Octaman

Overview

A scientific expedition to a remote Mexican fishing community discovers unhealthy amounts of radiation in the local waters. They also find a small mutant octopus with nearly-human eyes that can crawl on land and make mewling sounds like a baby. In order to receive further funding for their project, Dr. Rick Torres travels back to the States to make a deal with circus owner Johnny Caruso, who is interested in the bizarre mutation as a carny act. They return to the camp to discover that their crew has been ...
See more details below
DVD (Color / Stereo)
$11.87
BN.com price
(Save 8%)$12.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (4) from $8.33   
  • New (4) from $8.33   

Overview

A scientific expedition to a remote Mexican fishing community discovers unhealthy amounts of radiation in the local waters. They also find a small mutant octopus with nearly-human eyes that can crawl on land and make mewling sounds like a baby. In order to receive further funding for their project, Dr. Rick Torres travels back to the States to make a deal with circus owner Johnny Caruso, who is interested in the bizarre mutation as a carny act. They return to the camp to discover that their crew has been slaughtered by someone (or something) and the octopus specimen is missing. A young man from the village says that a local legend about a creature said to be half man and half sea serpent is true, and offers to take the scientists to the lake where it is purported to live. What they find is a seven foot tall walking octopus with amazing strength and a lust for killing, and soon the expedition realizes that the monster is now hunting them.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Fred Beldin
Written and directed by the man who once penned the screenplay for Creature from the Black Lagoon, this goofy, low budget monster show draws inspiration from 50s era creature features and nuclear cautionary fables. Naturally, the whole point of this exercise is the Octaman, an absolutely ridiculous creation that walks upright on two tentacles, can break through a man's chest with the others, and has a permanently fixed mouth ringed with fangs. Thanks to frequent POV shots, we also know that this freakish cephalopod has compound eyes which would be more appropriate for a mutant killer bee film (see Invasion of the Bee Girls). For the most part, the monster is only interested in offing the minor Mexican characters (including exploitation vet Buck Kartalian attempting a pitiful accent), leaving the Caucasian scientists free to ponder the strange whims of nature and wonder why the human race is intent on poisoning the environment. Though the silly rubber suit affords the viewer a fair amount of yuks, Octaman is a cheap, sluggish vehicle that gets tiresome long before the monster finally gives up and dies, and bad day-for-night shooting renders many sequences murky and hard to decipher. Academy Award winning makeup artist Rick Baker began his professional career by creating the Octaman costume; for actress Anna Maria Pier Angeli, it was her last performance, as she died of a drug overdose shortly after finishing the film.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/18/2013
  • UPC: 827421032119
  • Original Release: 1971
  • Source: Cheezy Flicks Ent
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Color / Stereo
  • Sound: stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 1:16:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 34,919

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anna Maria Pier Angeli
Kerwin Mathews
Jeff Morrow
David Essex
Norman Fields
Harry Guardino
Jerome Guardino
Robert Warner
Wally Rose
Buck Kartalian
Richard Cohen
Technical Credits
Harry J. Essex Director, Screenwriter
Rick Baker Makeup Special Effects
George Barr Makeup Special Effects
Doug Beswick Makeup
Robert Caramico Cinematographer
Bud Costello Art Director, Set Decoration/Design
Robert Freeman Editor
Michael Kraike Producer
Lawrence Morse Screenwriter
Post Prod Score Composer
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Octaman
1. Contamination Is Rising [11:31]
2. Road Trip [8:32]
3. Night Terrors [9:08]
4. Octapod Species [10:44]
5. Boat Attack [10:15]
6. David and Goliath [9:18]
7. Clear the Road [10:33]
8. OctaVision [3:52]
9. Camper Attack [4:16]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Disc #1 -- Octaman
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Also from Cheezy Flicks
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously