Tarantula / The Incredible Shrinking Man (Import) Available August 13

Includes: Tarantula (1955)The researchers who thought that the Arizona desert would give them sufficient isolation for their experiments with growth hormones have a second think coming, when their travails turn a simple arachnid into a hundred-foot-tall monstrosity. Memorable sci-fi staple of the ’50s stars John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Caroll, Nestor Paiva; yes, that’s a young Clint Eastwood behind that pilot’s oxygen mask. 80 min. BW/Rtg: NR The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)Classic sci-fi thriller stars Grant Williams as the title protagonist who, after exposure to radioactive fallout and chemicals, slowly but inexorably diminishes in size. Great special effects-including a fight to the death against a spider-and Richard Matheson’s literate screenplay (from his novel “The Shrinking Man”) mark this landmark genre entry; with Randy Stuart, April Kent. 81 min. BW/Rtg: NR Widescreen; Soundtrack: English. Region Free

STARRING: John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Caroll, Nestor Paiva, Clint Eastwood, Grant Williams