News — Invaders From Mars

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.

  • 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.

    STREAM -->

  • 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.
  • Father's Day Sale & New Limited Edition T-Shirt!

    We teamed up with the famous comic and collectibles shop Revenge Of in Los Angeles to bring to you our first ever t-shirt collaboration. Invaders from Mars star Jimmy Hunt helped launch the collab at Revenge Of's first Lotzilla Event of the year (click on the hyperlink link to check out some of the highlights on our IG). This is a limited print; once it’s gone, it’s gone!

  • Awards, Screenings, and a Couple More Days of 70th Anniversary Savings!

    In the next few weeks and months we’ll be screening our award-winning restoration of William Cameron Menzies’ Invaders from Mars all over the US, so be sure you make it out to any of these events if you can. We have a five day run at the American Film Institute starting on May 12 and ending on the 17th, then in July we’ll be invading theaters in Baltimore and El Paso, so keep your eyes open for more details on that as we get closer. On the 21st of May Invaders is screening at the Forbidden Worlds Film Festival in Bristol, England, so any UK fans who can make it out to that screening should come by and check out this beautiful movie on the big screen.