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Director:
Writer:
Beverley Cross (written by)
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Release Date:
12 June 1981 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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:
A Parting Gift from Ray Harryhausen See more (173 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 (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:
Greek God and Goddess characters appearing in the film include immortals Zeus (the Supreme Father of Gods & Men); Hera (Goddess of Marriage and Maternity); Thetis (Goddess of the Sea); Aphrodite (Goddess of Love); Poseidon (God of the Sea); Hephaestus (God of Fire, Metalworking, Stone Masonry, and the Art of Sculpture) and Athena (Goddess of Wisdom, Warfare, Divine Intelligence, Architecture and Crafts).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Later on in the movie, when Perseus and his guards are fighting the two-headed wolf, his two guards put a slash in the cheek of the wolf. There is a brief splash of blood shown on the left head of the wolf on the right side of its face. Then a couple seconds later, the blood is completely gone.See more »
Quotes:
Princess Andromeda:[to Perseus] In my mind's eye, I see, three circles joined in priceless, graceful harmony. Two full as the moon, one hollow as a crown. Two from the sea, five fathoms down. One from the earth, deep under the ground. The whole, a mark of high renown. Tell me, what can it be?See more »
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What is the Kraken?
How does the movie end?
How does the riddle go that Perseus had to solve in order to win Andromeda's hand in marriage?
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56 out of 65 people found the following review useful.
A Parting Gift from Ray Harryhausen, 10 October 2001
Author: badact from New England

I ignored this film when it first came out in 1981. There were just too many cool films to see that year. Friends who saw it told me it was a laughable hoot. Despite it's august cast and attempt to cash in on the mythic quest themes of Star Wars, it rapidly sunk from sight. In 1995, looking for a film appropriate for my 7 year old daughter, I pulled this film out of the 'family' section of my local library. The critics are right. The F/X are clunky, even by 1981 standards.Harry Hamlin is wooden. Judy Bowker is forgettable, and Laurence Olivier hams it up shamelessly...and yet...IT ALL WORKS! The sets and lighting perfectly capture our deepest feellings of mythic Greece. There isn't a drop of contemporary forays into irony & cynicism. It is unalloyed GOOD vs EVIL lovingly given to us by the effects wizard Harryhausen. His monsters have a childlike beauty that makes them 'scary' without trying to gross you out. It's the myth, the quest, and finally the theme that love does conquer all. No need for smart-alecky, eye-winking protaganists. Just a good old fashioned story told straight and true. My now 14yr. old daughter, wife and I just saw it again last night. See it with the child in your life, or the child in you.

Thank you Mr. Harryhausen, for this and all your wonderful films.

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