This is a Genuine Factory Original Japanese Import NTSC VHS tape and it will play in all U.S. VCRs.
Presented in ENGLISH LANGUAGE with Japanese subtitles.
This science fiction gem is an H.G. Wells adaptation from director NATHAN JURAN with a screenplay by NIGEL KNEALE. Most importantly is the involvement of RAY HARRYHAUSEN and his use of DYNAMATION stop-motion. When scientists in the year 1964 are confused by evidence of a long-ago space flight, their investigation leads them to the now heavily aged Arnold Bedford (EDWARD JUDD), who explains all. Back in 1899, Bedford, eccentric scientist Joseph Cavor (LIONEL JEFFRIES) and heroine Kate Callender (MARTHA HYER) took a trip to the moon in a home-made space vehicle. Once on the lunar surface, they encountered an alien civilization resembling an ant colony, complete with "queen," soldiers and workers. PETER FINCH appears briefly as a messenger; he happened to be visiting the set when the another actor failed to show up. This Z-Grade gem is a lot of fun with neat old school stop-motion animation effects.
Directed and written by NATHAN JURAN (THE BLACK CASTLE, THE DEADLY MANTIS, 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH, ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT WOMAN, THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD, JACK THE GIANT KILLER, THE BOY WHO CRIED WEREWOLF). Starring EDWARD JUDD, MARTHA HYER, LIONEL JEFFRIES, MILES MALLESON, NORMAN BIRD, GLADYS HENSON, HUGH McDERMOTT, BETTY McDOWALL, PAUL CARPENTER, MARNE MAITLAND, GORDON ROBINSON, and PETER FINCH.
FACTORY ORIGINAL / PREVIOUSLY-VIEWED / FORMER RENTAL. Original sleeve is in good condition with some stickers and minimal wear. Factory VHS tape has been previewed and plays great. Plastic clamshell case. As per most vintage Japanese film releases on vhs or dvd, this film may contain some small optical pixelation or fogging to obscure any lower full frontal nudity.