Ray Harryhausen was the King of special effects. His stop motion animation was ground breaking. Now thanks to Mill Creek Entertainment we can relive two sci-fi classics of Ray Harryhausen’s stop motion special effects on blu-ray.
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20 Million Miles To Earth (1957) A U.S. Army rocket ship crashes into the sea leaving Colonel Calder the sole survivor… or so it seems. A sealed container is also recovered inside is a gelatinous mass that overnight, it grows into a horrific monster. Its up to the US Army to help fight the monster, which has taken refuge atop the Coliseum in Rome. ***
It Came From Beneath The Sea (1955) A giant, radioactive octopus is discovered by Navy Captain Pete Mathews’ submarine. The brave commander pursues the monstrous beast to try to destroy it before it can do any harm, but to everyone’s surprise the monstrosity discovers how to survive on land, wreaking havoc first on the Golden Gate Bridge and then in the Embarcadero. ***
This Blu-ray includes both sci-fi classics in good audio and video quality it’s just not prestine. The only downside I see in this double feature blu-ray is there is no bonus features. But for me two sci-fi classic on blu-ray for less than 15 bucks is a great deal.
So if your a fan of classic sci-fi entertainment! It doesn’t come much better than this! I highly recommend you head over to www.MillCreekEnt.com and find out how you can get your copy today!
Moral Rating: mild creature violence
Audience: Some episodes not suitable for small children
Length: Almost 3 hours
DVD Released: 2014
DVD Rating: A-