The Colossus of New York

The Colossus of New York

Director: Eugène Lourié Cast: Ross Martin, Mala Powers, Charles Herbert

DVD (Black & White / Wide Screen)

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Overview

The Colossus of New York

This low-budget, Frankenstein-flavored sci-fi flick involves the transplantation of a dead scientist's brain into the body of a hulking, glowing-eyed, caped robot by the man's lunatic brother. Though initially a success, the operation soon goes horribly wrong as the robot begins to display increasingly homicidal behavior, zapping people with its gamma-ray eyes. The climax comes when the robot begins a murderous rampage in the United Nations. The only hope for stopping the monster comes from the late scientist's young son, who manages to reach what little of the scientist's identity still remains and calms the robot down. This is actually a well-written film with a strong emotional core and a fairly sympathetic monster, but it loses some ground thanks to the rather silly rivet-headed robot costume.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/16/2011
UPC: 0887090030601
Original Release: 1958
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:10:00
Sales rank: 26,928

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ross Martin Dr. Jeremy Spensser
Mala Powers Anne Spensser
Charles Herbert Billy Spensser
Otto Kruger Dr. William Spennser
John Baragrey Dr. Henry Spensser
Robert Hutton Prof. John Carrington
Ed Wolff The Colossus

Technical Credits
Eugène Lourié Director
William Alland Producer
Ralph Axness Asst. Director
Sam Comer Set Decoration/Design
John P. Fulton Special Effects
John B. Goodman Art Director
Grace Gregory Set Decoration/Design
Floyd Knudtson Editor
Winston H. Leverett Sound/Sound Designer
Hal Pereira Art Director
Thelma Schnee Screenwriter
Fred Steiner Score Composer
Van Cleave Score Composer
Nathan VanCleave Score Composer
John F. Warren Cinematographer
Wally Westmore Makeup
John K. Wilkinson Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Colossus of New York
1. Opening [:11]
2. The Accident [6:40]
3. The Plan [10:36]
4. It's Alive [6:51]
5. Warning Signs [7:40]
6. Father and Son [10:40]
7. Revenge [12:36]
8. The Horror [9:35]

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