20,000 Leagues Under the Sea [2 Discs] [DVD] [1954]

This 1954 Disney version of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea represented the studio's costliest and most elaborate American-filmed effort to date. Kirk Douglas plays a trouble-shooting 19th century seaman, trying to discover why so many whaling ships have been disappearing of late. Teaming with scientist Paul Lukas and diver Peter Lorre, Douglas sets sail to investigate--and is promptly captured by the megalomaniac Captain Nemo (James Mason), who skippers a lavish, scientifically advanced submarine. The film's special effects, including a giant squid, were impressive enough in 1954 to win an Academy Award.
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Special Features

  • All-new audio commentaries with director Richard Fleischer and classic film historian/author Rudy Behlmer
  • Radio spots (original radio spots from 1954 feature)
  • Peter Lorre's ADR tracks (gives the listener a glimpse into the process of dialogue replacement for the scenes before they were trimmed and edited into the feature film)
  • Captain Nemo's organ music
  • The Making of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" featurette
  • Jules Verne & Walt Disney - Explorers of the Imagination behind-the-scenes featurette
  • The Humboldt Squid: A Real Sea Monster!
  • The Musical Legacy of Paul Smith
  • Touring the "Nautilus"
  • Lost Treasure: The Sunset Squid Sequence
  • Disney Studio Album
  • Monsters of the Deep
  • Script Excerpt: Nemo's Death
  • Production gallery
  • Trims
  • Movie merchandise
  • Themed cartoon (theatrical animated short "Grand Canyonscope," which was presented as part of the theatrical release)
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Storyboard-to-scene comparison
  • Unused animation
  • Original theatrical aspect ratio (2.55:1) - enhanced for 16x9 televisions
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
  • THX-certified
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
This 1954 Disney version of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea represented the studio's costliest and most elaborate American-filmed effort to date. Kirk Douglas plays a trouble-shooting 19th century seaman, trying to discover why so many whaling ships have been disappearing of late. Teaming with scientist Paul Lukas and diver Peter Lorre, Douglas sets sail to investigate--and is promptly captured by the megalomaniac Captain Nemo (James Mason), who skippers a lavish, scientifically advanced submarine. The film's special effects, including a giant squid, were impressive enough in 1954 to win an Academy Award. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Kirk Douglas
    Kirk Douglas - Ned Land
  • James Mason
    James Mason - Captain Nemo
  • Paul Lukas
    Paul Lukas - Prof. Aronnax, Narrator
  • Peter Lorre
    Peter Lorre - Conseil
  • Robert J. Wilke
    Robert J. Wilke - 1st Mate of "Nautilus"

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