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Director:
Writer:
Beverley Cross (written by)
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Release Date:
12 June 1981 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
An Epic Entertainment Spectacular! See more »
Plot:
A film adaption of the myth of Perseus and his quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster to save the Princess Andromeda. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Pretty Good, All Things Considered See more (178 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Desmond Davis 
 
Writing credits
Beverley Cross (written by)

Produced by
Ray Harryhausen .... producer
John Palmer .... associate producer
Charles H. Schneer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Laurence Rosenthal (music by)
 
Cinematography by
Ted Moore (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Timothy Gee 
 
Casting by
Joyce Agu (casting) (as Joyce Robinson)
Sam Christensen (casting)
Irene Lamb (casting)
 
Production Design by
Frank White 
 
Art Direction by
Giorgio Desideri 
Fernando González  (as Fernando Gonzalez)
Peter Howitt 
Don Picton 
 
Costume Design by
Emma Porteous 
 
Makeup Department
Colin Arthur .... masks
Stephanie Kaye .... hair stylist
Basil Newall .... make-up
Connie Reeve .... make-up
Nick Maley .... prosthetics technician (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Mario Pisani .... production supervisor: Italian
Luis Roberts .... production supervisor: Spanish
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gerry Gavigan .... second assistant director
Terry Madden .... second assistant director
Anthony Waye .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Colin Chilvers .... model maker
Harry Cordwell .... set dresser
Bob Cross .... construction manager (as Robert Cross)
David Lusby .... production buyer
Bill McLaren .... construction manager
Janet Stevens .... model maker
Cathy Hill .... painter: production paintings (uncredited)
Wally Hill .... props (uncredited)
Brian Muir .... sculptor (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robin Gregory .... sound mixer
Graham V. Hartstone .... dubbing mixer
Nicolas Le Messurier .... dubbing mixer
Gordon K. McCallum .... chief dubbing mixer
Terry Poulton .... sound effects editor
Terry Sharratt .... boom operator (as Terry Sharrat)
 
Special Effects by
Brian Smithies .... floor/physical effects
María Luisa Pino .... apprentice special effects and make up (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Steven Archer .... assistant to Ray Harryhausen
Dennis Bartlett .... blue screen technician
Cliff Culley .... special miniatures
Jim Danforth .... assistant to Ray Harryhausen
Roy Field .... special opticals
Ray Harryhausen .... creator of special visual effects
Frank Van der Veer .... special opticals (as Frank Van Der Veer)
Martin Body .... rostrum/matte cameraman (uncredited)
Costas Charitou .... titles & opticals: Camera Effects Ltd (uncredited)
Jim Danforth .... animator (uncredited)
David Smith .... optical cameraman: Camera Effects Ltd (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ferdinando Poggi .... stunt coordinator
Ralph Faulkner .... fight choreographer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Bulley .... clapper loader
Anthony Gaudioz .... focus puller (as Tony Gaudioz)
Keith Hamshere .... still photographer
John May .... chief electrician
Mike Roberts .... camera operator
Jimmy Spoard .... camera grip
Egil S. Woxholt .... underwater and aerial cameraman
David Johnson .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Marc Wolff .... camera pilot (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Keith Denny .... wardrobe supervisor
Helen Gill .... wardrobe mistress
Yvonne Zarb Cousin .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Christopher Thompson .... assistant editor
Joe Gallagher .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Robin Clarke .... music editor
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestration by
Gordon Langford .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Bryan Coates .... location manager
Norma Hazelden .... production assistant
George Marshall .... production accountant
Doreen Soan .... continuity
Ann Tasker .... unit publicist
Enzo Sisti .... accountant (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
118 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (as Dolby Stereo)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 (original rating) (1981) | Finland:K-12 (re-rating) (1981) | Iceland:12 | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:12 (video re-rating) (2006) | UK:12 (DVD rating) (2005) | UK:15 (video rating) (1987) | USA:PG (certificate #25716) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
Harry Hamlin and Ursula Andress had a relationship during the production of this movie which produced a son, Dimitri, born in 1980 after completion of principal photography.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When Acrisius calls to the gods in the opening scene, modern dental fillings can be clearly seen in several of his teeth.See more »
Quotes:
Zeus:Perseus has won. My son has triumphed.
Hera:A fortunate young man.
Zeus:Fortune is ally to the brave.
Thetis:What a dangerous precedent. What if there more heroes like him? What if courage and imagination became everyday mortal qualities? What will become of us?
Zeus:We would no longer be needed. But, for the moment, there is sufficient cowardice, sloth and mendacity down there on Earth to last forever.
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59 out of 78 people found the following review useful.
Pretty Good, All Things Considered, 13 May 1999
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

It's always difficult to review something in 1999 which was made 18 years earlier. The first thing that people do is to criticize the special effects. Does this mean that every movie made before computer graphics should be rejected out of hand. Should we start by throwing out The Wizard of Oz because the flying monkeys used piano wires? It ultimately gets down to whether there is a story worth telling and how well that story is told. Clash of the Titans is not a masterpiece. It does, however, tell a pretty good story. The characters are interesting and the thread of mythology is interesting enough to carry it to its conclusion. The special effects are the stop action kind that were the only thing available at this time. Believe me, they were a lot of fun when the movie first came out.

This tells the story of Perseus who is not as well known in mythology as say Hercules, Theseus, or Jason, but his story is a fun one. The quest for the evil Medusa, the need to figure out a way to defeat her without being turned to stone, the evil Calibos (a complete creation), and, of course, the beautiful Andromenda (Judi Bowker, who is absolutely stunning) is the prize. It is paced nicely and the scenery is pretty breathtaking. The music is also very nice. I enjoyed the creatures. I liked the boatman and the river of death. I liked Pegasus, I liked the sound effects. But I don't mind suspending my disbelief.

The downsides are numerous but I think they have more to do with what the director chose to do. The gods and goddesses are stiff and uninteresting, including Laurence (anything for a buck) Olivier. Some pretty important actors to throw away at these Olympian debriefings. They could have lost the owl. He is a mini version of R2-D2 with his silly metallic bleeps and erratic actions. I'm sure they did this for the kids but it really diminished the integrity of the story. Still, if you allow yourself, you can have a lot of fun with this film.

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