- An MVD Exclusive
- Format: Blu-ray
- SKU: FB1019
- UPC: 760137830887
- Street Date: 03/08/22
- PreBook Date: 02/01/22
- Label: FILM DETECTIVE »
- Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy
- Run Time: 61 mins
- Number of Discs: 1
- Audio: STEREO
- Year of Production: 1957
- Region Code: 0
- Box Lot: 30
- Territory: NORTH AMERICA
- Language: English
Cast & Crew
- Director: Kenneth G. Crane
- Director: Kenneth G. Crane
Monster From Green Hell [The Film Detective Special Edition]
Atomic mutations with an appetite for flesh! Too awesome to describe! Too terrifying to escape!
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From the era of giant bugs and atomic testing comes this low budget howler about mutant wasps. When scientists try to understand the effects of radiation on earth creatures, the result brings them to an area of Africa known as "Green Hell," where wasps have mutated into monsters! Jim Davis, who would someday star in the TV series Dallas, plays Dr. Quent Brady, the scientist who starts the whole mess. The film also stars Vladimir Sokoloff (The Life of Emile Zola, Mission to Moscow) as the skeptical Dr. Lorentz, and Joel Fluellen (Raisin in the Sun), as Arobi, who warns Brady to beware of the African location. The locals don't call it "Green Hell" for nothing! Co-written by Louis Vittes, who gave us the classic, I Married a Monster From Outer Space.
- Full length commentary track with Artist and Author, Stephen R. Bissette
- Original essay, 'The Men Behind the Monsters,' by Author, Don Stradley
- 'Missouri Born: The Films of Jim Davis,' an original production by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures
- Will include BOTH the full frame 4:3 transfer, as well as the original theatrical release of 16:9
- Restored from a New 4K transfer!
Monster from Green Hell is a swiftly-paced sci-fi thriller that is both entertaining (on many levels) and a great example of how a film production can be made with a modest budget -- borrowing footage and with miniatures -- that delivers the goods, especially for the intended audience of the time.
—DVD And Blu-ray Release Report
It makes for a truly entertaining pulp/comic book ambience that makes the film truly memorable amongst the deluge of “giant insects run amok” films that filled theaters at the time.
—DanXIII, Horror Fuel
In closing, there aren’t too many movies that follow a path quite like this one, and that’s what makes it such a novelty to watch.
Some of the stop-motion animation is effective.
—Vidvues/Tom's Picks, Village Soup
Those who love these movies know that the stories behind the creation of the film are as interesting--sometimes more so--than the films themselves, and the special features included here do not disappoint.
—Cereal At Midnight
The Film Detective has given it a new life by not only bringing it back into print, but offering a new presentation with the original color finale intact, with a pair of vital and entertaining extras.
—Tim Salmons, The Digital Bits