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Ray Harryhausen Gift Set (Three Disc Set) (w/ Book)
Ray Harryhausen Gift Set
Three Disc Set
Actors: William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Thomas Browne Henry, Frank Puglia, Kenneth Tobey
Directors: Fred F. Sears, Nathan Juran, Robert Gordon
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
UR     2005     4hr 3min

20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH: Dazzling special effects by Ray Harryhausen highlight this thrilling sci-fi extravaganza about a Venusian monster who wreaks havoc in Italy. On its way home from Venus, a U.S. Army rocket ship cr...  more »

     
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Actors: William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Thomas Browne Henry, Frank Puglia, Kenneth Tobey
Directors: Fred F. Sears, Nathan Juran, Robert Gordon
Creators: Bernard Gordon, Charlotte Knight, Christopher Knopf, Curt Siodmak, Donald E. Keyhoe
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Horror, Classics
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 12/13/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 4hr 3min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 11
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Box Set Offers Nothing New
John Gentile | Hoboken, NJ | 12/15/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"A few months ago, Ray Harryhausen told an interviewer that his 50's black and white classics were being colorized, and he was happy with the quality. Amazon lists these 3 films as being in color, but they are NOT (Supplemental material is in color). The booklet contains exerpts from Harryhausen's Animated Life book, so there is no new material here for Harryhausen fans. Since these three films are already included in the Sci-Fi Harryhausen box set, I am curious as to why this set was released at all. If you don't have these films, I highly recommend them as an example of the brilliant stop-motion animation work produced during Harryhausen's early career. For rabid fans, nothing new."
These Movies ARE Colorized!
The Oval Eye | 01/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These movies ARE colorized! Read the instructions included. You must utilize your DVD player's remote control. Using the "toggle" button, I was able to switch back and forth effortlessly, from the black and white version to the colorized version. The movies appear in black and white initially until you switch them to the colorized version, using the DVD remote control!"
So where's THIS then???
T. Fred Hinnegan | Chatham, Ontario Canada | 12/05/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"12:00 AM, 26-SEPTEMBER-07

Harryhausen SF Films Due In Color

Three of visual-effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen's most famous films will be available for the first time in color when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases the Ray Harryhausen In Color Gift Set DVD collection on Dec. 4.

The six-disc box set features two-disc special editions of It Came From Beneath the Sea, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers and 20 Million Miles to Earth: 50th Anniversary Edition.

The DVDs feature both a digitally restored black-and-white original version and a newly colorized version. Viewers will be able to toggle between the two as they watch. The set carries a suggested retail price of $59.95.

Also included in the gift set is a collectible Ymir figurine based on Ray Harryhausen's original 1957 hand-crafted design.

On the same day, the company will also release 20 Million Miles to Earth: 50th Anniversary Edition exclusively on Blu-ray high-definition disc, with a suggested retail price of $28.95.

*******UPDATED INFO*************

Update 14/11/2007 - Sony have removed this gift set from their schedule, and will now release the two exclusive titles separately in January.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Ray Harryhausen In Color Gift Set on 4th December 2007 priced at $59.95 SRP. Three of the earliest film classics from stop-motion animation genius Ray Harryhausen will be available for the first time in vibrant colour with this gift set from Sony. Fortunately each film in the set is also present in pristine, digitally restored black & white original versions along with the newly colourised presentations.

Inside the set are two-disc special editions of -- It Came From Beneath the Sea, Earth vs. The Flying Saucers (each making their two-disc DVD debuts), and 20 Million Miles to Earth: 50th Anniversary Edition. Also included in the gift set is a collectible Ymir figurine based on Ray Harryhausen's original 1957 hand-crafted design.

With the cutting-edge high-definition colorization technology, developed and patented by industry leaders Legend Films, Harryhausen has been able to visually recreate his films. Harryhausen said, "I am thrilled these films are finally being seen in color. I had wanted to do them in color in the 1950s, but the budgets were not large enough to accommodate that luxury. Now, thanks to the marvelous advances made in the colorization process by San Diego's Legend Films and others, audiences will be able to see the movies as I originally intended."

20 Million Miles to Earth: 50th Anniversary Edition - Details here.

It Came From Beneath The Sea - Directed by Robert Gordon the film depicting a giant octopus attacking San Francisco stars Kenneth Tobey, Faith Demergue, Donald Curtis and Ian Keith.

Features include:
Featurette: Ray Harryhausen on It Came From Beneath The Sea
Audio Commentary by Ray Harryhausen and Visual Effects Specialists
A Video Discussion of It Came From Beneath the Sea's 1955 marketing and advertising campaign by producer Arnold Kunert
Featurette: A Present Day Look at Stop Motion
Featurette: David Schecter on Film Music's Unsung Hero
Featurette: Tim Burton Sits Down with Ray Harryhausen
Still and Production Art Gallery
Sneak Peek of Digital Comic Book It Came from Beneath the Sea...Again!
English audio and English subtitles

Earth vs. The Flying Saucers - With its ground breaking visual effects techniques, Earth vs. The Flying Saucers was the first of several collaborations between producer Charles H. Schneer and special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen. The film about the invasion of earth and destruction of Washington D.C. was directed by Fred F. Sears and stars Joan Taylor, Hugh Marlow, Donald Curtis and Morris Ankrum.

Features include:
Featurette: Harryhausen on Earth vs. The Flying Saucers
Audio Commentary by Ray Harryhausen and Other Visual Effects Specialists
Featurette: A Present Day Look at Stop Motion
Video Photo Galleries
Featurette: Tim Burton Sits Down with Ray Harryhausen
Featurette: Interview with Joan Taylor
Advertising Artwork video montage of film's ad materials by Producer Arnold Kunert
Featurette: David Schecter on Film Music's Unsung Hero
Featurette: The Hollywood Blacklist and Bernard Gordon
Sneak Peek of Digital Comic Book Flying Saucers vs. the Earth
English audio and English subtitles

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WHICH REVIEW IS TRUE????!!!!
Vintage Movie Lover | Wisconsin | 04/07/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love all the old movies. A devoted fan with hundreds of these great old movies, (bordering on the thousands).
All I want to know is which review is true??
How can one person say they are colorized and the next person say they are not? What gives?
Are they colorized or are they in black and white?
Are all 3 colorized, if not which ones are and which ones are not?
How about a few details from the person who put these all together and is making all the money off them.
How about putting a little more effort into selling them and more information, not just wanting to make a quick buck off the sales without putting any effort into the actual process.
What happened to the good old days when the build up was almost as good as the movie itself?
Thank you for listening."