Clash of the Titans (1981) Poster


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Remade as 


20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
Kraken looks alot like Ymir, another Ray Harryhausen creation.

Referenced in 

Rocco, ang batang bato (1982)
Mentioned in the movie
One Day at a Time: The Letter (1983) (TV Episode)
Alex: "I think I've seen this movie before, "Clash of the Titans","
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Legend of Dinosaurs (1989) (TV Episode)
Servo: "Clash of the Titans"
Arachnophobia (1990)
Giant vulture's screech used in film
The Flash: The Trickster (1991) (TV Episode)
The Flash issues a challenge to The Trickster to meet him for a "Clash of the Titans".
Cheers: Crash of the Titans (1991) (TV Episode)
title reference
Last Action Hero (1993)
The English teacher says that Laurence Olivier played Zeus in the film. The teacher is played by Olivier's widow Joan Plowright.
Hercules (1997)
Besides both films being based on Greek myths both films feature 3 ladies who share a magic eyeball and end with the hero having a constellation of their likeness.
Orgazmo (1997)
Dave asks Joe if he's ever seen "Clash of the Titans"
Home Improvement: Clash of the Taylors (1997) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Simpsons: Trash of the Titans (1998) (TV Episode)
Episode is named "Trash of the Titans" as a reference to the name of this film.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Take Me Out to the Holosuite (1998) (TV Episode)
The doctor asks "When is this clash of the titans?"
NewsRadio: Clash of the Titans (1998) (TV Episode)
title reference
Movie Stars: Leap of Faith (1999) (TV Episode)
Lori mentions how lame it was for Reese (Harry Hamlin) to star in the film.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Randall mentions trying to watch the film at RST Video. He later says that it was better than "Bluntman and Chronic: The Movie".
Frasier: The First Temptation of Daphne (2001) (TV Episode)
Referenced in titlecard. Also, when Frasier and Marty decide to set the gecko free to hunt more crickets, Frasier proclaims: "Release the gecko!"; this mimics the line by Zeus in the movie: "Release the Kraken!"
'Mummy Returns' Visual and Special Effect Formations (2001) (Video)
Mentioned by John Berton
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) (Video Game)
Angel: Players (2003) (TV Episode)
Cordelia: Everythings been so Clash of the Titans around here.
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
The lunchbox Johnny Depp has the money in to pay Cheech Marin is a Clash of the Titans lunchbox
An Unfathomable Friendship (2003) (Video)
Mentioned by Ray Bradbury as perhaps the finest example of Ray Harryhausen's animation.
The Rhedosaurus and the Rollercoaster: The Making of 'Beast' (2003) (Video)
Mentioned by Ray Harryhausen as the one film of his where he required help to do the animation--there was too much to do by himself.
Last of the Summer Wine: Beware of Laughing at Nora's Hats (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Billy.
Strongbad_email.exe (2004) (Video)
In "Different Town", Strong Sad goes to a Clash of the Titans convention as Calibos. He also asks Strong Bad if he still wants a bust of Bubo
Veronica Mars: Clash of the Tritons (2005) (TV Episode)
title pun
Bones: The Man in the Bear (2005) (TV Episode)
Angela says about Zack and Jack "It's like watching the Clash of the Horny Titans."
Threshold: Revelations (2005) (TV Episode)
One of the infected people says that he had a dream that involved The Kraken from Clash of the Titans
The Sasquatch Gang (2006)
Both Gavin and Hobie rent it from the video store.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
This earlier film also features a sea monster called the Kraken which can be released to cause destruction. The line "Release The Kraken"
God of War II (2007) (Video Game)
Harry Hamlin reprises his role as Perseus and the Kraken is featured as a boss battle in the game.
Crash of the Titans (2007) (Video Game)
The game's title is a pun on the film's title
Smallville: Cure (2007) (TV Episode)
Clark refers to the argument between Kara and the Martian Manhunter as a "Clash of the Titans".
Smother (2007)
myron's T-shirt
Ray Harryhausen Interviews (2008) (Video)
discussed in the interview
The Office: Did I Stutter? (2008) (TV Episode)
Kevins refers to Michael and Stanley's disagreement as "clash of the titans."
The Great L.A. Pretenders: Ups and Downs (2008) (TV Episode)
Poster visible in the screening room.
The Answer Man (2009)
Arlen has a "Calibos" action figure in his collection.
Fanboys (2009)
WIndows refers to the fact that Zoe can quote lines from the film.
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
Theme music is heard when Ginormica pulls the cables of the golden gate bridge
How I Met Your Mother: The Rough Patch (2009) (TV Episode)
When Ted and Marshall are planning the break up, they decide to release "the Kraken"
The Venture Bros.: The Revenge Society (2009) (TV Episode)
Red Mantle asks Revenge sarcastically if he's Ray Harryhausen for making him a two-headed man. One of Harryhausen's famous creations was the two-headed dog Cerberus from this movie.
Supernatural: My Bloody Valentine (2010) (TV Episode)
"Unleash the kraken!"
Richard Roeper & the Movies: Clash of the Titans (2010) (TV Episode)
Roeper compares the reboot to the original
Maltin on Movies: Step Up 3D (2010) (TV Episode)
Movie referenced in this episode.
Bones: The Mastodon in the Room (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
"Let me release the Kraken"
Siren (2010)
Ken expresses ignorance of the story of Ulysses and Marco replies, "Haven't you seen CLASH OF THE TITANS?"
NCIS: Enemies Domestic (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by DiNozzo when Gibbs is interviewing Eli.
House: You Must Remember This (2011) (TV Episode)
"Release the Kraken"
Ask That Guy with the Glasses: Ask That Guy #59 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ask That Guy names off movie titles from which he would remove the word "of"
Your Highness (2011)
The hero's quest is accompanied by a mechanical bird-friend.
Family Guy: Tiegs for Two (2011) (TV Episode)
Peter recollects a dinner with the owl from Clash of the Titans.
The Neighbor and the Beer (2011) (Video)
Tom Hefner's character, Ben Thurste quotes a favorite phrase of Burgess Meredith's character, Ammon. "By the Gods..."
Body of Proof: Your Number's Up (2011) (TV Episode)
Curtis warns Megan that she's "about to unleash the Kraken".
Titans of Newark (2012) (Short)
Quotes the famous line "Release the Kracken"
Breaking In: Cash of the Titans (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Pitch Perfect (2012)
"The Kraken has been released"
The Blockbuster Buster: Top 10 Movies People Want Me to Talk About (2013) (TV Episode)
Erod admits that the original Clash of the Titans was not a good movie outside of the amazing special effects.
The Croods (2013)
Release the baby
Robot Chicken: Immortal (2013) (TV Episode)
"scene" of Zeus in the movie shown
Rewind This! (2013)
Poster is shown.
Orange Is the New Black: Fucksgiving (2013) (TV Episode)
Nicky says, 'Release the Kraken," from this movie.
Paranormal Whacktivity (2013)
"Release the Kraken!"
Words with Warwick: Mark Hamill (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mark.
Gone Home (2013) (Video Game)
A recorded VHS tape of this movie is seen in the TV room.
The Big Bang Theory: The Hofstadter Insufficiency (2013) (TV Episode)
Sheldon mentions the movie's title
The Crazy Ones: The Spectacular (2013) (TV Episode)
"Release the quackens!"
Rugby League World Cup: Semi Final: New Zealand v England (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Brian Noble.
Honest Trailers: Home Alone (2013) (TV Episode)
"Release the Kraken!"
Modern Family: And One to Grow On (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Lego Movie (2014)
Mr. Business's line "Release the Kragle!" is a play on Clash of the Titan's "Release the Kraken!"
Troldspejlet: Episode #51.4 (2014) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the character Kraken in the film in his review of Sigbjørn Mostue's book Krakens gab
Honest Trailers: Green Lantern (2014) (TV Episode)
"Release the Kraken!"
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men: High Adventure 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
When riding in the grocery cart, Travis says, "At dawn we ride!"
Face Off: Animal Attraction (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Gravity Falls: Little Gift Shop of Horrors (2014) (TV Episode)
Among the creatures that attack the gang is a gorgon who bears a resemblance to Medusa from this film.
How to Get Away with Murder: He Deserved to Die (2014) (TV Episode)
Asher says: "Release the Kraken!"
Grey's Anatomy: You're My Home (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Fuller House: Moving Day (2016) (TV Episode)
Jackson says, "Unleash the Kraken!"
FantastiCozzi (2016)
Movie is mentioned; poster shown
Atop the Fourth Wall: Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man (2016) (TV Episode)
"Not how I expected a remake of Clash of the Titans to go, but hey, I'm willing to give it a chance."

