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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:
A Wonderful Fantasy See more (175 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)
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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:
Producer Charles H. Schneer said of this film: "We have given form to what has been in the eye of people who have read the story of Perseus and Andromeda since the Greek myth was first put on paper."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Early in the movie when Perseus and his mother are about to be thrown into the sea, a large wave crashes on the shore and clearly soaks/surprises everyone. A second later they change to a close up of the king speaking and everyone is dry.See more »
Quotes:
Perseus:How may a mortal man face and defeat the Kraken?
Stygian Witch:The Kraken is invulnerable. 100 men could not fight him.
Stygian Witch:An army could not kill him.
Perseus:Nothing is invulnerable.There must be a way.
Stygian Witch:Perhaps, one way.
Stygian Witch:But a way even more dangerous than the Kraken itself.
Perseus:Tell me.
Stygian Witch:Give me the eye and l'll tell you.
Perseus:First, tell me.
Stygian Witch:The head of Medusa. The Gorgon!
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42 out of 65 people found the following review useful.
A Wonderful Fantasy, 21 January 2004
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In the Mount Olympus, Zeus (Laurence Olivier) destroyed the city Argus with the Titan Kraken to punish King Acrisius (Donald Houston) that sentenced his daughter Danae (Vida Taylor) and her son with Zeus Perseus to death in the sea. Zeus orders Poseidon to save them and Perseus grows up in a paradisiacal island with his mother. Years later, Zeus punishes Calibos (Neil McCarthy), the evil son of the goddess Thetis (Maggie Smith) and fiancé of Princess Andromeda (Judi Bowker), turning him into a monster doomed to live in the swamps. The vindictive Thetis curses Andromeda with a spell and every suitor should solve a riddle; otherwise he would be sentenced to the bonfire. Further, she brings Perseus (Harry Hamlin) while sleeping half-naked to the City of Jopa but Zeus gives magical helmet, shield and sword to his son for self-protection. When Perseus sees Andromeda, he falls in love with her and uses the magic outfits and Pegasus to discover the answer of the riddle with Calibos. But Thetis dooms Andromeda to be sacrificed to the Kraken otherwise the City of Jopa and the inhabitants will be destroyed by the Titan. Perseus now has to defeat Medusa and the Kraken to save his beloved princess.

The saga of Perseus, the mortal son of Zeus, and the intrigue among the Gods of Olympus, is brilliant presented in this magnificent film. The delightful story is supported by an outstanding international cast, with names such as Laurence Olivier, Burgess Meredith, Maggie Smith and Ursula Andress, and by fantastic special effects, considering this is a 1981 movie. The golden mechanical owl Buba is hilarious and responsible for some of the best moments in this film. This epic is a wonderful and highly recommended entertainment for the whole family. I do not recall how many times I have had the pleasure of watching this film. Yesterday I saw on DVD for the first time, and there is a pleasant interview with the producer in the extras. For me, this movie is a classic in the genre. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Fúria de Titãs" ("Fury of Titans").

Note: On 01 August 2010 I saw this movie again.

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