I always thought the Invasion Cinema site was pretty cool. They had some cool retro sci-fi movies and a blog with additional information. I even had the site in my delicious bookmarks and linked from here.
Awhile back, that site seems to have disappeared, so as an offshoot of a video testing project I had done, I decided to create a video site of my own. I tracked down the retro sci-fi movies that had been on Invasion Cinema’s site. This includes the following:
- Assignment: Outer Space (1960)
- Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
- Destroy All Planets (1968)
- The Giant Gila Monster (1959)
- Killers from Space (1954)
- Mesa of Lost Women (1953)
- The Wasp Woman (1960)
These movies are free and you can watch them on demand. I will also be adding content to include plot synopsis, cast information, and other information about the films.
While I am at it, I decided to add the classic Superman animated shorts from the 1940s. This series of animated shorts was done by Max Fleischer and I’ve always wanted to have a site with a “Superman Film Festival” flavor to it. The first film is up at http://video.butlerblog.com/2009/11/12/superman/ and I’ll be adding more later, until we have the entire series. You can view the entire “Superman Film Festival” here.