Arch Oboler's FIVE Finally Coming Out on Home Video

More than a half century after its release, Arch Oboler's groundbreaking end-of-the-world film FIVE (1951) is coming to home video for the first time. Sony will be releasing the title as part of its "Martini Movies" DVD series on February 3rd. According to a studio press release, one of the extras on the disc will be the original trailer.

The low-budget FIVE is notable for being the first feature film to imagine what life might be like after an atomic war. If you are looking for radioactive ants, look elsewhere because FIVE is a human drama, not a monster movie.

Eight years FIVE's premiere, the far more polished THE WORLD THE FLESH AND THE DEVIL (1959) with Harry Belafonte, Inger Stevens and Mel Ferrer served as something of an unofficial remake. Unfortunately, this title is out of print (it was released in the nineties on laser disk).





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