Top Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope on DVD Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope
Synopsis
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) guides intrepid Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on a valiant bid to save the captured Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) from Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones). With his trusty droids and smuggler Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Skywalker must also destroy the Galactic Empire's all-powerful weapon: the Death Star. George Lucas cemented his status as a pop-culture legend with this classic battle between good and evil.
Cast
Cast
Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, James Earl Jones, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, David Prowse
Director
Director
George Lucas
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Blockbusters
Rent Star Wars: Episode V: Empire Strikes Back on DVD Star Wars: Episode V: Empire Strikes Back
Synopsis
George Lucas's epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones) is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), cocky Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.
Cast
Cast
Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, James Earl Jones, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz, Alec Guinness, Jeremy Bulloch, Denis Lawson, John Ratzenberger
Director
Director
Irvin Kershner
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Blockbusters, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi on DVD Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Synopsis
Director George Lucas delivers the finale to his original epic space trilogy with the rebel forces' last stand against the Empire and Luke Skywalker's (Mark Hamill) fateful confrontation with his nemesis, Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones). Skywalker tries to rescue Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) from Jabba the Hutt, while the rebel army and the small, furry Ewoks battle the enormity of the rebuilt Death Star.
Cast
Cast
Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, James Earl Jones, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Sebastian Shaw, Ian McDiarmid, Frank Oz, David Prowse, Alec Guinness, Kenny Baker, Michael Pennington, Kenneth Colley, Michael Carter, Denis Lawson, Timothy M. Rose, Dermot Crowley, Caroline Blakiston, Warwick Davis, Jeremy Bulloch, Femi Taylor, Annie Arbogast, Claire Davenport, Mike Edmonds, Jane Busby
Director
Director
Richard Marquand
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Adventures, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Cult Classics, Blockbusters, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent 2001: A Space Odyssey on DVD 2001: A Space Odyssey
Synopsis
Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi classic probes the mysteries of space and human destiny. While investigating the appearance of mysterious monoliths throughout the universe, astronauts David and Frank battle their ship's intelligent computer, HAL-9000.
Cast
Cast
Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Douglas Rain, Leonard Rossiter, Margaret Tyzack, Robert Beatty, Sean Sullivan
Director
Director
Stanley Kubrick
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Sci-Fi Dramas
Rent Soylent Green on DVD Soylent Green
Synopsis
Set in a polluted, congested New York City in 2022, this sci-fi thriller stars Charlton Heston as Robert Thorn, a gumshoe looking into the murder of a corporate executive (Joseph Cotten) whose company makes a nutritious synthetic food called Soylent Green. But in the process of tracking down the killer, Thorn unearths shocking information about the product's ingredients. The cast also includes the great Edward G. Robinson in his last film role.
Cast
Cast
Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors, Joseph Cotten, Brock Peters, Paula Kelly, Edward G. Robinson, Stephen Young, Mike Henry, Lincoln Kilpatrick, Roy Jenson, Leonard Stone, Whit Bissell
Director
Director
Richard Fleischer
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Sci-Fi Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent THX 1138 on DVD THX 1138
Synopsis
In a dystopian future that mandates drug use and outlaws sex, THX 1138 (Robert Duvall) and LUH 3417 (Maggie McOmie) rebel against the status quo. But when LUH winds up pregnant and THX is jailed, only a fellow prisoner (Donald Pleasence) can help THX escape. George Lucas based this futuristic love story -- his first feature film -- on an award-winning short he lensed while he was still in college.
Cast
Cast
Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley, Maggie McOmie, Ian Wolfe, Marshall Efron, Sid Haig, John Pearce, Irene Forrest, Gary Alan Marsh
Director
Director
George Lucas
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Dramas, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent Superman: The Movie on DVD Superman: The Movie
Synopsis
Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane, who's in love with Superman. Clark must summon his superhero alter ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.
Cast
Cast
Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Glenn Ford, Trevor Howard, Margot Kidder, Jack O'Halloran, Valerie Perrine, Maria Schell, Terence Stamp, Susannah York, Larry Hagman
Director
Director
Richard Donner
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Comic Books and Superheroes, Adventures, Family Adventures, Blockbusters, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Mad Max on DVD Mad Max
Synopsis
In a postapocalyptic future, jaded cop Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson) is ready to retire. But his world is shattered when a malicious gang murders his family as an act of retaliation, forcing a devastated Max to hit the open road seeking vengeance. As he travels the Australian outback's empty stretches of highway, he tours the bloodstained battlegrounds ruled by marauding bikers who feed on violence.
Cast
Cast
Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Joanne Samuel, Steve Bisley, Tim Burns, Roger Ward, Lisa Aldenhoven, Reg Evans, Bertrand Cadart
Director
Director
George Miller
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Cult Classics, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent The Day the Earth Stood Still on DVD The Day the Earth Stood Still
Synopsis
A humanoid envoy from another world lands in Washington, D.C., with a warning to Earth's people to cease their violent behavior. But panic erupts when a nervous soldier shoots the messenger, and his robot companion tries to destroy the capital.
Cast
Cast
Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray, Frances Bavier, Lock Martin
Director
Director
Robert Wise
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Dramas
Rent The Adventures of Baron Munchausen on DVD The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Synopsis
Writer-director Terry Gilliam puts a fantastical spin on the stories of Baron Munchausen, an 18th-century German aristocrat and renowned teller of tall tales, whose claims include a trip to the moon and being swallowed by a sea monster.
Cast
Cast
John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley, Oliver Reed, Charles McKeown, Winston Dennis, Jack Purvis, Valentina Cortese, Jonathan Pryce, Bill Paterson, Peter Jeffrey, Uma Thurman, Alison Steadman, Don Henderson, Robin Williams
Director
Director
Terry Gilliam
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Fantasy, Adventures, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, United Kingdom
Rent 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea on DVD 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Synopsis
Kirk Douglas stars as Ned Land and James Mason as Captain Nemo in this Walt Disney live-action adaptation of the classic Jules Verne underwater adventure. Sent to investigate a rash of shipwrecks, Ned encounters the nefarious Nemo's submarine. An ambitious production at the time, the film nabbed two Academy Awards, for special effects and art direction. Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre and a frightening giant squid co-star in Richard Fleischer's epic.
Cast
Cast
Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre, Robert J. Wilke, Ted de Corsia, Carleton Young, J.M. Kerrigan
Director
Director
Richard Fleischer
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Classics, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Family Adventures, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Classics, Adventures, Disney, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Book Characters
Rent The Omega Man on DVD The Omega Man
Synopsis
Armed with an experimental vaccine for the disease that's turned everyone into light-averse zombies, Robert Neville, one of the last intact survivors of a biological war, roams the empty streets by day and fights off the mutated subnormals at night.
Cast
Cast
Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash, Paul Koslo, Eric Laneuville, Lincoln Kilpatrick, Brian Tochi
Director
Director
Boris Sagal
Genres
Genres
Classics, Sci-Fi Cult Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Deadly Disasters, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent They Live on DVD They Live
Synopsis
In this consumer culture parody, professional wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper plays an unemployed working stiff who inadvertently finds a pair of sunglasses that allow him to see the world as it truly is. Billboards carry subliminal messages such as "Submit to Authority," and yuppies are actually aliens who are bent on subduing the human race. Before you can say, "Die, yuppie scum!" Piper grabs a gun and starts blasting.
