May 26, 2024

1958’s ‘Giant From the Unknown’ Limited Editions

Giant From the Unknown – Available in Blu-ray & DVD, 1958 Science-Fiction Cult Classic Returns in Limited-Edition Giant Cult Film Collector’s Box Set for the Holidays; General Release Scheduled for Jan. 19th

Giant From the Unknown Blu-ray Collector's Set

The Film Detective (TFD), a classic media streaming network and film archive that restores and distributes classic films for today’s cord-cutters, announces the release of Richard E. Cunha’s science-fiction classic, Giant from the Unknown (1958), on limited-edition Blu-ray and DVD. The Giant from the Unknown release comes as the latest in a series of restorations in collaboration with The Wade Williams Collection.

For the first time ever, TFD presents film fans with the ultimate cinematic experience, offering Giant from the Unknown in a Limited-Edition Giant Cult Film Box Set, available to order now through Nov. 13 from TFD store via Imagen, delivered by Dec. 17 in time for the holidays.

Cult classic fans who order the Limited-Edition Giant Cult Film Box Set will receive the stunning 4K restoration of Giant from the Unknownavailable on Blu-ray ($64.95) or DVD ($59.95), and rare collectibles … More than a month before the Giant from the Unknown’s general release. TFD will release the stand-alone special-edition restoration of Giant from the Unknown on limited-edition Blu-ray ($24.95) and DVD ($19.95) Jan. 19.

GIANT FROM THE UNKNOWN, Buddy Baer (bottom), 1958

In Giant From the Unknown, Dr. Frederick Cleveland (Morris Ankrum) and his daughter Janet (Sally Fraser) are joined by scientific researcher Wayne Brooks (Ed Kemmer) in the pursuit of ancient artifacts from Vargas, a giant 500-year-old Spanish conquistador. When a lightning storm interrupts their search, the team finds much more than artifacts when the long-lost Vargas returns to life, with a murderous rage and an axe to grind!

Giant From the Unknown has been resurrected from the original camera negative with a stunning 4K transfer and includes exclusive special features: Never-before-seen interviews with author C. Courtney Joyner and actor Gary Crutcher and commentary from historian Tom Weaver, directed by Daniel Griffith at Ballyhoo Motion Pictures.

Giants From The Unknown

Inspired by the film, the Limited-Edition Giant Cult Film Box Set features exclusive collectibles that will thrill any cult classic film fan, including a 13-month cult film calendar, bookmark, magnet, custom playing card deck and lapel pin inspired by Vargas the Giant himself. And that’s not all!  Each box set will also include a surprise, TFD Vault cult film, recently restored from the original camera negative in stunning 4K and a one-year subscription to The Film Detective app, unlocking thousands of classic film and television titles available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.

At an $120+ value, the Limited-Edition Giant Cult Film Box Set is the perfect holiday treat. And if this giant offer at giant savings wasn’t incentive enough, the first 100 Blu-ray box set orders will receive their copy of Giant from the Unknown in a special blood-red Blu-ray case.

The Limited-Edition Giant Cult Film Box Set deal won’t last long!  The Film Detective store will be available now through Nov.13, with box sets to arrive by December 17. To order, visit For more information on the general Jan. 19th Giant from the Unknown release, visit


  • Audio commentary with author/historian Tom Weaver and guests • audio commentary with co-star Gary Crutcher
  • You’re a B-Movie Star, Charlie Brown, an all-new interview with actor/screenwriter Gary Crutcher
  • The Man With A Badge: Bob Steele in the 1950s, an all-new interview with author/film historian C. Courtney Joyner
  • Original trailer
  • Blu-ray collector’s booklet with still gallery and liner notes by Tom Weaver

About The Film Detective:

The Film Detective (TFD) is a leading distributor of restored classic programming, including feature films, television, foreign imports and documentaries. Launched in 2014, TFD has distributed its extensive library of 3,000+ hours of film on DVD and Blu-ray and through leading broadcast and streaming platforms such as Turner Classic Movies, NBC, EPIX, Pluto TV, Amazon, MeTV, PBS and more. With a strong focus on increasing the digital reach of its content, TFD has released its classic movie app on web, Android, iOS, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV. TFD is also available live with a 24/7 linear channel available on Sling, STIRR, Plex and DistroTV. For more information, visit us online at

Giant from the Unknown

  • The Film Detective
  • Discs: 1
  • Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Cult
  • Original Release: 1958 (B&W)
  • Not Rated
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
  • Running Time: 77 Minutes
  • SRP Limited-Edition Collector’s Box Set: $64.95 (Blu-ray) / $59.95 (DVD)
  • SRP General Release:  $24.95 (Blu-ray) / $19.95 (DVD)
  • Box Set Order Date: Now through Nov. 13, 2020 (Delivered by Dec. 17, 2020)
  • General Sale Pre-Order Date: Dec. 15, 2020
  • General Release Date: Jan. 19, 2021


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