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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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Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Stereo)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Claire Bloom and Sir Lawrence Olivier also played a married couple in the television mini series Brideshead Revisited 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

Stygian Witch: A titan against a titan!
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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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

The Kraken
(uncredited)
Composed and Conducted by Laurence Rosenthal
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A Parting Gift from Ray Harryhausen
10 October 2001 | by badactSee all my reviews

I ignored this film when it first came out in 1981. There were just too many cool films to see that year. Friends who saw it told me it was a laughable hoot. Despite it's august cast and attempt to cash in on the mythic quest themes of Star Wars, it rapidly sunk from sight. In 1995, looking for a film appropriate for my 7 year old daughter, I pulled this film out of the 'family' section of my local library. The critics are right. The F/X are clunky, even by 1981 standards.Harry Hamlin is wooden. Judy Bowker is forgettable, and Laurence Olivier hams it up shamelessly...and yet...IT ALL WORKS! The sets and lighting perfectly capture our deepest feellings of mythic Greece. There isn't a drop of contemporary forays into irony & cynicism. It is unalloyed GOOD vs EVIL lovingly given to us by the effects wizard Harryhausen. His monsters have a childlike beauty that makes them 'scary' without trying to gross you out. It's the myth, the quest, and finally the theme that love does conquer all. No need for smart-alecky, eye-winking protaganists. Just a good old fashioned story told straight and true. My now 14yr. old daughter, wife and I just saw it again last night. See it with the child in your life, or the child in you.

Thank you Mr. Harryhausen, for this and all your wonderful films.


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