Clash of the Titans

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Overview

The 1981 mythological fantasy adventure Clash of the Titans is resurrected in this remake from Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier. Discovered at sea as an infant by a weary fisherman, demigod Perseus Sam Worthington grows up with no real knowledge of his celestial origins until his watchful guardian, Io Gemma Arterton, informs him that he is the offspring of Zeus Liam Neeson. When Zeus' brother Hades Ralph Fiennes casually wipes out Perseus' family, the grieving son vows to show the gods just what kind of ...
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Overview

The 1981 mythological fantasy adventure Clash of the Titans is resurrected in this remake from Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier. Discovered at sea as an infant by a weary fisherman, demigod Perseus Sam Worthington grows up with no real knowledge of his celestial origins until his watchful guardian, Io Gemma Arterton, informs him that he is the offspring of Zeus Liam Neeson. When Zeus' brother Hades Ralph Fiennes casually wipes out Perseus' family, the grieving son vows to show the gods just what kind of damage humankind can inflict on its creators. Before long, Perseus and a small group of soldiers are venturing out into the desert in order to find a way to stop the Kraken, a terrifying force of nature that an indignant Hades has vowed to unleash upon man should they fail to offer up beloved princess Andromeda Alexa Davalos as a sacrifice. Along the way, the soldiers encounter a trio of frightening witches with second sight, contend with Hades' devoted servant Calibos Jason Flemyng, battle giant scorpions, and come face to face with Medusa Natalia Vodianova, the dreaded gorgon whose gaze has the power to turn men into stone.
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Special Features

Includes Digital Copy (limited time only; expires November 14, 2011); Maximum movie mode-Harnessing the Gods for an immersive viewing experience of epic proportions only blu-ray can deliver!:; Enhanced picture-in-picture; Enhanced scene breakdowns; Enhanced VFX breakdowns; On-the-spot vignettes; Close-up views of the Kraken, the Scorpiochs, Medusa, Stuntwork, filming locales; Star profile - Sam Worthington: An Action Hero for the Ages; Alternate ending - Perseus Confronts Zeus on Mount Olympus; Plus additional scenes
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
Should we find ourselves looking back at the original Clash of the Titans through nostalgic, rose-tinted lenses, it pays to remember that Ray Harryhausen's beloved cinematic swan song wasn't an immaculate gift from the gods, but rather a flawed would-be fantasy epic with a few admittedly spectacular components. In short, it was an ideal candidate for a remake, despite the fact that some stubborn Harryhausen diehards might have you believe it would be sacrilege to even try. If we haven't learned that nothing's sacred by this point, we may as well just bury our heads in the warm beach sands until the inevitable Jaws remake swims up to bite us on the backside. Of course, the problems with the original film had little to do with Harryhausen's outdated yet stunning stop-motion animation, but sometimes it's difficult to separate the elements in order to pinpoint the problems. Enter Transporter 2 and Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier. No stranger to special-effects-driven spectacles, despite his relative inexperience original Clash director Desmond Davis had been working behind the camera for roughly 30 years before unleashing the Kraken, Leterrier generously ladles on the computer-generated imagery in order to fully immerse us in a land of fantasy and wonder. Much like the original film, Leterrier's Clash does have its fair share of problems not the least of which is a leading man with all the charisma of one of Medusa's stone conquests, but the fact remains that it doesn't aim to be anything more than a massive fantasy thrill-ride, and in that respect it succeeds quite admirably. Discovered at sea as an infant by a weary fisherman, demigod Perseus Sam Worthington grows up with no real knowledge of his celestial origins until his watchful guardian, Io Gemma Arterton, informs him that he is the offspring of Zeus Liam Neeson. When Zeus' brother Hades Ralph Fiennes casually wipes out Perseus' family, the grieving son vows to show the gods just what kind of damage humankind can inflict on its creators. Before long, Perseus and a small group of soldiers are venturing out into the desert in order to find a way to stop the Kraken, a terrifying force of nature that an indignant Hades has vowed to unleash upon man should they fail to offer up beloved princess Andromeda Alexa Davalos as a sacrifice. Along the way, the soldiers encounter a trio of frightening witches with second sight, contend with Hades' devoted servant Calibos Jason Flemyng, battle giant scorpions, and come face to face with Medusa Natalia Vodianova, the dreaded gorgon whose gaze has the power to turn men into stone. How much you enjoy Clash of the Titans can be directly correlated to what you expect from it... Do you want an educated, accurate retelling of the Greek mythos? You're gonna hate it. Do you want a serious-minded epic that would do for the fantasy film what The Godfather did for gangster flicks? See above to note that this Clash of the Titans is brought to you by the director of Transporter 2. Do you want a slavish retread of the troublesome original? Brace yourself for disappointment. Do you want a fast-moving fantasy adventure that never takes itself too seriously and has an enormous, tentacled turtle monster that trashes a city? This is your movie. It's not so much a matter of lowering your expectations to enjoy this remake as it is allowing yourself to simply enjoy it instead of constantly looking for ways to cut it down, or letting your childhood love of the original cloud your judgment. Those willing to take that approach may find that Leterrier and company have done a commendable job of jettisoning the less exciting aspects of the original and expanding on the things that captured our imaginations so much in the first place: a giant scorpion attack is both furious and fun, Medusa is just as creepy and quite a bit more dexterous than her stop-motion counterpart, the Titans' chambers are a sight to behold, and the dreaded Kraken -- while not nearly as cool as Harryhausen's design -- is a Lovecraftian nightmare of truly terrifying proportions. And while the 3D in the film most certainly feels like the afterthought that it is, if you're capable of checking your baggage at the ticket booth, you may just find yourself walking out of the theater with a smile on your face.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/16/2010
  • UPC: 883929174249
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Bonus DVD / with Blu-Ray
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:46:00
  • Format: Blu-ray 3D
  • Sales rank: 28,455