Cast
Cast
Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, George "Buck" Flower, Peter Jason, Raymond St. Jacques, Jason Robards III, John Lawrence, Susan Barnes, Sy Richardson
Director
Director
John Carpenter
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Horror, Alien Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Thrillers
Rent Forbidden Planet on DVD Forbidden Planet
Synopsis
A pulp-fiction sci-fi classic, Forbidden Planet stars Leslie Nielsen as a heroic starship captain who finds the paradise planet Altair-IV, which is inhabited by Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) and his daughter, the sole survivors of an earlier expedition. Morbius uncovered the secrets of the long-lost civilization that made Altair-IV a paradise -- the same secrets that unknowingly destroyed the society!
Cast
Cast
Leslie Nielsen, Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Jack Kelly, Warren Stevens, James Drury, Earl Holliman
Director
Director
Fred M. Wilcox
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent Westworld on DVD Westworld
Synopsis
In writer-director Michael Crichton's sci-fi thriller, a seemingly innocent excursion to a futuristic "Fantasy Island" turns deadly for two wealthy tourists (Richard Benjamin and James Brolin) seeking cowboy adventures in the island's Westworld sector. The terrified adventure-seekers get far more than their money's worth when they enter a high-tech nightmare controlled by a ruthless robotic gunslinger (Yul Brynner) and malfunctioning androids.
Cast
Cast
Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Alan Oppenheimer, Victoria Shaw, Dick Van Patten, Linda Gaye Scott, Steve Franken
Director
Director
Michael Crichton
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent The Andromeda Strain on DVD The Andromeda Strain
Synopsis
When a satellite crashes in New Mexico, it unleashes a deadly alien virus that kills all but two residents of a small town. Scientists descend on the area to try to stop the microbe from spreading, but they're in for the fight of their lives.
Cast
Cast
Arthur Hill, David Wayne, James Olson, Kate Reid, Paula Kelly, George Mitchell, Ramon Bieri, Peter Hobbs, Frances Reid, Richard Bull
Director
Director
Robert Wise
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Planet of the Apes on DVD Planet of the Apes
Synopsis
Bewildered astronaut George Taylor crash-lands on a strange planet ruled by intelligent apes who use primitive humans for experimentation and sport. Taylor finds himself among the hunted as he tries to escape the apes and uncover their dark secret.
Cast
Cast
Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, James Daly, Linda Harrison, Robert Gunner, Lou Wagner
Director
Director
Franklin J. Schaffner
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Cult Classics
Rent Barbarella on DVD Barbarella
Synopsis
A shapely 41st-century space traveler must apprehend scientist Durand Durand, whose creation threatens to bring evil back to the galaxy. En route, Barbarella discovers the joys of celestial sex and has kinky misadventures with bizarre characters.
Cast
Cast
Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O'Shea, Marcel Marceau, Claude Dauphin, Véronique Vendell, Giancarlo Cobelli, David Hemmings, Ugo Tognazzi
Director
Director
Roger Vadim
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Cult Classics, Sci-Fi Adventure, Cult Comedies, Fantasy, France
Rent The Time Machine on DVD The Time Machine
Synopsis
In this film based on the classic novel by H.G. Wells, a scientist (Rod Taylor) invents a time machine that allows him to explore the earth's distant future -- a place of idyllic beauty that also harbors a sinister evil. Co-starring Yvette Mimieux as a docile inhabitant of the future, this sci-fi classic won an Oscar for its trippy special effects that were hands-down ahead of their time. Beware the Morlocks!
Cast
Cast
Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot, Tom Helmore
Director
Director
George Pal
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Action Classics, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Adventures
Rent The Black Hole on DVD The Black Hole
Synopsis
Disney goes sci-fi in this futuristic adventure about a team of space travelers who stumble upon a black hole. Fearful of being pulled into the abyss, the explorers try for a quick exit -- but then they spot a spacecraft at the mouth of the hole. On further investigation, they discover the wacky scientist Dr. Hans Reinhardt (Maximilian Schell), who believes that the world can mine its energy from the hole.
Cast
Cast
Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms, Yvette Mimieux, Ernest Borgnine
Director
Director
Gary Nelson
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Blockbusters, Disney, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent The War of the Worlds on DVD The War of the Worlds
Synopsis
When a scorching meteor-like object crashes to Earth, a scientist waits three ill-fated days for the object -- a spaceship filled with Martians -- to cool. Meanwhile, the extraterrestrials continue their invasion of the planet.
Cast
Cast
Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Less Tremayne, Robert Cornthwaite, Sandro Giglio, Lewis Martin, Houseley Stevenson Jr., Paul Frees
Director
Director
Byron Haskin
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers
Rent Fahrenheit 451 on DVD Fahrenheit 451
Synopsis
All printed materials are destroyed and banned, and the firemen actually start fires in this adaptation of author Ray Bradbury's cautionary near-future parable of an oppressive society in which free thought is verboten.
Cast
Cast
Cyril Cusack, Julie Christie, Anton Diffring, Jeremy Spenser, Oskar Werner
Director
Director
François Truffaut
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Journey to the Center of the Earth on DVD Journey to the Center of the Earth
Synopsis
Based on the Jules Verne novel, this family-friendly fantasy film follows an expedition team en route to the center of the earth -- an adventure that is fraught with peril from careening boulders, falling stalactites and weird dinosaurs.
Cast
Cast
Pat Boone, James Mason, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker, Thayer David, Peter Ronson, Robert Adler, Alan Napier
Director
Director
Henry Levin
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Family Adventures, Sci-Fi Adventure, Dinosaurs, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Silent Running on DVD Silent Running
Synopsis
In a ruined future in which huge, orbiting spaceships preserve the last remaining trees from pollution and overcrowding on Earth, everyman botanist Freeman Lowell (Bruce Dern) receives an order to destroy the trees. He refuses, but his actions set him up against his superiors and fellow crew members. Special-effects titan Douglas Trumbull directs this cult-status gem known for its innovative effects and powerful social themes.
Cast
Cast
Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin, Jesse Vint
Director
Director
Douglas Trumbull
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Dramas, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent Slaughterhouse-Five on DVD Slaughterhouse-Five
Synopsis
Kurt Vonnegut's multilayered novel makes it to the big screen as a haunting elegy involving Billie Pilgrim, who survives the horrific firebombing of Dresden during World War II and subsequently lives out simultaneous lives in the past and present.
Cast
Cast
Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche, Sharon Gans, Valerie Perrine, Holly Near, Perry King, Kevin Conway, Sorrell Booke, John Dehner, Roberts Blossom
Director
Director
George Roy Hill
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic War Stories, Sci-Fi Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Fantastic Planet on DVD Fantastic Planet
Synopsis
A band of humans -- known as Oms -- are kept as domesticated pets by an alien race of blue humanoid giants called Traags in director Rene La Loux's animated sci-fi classic, said to be based on the Soviet occupation of the Czech Republic. The story centers on an Om named Terr, who escapes his subjugation with a Traag learning device and eventually uses it to educate other Oms and incite them to revolt. The film nabbed the Grand Prix at Cannes.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Rene La Loux
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Alien Sci-Fi, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, French Language, France, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Them! on DVD Them!
