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The Wonderful Worlds Of Ray Harryhausen, Volume 2: 1961-1964 (Dual Format Limited Edition) Blu Ray

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These all-time classic adventures, each featuring pioneering special effects by filmmaking legend Ray Harryhausen, are presented here in stunning 4K restorations. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras including audio commentaries with the great Ray Harryhausen himself, a Jason and the Argonauts commentary with Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson, new interviews with SFX maestro Hal Hickel and genre-film expert Kim Newman this ravishing Limited Dual Format Edition Box Set from Indicator is strictly limited to 6,000 units. Extras: 4K restorations from the original camera negatives Mono and 5.1 surround sound audio options Ray Harryhausen audio commentaries 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 '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

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Collection of three films with special effects created by Ray Harryhausen. 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 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 that he has a treacherous journey ahead of him. 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 the hardest fight of their lives if they are to succeed in bringing home the Golden Fleece. In 'First Men in the Moon' (1964), a crew on board a spacecraft lands on the moon, victoriously achieving their mission with recognition of its success from the United Nations. The crew discover, however, that they were not the first to land on this alien lunar landscape when they find a British flag, and the authorities are urged to track down the first visitor and hear their tales of triumph.

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