Ray Harryhausen's DVD Collection (Limited Edition)
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THE GODFATHER OF SPECIAL FX
The stop-motion animation by legendary special effects maestro Ray Harryhausen comprised some of the most visually stunning effects in film history. Collected here are four of his most-loved films, displaying the talent and imagination responsible for changing the course of science fiction and fantasy films forever. They have yet to be equaled by anything that has been made since. Set sail with the mythological adventures in the 7th Voyage Of Sinbad, The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad, Sinbad And The Eye Of the Tiger and the timeless classic Jason & The Argonauts.
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad – 1957
Get ready for an incredible cinematic adventure as the legendary Sinbad sets off on a dangerous journey to the mysterious Island of Colossa. His quest is to break the spell cast over his beloved Princess but before he can save her, Sinbad must battle an awesome collection of mythical monsters – the man-eating Cyclops, a saber-wielding skeleton, a ferocious two-headed bird called the Roc and a fire-breathing dragon. This thrilling film is hailed as ‘one of the best monster pictures ever made (TIME)’.
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad – 1973
Sinbad and his crew intercept a miniaturized person carrying a golden tablet. Koura, the evil wizard who shrunk the man, wants the tablet back and so pursues Sinbad. At port, Sinbad meets a Vizier who owns another part of the interlocking golden map, and they mount an adventure across the seas to solve the mystery of the map, accompanied by a slave girl with a mysterious tattoo of an eye on her palm. They encounter mythical beasts, storms, and the evil hindrances of Koura along the way.
Sinbad And The Eye Of The Tiger – 1977
Sinbad seeks the hand of Princess Farah (Jane Seymour) in marriage–but her brother, Prince Kassim, who must give his blessings for the marriage, has been turned into a baboon by his evil stepmother. Sinbad races across the seas against the evil witch and her son to restore the prince’s humanity for his coronation as King–and for the approval of Sinbad’s marriage.
Jason & The Argonauts – 1963
This exciting mythological adventure make this a film that is fun for everyone. It’s the story of Jason, a fearless sailor and explorer, who returns to the kingdom of Thessaly after a 20-year voyage to make his rightful claim to the throne. But to do so, Jason must first find the magical Golden Fleece. He selects a crew and with the help of Hera, Queen of the Gods, sets sail in search of the Fleece. Jason and his crew must overcome incredible obstacles including a 100-foot bronze giant, the venomous Hydra huge creature with the heads of seven snakes, and a spectacular battle with an army of skeletons.
Cast and Crew
Patrick Troughton, Kathryn Grant, Tom Baker, Caroline Munroe, Jane Symour