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Jason And The Argonauts (1963)

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Suitable for general audiences.

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"A Must SEE Classic!"
5 stars"
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Story telling at its best!

Done by special effects Maestro Ray Harryhauson, this is a MUST SEE movie!

The Actors are very good for 1963, and the story plot is great.

If you're into Fantasy or Sci/Fi, and are a fan of the special effects that are used in these type of movies, then I would strongly recommend that you see this movie! If you think today's special effects are good, then you must see this classic where all of today's greats got their ideas from.

The fight scene with the skeletons has to be seen to be believed! And how the seven-headed Hydra blends in so smoothly is totally amazing!

I give it my 5 thumbs up for originality, story telling and special effects!

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Description

The intrepid Jason leads the Argonauts on a quest for the fabled Golden Fleece during which he must brave all manner of dangers and face a host of terrifying foes-including the seven-headed Hydra, fighting skeletons, bloodthristy Harpies and the invincible colossus, Talos.

Review

"Arguably the most intelligently written film to feature the masterful stop-motion animation of Ray Harryhausen, Jason and the Argonauts is a colorful adventure that takes full advantage of Harryhausen's "Dynarama" process. Inspired by the Greek myth, the story begins when the fearless explorer Jason (Todd Armstrong) returns to the kingdom of Thessaly to make his rightful claim to the throne, but the gods proclaim that he must first find the magical Golden Fleece. Consulting Hera, the queen of gods, Jason recruits the brave Argonauts to crew his ship, and they embark on their eventful journey. Along the way they encounter a variety of mythic creatures, including the 100-foot bronze god Talos, the batlike Harpies, the seven-headed reptilian Hydra, and an army of skeletons wielding sword and shield. This last sequence remains one of the finest that Harryhausen ever created, and it's still as thrilling as anything from the age of digital special effects. Harryhausen was the true auteur of his fantasy films, and his brilliant animation evokes a timeless sense of wonder. Jason and the Argonauts is a prime showcase for Harryhausen's talent--a wondrous product of pure imagination and filmmaking ingenuity." --Jeff Shannon
Release date Australia
October 23rd, 2003
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Director
Language
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Length (Minutes)
100
Subtitles
Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Mono
Genres
  • Action
  • Adventure
UPC
9317731002939
Product ID
1458012

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