Year of Release: 1981
Director(s): Desmond Davis
Approx. Running Time: 118 minutes
My Rating: 1 Star (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"GRAND AND GLORIOUS. RAY HARRYHAUSEN'S MASTERWORK."
-ROGER EBERT, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
Youve visited lands where a cyclops roams (The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad), skeletons dual (Jason and the Argonauts) and cowboys lasso dinosaurs (The Valley Of Gwangi). They are the worlds of Ray Harryhausen, the stop-motion effects master who creates another dazzling realm in Clash of the Titans.
Olympian gods, mythological monsters and heroic mortals populate this imaginative spectacle. Harry Hamlin is Perseus, mortal son of Zeus (Laurence Olivier) and champion of captive Andromeda (Judi Bowker). From that storyline, Harryhausen unleashes sea creature Kraken, snake-haired Medusa, swamp denizen Calibos, flying horse Pegasus, two-headed dog Dioskilos, giant scorpions and all manner of eye-popping adventure. Let the clash begin!
I know that Ray Harryhausen was considered a "master" at his craft and that the "special effects" in this film were considered top notch in their day, but I've been so spoiled on modern technology that this just looks stupid to me. Not helped by the corny acting.
1981 (Year Of Release)