Featured in 

Man, Myth and Titans (1981) (TV Movie)
Features clips.
Red Sonja (1985)
Red Sonja's theatrical trailer is set to the title music from "COTT"
The Charmings: The Charming's Buy a Car (1987) (TV Episode)
The Charmings watch scenes from "Clash of the Titans" on thier TV.
Lost Civilizations: Greece: A Moment of Excellence (1995) (TV Episode)
The Mount Olympus sequence with Laurence Olivier as Zeus and others are shown when referecing the Greek Gods.
100 Years of Horror: Girl Ghouls (1996) (TV Episode)
The Harryhausen Chronicles (1998) (TV Movie)
Movie Stars: He's Reese. He's Here. Get Used to It. (2000) (TV Episode)
A clip of the film is shown during Reece's film retrospective.
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1981 (2003) (TV Episode)
Footage from this film was edited into this mini-series.
Wonder Showzen: Birth (2005) (TV Episode)
This is a clip they use in many episodes, of Calibos screaming. In this episode of this is used in the "You're never too young to have a Vietnam Flashback" segment.
Veronica Mars: Kanes and Abel's (2005) (TV Episode)
some people watch it on TV
The Sasquatch Gang (2006)
Shown on TV
The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)
A clip of Medussa was shown.
Religulous (2008)
Footage of The Kraken emerging from the water when Bronze Age superstition about sea monsters is mentioned
The EE British Academy Film Awards (2014) (TV Special)
Clip shown.
Bloodworks: Stop Motion Epic (2014) (TV Episode)
We see a scene from this film as Bob Burns discusses Ray Harryhausen.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Son of Kong (2014) (TV Episode)
another Harryhausen stop-motion flick
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop Motion - Ray Harryhausen 2/2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Film is talked about, clips shown.
Pinewood: 80 Years of Movie Magic (2015) (TV Movie)
Clip shown

Spoofed in 

Urusei Yatsura: Only You (1983)
The first appearance of Princess Elle in the bath is directly taken from the Clash of the Titans, when princess Andromeda leaves the bath.
Die You Zombie Bastards! (2005)
An anatomically correct Kraken appears in Die You Zombie Bastards!
Robot Chicken: The Munnery (2006) (TV Episode)
Kraken is free
Robot Chicken: Two Weeks Without Food (2009) (TV Episode)
The perils of Perseus are a bit more interesting
Flashback (2011)
Poster seen for a movie called Remember the Clash of the Titans.

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