Jason and the Argonauts

Jason and the Argonauts

Todd Armstrong
Director: Don Chaffey Cast: Todd Armstrong
Todd Armstrong
, Nancy Kovack
Nancy Kovack
, Gary Raymond
Gary Raymond
Don Chaffey

Blu-ray (Australian Import)

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Overview

Greek mythology is done up brown by the special-effects expertise of Ray Harryhausen in Jason and the Argonauts. Jason (Todd Armstrong), rightful heir to the throne of Thessaly, is spared from death through the intervention of the goddess Hera (Honor Blackman). The other celestial inhabitants of Mount Olympus watch in amusement as Hera surreptitiously aids Jason in his search for the Golden Fleece. Obstacles to this goal include a giant come-to-life statue named Talos, the screeching harpies plaguing blind prophet Phineas (Patrick Troughton), a set of huge clashing rocks, the seven-headed hydra, and an army of skeletons (this bravura climactic sequence assured Harryhausen's place in the hearts of 13-year-old boys of all ages). Supporting characters include Nancy Kovack as a pre-infanticide Medea and Nigel Green as a pacifistic Hercules. Bernard Herrmann's surging musical score was icing on the cake for this greatest of all Ray Harryhausen creations.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2015
UPC: 9337369007854
Original Release: 1963
Source: Imports
Sales rank: 3,447

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Todd Armstrong Jason
Nancy Kovack Medea
Gary Raymond Acoustus
Laurence Naismith Argus
Michael Gwynn Hermes
Niall MacGinnis Zeus
Honor Blackman Hera
Douglas Wilmer Pelias
John Cairney Hylas
Patrick Troughton Phineas
Andrew Faulds Phalerus
Nigel Green Hercules
John Crawford Polydeuces
Douglas Robinson Euphemus
Nando Poggi Castor
Jack Gwyllim King Aeetes

Technical Credits
Don Chaffey Director
Wilkie Cooper Cinematographer
Beverley Cross Screenwriter
John Dark Production Manager
Geoffrey Drake Production Designer
Ray Harryhausen Associate Producer,Special Effects
Herbert Smith Art Director
Bernard Herrmann Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Red Law Sound/Sound Designer
Jack Maxsted Art Director
Mario Nascimbene Musical Direction/Supervision
Syd Pearson Special Effects
Jan Read Screenwriter
Maurice Rootes Editor
Toni Sarzi-Braga Art Director
Charles H. Schneer Producer

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