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on January 6, 2008
This is a 2 disk set. But the main film is, like "20 Million Miles to Earth: 50th Anniversary Edition", on 1 disk in both a digitally-restored black & white original version and newly colorized version. This is made possible by a process called "Chromachoice". This allows you to switch between the color and b/w versions of the film at any time by simply pressing the "angle" button on your remote. It's a good idea but some would argue that it's flawed in execution. I'm one of those. On my player the "angle" icon comes up every time there is a chapter stop and will NOT go away until I press the "clear" button. This is very annoying but at least I can get it off the screen! Based on reports on "20 Million..." other players will display this icon the entire film. There may or may not be a way of disabling this on your player. Frankly, I would rather choose from a menu which version to watch as the novelty of switching wears off after a while and the annoyance of the constantly appearing icon does not.

Special features on a 2nd disk include:
Audio Commentary by Ray Harryhausen and Visual Effects Specialists
Featurette: Ray Harryhausen on It Came From Beneath The Sea
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
A Video Discussion of It Came From Beneath the Sea's 1955 marketing and advertising campaign by producer Arnold Kunert
Sneak Peek of Digital Comic Book It Came from Beneath the Sea...Again!

If you are concerned about possible problems with "Chromachoice" on your player, I recommend that you borrow/rent a copy of the newly remastered versions of "20 Million Miles to Earth" , "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers", or "It Came from Beneath the Sea" first to check your player for compatibility issues.

All-in-all a good package for a classic Harryhausen film with perhaps the best picture/audio yet for this release marred only by "Chromachoice" which reduces the score from 5 to 4 stars.
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on September 24, 2014
Good nostalgic film.
Brought back many childhood memories.
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on July 24, 1999
Most B movies are entertaining if nothing else. Unfortunately this movie fails to do that. Expect a long wait to see the whole "monster" in this one. If your a Ray Harryhausen fan, I suggest you buy "20 Million Miles To Earth" instead.
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on June 30, 2016
Outstanding movie... Great Friday night fun. Enjoy.
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on March 5, 2011
This movie was a definite classic. You can see how the movie industry has evolved in the making of sci-fi movies, but all in all this movie is right up there with the best of them. I really enjoyed this and would recommend it to any movie buff.
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on April 5, 2012
This movie has outstanding picture and quality for 1955, being remastered,its in chromachoice color, a company that I really like it,also commentary with Ray Harryhausen,Randall William Cook,John Bruno,and Arnold Kunert also remembering this,Tim Burton sits down with Ray Harryhausen, plus artwork, videos, and more..... So if your a die hard Ray Harryhausen pick this up! It's a must have for a R.H. Collection!!!!
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on January 9, 2016
Classic horror movie and special effects
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on December 30, 2012
Fun movie to watch when nothing else is on. The movie could become reality with the nuclear bombs and everything else being dumped into the ocean and effecting the life underneath the sea.
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on January 27, 2013
It goes to show you what can happen when using to many atomic bombs. A giant squid runs amuke on the open sea kill and attacking anything it can grab and causing trouble for are navy.
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on February 4, 2016
good clean movie without bad language
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