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Two Ray Harryhausen classics from Warner

Warner Home Video have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of two films featuring the special effects wizardry of Ray Harryhausen. Arriving on 26th January 2004 with a retail price of £12.99 each are...

An atomic bomb tested in the Arctic frees a gigantic dinosaur from the icy tomb that has encased it for 100 million years. An ice fall kills all witnesses except one, Professor Tom Nesbitt (Paul Hubschmid) who returns to New York with the fantastic story. No one will believe his tale, but the truth is revealed when the beast emerges from the ocean and lays waste to Manhattan! Can the Professor come up with a plan to save the city before it's too late?
  • 1.33:1 Full Screen
  • Mono Soundtrack
  • "The Rhedosaurus and the Rollercoaster: Making the Beast" featurette
  • "Harryhausen & Bradbury: An Unfathomable Friendship" featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Easter Egg

When TJ Breckenridge (Gina Golan) hears of a forbidden Mexican valley where mythical creatures are rumoured to exist, she and members of her Wild West Show attempt to capture something which she can exhibit at her show. They are amazed to find a huge Allosaurus which the locals have named Gwangi, or "Terrible One"! After a titanic struggle Gwangi is captured and returned to their camp. The giant beast escapes and terrorizes the local population who flee to the nearby cathedral - but when this refuge proves insufficient, the townspeople have a dramatic plan to bring down Gwangi once and for all.

Produced during the 1960s, when Harryhausen's powers were at their height, the most memorable scene from The Valley Of Gwangi (when TJ's men use ropes to subdue Gwangi) took weeks to film, as every rope held by the real actors had to be perfectly aligned with those on the animated model.
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Mono Soundtrack
  • "Return To The Valley" featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Easter Egg

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