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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916) Kino Lorber Blu-ray

Kino Lorber has announced the release of director Stuart Paton’s entertaining and ground-breaking adventure film, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916) on Blu-ray.

Stuart Paton’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916) is an epic retelling of Jules Verne’s classic novel, shot on location in the Bahaman Islands. Allen Holubar stars as the domineering Captain Nemo, who rescues the passengers of an American naval vessel after ramming them with his ironclad, steampunk submarine, The Nautilus. Incorporating material from Verne’s The Mysterious Island, the film also follows the adventures of a group of Civil War soldiers whose hot-air balloon crash-lands on an exotic island, where they encounter the untamed “Child of Nature” (Jane Gail). Calling itself “The First Submarine Photoplay Ever Filmed,” the film is highlighted by stunning underwater photography (engineered by Ernest and George Williamson), including a deep sea funeral and a diver’s battle with a giant cephalopod. In honor of the film’s extraordinary technical and artistic achievement, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was added to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

Release date: July 28, 2020
Genre: Action / Sci-fi / Adventure

Disc and film details

  • Director: Stuart Paton
  • Cast: Allen Holubar, Dan Hanlon, Edna Pendleton
  • Country: USA
  • Production Year: 1916
  • Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
  • Region: A
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Formats: Black and white / 1.33:1
  • Audio: TBA
  • Subtitle: TBA
  • AKA: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Studio: Kino Lorber

Special features

  • Audio commentary by critic Anthony Slide
  • Musical score by Orlando Perez Rosso

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