Synopsis
The inhabitants of a small Southwestern town feel the fallout when radiation from bomb tests creates giant, mutant ants that descend on their community. Facing human extermination, a team of scientists scrambles to figure out how to stop "them."
Cast
Cast
James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness, Onslow Stevens, Sean McClory, Chris Drake, Sandy Descher, Mary Alan Hokanson, Don Shelton, Fess Parker, Olin Howlin, Leonard Nimoy
Director
Director
Gordon Douglas
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Creature Features, Horror Classics, Sci-Fi Horror, B-Movie Horror
Rent The Blob on DVD The Blob
Synopsis
For pure camp value, this sci-fi flick about an insatiable, gelatinous mass of alien goo ranks high in the annals of drive-in movie fare, with Steve McQueen and his teenage friends trying to warn townsfolk about the terror in their midst.
Cast
Cast
Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Earl Rowe, Olin Howlin, Stephen Chase, John Benson, George Karas, Elbert Smith, Vincent Barbi, Lee Payton
Director
Director
Irvin S. Yeaworth
Genres
Genres
Classics, Horror Classics, Sci-Fi Cult Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Creature Features, Cult Horror, Sci-Fi Horror, Halloween, The Criterion Collection
Rent The 7th Voyage of Sinbad on DVD The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
Synopsis
The dauntless Sinbad (Kerwin Mathews) heads to the island of Colossa, where only the egg of a giant bird can restore a pea-sized princess (Kathryn Grant) to normal size. The evil magician Sokurah (Torin Thatcher) accompanies him -- with ulterior motives to retrieve a lamp and genie (Richard Eyer) he once lost. But before the group can return home, they must conquer a landscape of fantastic beasts, including a Cyclops that hungers for human flesh.
Cast
Cast
Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Richard Eyer, Torin Thatcher, Alec Mango, Danny Green, Harold Kasket, Alfred Brown
Director
Director
Nathan Juran
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Fantasy, Adventures
Rent Plan 9 from Outer Space on DVD Plan 9 from Outer Space
Synopsis
After the embarrassing failure of the first eight plans, a group of evil aliens enacts plan nine -- resurrecting the dead to take over the Earth. Bela Lugosi makes his final film appearance -- along with Vampira, Tor Johnson, Criswell and a chiropractor acquaintance of director Ed Wood -- in one of the most popular cult classics of the 20th century, a two-time winner of the Golden Turkey Award for Worst Film and Worst Director of all time.
Cast
Cast
Gregory Walcott, Lyle Talbot, Mona McKinnon, Duke Moore, Tom Keene, Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Dudley Manlove
Director
Director
Edward D. Wood Jr.
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi, Indie Classics
Rent 7 Faces of Dr. Lao on DVD 7 Faces of Dr. Lao
Synopsis
In the most remarkable role of his career, Tony Randall plays six characters in this fantasy adventure about a mysterious Chinese doctor who assumes different guises in order to teach his message of pride and self-reliance. Enigmatic circus showman Dr. Lao gives the denizens of a sleepy Western frontier town the chance to peer into a looking glass and see their foibles. William Tuttle's Oscar-winning makeup supports Randall's tour de force.
Cast
Cast
Tony Randall, Barbara Eden, Arthur O'Connell, John Ericson, Noah Beery Jr., Minerva Urecal, Frank Kreig, Eddie Little Sky, Lee Patrick, John Qualen, Peggy Rea, Royal Dano, John Doucette, Frank Cady, Argentina Brunetti
Director
Director
George Pal
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Treasures of the Twilight Zone on DVD Treasures of the Twilight Zone
Synopsis
Three rarely seen, most-requested episodes of the original 1959-1965 series are presented uncut in this collection: "Where Is Everybody?" represents the series' premiere episode; "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is the Oscar-winning 1963 short subject (from France) that Rod Serling acquired and presented (as an episode) just once; and "The Encounter" features George "Mr. Sulu" Takei in an episode that was banned from later syndication.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, TV Classics, Classic TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, CBS
Rent Mysterious Island on DVD Mysterious Island
Synopsis
The fantastic Captain Nemo once again inspires the spirit of adventure in another Jules Verne classic. Captain Cyrus Harding (Michael Craig) leads three Union soldiers in a daring escape from a Confederate prison camp in a seized Confederate balloon. The group becomes marooned on an island, where the mysterious Captain Nemo (Herbert Lom) comes to their aid. But when a volcano erupts and threatens to destroy them all, can Nemo save the day?
Cast
Cast
Michael Craig, Michael Callan, Gary Merrill, Herbert Lom, Joan Greenwood, Percy Herbert, Nigel Green, Beth Rogan, Dan Jackson, Harry Monty
Director
Director
Cy Endfield
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Adventures, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Classics
Rent Death Race 2000 on DVD Death Race 2000
Synopsis
Paul Bartel (Cannonball!) directs this sci-fi cult classic about the deadly and brutal Transcontinental Road Race in which rivaling teams travel across America scoring points by offing innocent people.
Cast
Cast
David Carradine, Simone Griffeth, Sylvester Stallone, Mary Woronov, Roberta Collins, Martin Kove, Louisa Moritz, Don Steele, Joyce Jameson, Carle Bensen, Sandy McCallum
Director
Director
Paul Bartel
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Classics, Sci-Fi Cult Classics, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent Robinson Crusoe on Mars on DVD Robinson Crusoe on Mars
Synopsis
When his spaceship crash-lands on Mars, astronaut Kit Draper must figure out how to survive on the barren, lifeless planet with only a monkey to keep him company. Eventually, he discovers that the dead planet may actually harbor life.
Cast
Cast
Victor Lundin, Paul Mantee, Adam West
Director
Director
Byron Haskin
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure
Rent Earth vs. The Flying Saucers on DVD Earth vs. The Flying Saucers
Synopsis
A young scientist and his wife are developing secret missiles, but their project hits a snag when their test rockets start mysteriously exploding before they hit their targets. The couple soon discovers that their rocket design isn't to blame.
Cast
Cast
Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Morris Ankrum, John Zaremba, Thomas Browne Henry, Grandon Rhodes, Donald Curtis
Director
Director
Fred F. Sears
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent King Kong vs. Godzilla on DVD King Kong vs. Godzilla
Synopsis
Two of the greatest movie monsters of all time face off in this classic sci-fi flick directed by Ishirô Honda. On a remote tropical island, King Kong is going ape after a drug company attempts to remove him from his habitat. Meanwhile, encased in an iceberg, Godzilla is chilling out -- until a submarine accidentally collides with it and sets him free. When the giant creatures cross paths in Tokyo, it's World War III.
Cast
Cast
Tadao Takashima, Kenji Sahara, Yu Fujiki, Ichiro Arishima, Jun Tazaki, Akihiko Hirata, Mie Hama, Akiko Wakabayashi, Akemi Negishi, Somesho Matsumoto, Senkichi Omura
Director
Director
Ishirô Honda
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Cult Classics, Japan, Foreign Regions
Rent The Golden Voyage of Sinbad on DVD The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
Synopsis
John Phillip Law stars as the legendary sailor who finds a talisman and sets sail with his crew for an uncharted island. With a beautiful slave girl in tow, Sinbad takes on evil sorcerer Koura (Tom Baker), who wants Sinbad's golden talisman to complete a spell. Once on the island, Sinbad and crew must battle a six-armed figure of Kali (courtesy of special-effects master Ray Harryhausen), an enraged Cyclops centaur and a winged griffin.
Cast
Cast
John Phillip Law, Caroline Munro, Tom Baker, Douglas Wilmer, Martin Shaw, Grégoire Aslan , Kurt Christian, Takis Emmanuel
Director
Director
Gordon Hessler
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Fantasy, Adventures, Ages 11-12
Rent This Island Earth on DVD This Island Earth
Synopsis
When an alien in distress (Jeff Morrow) recruits American scientists Ruth Adams (Faith Domergue) and Cal Meacham (Rex Reason) to help him win an intergalactic battle against the evil Zahgons, the Earthlings earthlings find themselves falling in love -- and trapped in outer space. Now, the only way for them to get back home is to stand up to an army of horrific creatures and fight their way through a meteor shower in a hijacked spacecraft.
Cast
Cast
Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue, Rex Reason, Russell Johnson, Lance Fuller
Director
Director
Joseph Newman
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent Battle for the Planet of the Apes on DVD Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Synopsis
After the fall of humanity, Earth is run by highly evolved apes. But tensions have risen as the intelligent beasts, led by General Aldo (Claude Akins), threaten to enslave the remaining humans -- while a faction of human fighters have set their sights set on regaining the planet. The peaceful ape Caesar (Roddy McDowall) and his supporters may be the only chance of stopping a devastating war in this finale to the Planet of the Apes series.
Cast
Cast
Roddy McDowall, Claude Akins, Natalie Trundy, Severn Darden, Paul Williams, Austin Stoker, Lew Ayres , Noah Keen, Richard Eastham, France Nuyen
Director
Director
J. Lee Thompson
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Cult Classics, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent Space Station 76 on DVD Space Station 76
Synopsis
The future has a distinctively 1970s look about it in this domestic comedy set aboard a space station helmed by the sexually repressed Capt Glenn. When his new assistant turns out to be a woman, sexual tension and workplace hostility flare.
Cast
Cast
Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Matt Bomer, Marisa Coughlan, Kylie Rogers, Kali Rocha, Jerry O'Connell, Keir Dullea
Director
Director
Jack Plotnick
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Spoofs and Satire, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent The Invisible Man: Special Edition on DVD The Invisible Man: Special Edition
Synopsis
Scientist Jack Griffin (Claude Rains) terrorizes the British village of Ipping in this classic horror film. After a drug experiment gone awry, Griffin becomes invisible and must hide out in the local inn, his face completely bandaged. By the time Griffin confides in friends Dr. Kemp (William Harrigan) and Flora (Gloria Stuart), it's too late -- the drug has turned him into a homicidal maniac who must be hunted down.
Cast
Cast
Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan, Henry Travers, Una O'Connor
Director
Director
James Whale
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Horror Classics
Rent It Came from Outer Space on DVD It Came from Outer Space
Synopsis
An alien ship crashes in the Arizona desert, and the extraterrestrials assume the identities of the locals in order to buy enough time to make repairs. But one man discovers the truth, and soon his wife is replaced by one of the aliens.
Cast
Cast
Barbara Rush, Charles Drake, Joe Sawyer, Kathleen Hughes, Richard Carlson, Russell Johnson
Director
Director
Jack Arnold
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Horror Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Horror, Alien Sci-Fi, B-Movie Horror
Rent 20 Million Miles to Earth on DVD 20 Million Miles to Earth
Synopsis
A showcase for legendary special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen. A space mission to Venus ends in tragedy when the ship crashes into the ocean near Sicily. Only one astronaut and one specimen -- a reptile-like creature from Venus -- survive. The reptile rapidly grows to more than 20 feet in height, escapes from its cage and heads to Rome to stomp heads like a long-forgotten gladiator.
Cast
Cast
William Hopper, Joan Taylor, John Zaremba, Frank Puglia, Thomas Browne Henry
Director
Director
Nathan Juran
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent One Million Years B.C. on DVD One Million Years B.C.
Synopsis
Tumak (John Richardson) is banished from his tribe after angering their leader (his father), Akhoba. After wandering for several days, he comes upon the Shell Tribe, a group that lives on the coast. There, he meets Loana (Raquel Welch, in a fur push-up bra and form-fitting loincloth). She nurses him back to health through all kinds of romantic grunting and groaning. No words are spoken in this prehistoric saga that features moments of pure camp.
Cast
Cast
Raquel Welch, John Richardson, Percy Herbert, Robert Brown, Martine Beswick, Jean Wladon, Lisa Thomas, Malya Nappi
Director
Director
Don Chaffey
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Adventures, Sci-Fi Adventure, Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms on DVD The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
Synopsis
This 1953 sci-fi classic, directed by Eugene Lourie and starring Paul Christian, Ross Elliott and Cecil Kallaway, brings to the screen Ray Bradbury's short story "The Fog Horn." The powerful force of atomic testing in the Arctic has awakened a sleeping rhedosaurus that's been frozen solid in ice, and the creature rises from the sea to exact revenge in the streets of New York. Features animation by Ray Harryhausen.
Cast
Cast
Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey, Donald Woods, Lee Van Cleef, Steve Brodie, Ross Elliot
Director
Director
Eugene Lourie
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Cult Classics, Creature Features
Rent Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster on DVD Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster
Synopsis
Godzilla, that perennial scourge of downtown Tokyo, goes to battle again -- this time, against an evil sea monster. But we think the deep-sea beastie might have met his match in the fire-breathing gorgon that dates from prehistoric times.
Cast
Cast
Akira Takarada, Kumi Mizuno, Chotaro Togin, Hideo Sunazuka, Toru Watanabe, Toru Ibuki, Akihiko Hirata, Jun Tazaki, Ikio Sawamura, Pair Bambi
Director
Director
Jun Fukuda
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Cult Classics, Japan, Japanese Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Incredible Shrinking Man/Monolith Monsters on DVD Incredible Shrinking Man/Monolith Monsters
Synopsis
This pair of campy classics from the 1950s features plenty of high-powered action and sci-fi special effects. After being exposed to radiation, Scott Carey (Grant Williams) becomes The Incredible Shrinking Man; then, a meteor crashes into the desert and its fragments grow huge when they're exposed to water. Soon, The Monolith Monsters are sucking the water out of humans, turning them into petrified versions of themselves.
