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Title:
20,000 leagues under the sea
Uniform Title:
20,000 leagues under the sea (Motion picture : 1954)
ISBN:
9780788838088
Edition:
Special ed. ; Widescreen version (2.55:1).
Publication Information:
[United States] : Walt Disney Home Entertainment ; Burbank, CA : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2003], c1954.
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Information from pre-release promotional materials; release date: May 13, 2003.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.

Based on the novel "Vignt Mille lieues sous les mers" by Jules Verne.

Special features: all-new audio commentaries with director Richard Fleischer and classic film historian and author, Rudy Behlmer; original 1954 theatrical radio spots; Peter Lorre's ADR tracks - a glimpse into the process of dialogue replacement before final edit; 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 Humboltsquid: real sea monster!"; "Touring the Nautilius"; "Monsters of the deep"; "Nemo's death" script excerpt; "The musical legacy of Paul Smith"; "Lost treasure: the sunset squid sequence"; "Grand Canyonscope"; theatrical trailer; storyboard-to-scene comparison & unused animation.
Summary:
A trouble-shooting 19th century seaman is trying to discover why so many whaling ships have been disappearing of late. Teaming with a scientist and a diver, they set sail to investigate. They are promptly captured by the megalomaniac Captain Nemo, who skippers a lavish, scientifically advanced submarine.
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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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi