George Pal with some of his greatest creations (clockwise from upper left): a Martian war machine from "War of the Worlds"; the spaceship from "Destination Moon"; "Tom Thumb"; elves from "The Brothers Grimm"; "Tubby the Tuba"; the time-travel machine from "The Time Machine"; and a dragon from "7 Faces of Dr. Lao."
Rarely does a film come along that can be called an event. But, THE FANTASY FILM WORLDS OF GEORGE PAL is an event - a celebration and a loving tribute to a pioneer of fantasy and science fiction filmmaking. Before George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, an innovative producer/director named George Pal ignited moviegoers' imaginations with tales of adventure and fantasy. FANTASY WORLDS features the life and career of this genius whose innovations won his films eight Academy Awards and who continues to inspire the filmmakers of today.
Three years in the making, this award-winning film comprehensively details Pal's life and work, from the early Puppetoon short subjects to Rod Taylor's journey in THE TIME MACHINE and Gene Barry's battle against the nightmarish invasion from Mars in THE WAR OF THE WORLDS. Using the latest digital masters from original 35mm prints, extensive film scenes are highlighted from: DESTINATION MOON, WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE, HOUDINI, CONQUEST OF SPACE, TOM THUMB, THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM, 7 FACES OF DR. LAO, ATLANTIS THE LOST CONTINENT, and other classics from the Pal Library.
This collector's edition features rare interviews with George Pal himself and Chesley Bonestell, the famed astronomical artist of WAR OF THE WORLDS. Guests appearing (in alphabetical order) are: Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, Wah Chang, Tony Curtis, Jim Danforth, Joe Dante, Roy E. Disney, Barbara Eden, Duke Goldstone, Ray Harryhausen, Charlton Heston, Walter Lantz, Janet Leigh, Albert Nozaki, Tony Randall, Ann Robinson, Gene Roddenberry, Russ Tamblyn, Rod Taylor, William Tuttle, Gene Warren Sr., Robert Wise, Alan Young and more. Narrated by Paul Frees.
Truly, THE FANTASY FILM WORLDS OF GEORGE PAL is a stunning epic designed to delight everyone who has ever marveled at the magic of fantasy and science fiction filmmaking. It's image rated "EXCELLENT" by Video Magazine. Add it to your DVD collection today!
Produced, Written and Directed by Arnold Leibovit
"Simply the finest film yet produced
profiling any fantasy filmmaker."
-- David McDonnell, Editor
|Winner of the CINE Golden Eagle Award|
|Winner International Film and TV Festival of New York|
|Winner of the Saturn Award from The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films|