Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Kino Lorber is Bringing 'The Magnetic Monster' to Blu-ray

Cosmic Frankenstein Terrorizes Earth!

The Magnetic Monster poster

Kino Lorber has announced plans to bring the 1953 sci-fi monster film "The Magnetic Monster" to Blu-ray. The film was co-written and directed by Curt Siodmak and stars Richard Carlson, King Donovan, Jean Byron and Leo Britt.

There is no information on special features yet and no release date has been set. More information to come as we receive it.

Synopsis (from wikipedia):
A pair of agents from the Office of Scientific Investigation (OSI) are sent to investigate a local appliance store, where all of the clocks have stopped at the same time, and metal items in the store have been magnetized. The source of this is traced to an office located directly above the store, where scientific equipment is found, along with a dead body. There are also signs of radioactivity, but the cause of the difficulties itself is clearly no longer in the room, or the immediate area.

Investigation and request for citizen input eventually lead to an airline flight carrying a scientist, Dr. Howard Denker, who has developed signs of radiation sickness related to something in a heavy briefcase he carries and clutches irrationally. Before dying, he confesses to have been experimenting with an artificial radioactive isotope, serranium, which he had bombarded with alpha particles for 200 hours (8 days and 8 hours). Unfortunately, his so-far microscopic creation has taken on a life of its own: it must absorb energy from its surroundings every 11 hours, and in the process doubles in size and mass each time, releasing deadly radiation and incredibly intense magnetic energy.