20 Million Miles to Earth

20 Million Miles to Earth

DVD - 2002 | Widescreen
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An American rocketship returns from a flight to Venus but crashes, leaving behind a cute little creature brought back from Venus. Unfortunately, the little creature doesn't stay little for long, and threatens to tear apart the Colosseum.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment, 2002, c1957
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9780767881234
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.43 TWE NVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (83 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Twenty million miles to earth


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Jul 15, 2019

Watch this film if you love Tim Burton's cheesiest films. Watch this film if you loved William Hopper as Paul Drake in PERRY MASON. Watch this film if you believe humankind should have dominion over all the universe. Unlike many Cold War era science fiction films this film offers nothing thoughtful or meaningful to the canon. At the troublesome core of this film is the how humans visit Venus, steal an embryo of a reptilian alien (who as stated in the film ONLY attacks when provoked) to use as a lab animal to figure out how humans can breathe on Venus so humans can colonize this already inhabited planet. It really is hard not feel sorry for the poor "creature" who has been kidnapped, caged, chased, shot at and eventually killed. As we struggle with many ugly issues in our country right now this movie failed to offer the escape I had hoped for.

Apr 11, 2016

The beginning was engaging but, as the movie progressed it seemed like it just lost its steam. If your a fan of Roy Harryhausens work I would say it's worth watching. The special effects that Roy did was fascinating!!

May 31, 2015

If you enjoy crazy "rampaging monster" movies from the 1950s, then 20 Million Miles To Earth is sure to give you an extra-satisfying adrenaline rush with its top-notch special effects by Ray Harryhausen.

As the story goes - The first spaceship to Venus crashes into the sea off the coast of Sicily. Its only 2 survivors are its pilot and a fast-growing Venusian monster who doesn't hesitate to fight back when frightened.

With an intelligent, fast-paced script - This Creature Feature's wild climax takes place at a showdown between monster and man in the Colosseum in Rome.

20 Million Miles To Earth's running time is only eighty-two minutes.

Dec 17, 2014

Harryhausen was a true genius ,yes the story is silly ,but it"s Sci-fi folks. the Ymir s "birth " is a truly brilliant moment. Also the Ymir is neither mean nor particularly ugly.

brendancarlson Jul 27, 2014

An absolutely ridiculous movie that's so much fun to watch, thanks to Ray Harryhausen's 'stop-action' visual effects.

Jul 06, 2014

Mean and ugly, a reptilian biped called Ymir, brought back from Venus by US astronauts, grows from its small, embryonic state to that of a 20 foot tall, rampaging monster with attitude to spare.

An American spaceship returning to Earth crashes into the sea near Sicily, Italy, leaving Colonel Calder as its only survivor.... or so it seems.

A gelatinous specimen found inside a sealed container recovered from the wreck is unknowingly unleashed before it can be properly studied. Once this specimen is exposed to Earth's atmosphere it grows to a fantastic height almost overnight.

Ymir soon escapes from its caged confinement and heads out on a wild rampage through the city of Rome where it must face a final showdown with the muscle of military forces.

All typically wrapped up with a happy ending for the Earthlings, but not so for the poor, confused Ymir.

*Note* - This wild, 1957 Creature Feature that's presented on disc #1 offers the viewer both the original b&w movie, as well as the newly colorized version.

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