When it comes to cheesy science-fiction films, The Green Slime may be the greatest of all. It's so iconic, it featured in the never-aired Mystery Science Theatre 3000 pilot, and now it's coming to DVD. Here's an exclusive monster-rampage clip.

An American production with American stars, The Green Slime was nevertheless made in Japan by director Kinji Fukusaku, and the result is an interesting blend of rubber-monster movie cultures. It's finally being released on DVD as part of the Warner Archive series. Here's another clip, that's not exclusive to us:

But my favorite part is probably the rockin' theme music:

And here's the movie's original trailer:

And finally, here's the DVD blurb:

After a perilous mission to a huge asteroid, a crew returns to its space station, unaware a bit of ooze from the asteroid clings to a crewman's uniform. The green goop grows – into murderous, tentacled monsters. And as station members fight to live, gunk from the monsters' wounds turns into more monsters! That's the story. Now enjoy as our heroes fight to preserve Earth and, unintentionally, our own senses of humor with a movie that Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times called "one of the funniest made-in-Japan sci-fi monster movies ever." Kinji Fukasaku, whose later work was championed by Quentin Tarantino, directs. The world would be a far more bleak and joyless place without marvels like The Green Slime.

The Green Slime is only available from the Warner Archive.