Monday, 16 February 2015

This Island Earth (1955)

Directed by Joseph M. Newman and starring Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue and Rex Reason.

DVD bought in 2006

No extras

Conquest of Space (1955)

Directed by Byron Haskin and starring Walter Brooke, Eric Fleming and Mickey Shaughnessy.

DVD bought in 2005
80m 30s

No extras

It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)

Directed by Robert Gordon and starring Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue and Donald Curtis.

2-disc DVD bought in 2008

Includes colorized version of the film
Audio Commentary with Ray Harryhausen, Randell William Cook, John Bruno and  Arnold Kunert
Remembering It Came From Beneath The Sea
Tim Burton sits down with Ray Harryhausen
David Schecter on Film Music's Unsung Hero
A present day look at stop motion
Video Photo Gallery

Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

Directed by Motoyoshi Oda starring Hiroshi Koizumi, Setsuko Wakayama and Minoru Chiaki. 

Contains the original Japanese version - Godzilla Raids Again (1955) - 81m 34s
And the US version - Gigantis, The Fire Monster (1959) - 79m
DVD bought in 2013

Audio commentary with Steve Ryfie and Friends
The Art of Suit Acting Featurette
Poster Slide Show

Them! (1954)

Directed by Gordon Douglas and starring James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon and James Arness.

DVD bought in 2009
88m 43s

Behind-the-scenes archive footage
Photo gallery
Theatrical trailer

Tarantula (1955)

Directed by Jack Arnold and starring John Agar, Mara Corday and Leo G. Carroll.

DVD bought in 2006

No extras

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Directed by Jack Arnold and starring Richard Carlson, Julie Adams and Richard Denning.

2D & 3D Blu-ray bought in 2013
79m 14s

Audio Commentary with film historian Tom Weaver
Back to the Black Lagoon documentary (40mins)
100 Years of Universal: The Lot
Production Photographs picture slideshow
Theatrical trailer

A Star is Born (1954)

Directed by George Cukor and starring Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson and Charles Bickford.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2003

Blu-ray bought in 2013
176m 17s


DVD extras -

"Introduction" featurette
"The Man that Got Away" deleted scenes
Alternate scenes
When My Sugar Walks Down the Street
Film Effects Reel
A Report by Jack L. Warner
Huge Premiere Hails 'A Star is Born' Newsreel Montage
A Star is Born' Premiere in Cinemascope
"Pantages Premiere TV Special" documentary
"A Star is Bored" animated short
Audio Vault
Recording Sessions
Theatrical trailers

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

Directed by Stanley Donen and starring Howard Keel, Jane Powell, Jeff Richards, Tommy Rall and Russ Tamblyn.

2-disc Special Edition bought in 2007
97m 52s

Audio commentary by director Stanley Donen
Alternate widescreen version of the film
Sobbin' Women: The Making of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (42mins)
Radio City Music Hall Premiere on 22 July 1954
MGM's 30th Anniversary
MGM Jubilee Overture

White Christmas (1954)

Directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen.

DVD bought in 2009

Audio Commentary with Rosemary Clooney
Interview with Rosemary Clooney
Theatrical Trailers

There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)

Directed by Walter Lang and starring Ethel Merman, Dan Dailey, Donald O'Connor, Mitzi Gaynor and Marilyn Monroe.

DVD bought in 2008
Part of the 'Marilyn Monroe Collection'

Blu-ray bought in 2014
117m 14s


Theatrical Trailer

River of No Return (1954)

Directed by Otto Preminger and starring Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Tommy Rettig and Rory Calhoun.

DVD bought in 2008
Part of the 'Marilyn Monroe Collection'

Blu-ray bought in 2014


Theatrical Trailer

Vera Cruz (1954)

Directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Denis Darcel, Cesar Romero, George Macready, Charles Bronson and Ernest Borgnine.

Blu-ray bought in 2014
93m 35s

Theatrical Trailer