Six Sci-Fi Classics!
The 27th Day
(1957) – B&W – 75 minutes – Not Rated
Starring: Gene Barry, Valerie French, George Vaokovec, Arnold Moss, Stefan Schnabel, Friedrich von, Ledebur
Five ordinary humans are given a box by aliens containing capsules capable of killing millions of people. If they can refrain from using the capsules for 27 days, the Earth will be spared. Will they be able to stand firm, especially when word leaks out and a panicked and furious population starts to hunt them down?
COLUMBIA PICTURES PRESENTS THE 27TH DAY
GENE BARRY VALERIE FRENCH GEORGE VOSKOVEC ARNOLD MOSS STEFAN SCHNABEL
SCREENPLAY BY JOHN MANTLEY PRODUCED BY HELEN AINSWORTH
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER LEWIS J. RACHMIL DIRECTED BY WILLIAM ASHER
The Night the World Exploded
(1957) – B&W – 64 minutes – Not Rated
Starring: Kathryn Grant, William Leslie, Tristram Coffin, Raymond Greenleaf, Charles Evans, Frank J. Scannell
Dr. Conway develops a device for predicting earthquakes and immediately discovers one is about to occur in California. He can not persuade the Governor to act, so he begins testing underground where he discovers an unknown element causing the quakes that will destroy the planet if it reaches the surface.
COLUMBIA PICTURES PRESENTS A CLOVER PRODUCTION
THE NIGHT THE WORLD EXPLODED KATHRYN GRANT WILLIAM LESLIE
WRITTEN BY JACK NATTEFORD AND LUCI WARD PRODUCED BY SAM KATZMAN
DIRECTED BY FRED F. SEARS
(1959) – Color – 87 minutes – Not Rated
Starring: Yumi Shirakawa, Kenji Sahara, Akihiko Hirata, Eitarô Ozawa, Koreya Senda, Makoto Satô
The Tokyo sewer system is an oozing mess after a radioactive liquid turns people into slimy blobs that float down the drains following a rainstorm. To add to the havoc, the gelatinous masses then begin to reproduce. The blobs are ultimately destroyed in a fire that lights up the city.
COLUMBIA PICTURES PRESENTS A TOHO PRODUCTION THE H-MAN
WITH YUMI SHIRAKAWA KENJI SAHARA AKIHIKO HIRATA
EITARO OZAWA KOREYA SENDA MAKOTO SATO
SPECIAL EFFECTS BY EIJI TSUBURAYA ORIGINAL STORY BY HIDEO UNAGAMI
SCREENPLAY BY TAKESHI KIMURA ASSOCIATE PRODUCER TOMOYUKI TANAKA DIRECTED BY ISHIRO HONDA
Twelve to the Moon
(1960) – B&W – 75 minutes – Not Rated
Starring: Ken Clark, Michi Kobi, Tom Conway, Anthony Dexter, John Wengraf, Robert Montgomery Jr.
A group of twelve international scientists are the first to land on the moon. In their exploration of the surface, they run into all kinds of trouble, including threatening messages from alien life forms residing on the moon.
COLUMBIA PICTURES PRESENTS 12 TO THE MOON
STARRING KEN CLARK MICHI KOBI TOM CONWAY
STORY BY FRED GEBHARDT SCREENPLAY BY DEWITT BODEEN
PRODUCED BY FRED GEBHARDT DIRECTED BY DAVID BRADLEY
Battle in Outer Space
(1960) – Color – 91 minutes – Not Rated
Starring: Ryô Ikebe, Kyôko Anzai, Minoru Takada, Koreya Senda, Len Stanford, Harold Conway
A series of mysterious catastrophes sweep the globe, causing world's scientists to conclude that beings from another planet are attacking earth. Two earth space ships damage attackers, giving the world time to prepare for gigantic battle in outer space.
COLUMBIA PICTURES PRESENTS A TOHO PRODUCTION BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE
WITH RYO IKEBE KYOKO ANZAI LEN STANFORD
HAROLD CONWAY GEORGE WHYMAN ELISE RICHTER
SPECIAL EFFECTS BY EIJI TSUBURAYA BASED ON A STORY BY JOJIRO OKAMI SCREENPLAY BY SHINICHI SEKIZAWA
PRODUCED BY TOMOYUKI TANAKA DIRECTED BY ISHIRO HONDA
Valley of the Dragons
(1961) – B&W – 83 minutes – Not Rated
Starring: Cesare Danova, Sean McClory, Joan Staley, Danielle De Metz, Gregg Martell, Gil Perkins
Based very loosely on a story by Jules Verne, two men, about to undertake a duel, are thrust into an alternate universe. Finding themselves the only civilized men in a world of cavemen and savage beasts, the two realize they'll have to put aside their differences to help each other survive in this strange new world.
COLUMBIA PICTURES PRESENTS A ZRB PRODUCTION
VALLEY OF THE DRAGONS CESARE DANOVA SEAN MCCLORY JOAN STALEY
BASED ON A STORY BY JULES VERNE STORY BY DONALD ZIMBALIST SCREENPLAY BY EDWARD BERNDS
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ALFRED ZIMBALIST PRODUCED BY BYRON ROBERTS DIRECTED BY EDWARD BERNDS
Gene Berry, Valerie French, Ken Clark, Michi Kobi, Cesare Danova, Sean McClory
William Leslie, Kathryn Grant, Kenjo Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Ryo Ikebe, Kyoko Anzai
7 Hours 48 Minutes