The next Profiles in History Hollywood Auction on 28-29 July 2013 features several Irwin Allen items including the original filming miniature of the Nautilus submarine that appeared in Irwin Allen’s The Return of Captain Nemo. Other items in the auction include an original piece of title concept art from the 1961 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea movie and a metal wrench prop from Voyage and Lost in Space.
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Ernest Borgnine, star of The Poseidon Adventure, Fire, When Time Ran Out, and Alice in Wonderland has passed away aged 95. Up until very recently he had been attending signing events with other members of The Poseidon Adventure cast and will be much missed by Irwin Allen and movie fandom.
Prominent Irwin Allen television guest, Warren Stevens, has sadly passed away at the age of 92 (27th March 2012). He guest starred Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Time Tunnel and Land of the Giants, as well as The Return of Captain Nemo. Unusually, we’ve struggled to find any obituaries in the mainstream British media. Here are some tributes in the US press:
First Prize: UK DVD for Season Two of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Second Prize: Promotional Time Tunnel T Shirt (size XL)
Third Prize: 8 Irwin Allen movie photos including 2 from Towering Inferno, 2 from The Swarm, 2 from When Time Ran Out, 1 from The Story of Mankind (of Chico Marx) and 1 from The Big Circus
Fourth Prize: Fan produced Giants patch, 2 Giants photos, 1960′s Stefan Arngrim photo, and a Stefan Arngrim postcard from his appearance in Switch
Fifth Prize: British 1998 Lost in Space postcard, Colour 10×8 of Mark and Marta, and 3 small photos
Sixth Prize: Original publicity photo from The Night the Bridge Fell Down and Alice in Wonderland, plus a 10×8 of Desi Arnaz Jr. (star of The Night the Bridge Fell Down)
We have just heard the very sad news that James MacArthur (The Night the Bridge Fell Down) died earlier today at the age of 72. Best known for his role of Danny “Danno” Williams in Hawaii-5-0, Irwin Allen fans will also have enjoyed his work in the two part television movie The Night the Bridge Fell Down.
If you still get a faulty DVD, contact the company you bought it from and ask for a working replacement. Warner Bros. customer services have been very helpful so we recommend buying directly from them or other reliable retailers such as Amazon who have a good reputation for customer service.
If you bought a faulty copy from the Warner Bros store, we would recommend contacting them directly with your order number and ask how to obtain a replacement.
If buying this DVD from any other outlets, we do advise that you first check that they are shipping working versions and not left-over faulty DVDs.
We strongly recommend checking any replacement DVDs on arrival (check gets past 84 minutes into the second DVD), as some faulty copies are still being sent out by Warners. It’s possible that old and new stock are getting mixed up.
James Squellati has been working on constructing a scratch built Nautilus model (The Return of Captain Nemo). We very much hope that a model kit manufacturer will some day consider issuing a Nautilus model kit as there is very little available on this model.
We have learned that Warner Bros may remove the Night the Bridge Fell Down DVD from its catalogue due to the manufacturing fault mentioned recently. The item is no longer mentioned on the Warner Bros Store website, nor is the Irwin Allen value pack.
If you have a faulty copy of the DVD, you should contact the company you bought the DVD from and request a refund. If you bought the DVD directly from Warner Bros, we have heard from fans that their customer services department has been very helpful.
It is a great shame that there has been a problem with this particular DVD as the recent DVDs released by Warner Bros have been otherwise excellent.
Further update on 18 May 2010: The DVD has reappeared in the Warner Bros Store but there is no information about whether there is going to be a re-mastered version of the DVD where the second disk doesn’t freeze.