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sam Worthington Perseus
Liam Neeson Zeus
Ralph Fiennes Hades
Jason Flemyng Calibos/King Acrisius
Gemma Arterton Io
Alexa Davalos Andromeda
Tine Stapelfeldt Danae
Mads Mikkelsen Draco
Luke Evans Apollo
Izabella Miko Athena
Liam Cunningham Solon
Hans Matheson Ixas
Ashraf Barhom Ozal
Mouloud Achour Kucuk
Ian Whyte Sheikh Sulieman
Nicholas Hoult Eusebios
Vincent Regan Kepheus
Polly Walker Cassiopeia
Katherine Loeppky Aged Cassiopeia
Luke Treadaway Prokopion
Pete Postlethwaite Spyros
Elizabeth McGovern Marmara
Sinead Michael Tekla
Ross Mullan Pemphredo
Robin Berry Enyo
Graham Hughes Deino
Martin McCann Phaedrus
Kaya Scodelario Peshet
Alexander Siddig Hermes
Tamer Hassan Ares
Danny Huston Poseidon
William Houston Ammon
Jamie Sives Captain
Phil McKee Harbourmaster
Geoffrey Beevers Noble (Basilica)
Michael Grady-Hall Citizen 1 (Argos)
Laura Kachergus Citizen 2 (Argos)
Adrian Bouchet Soldier (Zeus Statue)
David Kennedy Kepheus' General
Nina Young Hera
Jane March Hestia
Nathalie Cox Artemis
Agyness Deyn Aphrodite
Paul Kynman Hephaestus
Natalia Vodianova Medusa
Charlotte Comer Demeter
Technical Credits
Louis Leterrier Director
Travis Beacham Screenwriter
Andrew Bennett Set Decoration/Design
Brenda Berrisford Associate Producer
Dean Clegg Set Decoration/Design
Neil Corbould Special Effects Supervisor
Kevin de la Noy Producer
Ramin Djawadi Score Composer
Patricio Farrell Art Director
William Fay Executive Producer
Garry Freeman Art Director
Elaine Grainger Casting
Phil Hay Screenwriter
Lindy Hemming Costumes/Costume Designer
Basil Iwanyk Producer
James Foster Art Director
Jon Jashni Executive Producer
Francesca Jaynes Choreography
Lawrence Kasdan Screenwriter
Martin Laing Production Designer
Christopher Lowe Art Director
Matt Manfredi Screenwriter
Karl McMillan Associate Producer
Peter Menzies Jr. Cinematographer
Sarah Monzani Makeup
Terry Needham Asst. Director
Peter James Art Director
Sandra Phillips Set Decoration/Design
Jenny Shircore Makeup
Lucinda Syson Casting
Vincent Tabaillon Editor
Thomas Tull Executive Producer
Martin Walsh Editor
Noriko Watanabe Makeup
Thomas Whitehead Set Decoration/Design
Richard D. Zanuck Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Clash of the Titans 3D
1. Chapter 1 [5:39]
2. Chapter 2 [4:27]
3. Chapter 3 [4:17]
4. Chapter 4 [6:33]
5. Chapter 5 [5:07]
6. Chapter 6 [5:51]
7. Chapter 7 [6:21]
8. Chapter 8 [8:42]
9. Chapter 9 [4:54]
10. Chapter 10 [:47]
11. Chapter 11 [6:34]
12. Chapter 12 [7:42]
13. Chapter 13 [6:14]
14. Chapter 14 [6:19]
15. Chapter 15 [6:23]
16. Chapter 16 [5:50]
17. Chapter 17 [3:30]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Clash of the Titans 3D
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   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English (For the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted January 29, 2011

