ClassicFlix has announced plans to bring obscure sci-fi drama World of Giants to DVD and Blu-ray, although no release date has been set yet. The hour-long series ran for 13 episodes in first-run syndication during the fall of 1959. Marshall Thompson starred as special agent Mel Hunter who happens to be only six inches tall.
We’re pleased to report that we have acquired the 1959 science fiction television series World of Giants. Scanned from 16mm prints, the material is sharp and in relatively good shape and we expect to release the complete 13 episode series on both Blu-ray and DVD (as part of our Rare Television line).
Starring Marshall Thompson and Arthur Franz, WOG boasts high production values, numerous top-notch guest stars and has several episodes helmed by luminary sci-fi directors such as Nathan Juran (20 Million Miles to Earth), Jack Arnold (Creature from the Black Lagoon) and Byron Haskin (The War of the Worlds).
We expect to make an official pre-order announcement soon, but check out some clips below in the meantime
Here are the two two clips from World of Giants ClassicFlix uploaded to its YouTube page. The first is a raw scan from the series premiere; the second shows a “restoration in progress” from a different episode.
World of Giants will be the second release under ClassixFlix’s new Rare Television line. The first release, 21 Beacon Street, comes out on June 27th.