20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH - BD

20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH - BD

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(Nathan Juran, 1957)
Release date: 22 March 2021
Standard Edition Blu-ray

A US rocket returning from Venus crash lands off the Italian coast, bringing back with it a strange creature that quickly begins to grow to terrifying proportions… 

Clearly indebted to King Kong, and employing that film’s empathetic approach to its ‘monster’ (a trope that Harryhausen would continue to employ throughout his career), 20 Million Miles to Earth is a terrific slice of fifties sci-fi. It boasts some of Harryhausen’s finest work of the period, as well one of his most beloved and enduring creature creations.

INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES

  • High Definition remasters of the original black & white and authorised alternative colour versions
  • Original mono audio
  • Alternative 5.1 surround soundtrack
  • Audio commentary with Ray Harryhausen, visual effects artists Dennis Muren and Phil Tippett, and documentary producer Arnold Kunert
  • Finding Harryhausen (2017, 12 mins): a new interview with SFX maestro Dennis Muren
  • Remembering ‘20 Million Miles to Earth’ (2007, 27 mins): a look at the making of the film
  • Interview with actor Joan Taylor (2007, 18 mins)
  • Film Music’s Unsung Hero (2007, 23 mins): film music expert David Schecter on composer Mischa Bakaleinikoff
  • The Colourisation Process (2007, 11 mins): Harryhausen expert Arnold Kunert details the press and advertising materials produced to market Harryhausen’s films
  • 20 Million Miles More: sample pages from the comic book inspired by the film
  • Super 8 version
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: extensive promotional and on-set photography, poster art and archive materials
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing 

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BBFC cert: PG
REGION FREE
EAN: 5060697921137