CTHV Press Release: 20 Million Miles To Earth

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Ray Harryhausen's Special Effects Classic
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    20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH
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    Arrives June 25 on DVD
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    Culver City, Calif. (May 8, 2002) - A horrible alien from Venus is
    on the loose and threatening the city of Rome in the science-fiction
    classic 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH -- featuring eye-popping special
    effects by Ray Harryhausen -- which comes to DVD for the first time on
    June 25 from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.
    It's the first teaming of Harryhausen and director Nathan Juran,
    who would go on to make "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad." 20 MILLION MILES TO
    EARTH also marks the first (and only) appearance of the terrifying
    monster that has come to be known as The Ymir - an outer-space alien
    that invades Earth when an American rocketship carrying it as a specimen
    crash lands. From its perch atop the Coliseum, the Ymir launches a
    ferocious assault upon the Eternal City.
    Considered "one of the best monster-on-the-loose movies ever"
    (Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide), 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH is
    highlighted by Harryhausen's remarkable effects. They bring the Ymir to
    life in a dazzling fashion, providing a worthy successor to such
    Harryhausen favorites as "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms" and "It Came
    from Beneath the Sea."
    20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH: Starring William Hopper, Joan Taylor,
    Thomas Browne Henry, Frank Puglia. Screenplay by Bob Williams and
    Christopher Knopf. Tehnical Effects by Ray Harryhausen. Produced by
    Charles H. Schneer. Directed by Nathan Juran.
    '20 MILLION MILES' TO EARTH ADDED-VALUE ELEMENTS
    * Digitally Mastered Audio and Video
    * Remastered in High Definition
    * Widescreen and Full Screen Presentations
    * Audio: English (Mono)
    * Subtitles: English, French
    * 'The Harryhausen Chronicles' Documentary
    * 'This Is Dynamation' Featurette
    * Theatrical Trailers
    * Interactive Menus
    * Scene Selections
    No MPAA Rating / Price: $24.95
    Original Theatrical Release: 1957
    Black & White / Closed Captioned / 82 minutes
    DVD #07737 / UPC Code: 0-43396-07737-9
    Order Date: May 28, 2002 / Street Date: June 25, 2002
    Artwork is available at www.CTHEAD.com
    Visit Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment on the Web at
    www.SonyPictures.com.
     
  2. Randy_M

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    Looking forward to this one...haven't seen it in widescreen since its first run (yes, I am that old [​IMG] )
    It would be nice if they quit putting the same tired old 'featurettes' on each Harryhausen title.
    And stop calling 'Scene Selections' a special feature!
     
  3. Jack Briggs

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    Yes! Excellent news (except for the P&S side). I've long wanted this wonderful little film on DVD. I just love that reptile-like creature from Venus. This is the quintessential 1950s "creature feature." I'm ordering.
     
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    I, too, am old enought to remember this from its initial theatrical release. I thought this was great, and it always stuck in my memory. This is one 50s scifi flick that never seemed to make the rounds on TV. I've never seen it since, so I'm really looking forward to this one.
     

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