The Mill Creek Sci-Fi from the Vault set has four films: Creature With the Atom Brain, It Came From Beneath the Sea, 20 Million Miles to Earth and The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock. There are commentary tracks for some of the movies and two featurettes, They Came from Beyond and Fantastic Features.
Here’s an overview of each of the films:
Creature With the Atom Brain: From legendary writer Curt Siodmak (The Wolf Man, Donovan’s Brain) and director Edward L. Cahn (It! The Terror From Beyond Space) comes this smash-bang thriller starring Richard Denning (Creature From The Black Lagoon) as a police doctor hot on the trail of a mob boss who’s hired a scientist to re-animate his dead thugs to do his dirty work! This movie has commentary by Phoef Sutton and Mark Jordan Legon.
It Came from Beneath the Sea: In Ray Harryhousen’s vintage sci-fi thriller, a giant, radioactive octopus makes the mistake of attacking a Navy submarine, prompting the commander to pursue the beast. As the military races to develop a torpedo that will penetrate the octopus’s brain and destroy it, the monstrosity discovers how to survive on land, wreaking havoc in San Francisco. You can listen to commentary by Justin Humphreys and C. Courtney Joyner for this one.
20 Million Miles to Earth: On its way home from Venus, a U.S. Army rocket crashes into the sea leaving Colonel Calder the sole survivor. A sealed container is also recovered containing a gelatinous mass that escapes and grows into a giant, horrific monster. Calder calls in the Army to help fight the monster, but it will take more than man’s weapons to fight the creature.
The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock: Lou Costello plays Artie Pinsetter, a would-be inventor who needs to create something in a hurry when his girlfriend is mysteriously turned into a giantess. This wacky spoof of Attack of the 50 Foot Woman and other sci-fi “growth” epics of that era is skillfully helmed by veteran actor/director Sidney Mille. This film has commentary by Larry Strothe, Matt Weinhold, Shawn Sheridan and James Goni from The Monster Party Podcast.
It’s great to have two Ray Harryhausen films on this set. I didn’t have The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock as it’s not on the Abbott and Costello sets, so that’s another reason to purchase this.
You can get Mill Creek‘s Sci-Fi from the Vault from Deep Discount.