In Case You Missed It: The Sci-Fi Boys

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Do you like old Sci-Fi B-Movies? Do you recognize the name Ray Harryhausen? How about Ray Bradbury?

If you answered yes to one or more of those questions, you’re in.

‘The Sci-Fi Boys’ is a documentary every science fiction fan should see, whether you just enjoyed the golden age of flying saucer movies, or you wanted to BE a special effects artist.

Find out more, inside.

In 1933 Willis O’Brien started a revolution. O’Brien was the Father of modern movie special effects. His work on ‘King Kong’ inspired such industry luminaries as Ray Harryhausen (stop motion animator), Ray Bradbury (author and screenwriter), Peter Jackson (director… you know, the Lord of the Rings guy), and a man that didn’t work in films at all, but inspired the NEXT generation of Sci-Fi movie maker: Forrest J. Ackerman.

Forrest J. Ackerman (Uncle Forry to his readers) self published ‘Famous Monsters of Movieland’ magazine, and actually CREATED the term ‘Sci-Fi’.

His magazine inspired and nurtured cinematic hopefuls by giving insight into the filmmaking process, behind the scenes interviews, and makeup/FX tips. Peter Jackson, John Landis, Rick Baker, Dennis Muren, and even Steven Spielberg cite the magazine as an influence.

‘The Sci-Fi Boys’ follows the progression of science fiction from the work of Willis O’Brien, through Forrest J. Ackerman’s days… right up to modern films and computer generated FX.

Loaded with film clips, interviews, and early ‘home movies’ from some of the luminaries in the genre, this disc easily stands up to multiple viewings… especially if you’re an aspiring filmmaker.

Just go buy it, already.

Buy The Sci-Fi Boys [DVD]

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