20 Million Miles To Earth details
|Starring:||William Hopper, John Zaremba, Frank Puglia, Joan Taylor, Thomas Brown Henry|
|Genre:||Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Sci-fi - Alien, Sci-fi - General, Star Trek|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
20 Million Miles To Earth
|Run time:||1 hour 19 minutes|
|Rental release:||24 Jun 2002|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish|
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One of Ray Harryhausen...By HD (148 reviews) from West Midlands , 03 Apr 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]One of Ray Harryhausen's earlier films, this is among the best monster-on-the-rampage movies from the fifties and sixties. An expedition to Venus returns to Earth, bringing with them a strange alien creature which soon begins to grow to giant proportions. What makes this film is Harryhausen's superb animation. The alien 'Ymir' is imaginatively-designed and is an interesting and, as with a lot of Harryhausen's monsters, you feel real sympathy for it. Look quickly for a cameo from Harryhausen as a zoo keeper
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Brilliant.....but sadBy lastengland (82 reviews) from Winchester , 07 Mar 2012another great film from the legendary Ray Harryhausen. The creature was so good, & you really felt sorry at the end of the film.
Good acting all round
Harryhausen is a legendBy a customer from Brigg , 30 Jan 2010Not my favourite type of sci fi but worth it for the Ray Harryhausen effects. Felt sorry for the alien monster.
Classic Monster ActionBy JemimaMH (41 reviews) from Edinburgh , 16 Mar 2009Another classic Harryhausen film with a large number in the title. This time the it isn't fathoms but rather miles - and 20 million of them! Pretty much your standard plot and your standard stop-motion action from the master although this one has the added twist of being set in Italy. The final rampage through Rome is fantastic - take that forum! This one even features the classic introspective fade-to-black line about the costs of technology. Perfect.
Decent 1950s Sci-FiBy a customer from Scotland , 06 Feb 200720 Million Miles to Earth is a decent 1950s Sci-Fi movie. It is obviously a black & white film with stop motion animation (by the fantastic Ray Harryhausen) for the special effects. The plot is OK and the acting is passable, but the film doesn't really excite as much as other Ray Harryhausen films.
Nice look, bad scriptBy a customer from Edinburgh, Scotland , 18 Dec 2006What's worth seeing in this movie is Ray Harryhausen's fantastic stop-motion animation. The Ymir is one of his best creations, and Harryhausen puts his creature in interesting situations. He also effectively builds our sympathy for the poor beast. Unfortunately, the script undercuts his animation. Nowhere do the humans get the blame for their reprehensible behaviour, and the final line in the movie makes it seem as if humanity has suffered more than the Ymir. The dialogue and acting are pretty shabby even by 50s B-movie standards. Which is all a shame, because the creature is fantastic. Worth a look if you're a Harryhausen fan, I suppose, but not for anyone else. (Bonus: There is a great short on Harryhausen included in the special features. But I'm rating the movie, not the special features.)