20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
Disney / Buena Vista (1954)
Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
In Collection
Seen ItYes
IMDB   7.2
127 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   G
Kirk Douglas Ned Land
James Mason Captain Nemo
Paul Lukas Prof. Pierre Arronax
Peter Lorre Conseil
Robert J. Wilke First Mate of the Nautilus
Ted de Corsia Capt. Farragut
Carleton Young John Howard
J.M. Kerrigan Billy
Percy Helton Coach Driver
Ted Cooper Mate on 'Lincoln'
Fred Graham Casey Moore
Richard Fleischer
Producer Walt Disney
Writer Jules Verne
Earl Felton
Cinematography Franz Planer
Musician Paul J. Smith

Based on Jules Verne's Book - A Timeless Sci-Fi Adventure

For the first time ever, you can enjoy this timeless classic in a Special Edition DVD. Fully restored to look and sound as it was originally intended, it also features hours of exclusive bonus materials your entire family will enjoy again and again.

Climb aboard the Nautilus...and into a strange undersea world of spellbinding adventure! Kirk Douglas, Paul Lukas and Peter Lorre star as shipwrecked survivors taken captive by the mysterious Captain Nemo, brilliantly portrayed by James Mason. Wavering between genius and madness, Nemo has launched a deadly crusade across the seven seas. But can the captive crew expose his evil plan before he destroys the world?

Disney's brilliant Academy Award-winning adaptation of Jules Verne's gripping tale makes 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea a truly mesmerizing masterpiece!
Edition Details
Edition Special Edition
Distributor Walt Disney Video
Chapters 12
Release Date 5/20/2003
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
Subtitles English; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Discs/Tapes 2
Personal Details
Purchase Date 12/22/2013
Owner Thomas Eisenmann
Store DVD Planet
Purchase Price $22.49
Condition Excellent
Current Value $5.00
Links IMDB
Movie Collector Core

Disc 01 Anamophic
THX-Certified Exclusive Audio Presentation:
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

Archival Video Footage:
The Making of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Featurette
Jules Verne & Walt Disney-Explorers of the Imagination Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
The Humbolt Squid: A Real Sea Monster!
The Musical Legacy of Paul Smith
Touring The Nautilus
Lost Treasure: The Sunset Squid Sequence
Disney Studio Album
Production Gallery
Monsters of the Deep
Script Excerpt: Nemo's Death
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 1954 Theatrical Radio Spots
Peter Lorre's ADR Tracks
Captain Nemo's Organ Music
"The Making Of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" Featurette
Storyboard-To-Scene Comparison
User Defined
Anamophic Yes
Reviewed Widescreen Review
Bit Rate 448 KB
Digital UV Not eligable
Digital Copy Claimed No
VUDU Purchase Price 17.99
Disk Type DVD
VUDU Export No

High-Def Review
Story Synopsis:
Disney’s classic "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" tells Jules Verne’s gripping story of Captain Nemo (Mason), the brilliant but flawed sea captain who pits his incredible submarine Nautilus against the world. After attacking a Navy ship, Nemo rescues several survivors, including the feisty harpooner Ned Land (Douglas) and the Conseil (Lorre). They find that Nemo is an unstable genius who has built the most advanced yet deadly craft in the world. Ned and his group persuade Nemo to share his inventions with mankind, but before he can do so, warships attack the Nautilus and force Ned and his friends to confront Nemo once and for all. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.55:1 DVD exhibits a picture that has a dated appearance with colors that can appear a bit subdued at times. However, the furnishings inside the Nautilus can be nicely saturated with bold reds. Images can be quite sharp, but have a bit of an undefined appearance with slightly low contrast. There is some minor edge enhancement noticed at times, as well as some pixelization. The source element is quite clean, with a few flecks of dirt and minor film grain. (Suzanne Hodges)

The Dolby® Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack is a repurposing of the vintage audio. The restoration of the original recording is remarkable, though it also preserves the inherently dated fidelity and distortion, as well as the somewhat brittle sonic character. The soundstage is substantially reserved in nature, with very modest surround channel activity. In Chapter 8, there’s a rather peculiar use of reverb processing, which likely can be attributed to this soundtrack repurposing. Deep bass also is noticeably constrained, with LFE channel activity being very minor. (Perry Sun)

This Disc Contains The Following WSR-Rated Superb Qualities:
Collector Edition