It never hurts to stock up cheapie gift items for the holidays, or birthdays that catch you off guard. Old monster movies are especially good gifts for the young, since (as we all know) that’s when you most easily develop a deep and abiding love for this stuff.
You just can’t go wrong with this DVD, featuring gorgeous presentations of two of my very favorite ’50s monster films for less than five bucks a shot.
If you’re looking for even higher end monster mayhem, Warners offers a double bill of Them! and Beast from 20,000 Fathoms–beat that with a stick–for only $8. (or, for 4.50 more, you can get the Sci-Fi Adventures set that also throws in World Without End and Satellite in the Sky.)
In the mood for something junkier? How about MGM’s fine six of Phantom from 10,000 Leagues (no relation to the Beast, believe me) and Beast with a Million Eyes for $6. Or the tandem of the quite decent Return of Dracula along with The Vampire for $4.50 (!).
Man, I like monster movies.