Very well executed
This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a very long time. You have to go and see this on the big screen.
Benedito Dias Rodrigues
My masterpiece number 76 is a remarkable and a special meaning to me,this picture made on location in Italy which is very similar with Greek made part of old school of cinema,this Hellenic tale is a mix of fantasy and adventure using those old process of Ray Harryhausen who became a legend,this tale is unique taking the audiences to another world,ancient times, Greek's Gods and mystical powers and discovering the unknown lands,magnificent movie that deserve a Blu-ray edition with a lot of bonus material,truly gem of the old cinema!! Resume: First watch: 1989 / How many: 4 / Source: TV-Cable TV-DVD / Rating: 10
I saw this on a VHS with my dad when i was only 7 years old. I got terrified seeing the giant Talos. The incredible images stayed with me for years until I saw the movie again when I was 13. This movie is my childhood fav. Saw many times after that. Bought a VHS in the 80s. Bought a vcd in very late 90s. Saw this few years back with my kids. A very nostalgic n one of the finest 60s monster/adventure/horror film fr me. It is a fun, quickly paced adventure movie. The movie has a towering bronze giant named Talos. Winged Harpies, who torment a blind ol man. A seven headed hydra, who gaurds the fleece. N the best for the last- armed skeleton warriors. The main attraction of the film is the special effects work of Ray Harryhausen (The 7th voyage of sindbad, One Million Years BC, The Valley of Gwangi, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger and Clash of the Titans).Special thanx to the producer Charles H. Schneer who was famous for his collaborations with Ray Harryhausen. Together, they created some of the best-loved fantasy and science fiction films to grace the silver screen. It is one of the best of the sword-and-sandal epics. The scene where the giant appears from around the cliff was awesome. There is also some decent score by Bernard Hermann. (The man behind the woodwinds of Citizen Kane, the shrieking violins of Psycho, and the saxophone of Taxi Driver). Only one bad thing about this film, the abrupt ending of the movie. Its directed by Don Chaffey (One million years bc).
Jason and the ArgonautsThe problem with sailing in mythological times is the Greek Gods liked to spit on boats from Mount Olympus.Auspiciously, the sailors in this action movie have Hera's help in avoiding those loogies.The last living heir to the throne of Thessaly, Jason (Todd Armstrong) vows to seek out the famed Golden Fleece of legend.With the backing of Zeus (Niall MacGinnis) and Hera (Honor Blackman), Jason holds Olympic trials to choose his crew.On his quest for the fleece, Jason and his Argonauts encounter strange entities like the living statue, vicious harpies and a skeletal army made from the tooth of a Hydra.One of the best sword and sandal movies ever, this 1963 adaptation of the rousing nautical saga is made so much more marvelous by Ray Harryhausen's creature designs.Incidentally, if the fleece were real, Greece could have used its regenerative powers on the Euro long ago. Green Lightvidiotreviews.blogspot.ca
Pelias murders King Aristo and steals the kingdom of Thessaly. After 20 years, Jason returns to reclaim his kingdom. Without realizing his identity, Jason saves Pelias' life. Then Pelias diverts Jason on a quest to retrieve the Golden Fleece. Jason uses the greatest and best Greeks to crew his ship including the great Hercules.It is one of the best special effects movie of its time relying on stop-motion photography, miniature models, and old fashion photographic tricks. It is basically B-movie acting shot in Italy with a lot of dubbed voices elevated by Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion special effects magic. The most elaborate must be the intricate fighting between the skeletons and Jason & his men in the climatic ending. It has since become special effects legendary history.