Mill Creek Releasing DVD Set with MOTHRA, THE GIANT CLAW and Harryhausen Classics
Source: Mill Creek Entertainment
Special Thanks to Chris Smith and Barrett Evans
In 2012 and 2013, Mill Creek Entertainment signed home video distribution deals with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment covering the US and Canadian territories. Under the long-term licensing agreement, Mill Creek will distribute more than 900 classic and contemporary films and 52 television series from the vast SPHE catalog on DVD and Blu-ray. Many of these films will be made available in the Blu-ray high definition format for the first time ever, while other titles will be released in multi-feature standard definition DVD collections.
On February 25th, Mill Creek will release the DVD collection SCI-FI CREATURE CLASSICS – 4-MOVIE SET with the Ray Harryhausen favorites 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH and IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA, the notorious THE GIANT CLAW and Toho’s classic MOTHRA (US Version). This budget release gives fans a chance to catch four giant monster movies from the Golden Age of science fiction cinema.
Catalog Title: SCI-FI CREATURE CLASSICS – 4-MOVIE SET
Distributed By: Mill Creek Entertainment
Street Date: February 25, 2014
Region Code: Region 1
Number of Discs: 1
Run Time: 5 hr 26 min
Rating: No Rating
20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH (1957)
B&W, Not Rated
William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Frank Puglia
On its way home from Venus, a U.S. Army rocket ship crashes into the sea off of Sicily leaving Colonel Calder the sole survivor… or so it seems. A sealed container is also recovered from the wreck, and when a young boy opens it, the alien creature inside escapes. Overnight, it grows into a horrific monster that has doubled in size. In desperation, Calder calls in the Army to help fight the monster, leading to a colossal confrontation in Rome. But it will take more than man’s weapons to fight the evil forces of the unknown and save the world from destruction.
THE GIANT CLAW (1957)
B&W, Not Rated
Jeff Morrow, Mara Corday, Morris Ankrum
Global chaos erupts when an enormous bird from another dimension ventures to Earth and begins killing scores of innocent bystanders in this awe-inspiring sci-fi thriller starring stunning Mara Corday and Jeff Morrow. Four times faster than sound, the bird is bigger than a battleship and surrounded by an invisible radar-resistant shield which repels existing destructive devices. It’s a race against time for scientists Mitch MacAfee and Sally Caldwell to devise a weapon against this abominable creature before it obliterates the World. Can they do it? IS there enough time? See for yourself in this terrifying adventure of man against monstrosity.
IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA (1955)
B&W, Not Rated
Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue, Donald Curtis
In Ray Harryhausen’s vintage sci-fi thriller, a giant radioactive octopus makes the deadly mistake of attacking Navy Captain Pete Mathews’ submarine, prompting the bold commander to pursue the monstrous beast across the Pacific Ocean before it attacks anyone else. But as the military races to develop a special torpedo that will penetrate the mutated octopus’s brain and destroy it, the eight-armed monstrosity wreaks havoc first on the Golden Gate Bridge and then in the Embarcadero, sending the terrified citizens of San Francisco running for their lives.
Color. Not Rated
Frankie Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kyoko Kagawa
A science fiction classic! After an atomic blast, members of a Japanese expedition explore the heavily-radiated Infant Island. Much to their surprise, the scientists discover that life still exists there: two beautiful twin girls called Shobijin. Standing only a foot high, they are the guardians of Mothra, a sacred creature in a giant egg. Later, Nelson, one of the explorers whose avarice has gotten the best of him, returns to the island to kidnap the Shobijin with plans to exhibit them around the world. Nelson gets more then he’s bargained for, however. The giant egg hatches into a larva which grows to tremendous size and wreaks havoc on Tokyo. Soon the caterpillar metamorphoses into a gigantic moth which the entire Japanese armed forces can’t stop. Will the Earth survive?
About Mill Creek Entertainment
Mill Creek Entertainment is one of the industry’s leading providers of value-priced DVD and Blu-ray features and compilations. The Minneapolis-based company licenses content from a broad range of major and independent studios to augment its library of owned content and original productions. With an experienced senior management and sales team the company manufactures and distributes its growing product line to a network of over 30,000 retail and distribution locations. Product categories include classic and contemporary films, episodic television, kids, animation, episodic documentaries, special interest and fitness. Mill Creek Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at millcreekent.com.