Kingdom of the Spiders (Special Edition)
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After livestock belonging to rancher Walter Colby fall victim to a spider attack, entomologist Diane Ashley (Tiffany Bolling) arrives and tries to help Rack deal with the crisis: but with the big county fair fast approaching, Mayor Connors refuses to let them quarantine the ranch. Soon the remaining residents of the town must barricade themselves at Emma Washburns lodge in an effort to save themselves from the eight-legged invaders in the ultimate man vs. spider showdown.
* 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 Hostel Producer Scott Spiegel And Lee Christian
* Rare Behind-The-Scenes Footage
* Interview With Writer Stephen Lodge
* Poster Gallery
* Original Theatrical Trailer
* New Wide-Screen Transfer
* And More!
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In one solitary scene, this movie lays waste to every other cinematic achievement in the history of motion pictures. The town's mayor has hired a crop-dusting pilot to spray deadly insecticide across the region infested with tarantulas, thus ensuring the annual local fair will proceed as scheduled, but our eight-legged protaganists counter with a deadly plan that transforms the pilot's cockpit into a tomb. In his final moments, this heroic, godlike vision of a man is swarmed by warmly embracing arachnids, and he unleashes the grandest of all screams. He continues to evoke his heavenly shrieking for the entire duration of his glorious exit from the realm of the living. I'm left speechless when attempting to describe the sheer beauty of this scene, but every creature walking this earth is but a mere speck of dust in comparison to the divine frequency unlocked by this man's diaphragm. This, without question, is the peak of cinematic mastery.
The rest of the movie is not without value either. The work of William Shatner is a configuration of talent that needs no introduction, for he is admired by the masses, worshipped as an artistic genius, and for his very existence we are all unworthy to serve as viewers.Read more ›
Features include : all-new anamorphic widescreen transfer of the film, this Special Edition DVD release contains an all-new interview with William Shatner; an in-depth commentary featuring director John Bud Cardos, producer Igor Kantor, spider wrangler Jim Brockett and cinematographer John Morrill, moderated by HOSTEL producer Scott Spiegel and Lee Christian; rare behind-the-scenes footage; "Jim Brockett: Spider Wrangler" featurette; poster gallery and the original theatrical trailer.
This is the holy grail DVD release of Kingdom of the Spiders & is not to be missed..
Thank you Shout Factory !
I first saw this film theatrically upon it's release back in 1978, and 25 + years later, when you stack it up against other "bugs on the rampage" films like "Frogs", "It Happened at Lakewood Manor" & "The Naked Jungle"....it holds up as one of the best. Sure, its as cheesy as a block of cheddar, and Shatner is a hammy actor, but it's a real guilty pleasure movie and seems to tick along quite well without getting bogged down with boring characterisations, or long winded explanations about why the spiders are now hunting much larger prey !
For my money, all the actors involved in this one deserve bravery awards for sharing the screen with hundreds and hundreds of genuine LIVE Mexican red knee tarantulas. On top of that most of the key cast members ( Shatner, Bolling, Strode, Dressler, Hughes & Lafferty ) get attacked and covered in these creepy arachnids. Nowadays, film makers would just cheat and use CGI effects, but back in low budget productions in 1977, they just tipped a bucket of real tarantulas on the actors and filmed the shot.....YECCH !Read more ›
This is a entertaining movie. For the money, I can't think of any reason why you shouldn't get this. It's just a fun movie. There must be some reason this movie works and other movie with bigger budgets fail. I can just imagine the director gathering the cast and crew and telling them, look, I know we're not making Citizen Kane, but let's make a good movie. Something like that. The cast all give solid performances and seem to be having fun. A scene that is typical is when the sheriff tries to tell a woman that her husband is dead. He is unable with words, he grabs her in silence, hugs her, and the camera views them from the distance. I didn't expect that. Kinda moving.
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Exactly what my husband was looking for! Great quality and great price!Published 6 months ago by Kathy
I consider this the JAWS of normal-sized killer spider movies (and there have been plenty, such as KISS OF THE TARANTULA - 1972; TARANTULAS: THE DEADLY CARGO - 1977; ARACHNOPHOBIA... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Fred Adelman
This movie was for myself....i am a big syfy person....am sure i will like it ....Published 10 months ago by Vivian Harris
Classic horror movie that reminded my wife of when she was young. Captain Kirk in a horror movie... wowPublished 11 months ago by Brian H.
The spiders are so scary! I was fear of most spiders since l was little! But l am not scared of that because it was just a movie.Published 13 months ago by Anastasia Star Durham
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