|Blu-Ray 15th Jan. 2024
DVD 15th Jan. 2024
A new restoration of the 1954 British black-and-white science fiction film DEVIL GIRL FROM MARS, directed by David MacDonald and starring Patricia Laffan, Hugh McDermott, Hazel Court, Peter Reynolds and Adrienne Corri.
One winter evening in a lonely Scottish inn, guests become prisoners when Nyah, a pitiless Martian with a robot minion, lands on earth and traps them within an invisible wall. With Martian males extinct after a battle of the sexes, Nyah aims to capture breeding stock on Earth. As escape attempts falter, the helpless humans must decide which one of them will die to save the others and possibly the world! .
A famously economical film, Devil Girl From Mars was filmed over three weeks with no retakes in order to use up pre-booked studio time when another project finished ahead of schedule.
With a cast including the magnificent Patricia Laffan (Quo Vadis) as Nyah, and genre favourites Adrienne Corri (Vampire Circus), and fifties scream queen Hazel Court (The Masque of the Red Death), the film was shot by Jack E Cox (who filmed Hitchock’s The Lady Vanishes and Blackmail), with a score by prolific composer Edwin Astley, the man behind the catchy theme tunes to TV series The Saint and Danger Man.
Featuring the striking female Martian costume designed by Ronald Cobb, and a giant robot running amok, DEVIL GIRL FROM MARS is a bona fide cult classic that Starburst magazine says “is as iconic as they come”.
DEVIL GIRL FROM MARS is available to buy on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from 15th January 2024, and available to pre-order HERE.
INCLUDED WITH DEVIL GIRL FROM MARS:
- BRAND NEW Interview with novelist and critic Kim Newman
- BRAND NEW Audio Commentary with Kim Newman and writer & journalist Barry Forshaw
- Stills gallery
The Blu-ray edition comes with an exclusive set of four collector’s art cards
Running Time: 77 mins DVD/77 mins BD approx.
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