Invaders From Mars are set to invade U.S. retail stores and Amazon
IGNITE FILMS SETS LAUNCH DATE OF JULY 11, 2023 FOR RETAIL DISTRIBUTION OF THEIR AWARD-WINNING 4K RESTORATION OF
THE 1953 TERRIFYING CINE-COLOR SCI-FI CLASSIC
INVADERS FROM MARS ON 4K UHD, BLU-RAY, AND DVD
AT MAJOR RETAILERS INCLUDING BARNES & NOBLE, BEST BUY, TARGET, AND WALMART, AND ONLINE WITH AMAZON.COM, AND OTHERS WITH
"Lovingly restored... This restoration is a beauty." -- RogerEbert.com
"“This beautifully executed disc is a must for every video library.” “Really, really good!" -- Leonard Maltin, Maltin on Movies
"The disc of the year has finally arrived and it's 1000% worth the wait." –
Glenn Erickson, CineSavant/Trailers From Hell
"This isn’t merely a restoration; it’s a revelation" -- The Digital Bits
“Menzies' film's legacy remains a visually striking pioneer of genre tropes in science-fiction.” -- FANGORIA
LOS ANGELES, CA (JUNE 15, 2023) – 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 Amazon.com, 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.
“Following the successful launch on our website of our first release on the Ignite Films label in January 2023, we are excited to announce our partnership with MVD to invade US retail and Amazon, and more widely share our new 4K restoration of ‘Invaders from Mars’ with earthlings, both new fans and old,” said Jan Willem Bosman Jansen.
The must-have restoration for all Invaders From Mars fans, both Earthlings and Martians alike, features spectacular special bonus features on the 4K UHD and Blu-ray versions, including 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 Scott MacQueen, Restoration Supervisor, 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 other luminaries. The DVD version does not include bonus materials.
The response to the love and attention to detail given to the restoration has been overwhelmingly positive. The restoration process was spearheaded by renowned film preservationist Scott MacQueen, former Head of Preservation at the UCLA Film & Television Archive. MacQueen and Jansen, of Ignite Films, literally scoured the planet to locate any and all materials to help ensure the restoration was as complete and true to the original as humanly possible. The 4K restoration of INVADERS FROM MARS recently won the inaugural Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Jury Award for Restoration and Preservation, and the prestigious Rondo Awards for Best Blu-ray and Best Restoration.
Fearful memories of this timeless 1953 bone-chiller still haunt the dreams of fans who have never forgotten the story of David MacLean, a young boy (Jimmy Hunt) who witnesses an alien invasion. Invaders from Mars was filmed from a child's point of view, using exaggerated sets and upward angles. It became a modern classic and was also one of two early 50s classic alien-invasion science fiction films (the other is Robert Wise’s The Day the Earth Stood Still ) reflecting Cold War tensions, the Red Scare and paranoid anxiety typical of many films in the 50s.
Invaders From Mars stars Jimmy 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. . The Big Pieces Company is supporting the release in the US and overseeing international sales.
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Official Website: http://www.InvadersFromMars1953.com
Order Link: https://www.Ignite-Films.com/products/invaders-from-mars
Link to New Updated 2022 Trailer remix: https://youtu.be/0f3wEXdG7ho
Link to Restored Original 1953 Trailer: https://youtu.be/DcdMnqMrbOs
Download New Trailer Remix File HERE
ABOUT IGNITE FILMS https://www.ignite-films.com/pages/about-ignite-films
Ignite Films began acquiring classic film properties in the 1990s and this has built a collection of more than eighty features. Using original film elements, Ignite continues to restore and upgrade its collection for posterity and appreciation by generations of cinephiles and movie lovers, old and new. Numerous celebrated and award-winning actors, directors and cinematographers continue to live on in our films. Examples range from the ill-fated romance of Letter from an Unknown Woman , (1948, Director Max Ophüls) to the chilling representation of American crime syndicates in the film noirs Force of Evil (starring John Garfield) and Joseph H. Lewis’ The Big Combo to the epitome of theatrical storytelling in Orson Welles’ Macbeth and Otto Premingers’ Saint Joan (starring Jean Seberg) - all representative of some of Hollywood’s finest contributors.
Iconic genre actors like Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing (Horror Express), British punk era zombies in Don Sharp’s stylized 1970s cult film Psychomania , suave frontier men like Randolph Scott (Canadian Pacific ), Joel McCrea (Four Faces West) and John Wayne, resolute war heroes like Robert Mitchum (The Story of G.I. Joe ) or Kirk Douglas (The Heroes of Telemark) - and the equally mesmerizing women, pitched against incredible odds - like Ingrid Bergman in Lewis Milestone’s Arch of Triumph, Anne Bancroft in Allan Dwan’s The Restless Breed or the still living legend Kim Novak opposite Frank Sinatra’s addicted character in The Man with the Golden Arm - all immortalized across decades of enduring films.
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