From Berlin to Outer Space, Astro-Zombies are creating havoc.
NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD
In May 2012, TVM Global Entertainment, in association with Blue Heron International Pictures, released the fourth installment in Ted V. Mikels' widely popular Astro Zombies franchise.
"Astro-Zombies M4: Invaders From Cyberspace is now available on DVD," said associate producer Richard Lester. "Alpha New Cinema has North American distribution rights, while foreign distributors are signed on in Japan, Spain, Andorra, and Portugal -- with more to come."
Oldies.com, one of the nation's largest DVD retailers, began selling the DVD in May 2012.
Florida filmmaker Gary Lester served as Mikels' assistant director, working on principal photography in Las Vegas, and second unit footage in all Florida locations.
"We filmed in locations throughout the world," said Lester. "Ted had crews stretching from Las Vegas to New York City, from San Francisco to Daytona Beach, and even from Berlin to Barcelona."
Lester created the dazzling visual special effects that are sure to delight Ted V. Mikels fans world-wide.
Hollywood movie star Thom Mathews congratulates Gary Lester on his assignment as assistant director. Mathews starred as Tommy Jarvis in Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI, as well as in both versions of Return of the Living Dead.
A seven foot tall werewolf reacts to the AZM 4 teaser trailer.
AZM 4 On LocationDr. Philip Afghani examines a charred Astro Zombie.Barry Anderson is concerned, as Dean Geier looks on.
Scott Marlowe and Dean Geier check out Alex Ojeda's pizza. Looks like Alex won't need it anymore.
Assistant Director Gary Lester with Rob Kelley and Sina Eslami on location in Florida.
Berlin in an Astro-Zombie panic
Marc Gras dodging Astro-Zombies in Barcelona, Spain
To view the first teaser trailer for Astro Zombie M4: Invaders From Cyberspace, please click here.
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Actor Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster in The Munsters) shows off his copy of Ted V. Mikels' original Astro Zombies movie, along with assistant director Gary Lester (Astro Zombies M4: Invaders From Cyberspace) and Jon Provost (Timmy in Lassie).
AZM 4 Assistant Director Gary Lester with actor Tom Atkins.
Tom starred in a number of popular movies, including Halloween 3, The Fog, Lethal Weapon, and Escape from New York. His TV work includes Hawaii 5-O and Serpico.
Jim and Lisa Cara, cast members from AZM 4, with Jon Provost
Two of Ted's more famous fans -- Eddie Munster and Timmy.
Astro Zombies M3: Cloned
AZM 3: Behind the Scenes
In October, 2009, Gary Lester completed production in Florida as a second unit director for ASTRO ZOMBIES M3 Cloned. He also worked in Las Vegas during post-production as an assistant editor.
In addition, Lester is the FX artist who created the fiery explosions seen in many of the action sequences of the movie.
Legendary Hollywood producer/director Ted V. Mikels personally selected the Daytona Beach filmmaker to head up the Florida cast and crew for scenes filmed in central Florida. Ted also used Lester in the post-production phase as an assistant editor and FX artist.
The main location for the full-length feature film is in Las Vegas, Nevada. Other units filmed during October 2009 in California and Florida. Mikels is the film's producer and director.
Gary Lester's second unit cast and crew on location in Florida.
Mikels created his ASTRO ZOMBIES as early as 1960, but it took several years before he secured funding for the original film, starring John Carradine and Wendell Corey.
Mikels was known in Hollywood for the creative promotional activities surrounding his films. They included having nurses and ambulances available at theaters, should his movies prove to be too frightening to viewers in the audience.
"Those fans who love the Ted Mikels films will be delighted to know that AZM 3: Cloned will have its share of campy moments," chuckled Lester. "It will definitely entertain you."
Leo, the featured cat in AZM 3, ponders some interesting cat-food.
ASTRO ZOMBIES M3 Cloned is a TVM Global Entertainment Production, in association with Blue Heron International Pictures. It was produced and directed by Ted V. Mikels.
Astro Zombies M3: Cloned is distributed nationally on DVD by Alpha Video and will be featured in the Oldies.com catalogue beginning Halloween 2010.
Photos courtesy of TVM Studios, Spookhunters.com, Damon Easley, and Beth Bosse`