Clash of the Titans

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Overview

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. ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/25/2013
  • UPC: 883929351992
  • Original Release: 1981
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 33,841

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
Jack Gwyllim Poseidon
Harry Jones Huntsman
Harry Jones Huntsman
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
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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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Menu

Disc #1 -- Clash of the Titans
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   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Cast & Crew
         Harry Hamlin/Perscus
         Laurence Olivier/Zeus
         Creator of Special Visual Effects Ray Harryhausen
      A Conversation With Ray Harryhausen
      Map of Myths and Monsters
         Calibos
         Pegasus
         Bubo
         The Scorpions
         Medusa
         The Kraken
         Dioskilos
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages
         English
         Français
      Subtitles
         English
         Français
         Español
         Português
         Bahasa Indonesia
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted July 22, 2013

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    It's nice to see Ray Harryhausen's excellent old-school animatio

    It's nice to see Ray Harryhausen's excellent old-school animation complemented by some good acting talent instead of the B-movie types normally associated with his work. A rare star-studded film, the final from Harryhausen, worth seeing as much for a young Harry Hamlin & an old Laurence Olivier (plus Maggie Smith, Burgess Meredith, Claire Bloom etc), as it is for Medusa, the Kraken and Pegasus. My kids enjoy this just as I did when it came out.

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  • Posted January 1, 2012

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    This film gets a high recommendation

    If you love Greek Mythology, you probably will enjoy "Clash of the Titans." The acting is well done (not amateur) and the plot is well developed. I can watch this movie over and over, it never get's old! I loved it as a kid and I still love it today.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Clash of The Titans

    This is one unforgettable movie! In many ways,it is even better than the remake that just came out. My advice is is you should see both versions and decide for yourself. This original version is full of excitement,thrills,and pure escapism of films of a by gone era. I give it a two thumbs up approval rating!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Better plot line than the re-make

    I saw the re-make of CLASH OF THE TITANS before this rendition. I found the storyline in this release to be more complete. I enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Can't beat the Original

    This movie was one of my favorites and after just seeing the remake I had to have the original. The story was entertaining, and I wish the 2010 remake stuck with the same story line.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A Childhood Favorite!

    In anticipation for the new 2010 movie, I was delighted to find this at BN. It's a movie I loved as a kid, and really enjoyed watching it with my kids.
    It's old, so special effects are a bit dated, but the story is still fun - especially for those who like Greek Mythology.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    A MOVIE TO ESCAPE INTO

    this movie provides an indication of persus with the special effects of the 80's. For those who like old movies this is one that needs to be in your library.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    one of my faves

    I love anything having to do with greek mythology and i loved it when i first saw it at 8 years old!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a movie!! What, a movie??

    This movie was far ahead of its time is the genre of toga wearing and greek mythology. When the guy from L.A. Law fights the ancient creatures with nothing but a pocket knife and a small bottle of Stetson you KNOW he's bad! This movie DOES raise the temperature of the room if you know what I mean. In fact, some nights my wife and I will slip this movie in and let ourselves match the intensity of the film. All in all, this movie is one to own. I really believe in this movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not for the Intelligent Viewer

    I am amazed that this movie has received such a high rating. Is this because there are so few movies out related to Greek Mythology? I found the story line to be shallow, the acting drier than fire wood, the dialogue unimaginative and full of plot gaps while the special effects were somewhat comical and poor. I have seen much better work from Harryhausen, and this project was not one of his high marks. Perhaps they were under severe budget restraints. Anyway, I was not impressed with this movie, although it might be appealing to young audiences.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Spectacular!

    I am a 7th grade teacher who showed this to my class after reading many tales in Greek Mythology. My students, though their imaginations and brains spoiled by modern special effects and $300 video games, enjoyed this movie nearly as much as I did. I am overjoyed that this movie, along with others that I have shown in my classroom, was found appealing by my sometimes-uninspirable kids!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2002

    Great special effects rich with monsters and mythology!

    This movie has been a favorite since childhood! A triumphant mix of rich story and technical savvy! A must have for my family's collection. We are anxiously awaiting our own copy on DVD!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2002

    Awesome movie

    This is a movie classic. A must to have in your video library. My wife and I have watched this movie about 10 ten times now and each time is as interesting as the next. I beg them to put this movie on DVD format. I would buy it today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2002

    When will the Clash make a Splash on DVD

    This was one of the finest mythology movies around. Excellent special effects by Ray Harryhausen, a must see if you're a fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2002

    A Timeless Classic

    There are very few movies that warrant being watched over and over again. Clash Of The Titans is one of those movies. Long gone are the days of your classic hero who must save the damsel in distress. A must have for any collection!! This title needs to be pushed to DVD as quickly as possible. WE WANT OUR DVD!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2001

    Clash Of the Titans

    It is one of the best movies I have seen related to Greek Mythology and would love to use it for my classroom. Please put it on DVD with either closed caption or English subtitles for the Hard of Hearing people as well!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2001

    Put it on DVD, I'll buy it!

    Clash of the Titans has been one of my favorite movies since the first time I watched it. Please bring it out on DVD soon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2001

    Clash of the Titans - Great Choice for DVD!

    We've been hooked on Clash of the Titans since the very first time we watched the movie. Then we watched it on a Big Screen and it was even better, cant wait to hear the special effects of DVD!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2000

    Please put this on DVD!

    A great movie. I don't know why, but this is one of the few movies we (family) like to watch over and over. Hope it's out on DVD soon!

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    Posted March 31, 2010

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