Tarantula!
Original Title: Tarantula
Country of Origin:  United States
Production year: 1955
Director: Jack Arnold
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 5-050582-409741
Running time: 1:17 (77 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: PAL, Black & White, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: February 06, 2006
Collection type: Owned (#1727)
Status: Available
Purchase date: October 21, 2015
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
When a tarantula, which has been injected with a special nutrient formula, escapes from a scientist's laboratory, it grows into a 100-foot beast that menaces the Arizona countryside.
Professor Gerald Deemer (Leo G. Carroll) has been working on a special nutrient to help ease a predicted food shortage that is expected to come with the increase in human population. His experiments have been moderately successful but there have been some failures as a result. One day while he is gone, two of his colleagues inject themselves with the nutrient with disastrous results and die a few days later. One however goes mad and injects Deemer with the formula. During a struggle, a giant tarantula injected with the formula escapes its cage and grows even larger and starts to attack cattle as well as human beings.
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Genres
Suspense/Thriller
Horror
Science-Fiction
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Universal International
 • Universal Pictures
Media Companies:
 • Universal Pictures
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
German  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Finnish
German
Hungarian
Norwegian
Polish
Swedish
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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Crew
Direction
Jack Arnold....Director
Writing
Robert M. Fresco....Screenwriter
Martin Berkeley....Screenwriter
Jack Arnold....Story By
Robert M. Fresco....Story By
Production
William Alland....Producer
Cinematography
George Robinson....Director of Photography
Film Editing
William M. Morgan....Film Editor
Sound
Leslie I. Carey....Sound
Frank Wilkinson....Sound
Art
Alexander Golitzen....Art Director
Alfred Sweeney....Art Director
Bud Westmore....Make-up Artist
Cast
John Agar....Dr. Matt Hastings
Mara Corday....Stephanie "Steve" Clayton
Leo G. Carroll....Prof. Gerald Deemer
Nestor Paiva....Sheriff Jack Andrews
Ross Elliott....Joe Burch
Edwin Rand....Lt. John Nolan
Raymond Bailey....Townsend
Hank Patterson....Josh
Bert Holland....Barney Russell
Steve Darrell....Andy Andersen
Clint Eastwood....Jet Squadron Leader (uncredited)