CTHV Press Release: The Films of Ray Harryhausen

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  1. Scott Weinberg

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
    Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment

    DVD Box Sets from the Master of Special Effects

    THE FANTASTIC FILMS OF RAY HARRYHAUSEN

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    Legendary Science Fiction and Legendary Monsters

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    Available November 30 and December 28

    Culver City, CA (October 18, 2004) - For almost fifty years, the great Ray Harryhausen has thrilled and dazzled audiences with his ingenious stop-motion animation special effects. His time-intensive, detail-obsessed dedication to the art has left an indelible mark on the history of cinema. In a tribute to his genius, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment will release a pair of five-disc DVD boxed sets. THE FANTASTIC FILMS OF RAY HARRYHAUSEN: LEGENDARY SCIENCE FICTION and THE FANTASTIC FILMS OF RAY HARRYHAUSEN: LEGENDARY MONSTERS will street November 30 and December 28, respectively. Each boxed set is priced at $57.95 SLP.

    The FANTASTIC FILMS OF RAY HARRYHAUSEN: LEGENDARY SCIENCE FICTION includes: First Men in the Moon, 20 Million Miles to Earth, Earth vs the Flying Saucers, Mysterious Island and It Came From Beneath the Sea.

    The FANTASTIC FILMS OF RAY HARRYHAUSEN: LEGENDARY MONSTERS includes: Jason and the Argonauts, The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad and The Three Worlds of Gulliver.

    FANTASTIC FILMS OF RAY HARRYHAUSEN: LEGENDARY SCIENCE FICTION
    Street Date: 11/30/04
    DVD Catalog # 09447 / UPC Code: 0-43396-09447-5
    DVD Order Date: 10/28/04
    DVD SLP: $57.95

    First Men in the Moon (1964)
    H.G. Wells' fantastic account of life on the moon is vividly brought to the screen by special effects master Ray Harryhausen in this amazing sci-fi epic featuring
    extraterrestrial creatures.

    Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
    Widescreen Presentation
    Audio: English 4.0 (Discrete Sound)
    Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
    Remastered in High Definition
    Photo Gallery
    This is Dynamation Featurette
    The Harryhausen Chronicles Featurette
    Theatrical Trailers
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Selections

    20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
    The first human expedition to Venus returns to Earth in a crash landing off the coast of Italy. The only survivor is Hopper and he's frightened that he may have lost a canister holding specimens of Venusian life. 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH is Ray Harryhausen's signature special effects story of a terrifying monster from Venus running wild and wreaking havoc in Italy.

    Digitally Mastered Audio & Video
    Widescreen and Fullscreen Presentations
    Remastered in High Definition
    Audio: English (Mono)
    Subtitles: English, French
    The Harryhausen Chronicles
    This is Dynamation Featurette
    Theatrical Trailers
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Selections

    Earth vs the Flying Saucers (1956)
    Earthlings battle alien humanoids for the survival of the planet! A cult classic with extraordinary visual effects.

    Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
    Widescreen Presentation
    Audio: English
    Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
    Documentary: The Harryhausen Chronicles
    Featurette: This Is Dynamation
    Featurette: The Making Of Earth vs. The Flying Saucers
    Photo Gallery
    Theatrical Trailers
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Selections

    Mysterious Island (1961)
    The fantastic Captain Nemo inspires the spirit of adventure in this Jules Verne classic.

    Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
    Remastered in High Definition
    Photo Gallery
    The Making of Mysterious Island
    The Harryhausen Chronicles
    This is Dynamation Featurette
    Widescreen Presentation
    Audio: English
    Subtitles: English, French and Spanish
    Theatrical Trailers
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Selections

    It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955)
    The action is wet and wild in this sci-fi thriller that pits man and woman against a giant octopus.

    Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
    Widescreen Presentation
    Audio: English
    Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai
    Featurettes: The Harryhausen Chronicles, This is Dynamation
    Theatrical Trailers
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Selections


    FANTASTIC FILMS OF RAY HARRYHAUSEN: LEGENDARY MONSTERS
    Street Date : 12/28/04
    DVD Catalog # 09449 / UPC Code: 0-43396-09449-9
    DVD Order Date: 11/18/04
    DVD SLP: $57.95

    Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
    The classic fantasy tale of the fearless sailor who must find the Golden Fleece before he can claim his throne.

    Interactive Menus
    Languages: English (Mono), Spanish, French
    Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
    Theatrical Trailer
    Scene Selections
    Widescreen and Full Screen Formats
    Interviews with Ray Harryhausen by John Landis

    The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
    Sinbad battles a man-eating cyclops, a fire-breathing dragon and a two-headed roc in this legendary tale of adventure and romance on the high seas.

    Digitally Remastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
    Production Notes
    Interactive Menus
    Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese
    Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
    Interviews: "A Look Beyond The Voyage" & "Jason and the Argonauts"
    SFX Featurette
    Ray Harryhausen Chronicles
    Theatrical Trailers
    Talent Files
    Original Theatrical Poster
    Scene Selections

    Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)
    When an evil sorceress turns a handsome prince into a baboon, Sinbad (Patrick Wayne) sets sail on a dangerous quest to break the witch's spell. Co-starring Jane Seymour.

    Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
    Widescreen Presentation
    Audio: English (Mono)
    Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
    Ray Harryhausen Chronicles
    This is Dynamation Featurette
    Talent Files
    Theatrical Trailers
    Interactive Menus
    Production Notes
    Scene Selections

    The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974)
    The spectacular adventure of Sinbad's search for the Fountain of Destiny and the evil wizard who stands in his way.

    Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
    Widescreen and Full Screen Presentations
    Audio: English (Mono), Portuguese (Mono)
    Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
    Mysterious Island Featurette
    The 3 Worlds of Gulliver Featurette
    Earth vs the Flying Saucers Featurette
    Vintage Advertising
    Theatrical Trailer
    Talent Files
    Interactive Menus
    Production Notes
    Scene Selections

    The Three Worlds of Gulliver (1960)
    Gulliver's spellbinding travels to the lands of great and small are captivating in this live-action fantasy adventure.

    Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
    Remastered in High Definition
    Fullscreen Presentation
    Audio: English, Spanish
    Subtitles: English, French
    This is Dynamation Featurette
    The Harryhausen Chronicles Featurette
    The 3 Worlds of Gulliver Making Of Featurette
    Theatrical Trailers
    Filmographies
    Production Notes
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Selections
     
  2. CaseyL

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    I'm sure we'll get "Deluxe" Versions of these as well as a SuperBit version within a week of it's release.
     
  3. John Sparks

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    Why can't they release "The 3 Worlds of Gulliver" in 1.85:1?

    They did in Region 2 or 3...and this was the time for them to redeem themselves and they blew it!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. DeeF

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    Are any of these disks different than the ones I already own? New transfers? Better sound?

    3 Worlds of Gulliver lists Fullscreen, but also Anamorphic. Which is it?
     
  5. Aaron Silverman

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    Harryhausen was a guest on The Dennis Miller show a couple of weeks ago. Good to see he's still kickin'! [​IMG]
     
  6. David Levy

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    I for one can't wait for this boxset... i've been meaning to buy most of these for some time...
     
  7. Craig Beam

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    It's the same Gulliver disc that's out now. The "anamorphic" bit is a mistake.[​IMG]
     

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