Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Ray Harryhausen Collection |
+ BD Live
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Ent Release Date: 10/07/2008
Harryhausen Fan | NE Ohio | 11/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're a Ray Harryhausen fan you couldn't be more happy to see his films on Blu-ray. This boxed set offers four early movies. Earth vs. The Flying Saucers, It Came From Beneath The Sea, and 20 Million Miles To Earth give you the option of watching the films in black and white or restored color. Although I liked watching the colorized versions I still preferred the original black and white. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad is in color only.
Picture quality was a major step up from the dvd versions but we're talking about 50 year old movies so don't expect pristine transfers. What really jumps out at you are the remixed high definition soundtracks. They sounded amazing. You really get a feel for the sound when watching the Sinbad movies' beginning credits.
Extras are very good with some new documentaries. All in all it's definitely worth it if you're a Harryhausen fan. Even if you're not there's something magical watching the stop motion animation from the master of the science. These movies should start a new generation of fans. I can't wait for the rest of Ray's movies to be released on Blu-ray. Enjoy!
Over and Over
Thunderhead22 | Decatur, GA USA | 10/08/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"No, by "Over and Over" I'm not referring to the redundant extras. I'm indicating my displeasure that this set contains a film that any Harryhausen fan already owns on BD, 20 Million Miles to Earth. This is a five star set, but I will not buy it. Hopefully the individual titles will be released at some point (soon I hope)!"
The Godfather Of Stop-Motion.
S. E. Hermo | Sydney, Australia. | 04/24/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, I was certainly suprised to see a Blu-ray disc set of 4 Ray Harryhausen films. And what a set. If only more films were released like this we all would be happy little campers. 3 of the 4 films are in glorious black & white. The 4th one is in color. The 3 black & white films also come in a colorized version that fit the time period of these films. Watching the colorized version reminds me of watching the films back in the 70's on TV. While I usually can't stand colorization, the technique used for the 3 film seems to work. I also think that young children, and adults well over 30 years old will be the only ones who really enjoy this box set. If you grew up watching these films on TV, then you must get them. Sometimes there is something to be said for nostalgia."