Scream Factory has announced plans to bring two cult classics to North American Blu-Ray for the first time. First up will be Bert Gordon’s The Spider aka Earth vs. The Spider with a new 2K scan on June 23, 2020 followed by Dino De Laurentiis and Michael Anderson’s Orca: The Killer Whale on June 30, 2020. The latter stars Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson, and Bo Derek, in her feature film debut.
Synopsis: EIGHT LEGS OF TERROR! 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?!?
- NEW 2K Scan From The Negative
- 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
Orca: The Killer Whale
Synopsis: MAN AND KILLER WHALE CLASH IN A FIGHT TO THE DEATH! Sleek, intelligent, beautiful … and hell-bent on revenge. Producer Dino De Laurentiis (King Kong, Ragtime) and director Michael Anderson (Around The World In 80 Days, Logan’s Run) join forces to present the rousing action-adventure tale of Orca: The Killer Whale. It’s the story of one powerful being against another: a strong, determined fisherman by the name of Captain Nolan (Richard Harris, Unforgiven) versus an equally determined killer whale. When the giant whale’s pregnant mate is maimed and killed by Nolan, the whale seeks vengeance: smashing boats, attacking a seacoast village, and eventually luring his human adversaries to a final confrontation in the marine creature’s own arctic turf. Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson, and Bo Derek (in her feature film debut) also star in this seafaring epic brimming with nail-biting suspense and spectacular special effects.
- Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Lee Gambin
- Theatrical Trailer