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Old 02-04-2022, 08:15 PM   #1
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USA The Brain From Planet Arous (1957) (Film Detective Special Edition) - June 21, 2022

This should make a few people happy. The Film Detective will be releasing a Special Edition Blu-ray for The Brain From Planet Arous (1957) on June 21st. It will feature a commentary track from Tom Weaver, and a newly produced extra from Ballyhoo among other supplements.


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Get ready for planet Earth to be overtaken by a criminal brain from outer space! When Gor, an evil brain from planet Arous, inhabits the body of scientist Steve March, his intention is nothing less than world domination. Lucky for Earth, another intergalactic brain, Val, offers to assist March's wife, Sally, in stopping the madness. How does Val intend to help? By inhabiting Sally's dog! A great example of cut-rate sci-fi from the 1950s, this independently produced feature stars B movie favorite John Agar (The Mole People, Revenge of the Creature), and was directed by Nathan Juran, a master of the genre who helmed such classics as The Deadly Mantis, Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad.
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  • Full Color Booklet with original essay by Author/ Historian Tom Weaver
  • Full commentary track by historians Tom Weaver, David Schecter, Larry Blamire, and PLANET AROUS star, Joyce Meadows
  • The Man Before the Brain: Director Nathan Juran - an original Ballyhoo Motion Pictures production
  • The Man Behind the Brain: The World of Nathan Juran - an original Ballyhoo Motion Pictures production
  • The film will also be included in a full frame format, 1.33:1
  • Now including a special, all new, introduction by Actor Joyce Meadows!

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Old 02-04-2022, 08:40 PM   #2
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Interesting.
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Old 02-04-2022, 09:16 PM   #3
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This is a great schlocker, so entertaining! I’ll happily upgrade my old Image DVD!
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Old 02-04-2022, 09:17 PM   #4
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More 50's b-movie madness from Film Detective, I'm in.
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Old 02-04-2022, 09:35 PM   #5
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I'm in. This is schlock, but it's my kind of schlock.
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Old 02-04-2022, 10:18 PM   #6
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Yeah, I’m probably in (lol). Terrible film, but great plot
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Old 02-04-2022, 11:42 PM   #8
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One of my most wanted! I don't even know how many years I have had the Dvd but it feels like a very long time...
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Awesome! Can't wait! I hope the Film Detective does The Hideous Sun Demon next!
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Old 02-05-2022, 12:54 PM   #10
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Great news. I have never seen this, but have always wanted to see it. I never knew there was a DVD of the film. This is a day-one blind buy for me. Love the cover!
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It does look like Film Detective licensed a whole slew of titles from Wade Williams, who has been notoriously difficult to deal with. Glad to see he's finally come around. Keep these titles coming!!!
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It does look like Film Detective licensed a whole slew of titles from Wade Williams, who has been notoriously difficult to deal with. Glad to see he's finally come around. Keep these titles coming!!!
Which ones? Do you have a list?
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Which ones? Do you have a list?
I'm not privy to any insider knowledge, it's just that I remember a "rumor" a year or so ago that FD had the Ed Wood films licensed. Those are "owned" by WW, and they haven't shown up yet, unfortunately, but we have received a few other Wade Williams films from FD since:

Giant From the Unknown
The Other Side of Madness
Frankenstein's Daughter
Flight to Mars

... maybe another one or two???

And now... Brain from Planet Arous.
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Old 02-05-2022, 08:33 PM   #14
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It does look like Film Detective licensed a whole slew of titles from Wade Williams, who has been notoriously difficult to deal with. Glad to see he's finally come around. Keep these titles coming!!!
I'm nervous about how these will sell, so I pre-order the ones I want. I really hope these non-Wood titles sell decent enough so I can get my hands on my other most wanted W.W. held properties...

Cat-Women of the Moon
Teenage Monster
Bride of the Gorilla
The Crawling Eye
Mesa of the Lost Women
The Astounding She-Monster
Invaders From Mars

If we get these from Film Detective with the love and care they are giving the other films, I will be a very happy man. In the meanwhile, I am blind buying and pre-ordering their other releases that I think I might like such as Monster From Green Hell, Giant From The Unknown and Frankenstein's Daughter. I would even buy this one although everyone talks way too much but it is just goofy enough to still be fun ...


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[Show spoiler]I'm nervous about how these will sell, so I pre-order the ones I want. I really hope these non-Wood titles sell decent enough so I can get my hands on my other most wanted W.W. held properties...

Cat-Women of the Moon
Teenage Monster
Bride of the Gorilla
The Crawling Eye
Mesa of the Lost Women
The Astounding She-Monster
Invaders From Mars

If we get these from Film Detective with the love and care they are giving the other films, I will be a very happy man. In the meanwhile, I am blind buying and pre-ordering their other releases that I think I might like such as Monster From Green Hell, Giant From The Unknown and Frankenstein's Daughter. I would even buy this one although everyone talks way too much but it is just goofy enough to still be fun ...

Oh, I forgot about Monster From Green Hell - Blu also coming soon from FD. I have that under pre-order already - it's hokey fun. And all the other ones you mention are good ones, especially The Crawling Eye for me. Such great monsters.
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Haha, I just realized I called Monster from Green Hell as hokey fun, I meant to say that about Devil Girl From Mars! Yes, lots of talk in DG, which can happen a lot in these films, but it delivers enough goofiness to override that.

I remember Green Hell being pretty dull and dire, but I haven't seen it in years. Maybe I was just expecting too much after seeing pics of the monsters in FM magazine for years before. Lots of "stock footage" if I remember correctly. Regardless, I want to check it out again and go into it with lower expectations. I also saw it on a lower end VHS release, not the DVD, it was one of the only WW/Image DVD's I never picked up for some reason.
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This should make a few people happy. The Film Detective will be releasing a Special Edition Blu-ray for The Brain From Planet Arous (1957) on June 21st. It will feature a commentary track from Tom Weaver, and a newly produced extra from Ballyhoo among other supplements.




You are right, this makes me very happy. Been hoping for this one for a long time!
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Let's not forget about KRONOS. It's actually a really good movie released by Fox at the time.
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Is this movie actually fun? Seems more talk than action.
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Is this movie actually fun? Seems more talk than action.
Not too much talk at all, just enough to lay out the story line. This movie is a lot of fun if you are a fan of these types of films because of the creative and crazy special effects and the scenes that will bring a smile to your face as you say to yourself, "What the hell? They cant be serious!". It is one of those movies I want to watch again as the end credits are rolling....

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