20 Million Miles to Earth (US BD) in December

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced the US Blu-ray Disc release of 20 Million Miles to Earth: 50th Anniversary Edition on 4th December 2007 priced at $28.95 SRP. Sony marks the half-century milestone of one of the earliest films by stop-motion animation genius Ray Harryhausen with this 50th Anniversary Edition of 20 Million Miles to Earth. The film, which depicts the destruction of Rome by a reptile from the planet Venus, was directed by Nathan Juran (The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, First Men ‘in’ the Moon) and stars William Hopper (The Bad Seed) and Joan Taylor (Earth Vs. the Flying Saucers). In addition to the pristine, digitally-restored black & white original, the classic film will now be available in a newly colourized version supervised by Harryhausen himself.

In a recent interview, Harryhausen said “I am thrilled that this film is finally being seen in colour. I had wanted to do the film in colour in the 1950s, but our budget was not large enough to accommodate that luxury. Now, thanks to the marvellous advances made in the colourization process by San Diego’s Legend Films and others, audiences will be able to see 20 Million Miles to Earth as I originally intended.”

Coded for all regions (A, B and C) the disc features both the original B&W and new Colour versions of the film while extras are presented in standard definition. Features include:

  • 1080P 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English Dolby True HD 5.1 Surround
  • Spanish Mono
  • English SDH, English, Chinese, Korean, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Thai subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by Ray Harryhausen and Other Visual Effects Specialists
  • Featurettes:
    • Remembering 20 Million Miles to Earth
    • Tim Burton Sits Down with Ray Harryhausen
    • The Joan Taylor Interview
    • The Colourization Process
    • Mischa Bakaleinikoff: Film Music’s Unsung Hero
  • Video Photo Galleries
  • Original Ad Artwork
  • Digital Sneak Peek of 20 Million Miles More Comic Book

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