Cast
Cast
Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, April Kent, Paul Langton, Raymond Bailey, William Schallert, Frank J. Scannell, Helene Marshall, Diana Darrin, Billy Curtis, Lola Albright, Les Tremayne, Trevor Bardette, Phil Harvey, William Flaherty, Harry Jackson, Richard H. Cutting, Linda Scheley, Dean Cromer, Steve Darrell
Director
Director
Jack Arnold, John Sherwood
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Monsters, Sci-Fi Horror, Horror Classics
Rent Destination Moon on DVD Destination Moon
Synopsis
After a tycoon finances a spaceship, the United States makes the world's first-ever trip to the moon in this 1950 sci-fi adventure. But once there, the astronauts realize a miscalculation means they might not have enough fuel to return to Earth. Now they must frantically work to lighten their rocket for the return trip. Based on a novel by Robert A. Heinlein, the film won an Oscar for its special effects.
Cast
Cast
John Archer, Warner Anderson, Tom Powers, Dick Wesson, Erin O'Brien-Moore
Director
Director
Irving Pichel
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent Things to Come on DVD Things to Come
Synopsis
After decades of world war and a plague that wiped out much of the population, mankind struggles to rebuild its once-great civilization. Progress is at last being made ... until the eve of a new manned space flight. Now, fear of another technological era threatens to tear apart the new society. Raymond Massey, Cedric Hardwicke and Ralph Richardson star in a story by H.G. Wells, adapted by the author himself.
Cast
Cast
Raymod Massey, Ralph Richardson, Margueretta Scott, Cedric Hardwicke, Derrick DeMarney, Ann Todd, Edward Chapman, Maurice Braddell, Sophie Stewart, Pearl Argyle, Charles Carson
Director
Director
William Cameron Menzies
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Dramas
Rent The Illustrated Man on DVD The Illustrated Man
Synopsis
Rod Steiger plays the titular character -- a man covered with tattoos -- in this adaptation of Ray Bradbury's tale. When a young drifter (Robert Drivas) encounters "the illustrated man," he can't take his eyes off the pictures on the man's torso. But staring at the designs takes the drifter smack-dab into the middle of the pictures -- in one instance, stranded on Venus, in another, on an African veldt and in the third, on the eve of Armageddon.
Cast
Cast
Claire Bloom, Rod Steiger, Jason Evers, Robert Drivas, Herb Evers, Don Dubbins, Tim Weldon, Christine Matchett
Director
Director
Jack Smight
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Tarantula / The Mole People on DVD Tarantula / The Mole People
Synopsis
Brace yourself for a shivery good time with this duo of classic sci-fi flicks. In Tarantula, a lab experiment gone horribly awry creates a massive spider that satiates its bloodlust with cattle -- before moving on to human beings; then, in The Mole People, a team of archeologists on a quest to find a lost race instead discover a horrific tribe of people living underground who have brutally enslaved the creepy half-human mole people.
Cast
Cast
John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll, Nestor Paiva, Ross Elliott, Edwin Rand, Raymond Bailey, Hank Patterson, Bert Holland, Steve Darrell, Cynthia Patrick, Hugh Beaumont, Alan Napier, Phil Chambers, Rodd Redwing, Robin Hughes, Frank Baxter, Clint Eastwood
Director
Director
Jack Arnold, Virgil W. Vogel
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Creature Features, Horror Classics, Sci-Fi Horror
Rent Fiend Without a Face on DVD Fiend Without a Face
Synopsis
One of the first films to feature explicitly gory effects, director Arthur Crabtree's sci-fi chiller begins with a spate of mysterious deaths at an American military base in Canada. Sent to investigate, Air Force Maj. Jeff Cummings (Marshall Thompson) discovers that the experiments of a mad professor (Kynaston Reeves) to materialize mortal thoughts have unleashed a swarm of invisible creatures … who like to feast on human brains and spinal fluid.
Cast
Cast
Marshall Thompson, Terry Kilburn, Michael Balfour, Gil Winfield
Director
Director
Arthur Crabtree
Genres
Genres
Classics, Horror Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Cult Classics, Sci-Fi Horror, Creature Features, B-Movie Horror, Cult Horror, United Kingdom
Rent Godzilla: King of the Monsters on DVD Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Synopsis
When nuclear testing awakens a 400-foot-tall amphibian from its 1,000-year slumber, the giant's rampage reduces Tokyo to rubble. Raymond Burr drops in on this English-dubbed version of the Japanese gigantimonster flick that spawned many sequels.
Cast
Cast
Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Akira Takarada, Momoko Kochi, Akihiko Hirata, Kokuten Kodo
Director
Director
Ishirô Honda
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Cult Classics, Japan, Foreign Regions
Rent 10th Victim on DVD 10th Victim
Synopsis
In this 1960s satire directed by Elio Petri, it's survival of the fittest in the 21st century, and population control is performed perfunctorily, through legalized murder in a game called "The Big Hunt." The "game" comes down to two assassins, both of whom are targeting each other: Marcello Mastroianni (who plays a womanizing Italian media darling) and a pistol-wielding, purple-pantsuit-clad Ursula Andress.
Cast
Cast
Marcello Mastroianni, Ursula Andress, Salvo Randone, Elsa Martinelli, Massimo Serato, Milo Quesada
Director
Director
Elio Petri
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Sci-Fi Dramas, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Dramas Based on the Book, Foreign Classics, Italian Language, Italy, Foreign Classic Comedies, Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent The Fly on DVD The Fly
Synopsis
Scientist André Delambre (David Hedison) has invented a matter transporter. To perfect his machine, he decides to test the device on a human subject -- himself. He steps into the chamber unaware that an ordinary housefly has accompanied him. His head and arm become horrifically switched with those of the fly. Now Delambre and his wife (Patricia Owens) are faced with a gruesome dilemma in this classic sci-fi horror co-starring Vincent Price.
Cast
Cast
Vincent Price, David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Herbert Marshall, Kathleen Freeman, Betty Lou Gerson, Charles Herbert
Director
Director
Kurt Neumann
Genres
Genres
Classics, Horror Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Cult Horror, Sci-Fi Horror
Rent Adventures of Superman on DVD Adventures of Superman
Synopsis
George Reeves (no relation to future Superman star Christopher Reeve) dons the iconic Man of Steel's cape in this live-action series that ran for six seasons in the 1950s, with Noel Neill stepping into the high heels of his love interest, Lois Lane. No one would suspect that the mild-mannered Clark Kent was one of the world's most powerful superheroes. But when evil strikes, he's a quick change away from saving the day.
Cast
Cast
Bill Kennedy, George Reeves, Jack Larson, John Hamilton, Robert Shayne, Noel Neill, Phyllis Coates
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, TV Action & Adventure, Comic Books and Superheroes, TV Classics, ABC
Rent Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman on DVD Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman
Synopsis
Fed up with her womanizing husband (William Hudson), boozy Nancy Archer (Allison Hayes) wanders into the California desert, where she meets aliens from outer space. But everyone dismisses her story until she starts growing -- and growing. When she reaches a stature of 50 feet, Nancy decides to take out a few frustrations on the town in this camp classic from the height of the 1950s giant monster craze.
