Doctor Gulliver is poor, so nothing - not even his charming fiancée Elisabeth - keeps him in the town he lives. He signs on to a ship to India, but in a storm he's washed off the ship and ... See full summary »
A scientist is nearly assassinated. In order to save him, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his blood stream with a small crew. Problems arise almost as soon as they enter the bloodstream.
The terrible and trecherous Pendragon plans to gain the throne of Cornwall by getting the king to abdicate and to marry his lovely daughter. To help him he has his dreadful witches in his castle and his almost unstoppable sorcery. A giant under his control abducts the princess, but on the way home with her the giant meets farming lad Jack who slays him. This is only the beginning. Be assured Pendragon and his evil magic are far from done. Written by
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During the scenes in The Last Man on Earth (1964) where Morgan is attacked by vampires, a score is played which is nearly identical to the music which plays during the Cormoran (giant) attack in 1962's Jack the Giant Killer. See more »
When the Kraken appears and nears the two-headed giant, for a brief moment its metal supports appear on-screen. See more »
The legend of Jack the Giant Killer was born over a thousand years ago in Cornwall, England near Land's End. There was a time when the Kingdom of Cornwall lived in fear and trembling of the Black Prince Pendragon - master of witches, giants and hobgoblins - who ravaged the land. But at long last Herla the Wizard drove Pendragon and his witches from the kingdom and exiled them beyond the reaches of the known world. Here on a misty isle, uncharted and unknown, Pendragon schemed and ...
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This glorious fantasy swashbuckler is one of the greatest movies of its type ever made.From the storybook opening with its evocative score and narration to Jack's final thrilling battle with Pendragon,this terrific evocation of a time that never was but should have been does not let up for a single second.As in his role as Sinbad,Kerwin Mathews seemed born to play the role of an heroic adventurer and brings an appealing integrity to his acting which was often evident in other performances by this criminally under-rated performer. The stop motion effects may seem somewhat awkward to modern eyes but this movie was made at a time when the world seemed a simpler place and its world of princesses,magicians,giants and dragons is beautifully realised.The film was considered intensely scary by British namby pamby censors and did not open until 1968.By then,we had already seen "JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS", "FIRST MEN IN THE MOON" and other Harryhausen efforts but "JACK" is as good as or better than any of these and no childhood should be allowed to elapse without at least one viewing of Jim Danforth's masterpiece.Eat your heart out George Lucas for you never have and never will equal the fabulous " JACK THE GIANT KILLER"
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