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Ray Harryhausen In Color Gift Set (R1) - Postponed

Update 14/11/2007 - Sony have removed this gift set from their schedule, and will now release the two exclusive titles separately in January.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Ray Harryhausen In Color Gift Set on 4th December 2007 priced at $59.95 SRP. Three of the earliest film classics from stop-motion animation genius Ray Harryhausen will be available for the first time in vibrant colour with this gift set from Sony. Fortunately each film in the set is also present in pristine, digitally restored black & white original versions along with the newly colourised presentations.

Inside the set are two-disc special editions of -- It Came From Beneath the Sea, Earth vs. The Flying Saucers (each making their two-disc DVD debuts), and 20 Million Miles to Earth: 50th Anniversary Edition. Also included in the gift set is a collectible Ymir figurine based on Ray Harryhausen’s original 1957 hand-crafted design.

With the cutting-edge high-definition colorization technology, developed and patented by industry leaders Legend Films, Harryhausen has been able to visually recreate his films. Harryhausen said, “I am thrilled these films are finally being seen in color. I had wanted to do them in color in the 1950s, but the budgets were not large enough to accommodate that luxury. Now, thanks to the marvelous advances made in the colorization process by San Diego’s Legend Films and others, audiences will be able to see the movies as I originally intended.”

20 Million Miles to Earth: 50th Anniversary Edition - Details here.

It Came From Beneath The Sea - Directed by Robert Gordon the film depicting a giant octopus attacking San Francisco stars Kenneth Tobey, Faith Demergue, Donald Curtis and Ian Keith.

Features include:

  • Featurette: Ray Harryhausen on It Came From Beneath The Sea
  • Audio Commentary by Ray Harryhausen and Visual Effects Specialists
  • A Video Discussion of It Came From Beneath the Sea’s 1955 marketing and advertising campaign by producer Arnold Kunert
  • Featurette: A Present Day Look at Stop Motion
  • Featurette: David Schecter on Film Music’s Unsung Hero
  • Featurette: Tim Burton Sits Down with Ray Harryhausen
  • Still and Production Art Gallery
  • Sneak Peek of Digital Comic Book It Came from Beneath the Sea…Again!
  • English audio and English subtitles

Earth vs. The Flying Saucers - With its ground breaking visual effects techniques, Earth vs. The Flying Saucers was the first of several collaborations between producer Charles H. Schneer and special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen. The film about the invasion of earth and destruction of Washington D.C. was directed by Fred F. Sears and stars Joan Taylor, Hugh Marlow, Donald Curtis and Morris Ankrum.

Features include:
  • Featurette: Harryhausen on Earth vs. The Flying Saucers
  • Audio Commentary by Ray Harryhausen and Other Visual Effects Specialists
  • Featurette: A Present Day Look at Stop Motion
  • Video Photo Galleries
  • Featurette: Tim Burton Sits Down with Ray Harryhausen
  • Featurette: Interview with Joan Taylor
  • Advertising Artwork video montage of film’s ad materials by Producer Arnold Kunert
  • Featurette: David Schecter on Film Music’s Unsung Hero
  • Featurette: The Hollywood Blacklist and Bernard Gordon
  • Sneak Peek of Digital Comic Book Flying Saucers vs. the Earth
  • English audio and English subtitles

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