Cast
Cast
Allison Hayes, Roy Gordon, Yvette Vickers, William Hudson, George Douglas, Ken Terrell, Eileen Stevens, Michael Ross, Frank Chase
Director
Director
Nathan Juran
Genres
Genres
Classics, Sci-Fi Cult Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent The Land Unknown / The Deadly Mantis on DVD The Land Unknown / The Deadly Mantis
Synopsis
Giant carnivorous creatures threaten innocent humans in these two classic sci fi actioners. In The Land Unknown, a team of explorers forced to land at the South Pole find themselves in an uncharted region full of vicious prehistoric animals; then, in The Deadly Mantis, an enormous insect wreaks havoc as it travels from the Arctic to Washington, D.C., chomping up unsuspecting victims along the way.
Cast
Cast
Jock Mahoney, Shirley Patterson, William Reynolds, Henry Brandon, Douglas Kennedy, Phil Harvey, Craig Stevens, William Hopper, Alix Talton, Florenz Ames, Paul Smith, Floyd Simmons, Paul Campbell, Helen Jay
Director
Director
Virgil W. Vogel, Nathan Juran
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Creature Features, Horror Classics, Sci-Fi Horror
Rent The Valley of Gwangi on DVD The Valley of Gwangi
Synopsis
James Franciscus, Gila Golan and Richard Carlson star in this James O'Connolly-helmed cult hit, featuring the animation work of Ray Harryhausen, about travelers who accidentally come across a fabled valley in Mexico where dinosaurs still exist. But when Gwangi, an Allosaurus, becomes targeted as the headliner of a traveling circus act they want to create, the humans determined to capitalize on this prehistoric discovery earn its wrath.
Cast
Cast
James Franciscus, Gila Golan, Richard Carlson, Laurence Naismith, Freda Jackson, Gustavo Rojo, Dennis Kilbane, Mario De Barros, Curtis Arden
Director
Director
Jim O'Connolly
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Monsters, B-Movie Horror
Rent Kronos on DVD Kronos
Synopsis
While observing the stars at a secret research lab, Dr. Leslie Gaskell sees a UFO hurtle into the ocean. Gaskell must team with a colleague and his girlfriend to stop the UFO -- which is actually a 10-story-tall robot -- from attacking Los Angeles.
Cast
Cast
Jeff Morrow, John Emery, Barbara Lawrence, Morris Ankrum, George O'Hanlon, Robert Shayne
Director
Director
Kurt Neumann
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent Abominable Dr. Phibes / Phibes Rises... on DVD Abominable Dr. Phibes / Phibes Rises...
Synopsis
Dr. Phibes, a disfigured scientist, uses the biblical plagues visited upon Egypt as a model for revenge against those he blames for his wife's demise. / Phibes seeks to resurrect his spouse and concocts insidious deaths for those who get in his way.
Cast
Cast
Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Virginia North, Sean Bury, Robert Quarry, Peter Jeffrey, Fiona Lewis, Hugh Griffith, Peter Cushing
Director
Director
Robert Fuest
Genres
Genres
Horror, Horror Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent Journey to the Far Side of the Sun on DVD Journey to the Far Side of the Sun
Synopsis
Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, the creative forces behind the landmark sci-fi series "Thunderbirds," have crafted a feast of special effects. When astronomers discover an Earthlike planet on the opposite side of the sun, they send Col. Glenn Ross (Roy Thinnes) to investigate. He finds a world that's a mirror image of Earth: Everything looks the same but is backward.
Cast
Cast
Roy Thinnes, Ian Hendry, Patrick Wymark, Loni Von Friedl, Herbert Lom
Director
Director
Robert Parrish
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Foreign Regions, United Kingdom
Rent Quintet on DVD Quintet
Synopsis
Essex (Paul Newman) struggles to survive in a bleak, frozen city of the future. Director Robert Altman's existential film pulls no punches in presenting a withering vision of a postapocalyptic world in which inhabitants of the city play a puzzling cat-and-mouse game called Quintet, with death awaiting the player who makes a misstep. Bibi Andersson, Fernando Rey, Vittorio Gassman and Nina Van Pallandt co-star in this chilling sci-fi thriller.
Cast
Cast
Paul Newman, Vittorio Gassman, Fernando Rey, Bibi Andersson, Brigitte Fossey, Nina Van Pallandt, David Langton, Thomas Hill, Monique Mercure, Craig Richard Nelson
Director
Director
Robert Altman
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Dramas, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Gambling Dramas
Rent Atomic Submarine on DVD Atomic Submarine
Synopsis
A string of submarine passengers in the arctic seas spurs the government to send the nuclear-powered submarine U.S.S. <i>Tiger Shark</i> to seek and destroy the mysterious mencace. Unbeknownst to the crew of the atomic submarine, the alien force that lurks in the deep ocean is far more powerful than anyone could imagine. Spencer Gordon Bennet (Sakima and the Masked Marvel) directs this B-movie horror classic.
Cast
Cast
Arthur Franz, Dick Foran, Bob Steele, Tom Conway
Director
Director
Spencer Gordon Bennet
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent Mighty Joe Young on DVD Mighty Joe Young
Synopsis
Director Ernest B. Schoedsack teams again Robert Armstrong in this groundbreaking film, the winner of the 1949 Academy Award for Special Effects. In it, Armstrong plays a producer who sweet-talks a young woman (Terry Moore) into bringing Joe, her pet gorilla, from Africa to Hollywood to become the headliners for his show. But life under the klieg lights proves to be too much for Joe, who longs for freedom and peace.
Cast
Cast
Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong, Frank McHugh, Douglas Fowley, Denis Green, Paul Guilfoyle, Nestor Paiva, Regis Toomey, Lora Lee Michel, James Flavin
Director
Director
Ernest B. Schoedsack
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent The Tingler / Zotz! on DVD The Tingler / Zotz!
Synopsis
This double feature pairs a classic horror flick -- about a pathologist (Vincent Price) who experiments with a parasite that clings to the spinal cord of victims -- with a classic comedy about a professor (Tom Poston) who discovers the zotz, a coin with magical properties. William Castle, who directs both films, initially introduced The Tingler in theaters with electrically "enhanced" seats that delivered a mild shock to audience members.
Cast
Cast
Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman, Patricia Cutts, Pamela Lincoln, Philip Coolidge, Tom Poston, Julia Meade, Jim Backus, Fred Clark, Cecil Kellaway, Zeme North, Margaret Dumont, James Millhollin, Carl Don, Mike Mazurki
Director
Director
William Castle
Genres
Genres
Horror, Horror Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Creature Features, Cult Horror, B-Movie Horror
Rent The Crawling Eye on DVD The Crawling Eye
Synopsis
This campy sci-fi chiller (based on a British TV series) follows U.N. troubleshooter Alan Brooks (Forrest Tucker), who's sent to probe a string of mysterious deaths near a Swiss mountain resort. With help from his friend Professor Crevett (Warren Mitchell) and psychic Anne Pilgrim (Janet Munro), Brooks finds the culprit: an invading alien menace hidden in the fog. Laurence Payne and Jennifer Jayne also star.
