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The Wonderful Worlds of Ray Harryhausen: Volume Two - 1961-1964 (Blu-ray Box Set) The Wonderful Worlds of Ray Harryhausen: Volume Two - 1961-1964 (Blu-ray Box Set)

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Triple bill of features showcasing the special effects talents of Ray Harryhausen, presented in a beautiful numbered limited edition Blu-ray box set

Triple bill of features showcasing the special effects talents of Ray Harryhausen, presented in a beautiful numbered limited edition Blu-ray box set

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Another triple bill of features showcasing the special effects talents of Ray Harryhausen, presented in a beautiful numbered limited edition Blu-ray box set, packed with extras and an exclusive 80 page book. 

In Mysterious Island (1961), a group of captured soldiers make a daring air balloon escape during the American Civil War, only to end up on a strange island where they meet two shipwrecked English ladies and are harassed by giant animals including oversized chickens, crabs and bees.

In Jason and the Argonauts (1963), two decades after the King of Thessaly was killed as the result of a misread prophecy, his son Jason (Todd Armstrong) returns to the kingdom to make his claim to the throne. In order to be proved the rightful king, however, Jason must find and retrieve the magical Golden Fleece. As he embarks on his quest with a loyal army in tow, Jason soon finds the journey treacherous. As they come across a 100-foot bronze giant, a venomous creature with seven heads and an army of skeletons seeking a battle, Jason and his crew must fight for their lives if they are to succeed in bringing home the prize.

In First Men in the Moon (1964), a crew on board a spacecraft lands on the moon, achieving their mission to acclaim from the United Nations. The crew discover, however, that they were not the first to land on the alien lunar landscape when they find a British flag, and the authorities are urged to track down the first visitor and get to the bottom of the mystery.

Limited to 6,000 copies. First Men in the Moon and Mysterious Island available on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

Another triple bill of features showcasing the special effects talents of Ray Harryhausen, presented in a beautiful numbered limited edition Blu-ray box set, packed with extras and an exclusive 80 page book. 

In Mysterious Island (1961), a group of captured soldiers make a daring air balloon escape during the American Civil War, only to end up on a strange island where they meet two shipwrecked English ladies and are harassed by giant animals including oversized chickens, crabs and bees.

In Jason and the Argonauts (1963), two decades after the King of Thessaly was killed as the result of a misread prophecy, his son Jason (Todd Armstrong) returns to the kingdom to make his claim to the throne. In order to be proved the rightful king, however, Jason must find and retrieve the magical Golden Fleece. As he embarks on his quest with a loyal army in tow, Jason soon finds the journey treacherous. As they come across a 100-foot bronze giant, a venomous creature with seven heads and an army of skeletons seeking a battle, Jason and his crew must fight for their lives if they are to succeed in bringing home the prize.

In First Men in the Moon (1964), a crew on board a spacecraft lands on the moon, achieving their mission to acclaim from the United Nations. The crew discover, however, that they were not the first to land on the alien lunar landscape when they find a British flag, and the authorities are urged to track down the first visitor and get to the bottom of the mystery.

Limited to 6,000 copies. First Men in the Moon and Mysterious Island available on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

Extras

  • 4K restorations of Jason and the Argonauts and First Men in the Moon from the original camera negatives
  • 2K restoration of Mysterious Island from the original camera negative
  • Mono and 5.1 surround sound audio options
  • Ray Harryhausen audio commentaries on all three films
  • Additional Mysterious Island audio commentary with film historians Randall William Cook, C. Courtney Joyner and Steven C. Smith
  • Additional Jason and the Argonauts audio commentary with filmmaker Peter Jackson and Randall William Cook
  • New interview with SFX maestro Hal Hickel on Mysterious Island
  • 'Jason and the Argonauts' Original Skeleton Fight Storyboards
  • Ray Harryhausen on 'Mysterious Island'
  • Hal Hickel on 'Mysterious Island' (2017): new interview with the special effects maestro
  • Kim Newman on 'Mysterious Island' (2017): new appreciation by the author and genre-film expert
  • Islands of Mystery: vintage featurette
  • Randall William Cook Introduces 'First Men in the Moon'
  • Tomorrow the Moon: vintage featurette
  • New and exclusive interviews with crew members, including camera assistant Ray Andrew (Mysterious Island) and production manager Ted Wallis (First Men in the Moon)
  • Mysterious Island comic-book
  • Archival documentaries and interviews
  • Super 8 versions of Mysterious Island and Jason and the Argonauts
  • Isolated scores: experience the music of Bernard Herrmann (Mysterious Island) and Laurie Johnson (First Men in the Moon)
  • Original trailers, teasers, TV spots and promotional films
  • John Landis trailer commentary for First Men in the Moon
  • Image galleries: extensive promotional and on-set photography, poster art and archive materials
  • Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with new essays by film experts Kim Newman and Tim Lucas, an in-depth oral history of all three films, and full film credits
  • UK Blu-ray premieres of Mysterious Island and First Men in the Moon
  • Limited Dual Format Edition Box Set of 6,000 numbered units

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5037899071267
Catalogue Number PHIDFE051
Product contents 6 discs
Year 1961 - 1964
Director Cy Endfield, Don Chaffey, Nathan Juran
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) Powerhouse Films
Sound Mono and 5.1 surround sound options
Language(s) English
Running time 308 min total
Blu-ray region A, B, C
Certificate PG

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