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Clash of the Titans (1981)

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A film adaption of the myth of Perseus and his quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster to save the Princess Andromeda.

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Perseus is the favored son of the god Zeus, but he has unwittingly ticked off the sea goddess Thetis. Just to make things worse, Perseus falls in love with the lovely Princess Andromeda, who used to be engaged to Thetis's son. Soon Perseus is off on one quest after another, with Zeus helping, Thetis hindering, and lots of innocent bystanders getting stabbed, drowned, and squished. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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12 June 1981 (USA)  »

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Furia de titanes  »

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Laurence Olivier was so ill during the making of the film, he would often go and lean on his tall, burly co-star Pat Roach, saying "Let me draw some of your strength, dear boy". See more »

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When Perseus follows the Vulture carrying Andromeda through the air, there is a shot that shows the Vulture flying over the city. Two peasants can be seen walking up a hill at the bottom of the screen. When Persus enters the screen from the top left, riding Pegasus, the two peasants suddenly disappear and instantly reappear a few steps back, then repeat their walk up the hill. In the much later scene when Perseus rides Pegasus to save Andromeda from the Kraken, the same two peasants are briefly visible in the exact same position. See more »

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Ammon: I was partial to tragedy in my youth. That was before experience taught me that life was tragical enough without my having to write about it.
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In the closing credits, the cast is divided into three categories: The Immortals (for the gods of Olympus), The Mortals (humans, etc.), and The Mythologicals (As Themselves) (In Alphabetical Order) Bubo, Charon, Dioskilos, Kraken, Medusa, Pegasus, Scorpions, Vulture. Those 8 are the non-human animated characters supplied by special effects. See more »

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Fun movie for the whole family
6 August 2003 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this film when it came out in the theaters in 1981. This kind of movie just does not get made anymore. Come to think of it they did not get made back in 1981 either. This film has the feel of Hollywood's golden age when epics were getting made about the past instead of the present or future. You kept expecting Elizabeth Taylor or Kirk Douglas to walk on screen.

The film is about Perseus and his attempt to save Andromada from condemnation by the gods. To do this he must get the head of Medusa. Only the three blind witches know where she is though, and he must cross the river Styx to get to Medusa's lair. Needless to say the film is very story heavy as it follows our hero on his quest. But remember back in Hollywood's Golden Age, action depended on story line, not vice versa like today. That's why this plot heavy movie is a timeless epic.

The film has very good special effects and set designs, even by today's standards. There is something about effects when they are not generated by a computer. They have a more 3-D look and seem to come to life. When you watch The Matrix you feel like you are watching a cartoon. When you see the execution procession at the end of Clash of the Titans, you feel like it is real. After all it is, isn't it?


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