Harryhausen classic made new again
See below for the official specs on this TWO-DISC set, courtesy of Fangoria.
The Ymir never dies; he just gets reborn in new DVD editions of Nathan Juran’s reflection of ’50s sci-fi monster paranoia 20 Million Miles to Earth.
This year the film – featuring the stop-motion FX prowess of Ray Harryhausen – celebrates its 50th Anniversary and Sony Home Entertainment is helping it do so with a new DVD package (that’s the cover you see on the right) that streets on July 31st. Apparently this edition will come with a colorized version of the film – let’s hope there is a good ol’ black & white presentation.
Harryhausen supervised the digital transfer; you can safely guess he’ll crop up in a number of the bonus features which are unknown at the time of this writing. DVD Active says there will be a commentary from the man along with an interview with Tim Burton. Official specs are forthcoming, so watch the skies, er, this site for more details!
And here they are…
â¢ Audio commentary by Harryhausen, producer Arnold Kunert and visual FX artists Dennis Muren and Phil Tippett
â¢ “Remembering 20 Million Miles to Earth” featurette
â¢ “Tim Burton Sits Down with Ray Harryhausen” featurette
â¢ The Joan Taylor Interview featurette
â¢ Colorization featurette
â¢ Mischa Bakaleinikoff: Film Music’s Unsung Hero featurette
â¢ Video discussion of 20 Million Miles to Earth‘s marketing and advertising by Kunert
â¢ Still and production art gallery
â¢ Sneak peek at 20 Million Miles More digital comic book
Also, if you missed this announcement, 20 Million Miles to Earth is playing at this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival.