Archive for April, 2010

Valerie in GIANTLAND – Episode 1 “Flight 612”

30th April 2010

We first saw Ron Lordi’s film making skills in 1994 when he produced (with a large cast of friends and family) a superb version of the Land of the Giants “The Crash”.  Ron is returning to the Land of the Giants theme with a new video feature of “Valerie in Giantland”.  Part one is introduced below and on YouTube.  Further episodes will appear on YouTube in the coming weeks.

Tony Crnkovich Gallery

29th April 2010

Tony Crnkovich has produced some beautiful Land of the Giants artwork which has been added to the Irwin Allen Gallery Showcase.

Faulty Night the Bridge Fell Down DVD

28th April 2010

We have just discovered that the recent Warner Bros DVD release of The Night the Bridge Fell down has some kind of manufacturing fault and the second disk sticks at 1 hour 24 minutes into the second disk.  At 1 hour 24 minutes as the characters are descending the leg of the bridge, a boat approaches the bridge and the DVD sticks on Steve Marlo’s face (he plays the character in the boat).

Warner Brothers are already aware of the fault and have reported to a contact of ours that replacement disks also appear to have the fault.  We are currently trying to find out if all the Night the Bridge Fell Down DVDs produced are faulty, or just one batch.  As soon as we know, we will issue an update.

If you have bought the Night the Bridge Fell Down DVD and are seeing the same problem with the second disk, our advice is to contact Warner Bros Store about returning the DVD.  We understand they have been issuing credit rather than sending out replacements until the fault is rectified.

If you are planning to purchase the DVD, we would suggest contacting Warner Bros Store first to find out if the problem with defective second disks has been remedied.

3D Computer Models of the Spindrift

27th April 2010

We would be interested to hear from anyone who has been creating 3D computer models of the Irwin Allen spaceships and vessels.  Here are a couple of computer generated models of the Spindrift which can be purchased and downloaded from various Internet sites.  If you have created more detailed models, please do let us know.

Visit the IANN Spindrift Pages

Ray Harryhausen at Fan Festival

24th April 2010

Ray Harryhausen (Animal World) is scheduled to be at todays Fan Festival in London (at the London Film Museum/County Hall by the London Eye) as well as many famous James Bond stars.

Ray Harryhausen at Fan Festival

The Poseidon Adventure (Stereo): Limited Edition

20th April 2010

Music by John Williams
Limited Edition of 3000 Units



First time entire score is presented in STEREO! Presenting the premiere stereo release of John Williams’ (JAWS, STAR WARS, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, SCHINDLER’S LIST) classic score to the legendary 1972 Twentieth Century Fox adventure film THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE, starring Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelly Winters and Red Buttons, produced by Irwin Allen and directed by Ronald Neame. Williams’ epic orchestral score expertly intertwines the film’s examination of heroism and tragedy. Produced by Nick Redman and Mike Matessino, mastered by Daniel Hersch, and remixed and sequenced by Mike Matessino, this superb-sounding special limited edition release features never-before-released Bonus Tracks, including the film versions of “The Morning After”, source cues and alternate versions of the main title. In-depth liner notes by Jeff Bond take you behind the scenes of the film and its music. This is a limited edition of 3000 Units.

For this release, the 2″ 24-track tape containing the original 35mm 6-track mag was transferred into Pro Tools, and restored and mixed with the advantages of another decade’s advance in sound processing technology.


1. Main Title (2:12)
2. Rogo And Linda (1:34)
3. The Big Wave/The Aftermath (4:02)
4. Raising The Christmas Tree (1:28)
5. Nonnie And Red/Up The Tree (1:59)
6. Death’s Door/The Upturned Galley (2:01)
7. Through The Galley (1:13)
8. The Other Survivors (1:37)
9. Search For The Engine Room (2:51)
10. Barber Shoppe Scene (1:46)
11. Saving Robin (1:24)
12. The Death Of Belle (3:25)
13. Hold Your Breath (3:08)
14. The Red Wheel (1:25)
15. Rogo Takes Command (1:38)
16. End Title (The Rescue) (3:36)
Total Time: 35:18

Alternates and Source Music:
17. Main Title (alternate #1) (1:58)
18. New Year’s Party (version 1) (0:58)
19. To Love (3:12)
20. New Year’s Party (version 2) (2:11)
21. Main Title (alternate #2) (1:59)
22. “The Morning After” (version 1)* (2:10)
23. “Love Is A Many Splendored Thing”* (2:19)
24. “Give Me The Simple Life”/”A Certain Smile”* (1:49)
25. “The Morning After” (instrumental)* (2:09)
26. “Auld Lang Syne”* (1:34)
27. “The Morning After” (version 2)* (2:10)
28. End Title (alternate) (2:38)
Total Time: 25:13

Total Running Time: 60:39
* Not published by Warner-Tamerlane (BMI)

Poseidon Adventure at La-La Land Records

Nick Park’s tribute to Ray Harryhausen

19th April 2010

The Daily Telegraph has a feature today with film maker Nick Park paying tribute to Ray Harryhausen (Animal World):

Tribute to Ray Harryhausen

Anaheim Comic Con

16th April 2010

Several Irwin Allen stars and guests are attending the Anaheim Comic Con this weekend (16-18 April 2010).   The list includes Don Marshall, Deanna Lund, Don Matheson, David Hedison, Lee Meriwether, Yvonne Craig, Michael J. Pollard, Richard Anderson, and Malachi Throne.

Kenneth Netzel Art Gallery

11th April 2010

Visit the Kenneth Netzel Art Gallery

Irwin Allen News Network Site Reorganisation

11th April 2010

We have been re-organising the location of many areas of the Irwin Allen News Network (IANN) site recently, so you may find that several productions and galleries have moved.  Here are quick links to the major changes we’ve made to the location of individual shows and movies.

Production Pages