20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Kirk Douglas
Director: Richard Fleischer Cast: Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
, James Mason
James Mason
, Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
Richard Fleischer

DVD (Wide Screen / Thx)

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This 1954 Disney version of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea represented the studio's costliest and most elaborate American-filmed effort to date. Kirk Douglas plays a trouble-shooting 19th century seaman, trying to discover why so many whaling ships have been disappearing of late. Teaming with scientist Paul Lukas and diver Peter Lorre, Douglas sets sail to investigate--and is promptly captured by the megalomaniac Captain Nemo (James Mason), who skippers a lavish, scientifically advanced submarine. The film's special effects, including a giant squid, were impressive enough in 1954 to win an Academy Award.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/2003
UPC: 0786936192476
Original Release: 1954
Rating: G
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [THX-Supervised Mastering, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:07:00
Sales rank: 1,965

Special Features

Closed Caption; All-new audio commentaries with director Richard Fleischer and classic film historian/author Rudy Behlmer; Radio spots (original radio spots from 1954 feature); Peter Lorre's ADR tracks (gives the listener a glimpse into the process of dialogue replacement for the scenes before they were trimmed and edited into the feature film); Captain Nemo's organ music; The Making of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" featurette; Jules Verne & Walt Disney - Explorers of the Imagination behind-the-scenes featurette; The Humboldt Squid: A Real Sea Monster!; The Musical Legacy of Paul Smith; Touring the "Nautilus"; Lost Treasure: The Sunset Squid Sequence; Disney Studio Album; Monsters of the Deep; Script Excerpt: Nemo's Death; Production gallery; Trims; Movie merchandise; Themed cartoon (theatrical animated short "Grand Canyonscope," which was presented as part of the theatrical release); Theatrical trailer; Storyboard-to-scene comparison; Unused animation; Original theatrical aspect ratio (2.55:1) - enhanced for 16x9 televisions; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; THX-certified

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kirk Douglas Ned Land
James Mason Captain Nemo
Paul Lukas Prof. Aronnax, Narrator
Peter Lorre Conseil
Robert J. Wilke 1st Mate of "Nautilus"
Carleton Young John Howard
Percy Helton Diver
Ted Cooper Mate of "Abraham Lincoln"
Edward Marr Shipping Agent
Fred Graham Casey Moore
Ted de Corsia Captain Farragut
Esmeralda Conseil
Harry Harvey Shipping Clerk
J.M. Kerrigan Billy
Herb Vigran Reporter

Technical Credits
Richard Fleischer Director
Walt Disney Producer
Earl Felton Screenwriter
Till Gabbani Cinematographer
Ralph Hammeras Cinematographer
John Hench Special Effects
Emile Kuri Set Decoration/Design
Eustace Lycett Special Effects
Norman Martien Costumes/Costume Designer
Joshua Meador Special Effects
John Meehan Art Director
Franz Planer Cinematographer
Paul J. Smith Score Composer
Elmo Williams Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc One
1. Opening Credits/Alarming Rumours
2. The Journey Begins
3. The Discovery
4. Taken Captive
5. The Expedition
6. The Professor's Plan
7. The Prison Camp
8. Mutiny
9. Beware of Cannibals
10. The Attack
11. Vulcania
12. The Fate of the "Nautilus"/End Credits

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