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Clash of the Titans (1981) Poster

Goofs

Anachronisms 

As the destruction of Argos begins, heavy winds blow the tunic of a man pulling a donkey on a rope to reveal a pair of modern-day gym shorts underneath.
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When Acrisius calls to the gods in the opening scene, modern dental fillings can be clearly seen in several of his teeth.
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In close-ups of Andromeda's hands, it can be seen that she is wearing nail polish.
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When Perseus is invisible, he leaves footprints which are those of modern shoes, not sandals.
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Character error 

Athena's barn owl hoots like a tawny owl.
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Continuity 

Calibos presents Andromeda with a necklace, which he puts around her neck without fastening it. As she leaves the swamp after Calibos rejects her pleas, she removes the necklace from around her neck, which somehow has been fastened in the back.
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When Perseus first finds the helmet, sword and shield, the sword reflects direct sunlight, but when we see him from a distance, he is standing in the shade.
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When Andromeda wakes up to find Perseus has left for the Isle of the Dead without her, we see her from behind standing and looking in the direction he's gone, and her long hair is tucked in under the blanket around her shoulders. When we see her from the front, her hair is clearly pulled out from under the blanket and blowing in the wind.
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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.
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During the fight with Dioskilos (the two-headed dog), Perseus slashes its right neck, leaving a large, bloody wound. When Dioskilos falls off the ledge, the wound disappears, and then reappears in the next shot.
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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.
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When the giant vulture sits on Andromeda's balcony, the sky behind it is lighter in close-ups than it is in longer shots.
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When Perseus puts Bubo on the branch, the branch is shorter in close-ups than in longer shots.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Perseus is proclaiming how Pegasus can make a three-day journey in three hours, cigarette smoke is visible wafting into the upper left of the shot.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Differences from mythological sources (including misuse of the names Titan and Kraken) are exempt from being listed as goofs, as are historical inaccuracies (including Roman or medieval artifacts in a Greek setting), especially when caused by reliance on Renaissance/Baroque artistic depictions.
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A regular white horse is used for close-ups of Pegasus, which has been reported as "obvious". But according to Greek mythology, Pegasus did look just like a horse except for the wings, and the close-ups are mostly at an angle where the wing joints would not be visible even if a real Pegasus had been used.
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Revealing mistakes 

Scenery is visible through the flying bird in several shots during the opening credits.
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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.
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As Perseus and the three soldiers are walking through the tunnel on the Isle of the Dead, you can see the flame of the torch through Perseus's head.
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Despite her firing several shots, the number of arrows in Medusa's quiver remains the same.
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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.
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Wires visible on mechanical owl in many scenes.
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Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

After Medusa's head bag is stabbed, there is clearly no blood or holes on the bag.
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The amount and placement of cracks in the petrified Kraken changes between shots.
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Errors in geography 

During the climax, when Perseus is flying on Pegasus to rescue Andromeda from the Kraken, there is at least one shot, when the camera is behind his back looking forward, that is identical to a shot earlier in the movie when he was riding Pegasus in pursuit of the giant vulture. The shot contains not only the exact same rock formations, but the exact same cloud formations. He is clearly supposed to be riding in a different direction in each scene: the first towards the swamp, the second towards the ocean.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Perseus drives his sword deep into Dioskilos, yet when he pulls his sword from the creature's body, there is no blood on his sword. However, it is shown earlier that the sword can slice through marble without being scratched, so perhaps this same power also magically cleans the sword.
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Plot holes 

When Calibos releases the scorpions from the Medusa's head, there are three of them. One kills a soldier, one is killed by Thallo and one is killed by Perseus. Then the fight ends. The one which killed the soldier disappears mid-battle.
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When Calibos stabs the Medusa head bag with his prosthetic hand (a three-tined fork-like appliance), a huge quantity of Medusa's blood gets on it. If Medusa's blood is so caustic as to dissolve a shield made by the gods, why doesn't Calibo's prosthetic also dissolve as quickly?
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Revealing mistakes 

As Calibos pleads for his mother, Thetis, to exact revenge against Perseus for having cut off his hand and won the hand of Andromeda in marriage, his lower dental appliance can clearly be seen to dislodge as he howls "I demand justice!"
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Acrisius' eyes move as the dust blows across his face although he is dead.
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