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    this movie rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this movie rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted December 30, 2010

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    TOO AWESOME!

    I don't care if people say otherwise--I loved the movie. OMG!!!

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  • Posted December 29, 2010

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    Titan Trouble.

    "Clash of the Titans" (2010) with plenty of action, violence, and mayhem is adrenaline producing entertainment. This DVD is not for the faint of heart or people that abhor violence, as the rating says PG - 13 believe it. Scenes of destruction, sword fighting, gore, gruesome wounds, and limb removal are sure to please the "die-hard" (pun intended) violence fans. Powerful beasts along with Zeus & Hades are sure to take you on a scary & frightening journey against the gods. *Great special effects. *"Cool" carnage.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Clash of the Titan

    Perseus (Sam Worthington) was found by a fisherman in the middle of the sea when he was only a child. Raised by the fisherman, Perseus was treated like a son despite his mysterious beginnings. But when his adoptive family is killed by Hades (Ralph Fiennes) in the midst of the Greek city Argos' war against Zeus (Liam Neeson), Perseus finds out that he's a demigod, the son of Zeus. Rather than joining the gods in their war with the humans, Perseus joins the humans in an effort to find out how destroy Hades' Kraken, a legendary destroyer of cities, and in turn seek revenge for the death of his family.
    I'm fairly certain that I'm not the only one who, when this went into production, wondered why they chose to remake a 1981 film rather than creating a movie based on the hugely popular God of War video game series. I guess part of my reticence to this idea has to be my general disinterest in remakes, but at the same time one has to admit that video game movies generally fare worse than remakes as a rule. Then the casting started poring in for this remake/reimagining, and I started to get a bit excited about it. Sam Worthington proved his mettle as the best part of Terminator: Salvation and did a great job in Avatar, and anytime you have Liam Neeson and/ or Ralph Fiennes in a movie, especially together (they're first time on screen together since Schindler's List) you're most likely up for a good time. To fill out the brilliance on screen, Louis Leterrier was set to helm the project having done movies that have ranged from merely good (The Incredible Hulk) to transcendent (Unleashed). Needless to say I was more than slightly interested to see what this would all lead to.
    While you might expect this film to completely re-imagine the film, but rather even down to the special effects the film has a much more old school feel to it. This is both one of the strengths of the movie and a detriment to the movie as well. While it utilizes all of the special effects at it's disposal, it still lumbers like an unwieldy beast at times. The mix of CGI with the look of practical effects doesn't look as good as other movies that have come out recently, and other creations don't mix well with the practical creations. Overall, though, Leterrier knows how to work an action sequence, and the action really does work, even if the ending is slightly anticlimactic.
    With all of the great actors that were involved in this movie, the acting is strangely subpar. Ralph Fiennes hams it up as god of the underworld Hades as does Jason Flemyng as former King of Argos Arcisius, and Liam Neeson isn't given much to do as uber-god Zeus. Sam Worthington is surprisingly flat as the demigod Perseus. Most of the time Worthington appears to be bored or just not even trying. Of everyone on the cast the most believable actors are Pete Postelthwaite as Perseus adoptive father Spyros, and his demise early on in the movie is truly lamentable, and Gemma Arterton as Io, the ageless beauty who helps lead Perseus to his destiny of defeating the gods.
    I'm not saying the movie's horrible, this isn't Transformers 2, but it's also not Avatar either. All in all it's still a fun movie worth a look-see, but it's definitely not the best that the cast and crew could possibly have to offer. I enjoyed myself at the theater for this one, and I suggest you give it a shot. You might find yourself slightly disappointed, but you'll probably still have fun as well.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Bridget's Review

    My husband and I went to see Clash of the Titans with Krista and Corey yesterday and I loved it even more than I thought I would. It was so intense and I could not take my eyes off the screen. This is definitely a movie I will add to my collection.

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