“Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan” Theatrical Premier Press Reviews
Having made its world theatrical premiere on a dozen screens in the UK on November 9th, 2012, the remarkable career of the movie industry’s most admired and influential special-effects auteur, the legendary Ray Harryhausen, is the subject of Gilles Penso’s definitive documentary Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan.
Leaving no doubt as to Harryhausen’s seminal influence on modern-day special effects, the documentary features enlightening and entertaining interviews with the man himself, Randy Cook, Peter Jackson, Nick Park, Phil Tippet, Terry Gilliam, Dennis Muren, John Landis, Guillermo Del Toro, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg and many more. These filmmakers, who today push the boundaries of special effects movie-making, pay tribute to the grandfather of Stop Motion animation and films such as ‘The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms’, ‘It Came From Beneath The Sea’, ‘The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad’, ‘Mysterious Island’, ‘Jason And The Argonauts’ and ‘The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad’ – the films that enthralled them as children and inspired them to become filmmakers in their own right.
United Kingdom film critics’ review excerpts:
“Intriguing and watchable” – Evening Standard
“The ingenious Harryhausen…was the definition of an auteur-technician.” – Financial Times
“The stop-motion maestro gets the respect he deserves” – Guardian Guide
“It’s good to see Harryhausen get the praise he deserves” – Independent On Sunday
“His old-school movie monsters are all that’s needed to press home his genius…” London Mail On Sunday
“A continual delight” -The Observer
“A REAL treat for fans of fantasy cinema” – Sunday Mirror
“A film that near bursts with infectious excitement for one of the giants of cinema” Sunday Times
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan is available all rights worldwide (minus select territories)
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