In BATTLE FOR THE LOST PLANET rogue master thief Harry Trent (Matt Mitler) who, in an attempt to steal military secrets, found himself stranded alone in space for years, finally returns to earth only to discover that the planet has been taken over by vicious gangs of alien mutants. Finding himself forced into a fight for his life, Harry is soon discovered and taken in by a beautiful warrior (Denise Coward) and her resistance group who hope to outwit the extra terrestrial invaders and reclaim the planet.
MUTANT WAR continues the story, finding Harry still at odds with conquering aliens, but this time having to contend with an even deadlier enemy: another human. After meeting a young girl who begs him to help save her family, Harry learns of power hungry deviate Reinhart Rex, a futuristic white slaver that kidnaps young women for breeding purposes. Can Harry outwit Reinhart while still escaping the clutches of flesh eating mutants?
Two early features from celebrated sci-fi director and practical effects artist Brett Piper, BATTLE FOR THE LOST PLANET and MUTANT WAR are chock full of Ray Harryhausen inspired stop motion animation and epic no-budget battle sequences. Vinegar Syndrome presents these two nearly impossible to see rarities on disc for the first time anywhere in the world!
directed by: Brett Piper
starring: Matt Mitler, Denise Coward, Cameron Mitchell, Joe Gentissi, Deborah Quayle
1985-1988 / 182 min / 1.85:1
- Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
- Newly scanned & restored in 2k from 16mm and 35mm camera negatives
- "Battle for the Lost Film" - an interview with writer/director Brett Piper
- Director's introduction for both films
- Original trailer for Mutant War
- Reversible cover artwork
- English SDH subtitles