Ignite Films is proud to present The Maze, our home for critical and analytical writing pertaining to our exciting restorations and releases. Here in The Maze, named for the landmark 3D horror noir by William Cameron Menzies, every corner and avenue of a film’s history and subtext will be explored by some of the world’s greatest critical minds. Please email for questions and comments.

  • The Story of G.I. Joe Pre-Order Bonus & Exclusive Fernando F. Croce Piece in The Maze!

        Greetings from Ignite!   Last week, we unveiled something truly special: the upcoming 2024 enhanced restoration of The Story of G.I. Joe on Blu-ray and DVD! This timeless classic, revered by fans and critics alike, is being released just in time for its 80th anniversary, promising an unforgettable viewing experience like never before. By pre-ordering now, you ensure that you'll be among the first to own this cinematic gem, packed with many new extras. Plus, our exclusive pre-order bonus is not to be missed! We are including a limited edition, numbered 16"x20" poster of the cover art for...

  • Pre-Order New 2024 Enhanced Restoration of WWII Classic THE STORY OF G.I. JOE

        Greetings from Ignite!   We are excited to present the new enhanced restoration of the cinematic masterpiece THE STORY OF G.I. JOE, available soon on Blu-ray and DVD, just in time for its 80th anniversary. Directed by William A. Wellman, this 1945 WWII classic is based on the true-life experiences of renowned war correspondent and columnist Ernie Pyle. THE STORY OF G.I. JOE authentically portrays the camaraderie and bond between soldiers, a timeless tribute to unsung heroes who fought and bled for freedom.    A limited edition, numbered 16"x20" poster of the cover art will be included free...

  • Saturn Awards Sale!

    Invaders from Mars Wins Best Classic Film Home Media Release at the 51st Saturn Awards! Sitewide Sale | 25% Off "Thank you so much. It took 71 years for me to come up here and all I can say is GEE-WHIZ!" – Jimmy Hunt (Saturn Awards, 2/4/24)     Greetings Martians!    As you may have already heard, we won a Saturn Award! Last Sunday, our debut release, Invaders from Mars (4K), won Best Classic Film Home Media Release at the prestigious award show, honoring the best in genre entertainment. Star Jimmy Hunt and Jim Quan (BPC/Ignite) accepted the honor...

  • Invaders from Mars Now Streaming & New iRoc Space Radio Interview with Jimmy Hunt!

    Invaders from Mars is now available to stream on major platforms, including Amazon Prime Video, with more to be announced in the coming days and weeks. Be sure to check out our website for the latest updates.

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  • Invaders from Mars Invades Retail, Another Award, and Scout Tafoya's New Book!

    Invaders from Mars invaded retail stores this week and the response from fans and press has been amazing! Take a look at this mention in CNN Hollywood Minute alongside Tom Cruise's 'Impossible' motorcycle stunt:

  • Invaders From Mars are set to invade U.S. retail stores and Amazon

    Ignite Films, the Dutch company formed in 2005 by Jan Willem Bosman Jansen, lives up to its motto, “Classics for the Future,” with the award-winning sensational 4K restoration of William Cameron Menzies’ Invaders From Mars, the first title released under the Ignite Films label. The groundbreaking sci-fi classic will be released in partnership with MVD for retail sales in stores including Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and through online retailers including, on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD on July 11, 2023, with pre-orders open now, announced Jan Willem Bosman Jansen, founder of Ignite Films.