New 4K Scans of Forbidden World and Galaxy of Terror Coming to Home Video

Shout! Factory is bringing back these classic B-movies and preserving them with steelbook releases.

By Jay Gervais

Get ready to return to the Galaxy of Terror and crash-land on a Forbidden World, where monsters lurk and humanity is not necessarily welcome. We are pleased to announce that Shout! Factory is bringing back these classic Roger Corman-produced films in a big way by presenting them with brand-new 4K scans. Check out the official details for each title below, along with the release specs.

Galaxy of Terror

One of the most bonkers (yet, completely entertaining) films ever inspired by Alien is now officially a “Scream Factory”-branded title as we present it in a new Blu-ray steelbook packaging!

  • Official street date is August 13th for U.S. and Canada territories (Region A).
  • We are preparing a new 4K scan of the film. All bonus features from the prior Blu-ray release will be ported over as well.
  • Only 5,000 units of the steelbook are being produced total. When they’re gone, they’re gone!
  • The artwork you see pictured… come to us from by artist Laz Marquez (who also illustrated our prior steelbooks: Humanoids from the Deep, The Howling, Lifeforce, and Army of Darkness). If you order directly from our site though, your packaging will also include an exclusive 28.5” x 16.5” rolled lithograph of the illustration. (The litho will not be available elsewhere and only 1,500 of them each are being made).

Bonus Features include:

  • NEW 4K Scan Of The Original Film Elements
  • Audio Commentary With Cast And Crew
  • "Tales From The Lumber Yard: The Making Of Galaxy Of Terror" – A Six-Part Documentary Featuring Interviews With Producer Roger Corman, Director/Co-Writer Bruce D. Clark, Co-Writer Marc Siegler, Actors Robert Englund, Sid Haig, Taaffe O’Connell And More...
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Alternate Credits For The Alternate Title Mind Warp: An Infinity Of Terror
  • Photo Galleries

For those who have seen this movie, Galaxy of Terror was obviously inspired by Ridley Scott’s Alien, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The Bruce D. Clark-directed film, which happens to be his last credited work, starred Edward Albert as Cabren, Erin Moran as Alluma, Ray Walston as Kore, Taaffe O’Connell as Dameia, Bernard Behrens (The Changeling) as Commander Ilvar, Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street) as Ranger, and Sig Haig (3 From Hell, The Devil’s Rejects) as Quuhod.

As mentioned above, the official street date for this item is August 13th for North America. The film will receive a brand-new 4K scan and all of the bonus features from the previous Blu-ray release from the retailer will be transferred over.

5,000 units of this steelbook will be produced, but only 1,500 orders will come with the 28.5” x 16.5 rolled lithograph of the new artwork by Laz Marquez, as it appears on the cover.

Galaxy of Terror will knock you down $24.99 plus the cost of shipping. If you’re interested in acquiring this item for your collection, head on over to Shout! Factory today!

Forbidden World

Also known as Mutant, this hardcore sexy and gory sci-fi romp is now officially a “Scream Factory”-branded title as we present it in a new Blu-ray steelbook packaging!

  • Official street date is August 13th for U.S. and Canada territories (Region A).
  • We are preparing a new 4K scan of the theatrical cut of the film AND a new 2K scan of the Director’s Cut of the film from the only existing film print!
  • Only 5,000 units of the steelbook are being produced total. When they’re gone, they’re gone!
  • The artwork you see pictured on both come to us from by artist Laz Marquez (who also illustrated our prior steelbooks: Humanoids from the Deep, The Howling, Lifeforce, and Army of Darkness). If you order directly from our site though, your packaging will also include an exclusive 28.5” x 16.5” rolled lithograph of the illustration. (The litho will not be available elsewhere and only 1,500 of them each are being made).

Bonus Features include:

  • NEW 4K Scan Of Original Film Elements (Theatrical Cut)
  • NEW 2K Scan Of The Only Existing Film Print (Director's Cut)
  • "The Making Of Forbidden World" – Featuring Interviews With Director/Editor Allan Holzman, Special Visual Effects Artist/Production Designer Robert Skotak, Actor Jesse Vint, Composer Susan Justin And More ...
  • Interview With Producer Roger Corman
  • Interview With Special Effects Artist John Carl Buechler
  • Audio Commentary By Director Allan Holzman (Director's Cut)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Photo Galleries

Forbidden World (aka Mutant) was directed by Allan Holzman. The film starred Jesse Vint (Chinatown) as Mike Colby, Dawn Dunlap (Night Shift) as Tracy Baxter, June Chadwick (V) as Dr. Barbara Glaser, Linden Chiles (The Green Hornet) as Dr. Gordon Hauser, Fox Harris (Repo Man) as Dr. Cal Timbergen, Ray Oliver (Child’s Play) as Brian Beale, Michael Bowen (Kill Bill: Vol. 1, The Last House on the Left) as Jimmy Swift, and Scott Paulin (Teen Wolf) as Earl Richards.

As mentioned above, the official street date for this item is August 13th for North America. The film will receive a brand-new 4K scan with the Director’s Cut getting a brand-new 2K scan.

5,000 units of this steelbook will be produced, but only 1,500 orders will come with the 28.5” x 16.5 rolled lithograph of the new artwork by Laz Marquez, as it appears on the cover.

Forbidden World is priced at $24.99 plus the cost of shipping. If you’re interested in picking this item up, pre-order it from Shout! Factory today!

Which one of these are you adding to your collection, or are you adding both to your cart right now? We’d would love to hear from you in the comments below or on any of our social media accounts!

About the Author

Jay Gervais

From small town to big city and back again, Jay was born and raised in Canada and has lived his whole life there. He’s always ready to cut down any misconceptions his American friends have of life in the great white north. He’s also no stranger to this kind of community, and has plenty of experience under his bed. He enjoys all kinds of horror entertainment, as long as it’s got the heart and soul to it. When he’s not doing something here, he can be found at his post at the night’s watch, or knee deep into his school studies.

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