Five 03/23/21

Viavision [Imprint]

The first post-nuclear science fiction thriller is a grim & gripping end-of-the-world tale with rough content for its year. Arch Oboler’s best movie watches as five motley survivors discover that their pre-apocalyptic prejudices have survived as well, precipitating a savage struggle in the shadow of doom. The filming was an artistic collaboration with established film theorists and their film-student disciples — call it ‘lyrical neorealism.’ Starring William Phipps, Susan Douglas, James Anderson and Charles Lampkin. A new transfer and new extras accompany the atomic classic’s world debut on All-Region Blu-ray, from Viavision [Imprint].