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An Epic Entertainment Spectacular!
|Before history and beyond imagination! The machinations of gods above and the fates of man and monsters here below play out in a Clash of the Titans. Decades prior to the sensational 2010 version of the tale, Harry Hamlin took up sword and shield to play valorous Perseus, mortal son of Zeus (Laurence Olivier) who sets out to fulfill his destiny by rescuing beloved Andromeda from the wrath of goddess Thetis (Maggie Smith). Perils await Perseus time and again. And eye-filling thrills await viewers as stop-motion effects legend Ray Harryhausen (Jason and the Argonauts) unleashes snake-haired Medusa, fearsome Kraken, winged Pegasus, two-headed dog Dioskilos, giant scorpions and more. Rejoice, fantasy fans: the movie gods gift us with adventure that's innovative, heroic, titanic.|
Editor's NoteFull of pride, Cassiopeia compares her daughter's beauty to that of Hera. Angered, the queen of the gods has Poseidon unleash the monstrous beast Craken to destroy their village unless Cassiopeia's daughter, Andromeda, is sacrificed. Perseus, the son of Zeus, becomes enchanted with the breathtaking beauty and is determined to save her from this fate. The young hero, armed with a magical shield, a winged stallion and a mechanical owl, discovers the only way to defeat the monster is with the head of Medusa. The gods watch and intervene on Perseus' quest to save his beloved.This was legendary special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen's last film before he retired from creating movie magic. L.A. LAW's Harry Hamlin stars as the Greek mythological hero Perseus who fights snake-haired Medusa and two-headed dogs to save the lovely Andromeda (Judi Bowker). Laurence Olivier, as Zeus, is one of the many screen legends in this adventure. Burgess Meredith, Claire Bloom, Maggie Smith and Ursula Andress round out the cast as the Gods of Mount Olympus.Director Desmond Davis was camera operator on TOM JONES and A TASTE OF HONEY, two influential early 1960s British films. Writer Beverly Cross was one of the writers on 1963's Ray Harryhausen film, JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS.
Clash Of The Titans (1981) - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: Luigi Bastardo Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 3/15/2010 6:24 PM
|Back in the early ‘80s, my older brother and I frequently enjoyed watching a selection of would-be classics over and over on HBO. Between Strange Brew and Enzo G. Castellari’s Hercules, we were privy to all of the wonders of the cinematic world — but no one film thrilled us as much as Ray Harryhausen’s swansong as a visual effects artist, Clash Of The Titans. It was a movie that took us into the realm of Greek mythology, and introduced us to such stop-motion critters as Medusa, that Kraken-thingy, and more. As a child, it was a film that couldn’t be beat....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Ray Harryhausen - Special Effects|
|Desmond Davis - Director|