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Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

Cast: Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Gary Raymond, more...
Director: Don Chaffey
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Studio: Columbia TriStar
Genre: Foreign, Adventure, Seafaring, Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Myths, UK
Running Time: 104 min.
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Synopsis
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. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Special Features:

  • Interview with Ray Harryhausen by John Landis
  • Theatrical Trailer




Part Two: Following a Bay Area screening last month of Jason and the Argonauts, legendary stop-motion pioneer Ray Harryhausen sat down with animator Phil Tippett, film historian and director Arnold Kunert and programmer Richard Peterson for a roundtable talk. GreenCine's Jonathan Marlow was there to listen in. Full article >>



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