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Clash of the Titans (1981)

Perseus must battle Medusa and the Kraken to save the Princess Andromeda.

Director:

Desmond Davis

Writer:

Beverley Cross
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Olivier ... Zeus
Claire Bloom ... Hera
Maggie Smith ... Thetis
Ursula Andress ... Aphrodite
Jack Gwillim ... Poseidon
Susan Fleetwood ... Athena
Pat Roach ... Hephaestus
Harry Hamlin ... Perseus
Judi Bowker ... Andromeda
Burgess Meredith ... Ammon
Siân Phillips ... Cassiopeia
Flora Robson ... A Stygian Witch
Anna Manahan Anna Manahan ... A Stygian Witch
Freda Jackson ... A Stygian Witch
Tim Pigott-Smith ... Thallo
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Storyline

Perseus is the favored son of the god Zeus, but he has unwittingly ticked off the sea goddess Thetis. Just to make things worse, Perseus falls in love with the lovely Princess Andromeda, who used to be engaged to Thetis' son. Soon Perseus is off on one quest after another, with Zeus helping, Thetis hindering, and lots of innocent bystanders getting stabbed, drowned, and squished. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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quest | gods | remade | mythology | zeus | See All (131) »

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Experience The Fantastic! See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Furia de titanes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$41,092,328
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Dolby (as Dolby Stereo)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The character Calibos, Lord of the Marsh, and son of Thetis, does not appear in Greek mythology, and is based on Caliban, an antagonist created by William Shakespeare in 1611 for his play "The Tempest". In Greek mythology, the son of Thetis was Achilles, Greece's best warrior in the fight against Troy. See more »

Goofs

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

Princess Andromeda: [upon recognizing Perseus] You!
Cassiopeia: You know him?
Princess Andromeda: Only... from a dream.
[whispers in the crowd]
Princess Andromeda: I beg you, abandon me.
Perseus: Ask your riddle.
Princess Andromeda: In my mind's eyes 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?
Perseus: Have courage, princess. What can it be? Three circles joined. Two moons and a crown.
Princess Andromeda: Tell me!
Perseus: The answer ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, the cast is divided into three categories: The Immortals (for the gods of Olympus), The Mortals (humans, etc.), and The Mythologicals (As Themselves) (In Alphabetical Order) Bubo, Charon, Dioskilos, Kraken, Medusa, Pegasus, Scorpions, Vulture. Those 8 are the non-human animated characters supplied by special effects. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK cinema release was cut by the BBFC to secure an 'A' rating and removed the closeup of Calibos stabbing a man's back with a trident, as well as shortening the scene where Calibos is stabbed in the stomach by Perseus. The cuts were restored in all video/DVD releases and the certificate upgraded to a 15 (12 for the DVD). See more »

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Referenced in The Lego Batman Movie (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Andromeda Rescued
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Composed and Conducted by Laurence Rosenthal
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Makes you feel powerful.
31 August 2005 | by insomniac_rodSee all my reviews

Seriously, this one should be considered one of the most important and influential movies of all time. It's also one of the best and most entertaining fantasy/sci-fi movies ever.

If you like Mythology this is the movie you are looking for. Don't look elsewhere. You got your favorite characters, situations, heroes, villains, etc. Scenes filled with intense action, SPECTACULAR f/x (haven't aged, and are ahead of it's time), and a great score. You will never get bored, in fact, each scene is better than the previous.

In my opinion, the highlight of the movie is the battle with Medusa. The scene is dark, creepy, and intense. The Medusa character is scary and I recall having nightmares as a kid after watching her. Her demise is memorable, stuff for legend. The other "strong" and most famous scene is the final confrontation. A scene filled with fantasy and a feeling of victory I can't describe.

"Clash Of The Titans" is a must see for everyone. For example, if you are a Horror fan you should watch "The Exorcist", and if you're a die hard fan of Sci-Fi or Fantasy, you NEED to watch "Clash". It delivers for everyone in all aspects: entertainment, visuals, sound, and acting.


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