Rick Baker Created The Octaman Suit

Octaman  (Includes Bonus Film: The Cremators)
Widescreen: 1.85:1 Color (anamorphic) / Production Year: 1971 / Region 1

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A scientific expedition to a remote fishing village discovers high levels of radiation as well as a strange mutant-like small octopus that walks on land and has bizarre human-like eyes. The leader of the expedition teams up with a circus owner who wants to exploit the weird creature but trouble ensues when the two men discover their crew has been slaughtered and the mutant is missing. Tales from the villagers come to light describing the local legend of a half-man, half-sea serpent, but what the expedition finds is an astounding seven-foot-tall walking octopus that has a lust for human blood! Now, the hunters have become the hunted and the race is on. Who will survive and what will be left of them?
Octaman is the sought after 1972 cult classic from director Harry Essex (Creature from the Black Lagoon) and comes to DVD in a newly-remastered from 35mm widescreen edition. Features special effects makeup by future Academy Award Winner Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London) and stars Kerwin Matthews (The 7th Voyage of Sinbad), Jeff Morrow (This Island Earth), Pier Angeli (Battle of the Bulge); the DVD also features original trailers, video interview, and Retromedia Drive-In wrap-around. The DVD also includes a bonus feature film – The Cremators – Harry Essex’s epic about a giant ball of fire that rolls right over people – burning them to a hideous crisp! The Cremators features special effects by award-winning Doug Beswick (The Empire Strikes Back, Aliens).


  • Second feature film: THE CREMATORS
  • Original Trailers
  • Video Interview with THE CREMATORS star Maria De Aragon
  • Retromedia Drive-In Episode tags

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