Kino Lorber will be releasing director Ernest B. Schoedsack’s entertaining sci-fi, Dr. Cyclops (1940) on a 4K remastered Blu-ray. Stars Albert Dekker and Thomas Coley.
From Ernest B. Schoedsack, the legendary director of King Kong, The Most Dangerous Game and Mighty Joe Young comes this early Technicolor Science Fiction classic about a brilliant but deranged physicist who learns how to shrink his enemies to one-fifth of their normal size when they begin to challenge his unconventional experimentations.
Set in the Peruvian jungle, this landmark sci-fi adventure follows four explorers as they search for legendary scientist Dr. Thorkel (Albert Dekker, Kiss Me Deadly, The Killers, Beau Geste). When they discover their missing colleague, they find his brilliant mind has been warped by radiation and they decide to return him to civilization for help. But the half-blind, half-mad Dr. Cyclops will have none of that and uses his experimental body-altering device to stop them. Now, harmless items and small creatures suddenly become giant-sized instruments of death!
The impressive use of special effects, which garnered an Oscar nomination (Best Effects, Special Effects), helped make this sci-fi classic one of the most imaginative and memorable horror-fantasy films of all time.
Release date: January 7, 2020
Genre: Horror / Sci-Fi
- Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack
- Cast: Albert Dekker, Thomas Coley, Janice Logan
- Country: USA
- Production Year: 1940
- Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
- Region: A
- Run Time: 78 minutes
- Formats: Color; 1.37:1
- Audio: English
- Subtitle: English
- AKA: Doctor Cyclops
- Studio: Kino Lorber
- BRAND NEW 4K REMASTER OF THE FILM
- Audio Commentary by Film Historian Richard Harland Smith
- Trailers from Hell with Jesús Treviño
- Theatrical trailer
- Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature