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Originally released in 1969, Jim O'Connolly's The Valley of Gwangi was brought to life by the creature effects of Ray Harryhausen (Mighty Joe Young, Jason and the Argonauts), and Warner Archive will release an HD remaster for the dinosaur Western on Blu-ray sometime this year.
From Warner Archive: "The Valley Of Gwangi (1969)
New 2017 1080p HD Remaster
Color - 95 Minutes
Original Aspect Ratio - 1.85:1, 16 X 9 Widescreen
DTS HD-Master English 2.0 Mono
Return to the Valley featurette with SFX wizard Ray Harryhausen.
Theatrical Trailer (HD)"
Synopsis (via Blu-ray.com): "The discovery of a midget horse, thought to be fifty million years old, prompts members of a Wild West show to venture into Mexico's Forbidden Valley in search of fame and untold wealth. But they are met by prehistoric monsters, including "Gwangi," a giant dinosaur that decimates their ranks."
Cover art courtesy of Warner Archive:
- Tamika Jones
‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ (Courtesy: Laika)
By: Carson Blackwelder
If the nominations for best animated feature this year tell us anything it’s that we might be experiencing a comeback for stop-motion animation. Two of this year’s nominees are stop-motion films: Kubo and the Two Strings (a critically acclaimed letdown at the box office) and My Life as a Zucchini (which just so happens to be a foreign film, too). Let’s look at the relatively recent history of the best animated feature category to see how stop-motion is coming into its own and theorize on why that could be happening.
In addition to Kubo and the Two Strings and My Life as a Zucchini in the best animated feature category, there’s a solid showing by other styles. There are two Disney hits, Zootopia and Moana, that feature computer animation and one Studio Ghibli underdog, »
- Carson Blackwelder
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