Thursday, June 16, 2016

News: THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME (1979) Blu-ray Details Announced

Proving that even movies that are generally considered to be bad ones can still get some high-def love, Blue Underground has announced details for its upcoming Blu-ray release of George McCowan's sci-fi adventure film The Shape of Things to Come (1979), starring Jack Palance, Carol Lynley, Barry Morse, John Ireland, Eddie Benton, and Nicholas Campbell. The release, originally scheduled for late August, has been slightly delayed (due to the adding of additional bonus features), and will now be available for purchase on September 27.

As I've stated here many times before, I rather enjoy this film, regardless of its weaknesses. All it takes are a few miniature spaceships and a robot or two to make this Star Kid happy.

So, I'm pleased that Blue Underground has put together such a cool release and am looking forward to having this Blu-ray on my shelf next to Battlestar Galactica, Battle Beyond The Stars and Starcrash!

Synopsis: Planet Earth is a devastated wasteland, and what's left of humanity has colonized the Moon in domed cities. Humanity's continued survival depends on an anti-radiation drug only available on planet Delta Three, which has been taken over by Omus, a brilliant but mad mechanic who places no value on human life. Omus wants to come to the Moon to rule and intends to attack it by ramming robot-controlled spaceships into the domes. Dr. John Caball, his son Jason, Jason's friend, Kim, and a robot named Sparks embark on Caball's space battlecruiser on an unauthorized mission to Delta Three to stop Omus.

Special Features:
  • Jason's Journey - New interview with Star Nicholas Campbell
  • Symphonies In Space - New interview with Composer Paul Hoffert
  • French Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Poster & Still Gallery
  • Pressbook Gallery
Tech Specs:
  • Audio Specs: English 5.1 DTS-HD & DTS-HD Mono
  • Optional Subtitles: English SDH, Français, Español
  • All Regions
The Shape of Things To Come Blu-ray is now available for pre-order through Amazon and other online retailers.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Christopher,

    Congratulations for the blog, I love your tribute to old sci-fi. Unfortunately I found this today and not before, as I've been working on a shortfilm for the last 4 years which is a tribute to the space fantasy from the 70s. I'd appreciate if you take a look at the teaser trailer and to know your opinion. Here it goes: