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Clash of the Titans -- Harry Hamlin portrays the Greek hero Perseus who battles the deadly Medusa in order to save a beautiful princess from the monstrous Calibos.


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Release Date:
12 June 1981 (USA) See more »
An Epic Entertainment Spectacular! See more »
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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2 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Fun movie for the whole family See more (182 total) »


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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 MacLaren .... 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)
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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118 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Dolby (as Dolby Stereo)
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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Greek hell-hounds traditionally had three heads, but Dioskilos in this movie has only two, because it would have taken Ray Harryhausen too much time to animate a third head.See more »
Revealing mistakes: In the scene between Perseus and the Stygian Witches, it can be seen that one of the witches has eye holes poked in the "flesh" that covers her eye sockets as she reaches to grab the crystal eye from her sisters.See more »
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14 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Fun movie for the whole family, 6 August 2003
Author: scottseeger from Minneapolis

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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