It Came From Beneath the Sea (Region Free)

Type: New Blu-Ray

(Robert Gordon, 1955)


A giant octopus rises from the depths to terrorise the port of San Francisco…

This impressive creature-feature was one of Ray Harryhausen’s earliest showcases for his extraordinary effects. It was also the film that brought him to Columbia and into partnership with producer Charles H Schneer, with whom he would create some of the best-loved fantasy and science fiction films of the twentieth century.


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

Original mono audio

Alternative 5.1 surround sound track

Audio commentary with Ray Harryhausen, documentary producer Arnold Kunert, and visual effects artists Randall William Cook and John Bruno

Tidal Wave of Terror! (2017, 8 mins): acclaimed filmmaker Joe Dante discusses Harryhausen and It Came from Beneath the Sea

Remembering ‘It Came from Beneath the Sea’ (2008, 22 mins): interviews with Ray Harryhausen, John Bruno and animator and author John Canemaker

Tim Burton Sits Down with Ray Harryhausen (2007, 27 mins)

A Present-Day Look at Stop-Motion Animation (2008, 12 mins)

Original Ad Artwork (2007, 8 mins): Harryhausen expert Arnold Kunert details the press and advertising materials produced to market Harryhausen’s films

It Came from Beneath the Sea… Again: sample pages from the comic book inspired by the film

Theatrical trailer

Ernest Dickerson trailer commentary (2013, 3 mins): a short critical appreciation

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