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The Killer Shrews / The Giant Gila Monster (Color Special Edition Double Feature)
The Killer Shrews / The Giant Gila Monster
Color Special Edition Double Feature
Actors: Giant Gila Monster, Killer Shrews
Director: Ray Kellogg
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
NR     2007     2hr 23min

Giant Gila Monster: A classic from the golden drive-in era, Giant Gila Monster showcases hammy dialogue, snappy songs and, of course, "special" effects as the titular giant lizard terrorizes a small Texas town. Enterprisin...  more »


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Actors: Giant Gila Monster, Killer Shrews
Director: Ray Kellogg
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Horror, Classics
Studio: Legend
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 07/17/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/1959
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1959
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 2hr 23min
Screens: Black and White,Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Best Shrews / Gila disc available!!
William G. Piper | English, IN United States | 07/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"From the folks that brought us the colorized dvds of NOTLD, Carnival of Souls, Reefer Madness, House on Haunted Hill and Plan 9 from Outer Space, you can now add The Killer Shrews / The Giant Gila Monster to the list. First off, this is a 2 disc set. Disc 1 contains both movies colorized, while the second disc contains the BW versions with extras. The extras include Giant Gila trailer (in anamorphic 16x9!), info on gilas and shrews, a weird video of a squirrel (?!) and colorized trailers for the titles I listed in the first sentence. Now you're probably wondering, how is the quality on these. I have two copies of the Killer Shrews already and the print on this is by far the best I've seen. Sure it has some print damage here and there, but this by far the sharpest I've seen both movies. If anything, get the disc set for the BW versions as I doubt any better copies are out there. The audio is clear however some hiss is present. As for the colorized versions, they look the same as the other movies if you have seen them. The best way I can describe is that it's not quite realistic, but more of a comic book feel to it. It's not far fetched in how the colors are used as they try their best to make it realistic, but something about the colorization still doesn't seem real. But, they are definitely interesting to check out.

Overall, I HIGHLY recommend this set. I've been waiting for years for a SE Killer Shrews disc and this is it in my opinion.
Late Night "Horror" Double Feature at its Best!
Fred Lamperzi | Springfield, VA | 07/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Killer Shrews...Giant Gila Monsters...The very words can strike fear into the hearts of anybody who hasn't actually seen these two ridiculous movies. Though it's quite possible that real life Killer Shrews or Giant Gila Monsters would be fearsome and terrifying, the movies are in fact the exact opposite. They are campy drive-in fare at its very best, and this is the best presentation of these two cult classics that you will ever find.

Both movies were featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000, and if you're familiar with that show, you know the type of movie you're in for. They're the kind of flick where you can kick back with a big bowl of popcorn, toss out the list of Oscar nominees and just indulge your sense of schlock. It's made all the more possible to enjoy these movies by the attention given to the restoration and colorization of the two movies by Legend Films. That's right, I said colorization.

There probably aren't many purists who would object to the colorizing of these two "classics", but even the most hardened film student would have to admit that the colorization job of Killer Shrews and Gila Monster adds to the cartoony, late night movie feel of both of the films. They will be right at home on your DVD shelf next to Plan 9 From Outer Space, The Little Shop of Horrors and Reefer Madness, some of the other films that Legend has colorized. If you're really still interested in seeing them as they appeared at the Drive In, the Black and White versions are included, along with several factual extras as well as an entertaining feature, "Squeak the Squirrel"

This is the version to get of these two movies. It looks great and the price is right. Buy it now, or the next victim of the Shrews and/or Gila Monster could be you!!!"
The killer shrews/the giant gila monster
Karl Buchspics | 10/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"although I am not a fan of colorization, this looks pretty good. The movies themselves are pure cornball, but they do bring back memories. I also like that you have the option of watching either black and white or color. If you are a fan of b grade horror movies, this set will not dissapoint."