"Gorgo" Coming To Blu-ray, VCI Says

by Armand Vaquer

A friend checked with VCI Entertainment and was told that the Blu-ray edition of Gorgo is slated to be released on March 19.

It is my understanding that the Blu-ray will be made from a new HD 1080P transfer from either the 35mm negative, or master positive.  If so, then this is great news!

Updated By Ken Hulsey


A volcanic eruption in the North Atlantic brings to the surface a 65-foot prehistoric monster. Two treasure divers capture the creature and take him to London where he made the star attraction at a circus. A scientist is thoughtful enough to point out that the sailors bonanza is only an infant, and that a full-grown specimen would be over 200 feet in height. Sure enough, Gorgo s mama comes thundering ashore, reclaims her offspring and heads back to sea but not before, she trashes a generous portion of London. Bonus Features: "Ninth Wonder Of The World: The Making Of Gorgo" a new documentary by Daniel Griffith | Gorgo - Video Comic Book and Comic Book Cover Gallery | Extensive Lobby Card & Poster Gallery | Photo Gallery | Gorgo Toys & Collectibles Gallery | Production Notes | Original Theatrical Trailer | Pressbook Gallery | Star Ciné Cosmos - French-language "fumetto" (comic book) | Restoration Video Before & After Product Specs: BD50; Enhanced 5.1/PCM; English Subtitles; RT - 77 minutes; Color; Aspect Ratio - 1.85:1/HD 1080p; Year - 1961; SRP - $19.99


  1. As the film commences, Captain Joe Ryan is salvaging for treasure off the coast of Ireland, when a erupts, nearly sinking his ship. Ryan and his first officer, Sam Slade, take the ship to Nara Island for repairs. As they enter harbor, they discover the floating carcasses of marine animals, the first hint that something dangerous was awoken by the volcano eruption.

    Ryan and Slade consult the harbor master, who also has archeological pretensions: he has been salvaging a in the harbor. Some of his men have disappeared mysteriously; it turns out that one has died of fear. After dark, a monstrous creature surfaces, attacks a group of fishermen, then comes ashore to wreak havoc on the island. This -like creature is supposedly 65 feet tall. The people of the island finally drive it off.
    Ryan and his crew manage to capture the monster and haul it aboard their ship, tying it to the deck. Soon, university scientists arrive on Nara, hoping to collect the monster for study, but Ryan has been offered a better deal by the owner of a circus in London. When the ship arrives in London, the circus owner names it "Gorgo", after a name in Classical mythology. It is exhibited to the public in Battersea Park.

    The scientists examine Gorgo, and conclude that he is not yet an adult, and that his mother must be nearly 200 feet tall. On that note of foreboding, we cut to Nara Island as Gorgo's mother ("Ogra") attacks. Ogra trashes the island, sinks a Royal, and resists attack from other warships. Later, Ogra comes ashore in London, still looking for her son, goes on a rampage and , despite being bombarded by tanks and infantry it continues. Jets attack Ogra, but with no effect. Having demolished much of London, Ogra rescues Gorgo, and both mother and son return to the sea. - Wiki

  2. Here's confirmation (dated January 21st) of the March 19th release, which will include an improved DVD too plus "extras". (Sorry I don't know how to make this a "live" link.)



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