Clash of the Titans (1981)

Clash of the Titans
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Director: Desmond Davis
Actors: Laurence Olivier, Burgess Meredith, Maggie Smith, Claire Bloom, Ursula Andress, Harry Hamlin, Sian Phillips, Neil McCarthy, Judi Bowker

This was legendary special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen's last film before he retired from creating movie magic. L.A. LAW's Harry Hamlin stars as the Greek mythological hero Perseus who fights snake-haired Medusa and two-headed dogs to save the lovely Andromeda (Judi Bowker). Laurence Olivier, as Zeus, is one of the many screen legends in this adventure. Burgess Meredith, Claire Bloom, Maggie Smith and Ursula Andress round out the cast as the Gods of Mount Olympus. Director Desmond Davis was camera operator on TOM JONES and A TASTE OF HONEY, two influential early 1960s British films. Writer Beverly Cross was one of the writers on 1963's Ray Harryhausen film, JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS.

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Status: Normal
Run time: 118mins
Origin: UNITED KINGDOM
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 16:9 Enhanced
Audio Formats: English Dolby Digital 2.0 surround-encoded French Dolby Digital 1.0
Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai
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Run Time: 118mins
File Size (Approx): 1.1 GB

Member Reviews (15)

Antony D
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last week saw the new Clash of the Titans... and now this one. Excellent movie... belong with these greats like Ben Hur and TheTen Commandments.... the story line was much better than the newer version.... It made more sense. The special effects are outdated f course, but the story will grab you an dkeep you on the edge of your seat.. In comparison to the new one, this one has better story line, is a bit 'slower' graphics dated, but still worht watching. Which one is better? both 4 stars worth watching !
Posted Wednesday, 22 December 2010 See my other reviews
Erin P.
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Horrible B-grade movie from the 80s. Badly-written, horribly contrived script, combined with lousy acting (with the exception of Burgess Meredith), tedious pacing, poor direction, cheap production design and laughably fake special effects which are terrible even for the time they were made in. All together a horrible waste of an overly-long two hours. Unless you want to laugh at how stupid it is, seriously - don't bother! Bonus Features include filmographies for some of the stars and interviews with Ray Harryhausen.
Posted Friday, 10 July 2009 See my other reviews
Maariyah K.
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Fantastic classic. Kids loved it, watched it twice. It was my upteenth time watching it, the last being about 7 years ago but it still entertained. Don't miss it.
Posted Monday, 12 January 2009 See my other reviews
Rebecca T.
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If you are a fan of classical mythology you'll love "Clash of the Titans." Please be mindful that the story is abridged to fit into 2 hours but the story was well told. This was the last film for one of the masters of old skool special effects: look at the extras for discover more. This movie was made in the '80's so be kind: it may appear to be cheesy to some. Please,,, enjoy.
Posted Monday, 29 December 2008 See my other reviews
Barbara M.
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Although this movie wont compete with todays Fx, it is real classic vintage stuff. Ray Harryhausen was a special effects wizard in his time, and today we use CG to get the same quality. Acting and storyline not bad, but I enjoyed seeing it again after so many years because of the special effects. Overall a good movie!
Posted Wednesday, 26 November 2008 See my other reviews
Annette L.
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gr8t classic, b4 C.G.I, movie.
Posted Tuesday, 5 August 2008 See my other reviews
Tim C.
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Classic 80s hair dos and a remake with a release date of 2010 on the cards. What a great B-Classic
Posted Tuesday, 19 February 2008 See my other reviews
Nicole S.
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Posted Wednesday, 11 July 2007 See my other reviews
Wendy P.
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Beautiful adaptation of the Greek myth. The wonderful cast bring the ancient story of Perseus and Andromeda to life in stella style. Thoroughly recommended for all ages and tastes.
Posted Wednesday, 22 February 2006 See my other reviews
Karina M.
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Old classic before computer animation took over :)
Posted Wednesday, 26 October 2005 See my other reviews
Ebony Guy-Villon
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As a child who grew up in the 80's, this film is very sentimental to me. A romantic fantasy with out dated special fx,it makes me feel young again.
Posted Wednesday, 2 February 2005 See my other reviews
Aloysius Muthu
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Posted Monday, 6 December 2004 See my other reviews
F Serpo
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Classsic ( but dated) movie,still great if you enjoy this mythological fantasy style
Posted Thursday, 9 September 2004 See my other reviews
Djedbangari Mallie
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This movie is an oldie but a goodie, has some cool special effects for it's time and is kinda amusing.
Posted Thursday, 22 July 2004 See my other reviews
Ray Tehira
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Absolutely fantastic. Better effects than todays hi-tech numbers.
Posted Thursday, 8 July 2004 See my other reviews
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