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Land of the Giants 50th Anniversary Soundtrack Collection

Available to order from Tuesday 27th November 2018 (at 12 noon PST) is the new limited edition soundtrack CD set from La-La Land Records, Synthesis Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, Fox Music and Legendary Pictures celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Irwin Allen's Land of the Giants. This exciting collection runs to over 5 hours. La-La Land Records hope to have the set in stock by 8th December. Full details on this celebratory soundtrack set have been provided by La-La Land Records (click here or image below).

LAND OF THE GIANTS - 50th ANNIVERSARY SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION

Order the Land of the Giants 50th Soundtrack Collection from La-La Land Records

CELESTE YARNALL

Celeste Yarnall

Actress and Land of the Giants guest star Celeste Yarnall passed away on 7th October 2018 after a very courageous fight against cancer. Irwin Allen fans will best know Celeste for her memorable appearance as Marna in the Land of the Giants episode The Golden Cage. Celeste shared her experiences in her cancer blog, the depth of which will surely help research into treating cancer in the future.

Celeste Yarnall in the Land of the Giants episode The Golden Cage

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IN LOVING MEMORY - DEANNA LUND

Our Valerie in Giantland

Deanna Lund - Our Valerie in Giantland

It is heartbreaking to have to write the following words and to let you know that on Friday 22nd June 2018, our dear and beautiful friend Deanna Lund passed away. Our hearts go out to all her family and friends at this very sad time. We have promised that we will help to preserve her legacy through her website and beyond and friends and fans around the world are welcome to contribute through the Irwin Allen News Network (IANN) site.

The Land of the Giants cast have all been like family for everyone who has travelled in time with them over the past 50 years. In this 50th Anniversary year of Land of the Giants, this is an even greater loss as we all try to commemorate the show which brought us this inspiring actress, Deanna Lund.

Deanna's long term fan organisation Friends of Deanna Lund, run by Dr. Fred Eichelman, has prepared a special obituary in Deanna's memory for her website.

Deanna Lund Obituary

Hollywood Reporter tribute to Land of the Giants star Deanna Lund

RARE LAND OF THE GIANTS ZIPPO LIGHTER

Land of the Giants promotional Zippo lighter

A rare Land of the Giants promotional lighter manufactured by Zippo is up for auction on eBay.com (eBay reference 182853932004). These lighters were given to cast and crew during early production of the series. The base is stamped with the official Zippo logo, and features the vertical line 4/3 date code stamp which corresponds with 1967, the first year of the show's production.

RICHARD ANDERSON

Richard Anderson in Land of the Giants episode Six Hours to Live

Actor Richard Anderson, guest star in Land of the Giants episode Six Hours to Live, passed away on 31st August 2017 at the age of 91. It was an honour to meet and chat with Richard in the mid-nineties.

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SOMETHING BIG IS COMING TO HORROR

Land of the Giants on the UK Horror Channel

Land of the Giants is back in the UK on the Horror Channel on weekdays at 12 pm and 8pm starting on 19th September 2016 (Freeview 70, Sky 319, Virgin 149, Freesat 138).

Horror Channel Trailer

LANCE LEGAULT

Lance LeGault in Land of the Giants

Actor Lance LeGault passed away in LA on 10th September 2012 and may not be instantly recognizable as having an Irwin Allen connection. However, if you take a look at the Land of the Giants episode Underground, you will see Lance playing a policeman in early scenes. If you watch several Elvis Presley movies closely, you may spot Lance as he appeared in a number of Elvis' movies as well as stunt doubling for him. In particular, you can also see him sitting on the edge of the stage in the Elvis Presley 1968 Special.

TOUR OF THE SPINDRIFT

ZALMAN KING

Actor, writer, director and producer Zalman King died on Friday 3rd February 2012. To the Irwin Allen universe, he is best known for his role as the feisty young man, Nick, in the Land of the Giants episode The Lost Ones.

