Interview by Paul Salfen
THROUGHOUT APRIL AND MAY, IGNITE FILMS HAS
OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD PLANS TO CELEBRATE THE 70THANNIVERSARY OF THE SCI-FI CLASSIC WHICH FIRST RELEASED IN U.S. THEATRES ON APRIL 9, 1953
INVADERS FROM MARS
INCLUDING SPECIAL SCREENINGS ON APRIL 9 IN LOS ANGELES AND NEW YORK SO FANS CAN SEE THE AWARD-WINNING SPECTACULAR 4K RESTORATION ON THE BIG SCREEN,
AND A SUPER-PRIZE GIVEAWAY OF A UHD PLAYER AND A 4K UHD DISK OF THE FILM WITH THE EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES!
PLUS, NEW COLLECTIBLE MERCHANDISE AND A BRAND NEW DVD RELEASE OF THE RESTORED FILM ARE NOW AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON THE IGNITE FILMS WEBSITE, WHERE THE MERCH AND ALL VERSIONS OF THE RESTORED FILM, THE 4K UHD, BLU-RAY, AND NEW DVD WILL BE 20% OFF FROM APRIL 9-30! GEE WIZ!
In Los Angeles, The UCLA Library Film & Television Library Archive Will Have a Free Special Screening of the Beautifully Restored Film on Sunday, April 9, at 7:00pm, With a Pre-screening Presentation by Scott MacQueen, former Head of Preservation at the UCLA Film & Television Archive, and Lead Preservationist on the Invaders From Mars Restoration.
In New York, Film Forum Will Show the Glorious Restored Version of Invaders From Mars on Sunday, April 9 at 11:00am as Part of Their Film Forum Jr., Classics for Kids and Their Families Series
LOS ANGELES, CA (APRIL 7, 2023) – Ignite Films, the Dutch company formed in 2005 by Jan Willem Bosman Jansen, will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Invaders From Mars, their first title released under the Ignite Films label, throughout April and May with weekly out-of-this-world goings-on. Plans include Special Screenings in Los Angeles and New York on April 9. Today, Ignite Films launched the DVD release of the award-winning restoration, along with fun and exciting new collectible merchandise.
Available exclusively on the Ignite Films website, is the must-have item for every Invaders From Mars fan, both Earthlings and Martians alike, a beautifully designed enamel pin featuring the film’s most iconic green Martian, The Supreme Intelligence.Also, a limited quantity from the vaults of the exclusive autographed posters signed by the film’s star, Jimmy Hunt, are available until they are gone!
What is a celebration without a gift? Ignite Films is offering a 4K UHD player giveawayto one lucky fan! Last but not least, for everyone, Ignite Films is offering a 70thAnniversary Special Discount of 20% off all merchandise and the restored Invaders From Mars in every format, available exclusively on the Ignite Films website, including on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and the just dropped DVD, from April 9-30, 2023.
The restored Invaders From Mars DVD, which was released today, is the newest format available from Ignite Films. The 4K UHD and the Blu-ray versions were released in January 2023 to universally rave reviews from film fans, UHD connoisseurs, and critics, alike. The response to the love and attention to detail given to the restoration has been overwhelmingly positive. The restoration process was spearheaded by renowned film preservationist Scott MacQueen, former Head of Preservation at the UCLA Film & Television Archive. MacQueen and Jansen, of Ignite Films, literally scoured the planet to locate any and all materials to help ensure the restoration was as complete and true to the original as humanly possible. The Ignite Films motto, “Classics for the Future,” is true to its word, because now Invaders From Mars will be available in this near pristine restored version for future generations to enjoy.