Ray Harryhausen fans?

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Re: Ray Harryhausen fans?

Postby VideoGameCritic » June 10th, 2020, 10:44 am

Zack Burner wrote:I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Dragon in 7th voyage, that thing was cool, not to mention you simultaneously feel sorry for it for the cruel treatment it went through with the diabolical sorcerer. You even cheer for it as it fights the cyclops.


This is a good point. I also felt sorry for that thing being chained against the wall. You don't get the same emotional impact with CGI.

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Re: Ray Harryhausen fans?

Postby Gleebergloben123 » June 10th, 2020, 1:12 pm

I used to love watching Jason and the Argonauts on TV as a kid when it would come on. The special effects are pretty mind-blowing for 1963, and the skeleton fight scene is pure awesomeness.

Speaking of TV, as a kid we had 4 channels, but once cable came we were up to 26 channels! Yeah you read that right you young whipper-snappers, a whole 26 channels. So when Jason and the Argonauts came on TV it was a big event.

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Re: Ray Harryhausen fans?

Postby Teddybear » June 15th, 2020, 6:08 am

Almost on cue, Turner Classics will be having a Ray Harryhausen fest June 29th.....

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/1 ... -6-29.html


http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/1 ... -6-29.html

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Re: Ray Harryhausen fans?

Postby Zack Burner » December 29th, 2020, 8:29 pm

Just started watching 7th Voyage of Sinbad, and I have to say, this is one of my favorite Harryhausen movies! Kerwin Matthews is a good Sinbad, so is Kathryn Grant as Parisa. Koura is cool, but I definitely say the show stealers are the monsters themselves, the two-headed Roc, the snake woman who can still scare people, the Cyclops, the Skeleton, and the Dragon. The fight between the Dragon and the Cyclops is still cool to watch, but the Skeleton fight is expertly and seamlessly choreographed.

Jason and the Argonauts, it's easy to see why Harryhausen himself admires this as his best work, though he was most proud of his Medusa in Clash of the Titans. As a bonus in Mysterious Island, the Nautilus you see is the same one from 20,000 Leagues under the Sea by Disney! Herbert Lom is Captain Nemo instead of James Mason though. Oh well, can't have everything.

Side Note: Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) placed Jason and the Argonauts as one of his favorite movies!

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Re: Ray Harryhausen fans?

Postby VideoGameCritic » December 29th, 2020, 8:35 pm

I have these movies on DVD. I wonder if Blu Ray would make a major difference?


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