Kingdom of the Spiders

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Overview

In Kingdom of the Spiders a swarm of huge tarantulas, enraged by the misuse of pesticides, try to take over their part of the world. Dr. Robert Hansen William Shatner, a local Arizona veterinarian joins forces with entomologist Diane Ashley Tiffany Bolling to keep the spider population under control. Woody Strode and Altovise Davis also appear as the owners of a neighboring ranch. Unstylishly directed by John Cardos and produced with a sense of humor by "Arachnid Productions", -- and despite bad dialogue, wooden ...
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Overview

In Kingdom of the Spiders a swarm of huge tarantulas, enraged by the misuse of pesticides, try to take over their part of the world. Dr. Robert Hansen William Shatner, a local Arizona veterinarian joins forces with entomologist Diane Ashley Tiffany Bolling to keep the spider population under control. Woody Strode and Altovise Davis also appear as the owners of a neighboring ranch. Unstylishly directed by John Cardos and produced with a sense of humor by "Arachnid Productions", -- and despite bad dialogue, wooden acting and poor special effects -- Kingdom of the Spiders has become a cult classic and favorite of several generations of giant insect horror film buffs.
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Special Features

All-New Interview with William Shatner; ; "Jim Brockett: Spider Wrangler" Featurette; ; Audio Commentary by Director John "Bud" Cardos, Producer Igo Kantor, Spider Wrangler Jim Brockett and Cinematographer John Morrill; Moderated by Lee Christian and Hostel Producer Scott Spiegel; ; Rare Behind-the-Scenes Footage; Poster Gallery; Original Theatrical Trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/19/2010
  • UPC: 826663116328
  • Original Release: 1977
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  • Source: Shout Factory
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:37:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 27,774

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Shatner Rack Hansen
Tiffany Bolling Diane Ashley
Woody Strode Walter Colby
Lieux Dressier Emma Washburn
Altovise Davis Birch Colby
David McLean Sheriff Smith
Natasha Ryan Linda Hansen
Joe E. Ross Vern Johnson
Roy Engel Mayor Connors
Adele Malis-Morey Betty Johnson
Marcy Lafferty Terry Hansen
Hoke Howell Earl Forbes
Bill Foster Clyde
Whitey Hughes The Baron
Jay Lawrence Deputy
Technical Credits
John Cardos Director
Gregory M. Auer Special Effects
Richard Brown Stunts
Dorsey Burnette Score Composer
Alan Caillou Screenwriter
James Dehr Sound/Sound Designer
Henry Fownes Executive Producer
Igo Kantor Editor, Producer
Bill Kaplan Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen Lodge Original Story
John A. Morrill Cinematographer
Richard Robinson Screenwriter
Rusty Rosene Set Decoration/Design
Jeffrey M. Sneller Producer
Steven Zaillian Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Kingdom of the Spiders
1. Have a Cow [7:34]
2. Run Some Tests [7:03]
3. First Impression [8:24]
4. Settling In [7:36]
5. The Hills Have Spiders [7:44]
6. Burn in Hell [8:19]
7. Cocoon [7:35]
8. Fly-By [7:53]
9. Infestation [8:11]
10. Taking Washburn's Lodge [2:38]
11. Wide-Legged Panic [4:35]
12. Welcome to Verde Valley Fair '77 [10:38]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Kingdom of the Spiders
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   Scenes
   Bonus
      Interview With William Shatner
      Commentary With Director John "Bud" Cardos, Producer Igo Kantor, Spider Wrangler Jim Brockett and Cinematographer John Morrill
      Jim Brockett - Spider Wranger
      Rare Behind-The-Scenes Footage
      Interview With Writer Steve Lodge
      Poster Gallery
      Original Theatrical Trailer
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