Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans

Laurence Olivier
Director: Desmond Davis Cast: Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
, Harry Hamlin
Harry Hamlin
, Claire Bloom
Claire Bloom
Desmond Davis

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The eschewing of modern optical effects techniques in favor of the classic stop-motion animation work of special effects legend Ray Harryhausen was a delightful highlight of this action adventure that attempted to give Greek mythology the Star Wars (1977) treatment. Harry Hamlin stars as Perseus, a mortal who, due to the interference of the mighty God Zeus (Laurence Olivier), finds himself in the city of Joppa, far away from his island home. There, he falls in love with Andromeda (Judi Bowker), an imprisoned princess. To free her, win her hand, and thus half of the kingdom, Perseus solves a riddle, but Joppa's enraged ruler orders Andromeda fed to the Kraken, a towering sea monster that's the last of the powerful Titans. In his quest to save Andromeda, Perseus must endure a series of trials with the help of the winged horse Pegasus and a friendly playwright, Ammon (Burgess Meredith). His ultimate goal is to secure the head of the grotesque Gorgon named Medusa and use it to turn the Kraken into stone, but dangers await, including the hideously deformed Calibos (Neil McCarthy).

Product Details

Release Date: 03/02/2010
UPC: 0883929096619
Original Release: 1981
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:58:00
Sales rank: 2,420

Special Features

Closed Caption; A conversation with Ray Harryhausen; Myths and monsters gallery; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Laurence Olivier Zeus
Harry Hamlin Perseus
Claire Bloom Hera
Judi Bowker Andromeda
Maggie Smith Thetis
Burgess Meredith Ammon
Ursula Andress Aphrodite
Susan Fleetwood Athena
Sian Phillips Cassiopeia
Tim Pigott-Smith Thallo
Neil McCarthy Calibos
Pat Roach Hephaestus
Flora Robson Witch
Anna Manahan Witch
Freda Jackson Stygian Witch
Donald Houston Acrisius
Vida Taylor Danae
Harry Jones Huntsman
Jack Gwyllim Poseidon

Technical Credits
Desmond Davis Director
Beverley Cross Screenwriter
Giorgio Desideri Art Director
Timothy Gee Editor
Fernando Gonzalez Art Director
Ray Harryhausen Producer,Special Effects
Peter Howitt Art Director
Irene Lamb Casting
Ted Moore Cinematographer
Basil Newall Makeup
John Palmer Associate Producer
Don Picton Art Director
Emma Porteous Costumes/Costume Designer
Connie Reeve Makeup
Joyce Robinson Casting
Laurence Rosenthal Score Composer
Charles H. Schneer Producer
Anthony Waye Asst. Director
Frank White Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Clash of the Titans
1. Seaward Sacrifice [4:21]
2. Zeus's Command [3:35]
3. Argos Destroyed [2:59]
4. As Calibos Suffers [4:49]
5. Playwright Ammon [4:56]
6. By the Gods [6:19]
7. Inside Joppa [3:45]
8. Spirit of Andromeda [3:41]
9. Pegasus [6:04]
10. No Mercy [6:02]
11. Swamp Clash [1:59]
12. Riddle of the Ring [:59]
13. Hate and Love Declared [2:20]
14. Thetis Demands [3:16]
15. Caught By Calibos [2:50]
16. Bubo the Owl [3:12]
17. Steep Climb [5:20]
18. Stygian Witches [3:06]
19. Left Behind [4:00]
20. River Styx [3:04]
21. Stone Dead [3:53]
22. Dioskilos [2:03]
23. Medusa [2:20]
24. Giant Scorpions [8:04]
25. To the Death [2:57]
26. Pegasus Rescued [2:43]
27. Andomeda's Fate [2:59]
28. Kraken Crumbles [4:25]
29. Set Among the Stars [5:03]
30. End Credits [3:48]

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