It Conquered The World on VHS video. Movie starring Peter Graves, Beverly Garland, Lee Van Cleef. Directed by Roger Corman. 1956.
From the VHS box:
Every man its prisoner… Every woman its slave!
It was part plant and all monster, with crustacean arms and chainsaw teeth. Humanity had never seen anything like it. But whatever it was, It Conquered the World!
Producer-director Roger Corman tapped into the Red Scare of the ’50s with this harrowing tale of a vege-alien from Venus who can bend human minds to his evil will. The terror begins when the monster makes contact with a well-meaning American scientist (Lee Van Cleef, the spaghetti-western star who here packs a microscope instead of a six-gun). The scientist guides the monster to earth… but regrets his hospitality when the newcomer sends out hordes of bats whose bites reduce the townsfolk to zombies.
Peter Graves and Beverly Garland are among those who battle back in this top sci-fi thriller that critic Leonard Maltin calls “well acted… one of Corman’s best.” A creepy monster, blood-sucking bats, screaming victims and earnest men of science: now that’s a Drive-In Classic!
Not found on DVD. It Conquered the World on VHS or DVD-R? Be careful ordering this one.
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Macross Plus: The Movie on VHS. English Subtitled Version. Starring Rica Fukami, Banjô Ginga, Shô Hayami. Directed by Shôji Kawamori. 1995.
From the VHS box cover:
Contains never before seen footage!
Macross Plus scores with its triple-play of dynamic mecha action, dramatic characters and rock music elements creating a visual bonanza with whirlwind air combat scenes that leave you mesmerized.
In 2040 A.D., on the colonial planet Eden, the Ministry of Defense is testing a transforming super-stealth aircraft to counter alien attacks. Join in on the action when rival pilots Isamu and Guld battle for aerial supremacy and the affection of the beautiful Myung. This dramatic, visually superb and complex Japanimation feature is certain to become a favorite with Manga fans everywhere.
From The Director – Shoji Kawamori:
“…There have been many events over time with this title and finally we have been able to release this movie edition. I would like to personally thank all the people who sent us letters of support. When we were making the film, my intentions were to make an animé that was appealing for both fans and the general public. I hope that you liked it…”
Upgrade to DVD: Macross Plus Movie Edition on DVD
Stick to VHS: Macross Plus The Movie on VHS
Alien Nation on VHS video. Starring James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terence Stamp. Directed by Graham Baker. 1988.
From the VHS cover:
They have come to Earth to live among us. But there’s something about them we don’t know. Be prepared.
Drugs. Violence. Crime. The headlines of the near future are a lot like today’s — with one big difference. In L.A. alone, there are 300,000 humanoid extraterrestrials. “Newcomers” or, less politely, “slags.” Refugees from a disabled slave ship, they’ve stayed to live and work among us, to try to fit in. But there is something about them we do not know.
James Caan is Sykes, a veteran police detective out to avenge the death of his partner who was killed in a shootout with Newcomers. Many Patinkin is Sam Francisco, Sykes’ new partner and the force’s first Newcomer plainslothesman. Together they uncover a trail of murder leading to the most terrifying drug epidemic to ever hit Planet Earth.
DVD upgrade: Alien Nation
The TV series: Alien Nation – The Complete Series
Life after television: Alien Nation – Ultimate Movie Collection