Tag: Jules Verne

Ray Harryhausen’s Mysterious Island (1961)

Ray Harryhausen’s Mysterious Island (1961)

April 18, 2016 | By

Review of Ray Harryhausen’s classic version of Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island (1961), new on Blu from Twilight Time, plus thoughts on three perfect fantasy classics.

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The First Men (plus Woman) Go to the Moon + RKO

The First Men (plus Woman) Go to the Moon + RKO

May 22, 2015 | By

Lunar exploration are the feature attraction in Ray Harryhausen’s First Men in the Moon (1964) on Blu from Twilight Time and Byron Haskin’s From the Earth to the Moon (1958) on spectacular VHS + a bit on RKO Radio Pictures.

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VHS: From the Earth to the Moon (1958)

VHS: From the Earth to the Moon (1958)

May 22, 2015 | By

Jules Verne’s eponymous novel and its sequel, Around the Moon, were fused into one screenplay that should’ve been fanciful and filled with plenty of political commentary on the military industrial complex, but being the second-last completed production by dying studio RKO, the film’s budget was reportedly cut down…

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Journeys to the Center of the Earth

Journeys to the Center of the Earth

May 7, 2015 | By

Reviews of two films in which characters go below the Earth’s surface: the 1959 classic adaptation of Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth and Mario Bava’s fun Hercules in the Haunted World (1961).

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Jules Verne on Blu: Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

Jules Verne on Blu: Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

May 27, 2012 | By

Review of Twilight Time’s new Blu-ray of Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959), the best of the film versions based on Jules Verne’s classic escapist novel.

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BR: Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

BR: Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

May 26, 2012 | By

The fifties enjoyed a mini-wave of Jules Verne tales, spanning Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954), Michael Todd’s Around The World In 80 Days (1956), and RKO’s From The Earth To The Moon (1958). The combination of otherworldly / exotic travelogue tales with dabs of science-fiction and adventurous intrigue certainly made Verne’s classic works suitable for the big screen, so it seemed natural that 20th Century Fox would deliver the underworld of planet Earth in multi-track stereo and Cinemascope…

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MP3: Journey 2 – The Mysterious Island (2012)

MP3: Journey 2 – The Mysterious Island (2012)

February 16, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / J to L . Rating: Excellent Label: Water Tower/ Released: February 7, 2012 Tracks & Album Length: 20 tracks / (65:45) . Special Notes: Downloadable album from Amazon.com. . Composer: Andrew Lockington . . Review: For the sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D (2008), it seemed […]

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ANDREW LOCKINGTON (2012)

ANDREW LOCKINGTON (2012)

February 16, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Exclusive Interviews & Profiles / Composers . Having scored the 3D version of Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth in 2008, Andrew Lockington returned for the sequel, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, but the project turned out to be much more than writing another dynamic orchestral score. This time there was […]

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