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ROCKET DVD ARTWORK

In late 2009 Rocket Entertainment started a DVD label which was designed to highlight cult movies from the past which had largely been ignored by the Australian Market. The main areas of focus were Science Fiction and Horror films which had played a big part in the life of many Australians when they were played on Awful Movies With Deadly Ernest and Science Fiction Theatre in the sixties. The label would also focus of film serials which were originally played as a support screening to the main feature on Saturday afternoons, intended to lure children back to the cinema to catch the next installment the following week. Australian children of the sixties would also enjoy many of these which were screened on afternoon television by ATV 0 in the mid to late sixties. Other cult areas of interest are the hundreds of juvenile delinquent films to have never been seen on these shores as well as the many Mental Hygiene films which were shown in classrooms of the fifties and sixties to keep our youth on the straight and narrow. Mental Hygiene genre films include Drug education, Sex Education, Dating and etiquette films and some industrial and road safety films.

 

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ADVENTURES OF SIR GALAHAD

ADVENTURES OF SIR GALAHAD

COVER NO TEXT

BUYERS GUIDE AD

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INSANE SCIENTISTS AND MAD PROFESSORS

(Released: 23rd September 2011)

INSANE SCIENTISTS FRONT COVER

INSANE SCIENTISTS NO TEXT

buyers guide ad

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JUNGLE GIRL

(Released: 19th August 2011)

JUNGLE GIRL FRONT COVER

 

BUYERS GUIDE AD

JUNGLE GIRL DISC 1

JUNGLE GIRL DISC 2

JUNGLE GIRL DISC 3

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THE WEIRD WEIRD WEST

(Released: 22nd July 2011)

FRONT COVER

BUYERS GUIDE AD

weird weird west with text

WEIRD WEIRD WEST DISC 2 NO TEXT

WEIRD WEIRD WEST DISC 3 NO TEXT

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ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN MARVEL

(Released: 17th June 2011)

CAPTAIN MARVEL FRONT COVER

I tried to add a bit of local feel to this cover by placing Captain Marvel

in front of Melbourne's West Gate Bridge.

BUYERS GUIDE AD

CAPTAIN MARVEL DISC 1

CAPTAIN MARVEL DISC 2

CAP MARVEL DISC 2 NOT USED

CAPTAIN MARVEL DISC 3

ALTERNATE DISC 3 ART

 

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MYSTERIOUS ISLANDS

AND FATEFUL JOURNEYS

(Released 20th May 2011)

MYSTERIOUS ISLANDS COVER

MYSTERIOUS ISLANDS DEALERS KIT AD

MYSTERIOUS ISLANDS DISC 1

MYSTERIOUS ISLANDS DISC 2

MYSTERIOUS ISLANDS DISC 3

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CAPTAIN AMERICA

(Released: 24th April 2011)

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CAPTAIN AMERICA DEALERS KIT AD

CAPTAIN AMERICA DISC 1 NO TEXT

CAPTAIN AMERICA DISC 2 ARTWORK

CAPTAIN AMERICA DISC 3 ARTWORK

 

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THE WRONG CROWD

(Released: 18th March 2011)

THE WRONG CROWD COVER

 

THE WRONG CROWD AD

 

THE WRONG CROWD DISC 1

 

THE WRONG CROWD DISC 2

 

THE WRONG CROWD DISC 3

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THE DEVIL AT WORK

(Released: 18th February 2011)

 

THE DEVIL AT WORK COVER

THE DEVIL AT WORK DISC 1

THE DEVIL AT WORK DISC 2

THE DEVIL AT WORK DISC 3

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PANTHER GIRL OF THE KONGO

(Released: 18th February 2011)

 

PANTHER GIRL OF THE KONGO COVER ART

PANTHER GIRL DISC 1 ART

PANTHER GIRL DISC 2 ART

PANTHER GIRL DISC 3 ART

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THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT #2

(Released: 21st January 2011)

 

THINGS THAT GO BUMP #2 COVER ART

BUMP #2 DISC 1

BUMP #2 DISC 2

BUMP #2 DISC 3

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PIRATES HARBOR

(Released: 21st January 2011)

 

PIRATES HARBOR COVER ART

PIRATES HARBOUR DISC 1

PIRATES HARBOR DISC 2

pirates harbor disc 3

 

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DERANGED KILLERS

(Released: 10th December 2010)

 

DERANGED KILLERS COVER ART

DERANGED KILLERS DISC 1

DERANGED KILLERS DISC 2

DERANGED KILLERS DISC 3

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THE BLACK WIDOW

(Released: 10th December 2010)

 THE BLACK WIDOW COVER ART

 

BLACK WIDOW DISC 1

BLACK WIDOW DISC 2

BLACK WIDOW DISC 3

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ROGER CORMAN COLLECTION

VOLUME 2

(Released: 19th November 2010)

 

ROGER CORMAN #1 COVER ART

ROGER CORMAN 2 DISC 2

ROGER CORMAN 2 DISC 3

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THE CRIMSON GHOST

(Released: 19th November 2010)

 THE CRIMSON GHOST COVER ART

CRIMSON GHOST DISC 1

CRIMSON GHOST DISC 3

 

 

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THE ARCH HALL COLLECTION

(Released: 20th October 2010)

 

ARCH HALL JR. COVER ART

ARCH HALL DISC 1

ARCH HALL DISC 2

ARCH HALL DISC 3

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HORNY

SEXPLOITATION FILMS FROM THE 30'S TO THE 50'S

(Released: 20th October 2010)

 

HORNY COVER ART

HORNY DISC 1

HORNY DISC 2

HORNY DISC 3

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WOMEN FROM SPACE

(Released: 22nd September 2010)

 

WOMEN FROM SPACE COVER ART

women from space disc 1

WOMEN FROM SPACE DISC 2

WOMEN FROM SPACE DISC 3

WOMEN FROM SPACE UNUSED BOOKLET COVER

There was a price increase involved with producing the booklets which made them too expensive to produce. I had already done the booklet cover for Women From Space when we made the decision to drop them. 

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COMMANDO CODY

SKY MARSHAL OF THE UNIVERSE

(Released: 22nd September 2010)

 

COMMANDO CODY COVER ART

COMMANDO CODY DISC 1

COMMANDO CODY DISC 2

 

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THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT #1

(Released: 1st July 2010)

THINGS THAT GO BUMP 1 COVER

THINGS 1 DISC 1

THINGS 1 DISC 2

THINGS 1 DISC 3

THINGS 1 BOOKLET

 

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THE PURPLE MONSTER STRIKES

(Released: 1st July 2010)

 

PURPLE MONSTER STRIKES COVER ART

purple monster disc 1

PURPLE MONSTER DISC 2

purple monster booklet

 

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PLANETA BUR

(Released: 1st June 2010)

 

PLANETA BUR COVER ART

PLANETA BUR DISC 1

PLANETA BUR DISC 2

planeta bur disc 3

PLANETA BUR BOOKLET

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ZOMBIES OF THE STRATOSPHERE

(Released: 1st June 2010)

 

ZOMBIES OF THE STRATOSPHERE COVER ART

ZOMBIES DISC 1

ZOMBIES DISC 2

ZOMBIES BOOKLET

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BLOOD SUCKERS

(Released: 25th August 2010)

 

BLOOD SUCKERS COVER ART

BLOODSUCKERS DISC 1

BLOODSUCKERS DISC 2

BLOODSUCKERS DISC 3

BLOODSUCKERS BOOKLET

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ROGER CORMAN COLLECTION

VOLUME 1

(Released: 25th August 2010)

 

ROGER CORMAN VOLUME 1 COVER ART

ROGER CORMAN VOL1 DISC 1

ROGER CORMAN VOL 1 DISC 2

ROGER CORMAN VOL 1 DISC 3

ROGER CORMAN VOL 1 BOOKLET

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KING OF THE ROCKETMEN

(Released: 7th April 2010)

 

KING OF THE ROCKET MEN COVER ART

KING OF THE ROCKETMEN MENU DISC 2

king of the rocket men menu 2

KING OF THE ROCKETMEN DISC 1

KING OF THE ROCKETMEN DISC 2

KING OF THE ROCKETMEN BOOKLET COVER

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ED WOOD JR. COLLECTION

(Released: 7th April 2010)

 

ED WOOD JR COVER ART

ED WOOD MENU 1

ED WOOD MENU 2

ED WOOD MENU 3

ed wood disc 1

ED WOOD DISC 2

ED WOOD DISC 3

ED WOOD DISC 4

ED WOOD BOOKLET COVER

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UNDEAD

(Released: 6th January 2010)

 

THE UNDEAD COVER ART

UNDEAD MENU DISC 1

UNDEAD MENU DISC 2

UNDEAD DISC 1

UNDEAD DISC 2

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HOOKED VOLUME 2

(Released: 6th January 2010)

HOOKED VOLUME 2 COVER ART

HOOKED 2 MENU DISC 1

The menu for disc one used a early version of the cover of Hooked 1.