Cast
Cast
Forrest Tucker
Director
Director
Quentin Lawrence
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent Bride of the Monster on DVD Bride of the Monster
Synopsis
Horror icon Bela Lugosi (Dracula) appears in his last starring role as Dr. Eric Vornoff, who with his crazed man-beast servant is conducting flesh-burning radiation experiments in an attempt to create a legion of atomic supermen. When a newspaperwoman gets too inquisitive for her own good, Vornoff takes steps to protect his research. Produced and directed by cult filmmaker Ed Wood Jr., the film features many of his regular players.
Cast
Cast
Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Tony Mccoy, Loretta King, Harvey B. Dunn, George Becwar, Bud Osborne, Dolores Fuller
Director
Director
Edward D. Wood Jr.
Genres
Genres
Horror, Horror Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Horror, Monsters, Cult Horror, B-Movie Horror
Rent King Kong Escapes on DVD King Kong Escapes
Synopsis
At the behest of his wealthy benefactress, evil Dr. Who (Eisei Amamoto) builds a robotic King Kong to retrieve a rare radioactive element. But when the simian machine falters, there's only one alternative: the real King Kong. Luckily, the big galoot has a trio of pals in high places -- Cmdr. Carl Nelson (Rhodes Reason), Lt. Cmdr. Jiro Nomura (Akira Takarada) and fetching Lt. Susan Watson (Linda Miller) -- who try to subvert the doctor's orders.
Cast
Cast
Rhodes Reason, Mie Hama, Linda Miller, Akira Takarada, Eisei Amamoto, Paul Frees, Susumu Kurobe, Haruo Nakajima, Osman Yusuf, Sachio Sakai
Director
Director
Ishirô Honda
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea on DVD 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Synopsis
One of the first epic, big-budget movies of the silent era, this sci-fi classic based on Jules Verne's novel recounts the tale of the notorious, power-mad Capt. Nemo (Allen Holubar). Driven by years of bitterness, Nemo plans to use the Nautilus -- his fantastic, revolutionary submarine -- to rule the waves and exact revenge on the world. The film's astonishing underwater photography, which was far ahead of its time, still inspires awe.
Cast
Cast
Matt Moore, Jane Gail, Dan Hanlon, Allen Holubar
Director
Director
Stuart Paton
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Adventures, Silent Films
Rent Giant Claw / Creature from the Atom Brain on DVD Giant Claw / Creature from the Atom Brain
Synopsis
A massive carnivorous bird and a spine-chilling squad of zombie assassins provide a double dose of terror in these two classic nail-biters from producer Sam Katzman. In The Giant Claw, a bird from outer space starts munching on humans; Jeff Morrow and <i>Playboy</i> Playmate Mara Corday star. Next, a mobster hires an evil ex-Nazi scientist to bring his dead henchmen back to life in Creature with the Atom Brain, penned by Curt Siodmak.
Cast
Cast
Jeff Morrow, Mara Corday, Morris Ankrum, Louis Merrill, Edgar Barrier, Richard Denning, Angela Stevens, S. John Launer, Michael Granger, Gregory Gaye
Director
Director
Fred F. Sears, Edward L. Cahn
Genres
Genres
Horror, Horror Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Horror, Creature Features
Rent She on DVD She
Synopsis
Leo (Randolph Scott) learns of the legendary Flame of Life, which holds the secrets of immortality and was discovered by his ancestor 500 years ago. With his friend (Nigel Bruce), Leo journeys to the Arctic to find the flame's final resting place. But the flame's guardian -- the immortally cold queen known as She Who Must Be Obeyed (Helen Gahagan) -- believes Leo to be her long-lost lover, Leo's ancestor.
Cast
Cast
Helen Gahagan, Randolph Scott, Helen Mack, Nigel Bruce
Director
Director
Irving Pichel, Lansing C. Holden
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure
Rent The Brain from Planet Arous on DVD The Brain from Planet Arous
Synopsis
This sci-fi flick from the 1950s tells the fantastical story of Steve March (John Agar), a man whose body has been commandeered by an enormous alien brain named Gor that's bent on conquering the Earth. With the help of another extraterrestrial brain that's taken up residence in the family dog, Sally Fallon (Joyce Meadows) hatches a plan to stop the madness by locating Gor's Fissure of Orlando -- the alien equivalent of an Achilles's heel.
Cast
Cast
John Agar, Joyce Meadows, Thomas Browne Henry
Director
Director
Nathan Juran
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Horror
Rent Incubus on DVD Incubus
Synopsis
A pre-"Star Trek" William Shatner stars in this bizarre horror flick about evil demons that use sex to conquer innocent souls for Satan. Wandering through an otherworldly place called Nomen Tuum, Shatner plays Marc, a decent man who battles a succubus named Kia (Allyson Ames) while trying to protect his sister from Kia's male counterpart (Milos Milos). The real kicker? The whole script is written in the "universal language" of Esperanto.
Cast
Cast
William Shatner, Milos Milos, Allyson Ames, Ann Atmar, Eloise Hardt, Robert Fortier, Paolo Cossa
Director
Director
Leslie Stevens
Genres
Genres
Horror, Horror Classics, Satanic Stories, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent X the Unknown on DVD X the Unknown
Synopsis
A squad of British commandos returns from a covert mission suffering from mysterious symptoms and horrific burns. Dr. Adam Royston (Dean Jagger), an atomic scientist, suspects lethal radiation and tracks down the source of this menace to a desolate area of Scotland. It's there that the threat morphs into a giant radioactive blob of mud that arises from the depths of the Earth to consume everything in its path.
Cast
Cast
Dean Jagger, Edward Chapman, Leo McKern, Anthony Newley, Jameson Clark, William Lucas, Peter Hammond, Marianne Brauns, Ian MacNaughton, Michael Ripper
Director
Director
Leslie Norman
Genres
Genres
Horror, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Horror Classics, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent Gorgo on DVD Gorgo
Synopsis
When a 65-foot reptilian monster emerges from the Irish Sea after an underwater volcanic eruption, salvage vessel operators Joe (Bill Travers) and Sam (William Sylvester) capture the creature and bring it to London. Hoping to make some money, they put the beast on display as a circus sideshow. But Gorgo's enormous mother will do anything to get her baby back -- even if she has to destroy the entire city.
Cast
Cast
Bill Travers, William Sylvester, Vincent Winter, Christopher Rhodes, Joseph O'Conor, Bruce Seton, Martin Benson, Maurice Kaufmann, Basil Dignam, Barry Keegan
Director
Director
Eugene Lourie
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Cult Classics, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent Invisible Man Returns / Invisible Woman on DVD Invisible Man Returns / Invisible Woman
Synopsis
In his first horror movie, The Invisible Man Returns, Vincent Price stars as the titular gent you can "see right through" when he goes undercover to clear his name of a murder charge. Costars Cedric Hardwicke; Joe May directs. In The Invisible Woman, a nutty professor (John Barrymore) transforms a model (Virginia Bruce) into an invisible woman, and that gets the mob interested! Contains great comedy gags directed by A. Edward Sutherland.
