CTHE Press Release: "Mysterious Island"

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    RAY HARRYHAUSEN'S STOP-MOTION CLASSIC
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    MYSTERIOUS ISLAND
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    ARRIVES ON DVD OCT. 29 FROM COLUMBIA TRISTAR HOME ENTERTAINMENT

    BASED ON JULES VERNE'S NOVEL FEATURING CHARACTERS
    FROM "20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA"


    Culver City, Calif. (Aug. 22, 2002) -- Columbia TriStar Home
    Entertainment
    will release MYSTERIOUS ISLAND as the next installment of its Ray
    Harryhausen
    Signature DVD Collection Oct. 29. The DVD will be priced at $24.95
    suggested list.

    Considered the sequel to Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the
    Sea,
    MYSTERIOUS ISLAND pits Civil War POWs against mutant animals created by
    the
    crafty Captain Nemo of the submarine Nautilus. When the POWs escape a
    Confederate
    prison in a balloon, a raging storm pushes the aircraft to a remote
    Pacific Island. Along
    with two shipwrecked women, the soldiers fight gigantic crabs, bees, and
    other beasts
    who Nemo has made to increase the island's food supply. But when a
    volcano on the
    island erupts, the group must pull together to survive a fiery death.

    Legendary special effects wizard Harryhausen developed a number of
    breakthrough technologies for MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, including new
    stop-motion
    effects for its giant bee sequence. The effect is so realistic that fans
    call it one of
    Harryhausen's best. In another innovation, he also intercut shots of a
    live crab in scenes
    involving moving mandibles to create a realistic and more exciting
    scene.
    Longtime Harryhausen collaborator, composer Bernard Herrmann scores
    MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, which followed a string of hits he made with Alfred
    Hitchcock,
    including Vertigo, North by Northwest and Psycho. Herrmann also scored
    Harryhausen's
    The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad and Jason and the Argonauts, produced after
    MYSTERIOUS ISLAND.

    The MYSTERIOUS ISLAND DVD will be presented in widescreen and full-frame
    versions and has been digitally mastered in audio and anamorphic video.
    The film has
    also been remastered in high definition.

    Bonus Features Include:
    The Making of MYSTERIOUS ISLAND
    The Harryhausen Chronicles
    "This Is Dynamation" Featurette
    Photo Gallery
    Widescreen Presentation
    English, French and Spanish Subtitles
    Theatrical Trailer
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Selections

    Mysterious Island
    Not rated
    Original Theatrical Release: 1961
    Color/Closed Captioned/approximately 100 minutes

    DVD #07894/ UPC Code: 0-43396-07894-9
    Order close: Sept. 26/Street Date: Oct. 29
     
  2. michael deakin

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    Thanks for the info Ron.
    This is another title iv'e been waiting impatiently for.
    michael. [​IMG]
     
  3. Jack Briggs

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    I'm ordering as soon as it's up for pre-order. "As Captain Nemo would have it."
     
  4. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Thanks for the info Ron.
    An absolute must have for me. I'd rank it as my #2 favorite Harryhausen flick. [​IMG]
     
  5. Todd Phillips

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  6. Steve Christou

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    Can't wait, a classic fantasy film.[​IMG]
    One of my favorite bits is the attack of the giant chicken (ok ok a prehistoric bird).[​IMG]
    Fantastic Bernard Herrmann score.
    ps.I see the Harryhausen Chronicles are back, whoohoo, I've practically memorised them![​IMG]
     
  7. Dennis Nicholls

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    That big bird "rocs" me.....
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  8. Jim_K

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    7th voyage is a very close #3. [​IMG] My absolute #1 favorite is Jason and the Argonauts.
     
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    Thanks Ron for posting this as this is another must buy.
    cheers
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