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The Spider (1958) Blu-ray: Bert I. Gordon’s Drive-in fun

Shout Factory is releasing Director Bert I. Gordon’s nuclear age sci-fi horror, The Spider (1958) on Blu-ray. Stars Ed Kemmer, June Kennedy.

Moviegoers had already been exposed to giant ants and a man turning half-fly when The Spider creeped onto movie theater screens. Producer/writer/special effects supervisor Bert I. Gordon was just the man to bring this giant arachnid to the screen, having frightened moviegoers with films like Attack Of The Puppet People and The Amazing Colossal Man.

Quiet River Falls is the town awakened by the insect’s devastating rampage. Two teens discover the monster, see it temporarily disabled by gas … and then watch in terror as it unfolds its eight arms of doom. Will our heroes survive? Or will the entire town fall prey to this unstoppable fanged horror?

Release date: April 21, 2020
Genre: Horror / Sci-fi

Disc and film details

  • Director: Bert I. Gordon
  • Cast: Ed Kemmer, June Kenney, Eugene Persson
  • Country: USA
  • Production Year: 1958
  • Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
  • Region: A
  • Run Time: 73 minutes
  • Formats: Black and white / 1.85:1
  • Audio: English
  • Subtitle: English
  • AKA: Earth vs the Spider
  • Studio: Shout Factory

Special features

  • NEW Audio Commentary By Filmmaker/Film Historian Ted Newsom
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 -- Earth Vs. The Spider
  • 8mm Version Of Earth Vs. The Spider
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery Of Rare Photos Including Behind The Scenes Images
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

The Spider (1958) trailer

Notice: The picture quality of these videos do not reflect the picture quality of the Blu-ray or DVD in this package.

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