Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Land of The Giants: The Complete Collection: DVD Review

Land of The Giants: The Complete Collection: DVD Review

Rating: PG
Released by Madman Home Ent

There's just something special about Irwin Allen's small screen efforts.

From Lost in Space to The Time Tunnel, Allen pioneered the sci fi world of TV back in the 1960s and propelled the stories further than their FX Ever could.

In this latest 51 episode, 14 disc collection set, set in 1983, we follow the exploits of a group on a flight from NY to London that crash lands on a similar planet to Earth but with everything larger. Forced into a fight for survival, the series follows a tried and tested formula that straddles the capture and escape ethos to a tee, before bringing in some wider threats to our world.

Sure, it doesn't quite hold up these days with FX having moved on, but there's a charm and innocence to Land of the Giants that captures the imagination. More a testament to Allen's mark on the scifi world than a permanent place, this cult classic will be an essential release to some thanks to its remastered fare and its wealth of extras.

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