HOOKED 2 MENU DISC 2

hooked 2 disc 1

HOOKED 2 DISC 2

HOOKED 2 BOOKLET COVER

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VOYAGES TO DISTANT PLANETS

(Released: 9th December 2009)

 

VOYAGES TO DISTANT PLANETS COVER ART

VOYAGES MENU DISC 1

VOYAGES MENU DISC 2

VOYAGES DISC 1

VOYAGES DISC 2

VOYAGES BOOKLET

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VERY BAD GIRLS

(Released: 9th December 2009)

 

VERY BAD GIRLS COVER

MENU DISC 1

MENU DISC 2

MENU DISC 3

BOOKLET COVER

                                    B&W FRONTBACK B&W

 

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INVADERS FROM OUTER SPACE

(Released: 25th November 2009)

 

INVADERS FROM SPACE FRONT COVER ART

INVADERS FIRST COVER ART

Buzz thought my original alien was a little meek looking and suggested that I make him a little angrier and perhaps add some aspect of an invasion. He was right, I much prefer the second version. I had based the alien on one I saw in an old science fiction pulp magazine the aliens looked friendly but ended up wanting to eat the people of earth. I couldn't make that concept clear on the cover.

INVADERS DISC 1 MENU

I really liked the idea of taking the aliens from each film and placing them in a typical earth settings. Disc 1 had Zontar and Gor sitting on the couch watching television. Both had picked up the bad habits of smoking and drinking.

INVADERS DISC 2 MENU

Disc 2 had The Saucerman and The Master Of The Moon using the hotel urinal.

INVADERS DISC 3 MENU

Disc 3 had Robot Monster and The Phantom From Space enjoying a BBQ in the backyard. I loved the idea that their dog had an ear infection and that they would have had to have gone to the vet to get it seen to. Unfortunately the company that was doing our authoring at the time cut the dog out of the menu. The house in the background has the fountain from Mon Oncle in their back yard.

INVADERS DISC 1

INVADERS DISC 2

INVADERS DISC 3

 

invaders booklet cover

The character on the cover of the booklet is Gwyllm from the Outer Limits episode; The Sixth Finger. That program is not on the DVD I just love drawing him. He only has four fingers in my version.

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PREHISTORIC WOMEN

(Released: 25th November 2009)

 

PREHISTORIC WOMEN COVER ART

PREHISTORIC WOMEN MENU

PREHISTORIC WOMEN DISC ART

PREHISTORIC WOMEN BOOKLET COVER

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JUVENILE

SINISTER SONS AND DANGEROUS DAUGHTERS

(Released: 28th October 2009)

 

JUVENILE COVER ART CENSORED

The final cover for Juvenile was considered more suitable for release. It was mentioned that the first cover was too violent for the disc's rating and that I should tone down the violence a bit. The two girls are based Angela Elphick and Betty Pondikakis/Perrier who I worked with at Shock Records. Although Betty wasn't pregnant and didn't have a beehive hairstyle.

Below is the original version

JUVENILE COVER WITH WEAPONS

JUVENILE MENUE DISC 1

JUVENILE MENU DISC 2

JUVENILE MENU DISC 3

JUVENILE DISC 1

JUVENILE DISC 2

JUVENILE DISC 3

JUVENILE BOOKLET

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WILD WOMEN OF WONGO

(Released: 28th October 2009)

 

WILD WOMEN OF WONGO COVER ART

WILD WOMEN MENU

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RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON

(Released: 29th September 2009)

 

RADAR MEN COVER

It was during the making of this cover that we decided to use original art on all our covers. We were going to use the original poster for the serial but couldn't get a copy that was good enough to reproduce. A day before the deadline I copied the poster, making a few alterations and changing the colour scheme.

RADAR MEN DISC 1

RADAR MEN DISC 2

RADAR MEN BOOKLET

 

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HOOKED

(Released: 29th September 2009)

ANTI-DRUG FILMS FROM THE 30'S TO THE 70'S

HOOKED FRONT COVER

HOOKED DISC 1

HOOKED DISC 2

HOOKED DISC 3

HOOKED BOOKLET

                                                                        

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