Blu-ray, DVD Release: Robot Monster

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 25, 2023
Price: DVD $20.47, Blu-ray $25.58
Studio: Bayview Entertainment

From 1953, Robot Monster, one of the most delirious, and delightful 3-D films of the Golden Age, arrives in a showcase edition loaded with extras!

A cosmic catastrophe has wiped out humanity, and now the last six survivors must outwit that strangely iconic alien menace, Ro-Man (George Barrows). Taking orders from the pitiless Great Guidance, Ro-Man wavers in his pursuit of human annihilation when he falls in love with a girl (Claudia Barrett). Can dashing young Roy (George Nader) save her?

To mark the milestone 70th anniversary of this all-time sci-fi classic, the 3-D version of Robot Monster has been painstakingly and masterfully restored from complete 35mm archival 3-D elements by the talented archivists at the 3-D Film Archive, the leading experts in vintage stereoscopic film restoration.

The Robot Monster Blu-ray restoration is presented in both BD3D (for those with the necessary equipment) and compatible anaglyphic 3-D which will play on any system or monitor, plus in standard 2-D as well. In addition, one pair of red/cyan anaglyphic glasses is included. 

Here’s complete bonus feature breakdown for each format:


  • STARDUST IN YOUR EYES(1953) – Robot Monster’s original prologue starring Slick Slaven aka Trustin Howard. New 4K scan from the left/right 35mm master positives.
  • MEMORIES OF A POOPED-OUT PINWHEEL(2022) – Greg Moffett shares his personal recollections of filming on location over a period of four days in March 1953.
  • TRAVELS THROUGH TIME & SPACE(2023) – Newly curated vintage slide presentation from Stereoscopic Anthropologist, Hillary Hess
  • ADVENTURES IN 3-D(1953) – Newly restored Golden Age 3-D Comic Book, presented in association with Carl Scheckel at Carl’s Comix.
  • Plus additional trailers, vintage shorts, and a restoration demo!


  • SAVING SLICK(2023) – Sean Thrunk’s new documentary short explains how 1950’s nightclub comedian Slick Slaven is reminded of his long-forgotten act and identity when his lost 3-D film is revived in 2003.
  • JOE DANTE, TRAILERS FROM HELL(2013) – 1956 MONSTER FROM MARS reissue trailer hosted by Joe Dante, courtesy of Trailers from Hell
  • MISTAKES & INNOVATIONS(2023) – Bob Furmanek describes the original day-for-night footage and Phil Tucker’s innovative use of “Double Film” aka “3-D Blinkey.”
  • RESCUING RO-MAN(2023) – This documentary short by filmmaker Sean Thrunk tells how an accidental discovery of two forgotten 35mm prints in 1990 saved the only complete 3-D footage.
  • FEATURECOMMENTARY TRACK (2022) with Greg Moffett, Mike Ballew, Eric Kurland and Lawrence Kaufman.
  • WASI A MAN (2022) – New song by The Other Favorites, aka Josh Turner and Carson McKee, played during the post-feature restoration credits and memorabilia gallery.
  • MEMORABILIA GALLERY(2023) – Created by Charles Barnard with original newspaper ads, posters, lobbycards and publicity photographs.
  • BELA LUGOSI –YOU ASKED FOR IT (July 27, 1953) – Appearance on live television, newly restored.

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.