Monsters on DVD Rampage

Today’s home video releases unleash a couple of beasts in the form of a six-armed stop-motion octopus and a green-painted Lou Ferrigno. The Ray Harryhausen classic It Came From Beneath The Sea and The Incredible Hulk Collection are now on DVD for the first time.

In the 1955 atomic-age monster movie It Came From Beneath The Sea, Kenneth Tobey (The Thing) tracks a giant octopus to San Francisco where it proceeds to terrorize the city. Particularly impressive and memorable are scenes involving the destruction of the Golden Gate bridge.

Special features include the 60-minute documentary The Harryhausen Chronicles, an early ’60 special effects featurette titled This is Dynamation and theatrical trailers. This Columia Tristar Home Video release lists for $19.95.

If all the excitement over the upcoming CG-heavy Hulk movie has you feeling nostalgic for the original live-action TV series starring Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno, Anchor Bay has your fix with The Incredible Hulk Collection. This two-disc set contains the feature-length telefilms The Incredible Hulk Returns and The Trial of the Incredible Hulk.

Also included is the featurette The Marvelous World of Stan Lee, featuring an interview with the legendary comic book creator. Other extras include an interview with Ferrigno, a documentary about his return to competitive bodybuilding at age of 40, poster and still galleries, talent bios, an 8-page booklet and a DVD-ROM containing the original screenplay for Trial of the Incredible Hulk.