Them!/Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

Them!/Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

Director: Gordon M. Douglas

Cast: Eugène Lourié, Gordon M. Douglas, James Whitmore, Paul Christian

     
 
A longtime "dream" project of production designer-turned-director Eugene Lourie, The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms sees the titular beast unleashed on the world via nuclear testing. Making its way from the Arctic Circle, the monster-a carnivorous "rhedosaurus"-begins advancing towards New York. It stomps its way around Wall Street,

Overview

A longtime "dream" project of production designer-turned-director Eugene Lourie, The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms sees the titular beast unleashed on the world via nuclear testing. Making its way from the Arctic Circle, the monster-a carnivorous "rhedosaurus"-begins advancing towards New York. It stomps its way around Wall Street, pausing to have a policeman for lunch. By the time it has reached Coney Island, the rhedosaurus is more of a danger than ever because of the deadly bacteria it carries within its system. It's up to researcher Paul Christian and sharpshooter Lee Van Cleef to try to liquidate the beast with a grenade chock full of radioactive isotopes. Beast From 20,000 Fathoms represented effects artist Ray Harryhausen's first solo effort, after assisting Willis O'Brien on Mighty Joe Young (1949).

Product Details

Release Date:
08/22/2006
UPC:
0012569731264
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
2:51:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms: Full-screen version; The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms: Featurettes The Rhedosaurus and the Roller Coaster - Making the Beast and Harryhausen & Bradbury - An Unfathomable Friendship; The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms: Giant monsters trailer gallery; The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms: Languages - English & Français; The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms: Subtitles - English, Français & Español (feature film only); Them!: Full-screen version; Them!: Behind-the-scenes archive footage on How to Operate Giant Ants; Them!: Bug movies production notes; Them!: Theatrical trailer; Them!: Subtitles - English, Français, Español, Português & Japanese (feature film only)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Whitmore Sgt. Ben Peterson
Paul Christian Tom Nesbitt
Edmund Gwenn Dr. Harold Medford
Paula Raymond Lee Hunter
Cecil Kellaway Prof. Thurgood Elson
Joan Weldon Dr. Patricia Medford
James Arness Robert Graham
Kenneth Tobey Col. Jack Evans
Donald Woods Capt. Phil Jackson
Onslow Stevens Brig. Gen. O'Brien
Jack Pennick Jacob Bowman
Lee Van Cleef Corporal Stone
Steve Brodie Sgt. Loomis
Ross Elliott George Ritchie
Ray Hyke Sgt. Willistead
Mary Hill Miss Nelson
Michael Fox Doctor
Frank Ferguson Dr. Morton
King Donovan Dr. Ingersoll
James Best Radar Man
Alvin Greenman First Radar Man
Paul Hubschmid Tom Nesbitt

Technical Credits
Eugène Lourié Director,Production Designer,Screenwriter
Gordon M. Douglas Director
Edward Boyle Set Decoration/Design
Bernard W. Burton Co-producer,Editor
David Buttolph Score Composer
Hal E. Chester Co-producer
Willis Cook Special Effects
Jack Dietz Producer
Fred Freiberger Screenwriter
Ray Harryhausen Special Effects
Horace Hough Asst. Director
Lou Morheim Screenwriter
Jack Russell Cinematographer
John L. Russell Cinematographer
Robert Smith Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms
1. Credits [1:15]
2. X-Day [2:44]
3. Something Strange [2:55]
4. Giant in the Snow [3:38]
5. Avalanche [3:47]
6. "The Monster!" [2:24]
7. No Sound Like That [3:09]
8. Sea Serpent [2:33]
9. Back to Life? [3:58]
10. An Ally [4:00]
11. Captain's Hang-up [3:37]
12. An Eyewitness [3:17]
13. The Rhedosaurus [5:14]
14. The Lighthouse [1:55]
15. Following the Arctic Current [4:33]
16. Dr. Elson's Dive [3:06]
17. Undersea Combat [1:51]
18. Death of a Scientist [3:00]
19. Streets of New York [5:05]
20. No Man's Land [3:58]
21. Germ Carrier [4:02]
22. Coney Island [2:47]
23. Ride to the Top [2:54]
24. Inferno [2:51]
25. Death Throes [:56]
Disc #1, Side B -- Them!
1. Credits [1:21]
2. Desert Wanderer [2:49]
3. Wrecked Trailer [4:23]
4. Freakish Wind [1:42]
5. General Store [3:25]
6. Bye Bye Blackburn [3:03]
7. Formic for 20 [2:13]
8. Doctors Medford [3:50]
9. "Them!" [1:36]
10. Something Incredible [2:59]
11. Windstorm Attack [3:50]
12. Seeking the Nest [3:35]
13. Plan of Attack [2:50]
14. Firing Up the Nest [4:32]
15. Egg Chamber [3:55]
16. Not Soon Enough [1:50]
17. Nature of the Enemy [5:31]
18. Alan Crotty [4:53]
19. S.S. Viking [3:07]
20. Los Angeles Railyard [2:48]
21. Mrs. Lodge [2:13]
22. Potential Witnesses [1:44]
23. Jensen's Tall Story [2:10]
24. The River Bed [3:07]
25. Emergency Press Conference [3:05]
26. Into the Tunnels [4:27]
27. Two Boys, Two Ants [4:30]
28. Peterson's Sacrifice [2:06]
29. Final Faceoff [2:49]
30. Open Door [1:46]

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