The Amazing Colossal Man

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The Amazing Colossal Man is a 1957 science fiction horror film, directed by Bert I. Gordon, produced by Gordon, Samuel Z. Arkoff, James H. Nicholson and starring Glenn Langan, Cathy Downs, William Hudson and Larry Thor.

The film revolves around a 60 foot mutant man produced as the result of an atomic accident. Distributed by American International Pictures (AIP) at the top of a program double-bill with British horror film Cat Girl, the film was followed by a sequel, War of the Colossal Beast, which appeared in 1958. During the 1960’s the title was syndicated to TV by American International Television.

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Lt. Col. Glenn Manning (Glenn Langan from Dragonwyck) is an officer in the U.S. Army who suffers serious burns to over 90% of his body (and hair loss) following an inadvertent exposure to plutonium radiation from a bomb blast. He miraculously survives the explosion and his burns completely heal, but the radiation causes him to abnormally…

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