Cast
Cast
Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price, Nan Grey, John Sutton, Cecil Kellaway, Alan Napier, Forrester Harvey, Virginia Bruce, John Barrymore, John Howard, Charles Ruggles, Oskar Homolka, Edward Brophy, Donald MacBride, Margaret Hamilton, Shemp Howard
Director
Director
Joe May, A. Edward Sutherland
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Horror
Rent The Lost World on DVD The Lost World
Synopsis
Maverick scientist Prof. Challenger (Wallace Beery) claims that dinosaurs still exist on a remote Brazilian plateau, and to prove his assertion he leads an expedition up the Amazon. The team indeed finds the evidence they seek when one of the beasties cuts off their only route back to civilization. Barely escaping with their lives, the party returns to London -- live brontosaur in tow. Sure enough, the big bruiser gets loose, and bedlam ensues.
Cast
Cast
Wallace Beery, Alma Bennett, Jules Cowles
Director
Director
Harry O. Hoyt
Genres
Genres
Classics, Silent Films, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Fantasy
Rent First Man Into Space on DVD First Man Into Space
Synopsis
It's the dawn of space exploration, and a self-confident astronaut, Lt. Dan Prescott (Bill Edwards), has fallen off the radar while traveling into the celestial abyss. When Prescott's craft finally returns to Earth, an otherworldly slime coats it -- and the astronaut's nowhere to be found! When a giant, mutated creature surfaces and begins a brutal killing spree, Prescott's brother (Marshall Thompson) realizes that the beast is his brother!
Cast
Cast
Marshall Thompson, Marla Landi
Director
Director
Robert Day
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Sci-Fi Horror, Alien Sci-Fi, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Foreign Regions, United Kingdom
Rent Monster That Challenged the World / It! on DVD Monster That Challenged the World / It!
Synopsis
Terror and campy acting abound in this pair of sci-fi drive-in classics. In The Monster That Challenged the World, an underwater earthquake unleashes a prehistoric monster's hideous offspring to dine on residents of California; Tim Holt and Hans Conried star. It! The Terror from Beyond Space (an inspiration for 1979's Alien) pits an astronaut (Marshall Thompson) in the "distant future" of 1973 against a scaly beast that absorbs its human prey.
Cast
Cast
Tim Holt, Audrey Dalton, Hans Conried, Harlan Warde, Max Showalter, Mimi Gibson, Gordon Jones, Marjorie Stapp, Marshall Thompson, Shirley Patterson, Kim Spalding, Ann Doran, Dabbs Greer, Paul Langton, Robert Bice
Director
Director
Arnold Laven, Edward L. Cahn
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Alien Sci-Fi
Rent Drive-in Double Feature: Creation / War on DVD Drive-in Double Feature: Creation / War
Synopsis
Re-create the magic of a 1960s drive-in with this creepy double feature of horror flicks. In Creation of the Humanoids (1962), said to be a favorite of pop artist Andy Warhol, a race of robots designed to put Earth back together after a nuclear war ends up trying to take it over. Then, in War Between the Planets (1966), scientists discover an unknown planet that's on route to collide with Earth -- unless they can do something to stop it.
Cast
Cast
Don Megowan, Erica Elliott, Don Doolittle, Jack Stuart, Amber Collins, Enzo Fiermonte, John Bartha, Alina Zalewska
Director
Director
Wesley Barry, Antonio Margheriti
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Horror Classics, B-Movie Horror
Rent Son of Kong on DVD Son of Kong
Synopsis
In the wake of a large-scale disaster that saw the colossal King Kong scaling the Empire State Building and clutching a terrified blonde, beleaguered adventurer Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong) boards a ship to the remote island where he first captured the enormous ape. But when a mutinous outbreak strands him and a few companions with a baby gorilla of gargantuan proportions, they befriend the gentle giant -- and gain a new pet.
Cast
Cast
Robert Armstrong, Helen Mack, Frank Reicher, John Marston, Victor Wong, Ed Brady, Clarence Wilson, Harry Tenbrook, Frank Mills, Steve Clemente
Director
Director
Ernest B. Schoedsack
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Monsters, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars on DVD Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars
Synopsis
Flash Gordon's archenemy Ming the Merciless has concocted a new weapon: a death ray emanating from Mars that wreaks havoc on Earth. To stop the ray, Flash must travel to Mars and lock horns with Ming's ally, Queen Azura.
Cast
Cast
Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Frank Shannon, Beatrice Roberts, Donald Kerr, Richard Alexander, C. Montague Shaw, Wheeler Oakman, Kenne Duncan, Warner Richmond, Jack Mulhall, Lane Chandler, Anthony Warde, Ben Lewis
Director
Director
Robert F. Hill, Ford Beebe
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure
Rent Island of Lost Souls on DVD Island of Lost Souls
Synopsis
After finding refuge on an island in the South Seas, shipwrecked sailor Edward Parker learns that Dr. Moreau has been creating beast-like men by cruelly experimenting on the island's animals, and tries to stop him with the help of a panther woman.
Cast
Cast
Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams, George Irving, Arthur Hohl, Kathleen Burke
Director
Director
Erle C. Kenton
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent War-Gods of the Deep on DVD War-Gods of the Deep
Synopsis
In 1903, the ruler of an undersea kingdom of humanlike creatures who never age sees a woman on land who looks like the reincarnation of the his deceased wife. This traumatic sighting is the catalyst for a chain of events, leading to a war between the human world and this underwater community of the past.
Cast
Cast
Vincent Price, John Le Mesurier, Susan Hart, Roy Patrick, Anthony Selby, Henry Oscar, Derek Newark, David Tomlinson, Tab Hunter
Director
Director
Jacques Tourneur
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Adventure, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent The Fly 2: Return of the Fly on DVD The Fly 2: Return of the Fly
Synopsis
Years after his scientist father met a unique and gruesome end as a grotesque man-fly hybrid, Philippe Delambre (Brett Halsey) is determined to carry on his dad's dubious work. With the help of his uncle Fran&#231;ois (Vincent Price), Philippe re-creates his father's matter transmission device. But the machine still has a few bugs in it. Philippe soon finds himself sharing his father's fate with horrifying results in this classic sci-fi sequel.
Cast
Cast
Vincent Price, Brett Halsey, John Sutton, David Frankham, Dan Seymour, Danielle De Metz, Janine Grandel, Richard Flato
Director
Director
Edward Bernds
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Monsters, Sci-Fi Horror, Cult Horror
Rent Gamera: The Giant Monster on DVD Gamera: The Giant Monster
Synopsis
Set free from an icy sleep by a nuclear explosion in the Arctic, a massive flying turtle named Gamera travels to Tokyo and begins a destructive rampage in this first installment of the sci-fi action series starring the fire-breathing reptile. Initial efforts to stop the creature fail, but after Gamera rescues a young boy, the two form a sympathetic bond -- which may aid authorities in their quest to subdue the beast using their "Plan Z."
Cast
Cast
Eiji Funakoshi, Harumi Kiritachi, Junichirô Yamashiko, Yoshiro Uchida, Michiko Sugata, Yoshiro Kitahara, Jun Hamamura, Kenji Oyama, Munehiko Takada, Yoshio Yoshida, Jun Osanai
Director
Director
Noriaki Yuasa
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Cult Classics, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Japan
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