Blu-ray Release: Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

Blu-ray Release Date: March 10, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Jules Verne’s classic tale about a band of intrepid explorers descending to the hidden reaches of our world is brought to the screen in the 1959 family adventure Journey to the Center of the Earth. It’s making its Blu-ray debut from Twilight Time with a brand-new 4K restoration.

The adventurers come upon a patch of mushrooms--big ones!--in Journey to the Center of the Earth.

The adventurers come upon a patch of mushrooms–big ones!–in Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Braving exploding volcanoes, tumbling rockslides, and flesh-eating reptiles, James Mason (Bigger Than Life) stars as a courageous if irascible geologist, Pat Boone as his indomitable young assistant, and Arlene Dahl as a lovely widow who becomes an invaluable colleague on their voyage of discovery.

Highlighting the perilous exploits is Bernard Herrmann’s titanic score (available here as an isolated track), a landmark masterpiece of fantasy film music.

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be prepared to preorder the title from distributor Screen Archives when it prebooks towards the end of February.


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.