OK, first off: Yipppeee!!! You guys have no idea how thrilled I am about this latest piece of DVD geekery: My #1 all-time favorite old-school sci-fi movie, Jack Arnold's The Incredible Shrinking Man, is finally coming to DVD! Hooray! But then the news gets a little weirder: You'll only be able to get the DVD from Best Buy ... plus it comes attached to four other movies. Huh?

The Classic Sci-Fi Ultimate Collection
will be a Best Buy exclusive on September 19th, and the three-disc set contains the following films: Tarantula (1955), The Mole People (1956), The Monolith Monsters (1957), Monster on the Campus (1958) and 1957's supremely awesome, Matheson-penned, killer-housecatted, giant-spider-laden The Incredible Shrinking Man.

Random info: Four of the five Collection movies have Jack Arnold's name on them somewhere, be it as writer or director. Also, this set marks the digital debut of all five flicks, which is always nice to see. The Classic Sci-Fi Ultimate Collection (or, as I call it: The Incredible Shrinking Man and Some Other Fun Stuff) will run you 20 clams pus tax -- a small price to pay for a true-blue classic and a bunch of Saturday afternoon matinees.

And I really hate to complain, but ... c'mon, Universal. The Incredible Shrinking Man is a science fiction classic on par with The War of the Worlds, The Day the Earth Stood Still and ... Attack of the 50 Foot Woman. (I'm kidding about the last one!) Surely a movie as well-regarded as The Incredible Shrinking Man would warrant its own 2-disc Special Edition?? (Can you believe it? I go from amazingly thrilled to ungrateful and greedy in less than 300 seconds. What a jerk I am.)

[Thanks to DavisDVD.com for the tip!!]
categories Features, Cinematical