Ignite Films 4K restoration of William Cameron Menzies’ Invaders From Mars lands on Earth this July, ready to scare grown adults and kids alike with its depiction of Martians and evil, possessed parents.
The Invaders From Mars restoration will be available from MVD Entertainment in 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD, with a slew of bonus features included on the 4K UHD and Blu-ray versions such as a restored 4K version of the original 1953 trailer and a newly commissioned 2022 remix of the trailer, an interview with the film’s star, Jimmy Hunt, an in-depth look at the restoration process led by former Head of Preservation at the UCLA Film & Television Archive Scott MacQueen, plus a new featurette about the film featuring interviews with directors Joe Dante (Gremlins), John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), multiple Visual Effects Academy-Award winner Robert Skotak (Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgement Day), and others.
The 1953 Cold War-era sci-fi film begins with the story of David MacLean and is told from a child’s point of view, filmed using exaggerated sets and upward angles, and most memorably, tense encounters with David’s father.
Invaders From Mars stars Hunt, Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Morris Ankrum, Leif Erickson, and Hillary Brooke.
The 4K restoration was initially released exclusively by Ignite Films via direct sales on their website in January 2023, with a special slip-cover collectors edition of the 4K UHD still available there for collectors, along with other exclusive merchandise, including a limited-run autographed poster by the film’s star, Jimmy Hunt.
Invaders From Mars is currently available for pre-orders and will be available in stores on July 11. The 4K UHD version retails for $49.95, with the Blu-ray priced at $39.95 and the DVD at $19.95.
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