Zalman King in Land of the Giants "The Lost Ones"

BBC Tribute

LAND OF THE GIANTS - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION

Land of the Giants complete collection DVD box set

Revelation Films are putting together a Land of the Giants complete collection DVD set for the UK (PAL, Region 2) with both seasons and a new limited edition set of four collectible art cards. The set is due to be released on Monday 5th March 2012.

Box art is courtesy of Revelation Films

STEFAN ARNGRIM RADIO INTERVIEW

Stefan Arngrim

Stefan Arngrim was interviewed on The Late Show with Ian Collins on UK radio channel TalkSport on the night of 23/24 June 2011.

LAND OF THE GIANTS COMMENTARY

The UK DVD release of Land of the Giants Season 2 is now available and features the very special audio commentary recorded by all of the cast.

Land of the Giants cast watching The Crash for the Commentary

The Land of the Giants cast watching The Crash on 8 April 2011

Commentary Gallery

Special Treat for UK Fans

Cast of Land of the Giants at recording studio on 8 April 2011

On Friday 8th April 2011, the cast of Land of the Giants gathered together in LA to create a very special treat exclusively for the UK Second Season DVD release which is due out in June. Stefan Arngrim, Don Marshall, Deanna Lund, Gary Conway, Heather Young and Don Matheson have recorded a really outstanding audio commentary which will appear on the second season DVD extras. This unique event showcases the delightful camaraderie between the cast members and is something we are very keen to extend to a convention in the UK. More news on this amazing project to follow in the coming weeks.

LAND OF THE GIANTS CAST AT THE HOLLYWOOD SHOW

All of the cast members of Land of the Giants, namely Deanna Lund, Gary Conway, Heather Young, Don Marshall, Don Matheson and Stefan Arngrim attended the Hollywood Show at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel and Convention Center (9-10 October 2010). 

Land of the Giants Cast at the Hollywood Show Gallery

THE SPINDRIFT

The Spindrift

The Spindrift section features new material including some fabulous photographs of the original Spindrift miniature (both the "Hero" miniature and a second unused casting of the miniature) plus views of the Spindrift miniature blueprints.

NEW STEFAN ARNGRIM INTERVIEW

We have added a recent interview for Stefan Arngrim on his web site. It is called Ten Questions for Stefan Arngrim.

Stefan Arngrim

COMMERCIAL INFLUENCED BY LAND OF THE GIANTS

The latest Santander commercial featuring Lewis Hamilton has a strong Land of the Giants theme with Hamilton driving around a Scalextric set.

Click here to view the making of the Santander commercial on YouTube

SCOUTCON 2008

Heather Young, Michele Matheson and Deanna Lund at ScoutCon 2008

The Land of the Giants cast recently attended a fabulous new event called ScoutCon which was held on Saturday 24th May 2008 in Tampa, Florida. Attendees included: Gary Conway, Don Marshall, Deanna Lund, Don Matheson, Heather Young, as well as Don and Deanna's daughter Michele Matheson, Mark Goddard from Lost in Space, Malachi Throne (guest in several Irwin Allen productions), Barbara Luna (Five Weeks in a Balloon), Gary Lockwood and Keir Dullea (stars of 2001: A Space Odyssey), Gil Gerard and Erin Grey (Buck Rogers), and Grace Lee Whitney and Sean Kenny (Star Trek).

Giants Panel at ScoutCon 2008

Click here for the ScoutCon Convention Reports plus more pictures

LAND OF THE GIANTS - Digital Download

US residents can now download LAND OF THE GIANTS digitally for personal viewing via Amazon.com:

The series can also be purchased via iTunes in both the UK and US. Visit the Watch Giants section for more details.

YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO INTERVIEW STEFAN ARNGRIM

You are cordially invited to participate in an interview with Stefan. Details are on his Interview page.

Introducing The Irwin Allen Vaults

LAND OF THE GIANTS VAULT
The Irwin Allen News Network and the Motion Picture and Television Photo Archive are proud to bring you the Irwin Allen Photo Vaults including a vault featuring rare Land of the Giants Photos from the MPTV archive.

CONVENTIONS

For News on Giants related events and signings, please visit the Giants Convention Page.

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