20 Million Miles To Earth (Region Free)

Type: New Blu-Ray

(Nathan Juran, 1957)

Release date: 22 March 2021

Standard Edition Blu-ray

A US rocket returning from Venus crash lands off the Italian coast, bringing back with it a strange creature that quickly begins to grow to terrifying proportions… 

Clearly indebted to King Kong, and employing that film’s empathetic approach to its ‘monster’ (a trope that Harryhausen would continue to employ throughout his career), 20 Million Miles to Earth is a terrific slice of fifties sci-fi. It boasts some of Harryhausen’s finest work of the period, as well one of his most beloved and enduring creature creations.


High Definition remasters of the original black & white and authorised alternative colour versions

Original mono audio

Alternative 5.1 surround soundtrack

Audio commentary with Ray Harryhausen, visual effects artists Dennis Muren and Phil Tippett, and documentary producer Arnold Kunert

Finding Harryhausen (2017, 12 mins): a new interview with SFX maestro Dennis Muren

Remembering ‘20 Million Miles to Earth’ (2007, 27 mins): a look at the making of the film

Interview with actor Joan Taylor (2007, 18 mins)

Film Music’s Unsung Hero (2007, 23 mins): film music expert David Schecter on composer Mischa Bakaleinikoff

The Colourisation Process (2007, 11 mins): Harryhausen expert Arnold Kunert details the press and advertising materials produced to market Harryhausen’s films

20 Million Miles More: sample pages from the comic book inspired by the film

Super 8 version

Theatrical trailer

Image gallery: extensive promotional and on-set photography, poster art and archive materials

New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing