf Man …

The Monolith Monsters Blu-ray Review

Avalanche on an Anthill Both the Cold War and space race surrounded the release of 1957’s The Monolith Monsters. Consider this clever sci-fi an amalgam from those fears, with …

The Alligator People Blu-ray Review

More Like Alligator Person A dying breed by 1959, The Alligator People calls on classic cinematic horror for the final gasp of glowing laboratories, the isolated house, wild science, …

Mothra Blu-ray Review

Giant Moth Stomps Capitalism Beside Godzilla, Mothra stands as director Ishiro Honda’s most accusatory giant monster film. Borrowing from the lineage of King Kong, Honda makes Mothra Japan’s own, …

Captive State Blu-ray Review

Phoenix Rising Captive State is not typical apocalypse. It’s normalcy, really. The people of Chicago still drive. Newspapers continue to print. Events happen at Soldier Field. Nine years after …

This Island Earth Blu-ray Review

Metaluna Nightmare It’s tragic the mutant aliens of This Island Earth became the film’s calling card. The bulbous brainy head, green skin, goggle-like eyes, and pincher hands came to …

The Invisible Ray Blu-ray Review

Spoiler: It’s Quite Visible Invisible Ray’s flimsy science isn’t worth the excitement or fear mongering. An opening text suggests super radium X-rays were inevitable soon (this back in 1936). …