Tag: Ray Harryhausen

BR: 3 Worlds of Gulliver, The (1960)

BR: 3 Worlds of Gulliver, The (1960)

December 9, 2017 | By

Ray Harryhausen’s fantasy epic adventure is surprisingly low on stop-motion creatures, but his brilliance with trick photography made him the perfect hands-on producer for this fanciful, exciting version of Jonathan Swift’s classic tale that’s apparently remained in print since its inaugural (and initially sanitized) publication in 1725…

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Ray Harryhausen’s Mysterious Island (1961)

Ray Harryhausen’s Mysterious Island (1961)

April 18, 2016 | By

Review of Ray Harryhausen’s classic version of Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island (1961), new on Blu from Twilight Time, plus thoughts on three perfect fantasy classics.

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BR: First Men in the Moon (1964)

BR: First Men in the Moon (1964)

May 22, 2015 | By

According to the Blu-ray’s commentary track, Ray Harryhausen had wanted to film a work by H.G. Wells since the 1950s, but things finally clicked in 1964 when he developed and produced a lively version of the author’s 1901 slim novel, and what remains his only film in 2.35:1 ‘scope…

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Sinbad on Blu – Double-Time!

Sinbad on Blu – Double-Time!

January 23, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Today’s offering are two Ray Harryhausen treats on Blu from Twilight Time: The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1972) and Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977), plus details of the next imminent wave of reviews.

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BR: Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)

BR: Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)

January 23, 2014 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / S . Film: Very Good/ BR Transfer: Excellent/ BR Extras: Good Label: Twilight Time / Region: All / Released: December 13, 2013 Genre: Action / Fantasy / Ray Harryhausen Synopsis:  Sinbad & Co. must reach a sacred cave in the far North to return a Prince from baboon […]

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BR: Golden Voyage of Sinbad, The (1973)

BR: Golden Voyage of Sinbad, The (1973)

January 23, 2014 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / G . Film: Excellent/ BR Transfer: Excellent / BR Extras: Good Label: Twilight Time / Region: All / Released: December 13, 2013 Genre: Action / Fantasy / Ray Harryhausen Synopsis: Sinbad and his team of most excellent sailors travel to an ancient fountain to save the life of a […]

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BR: Clash of the Titans (1981)

BR: Clash of the Titans (1981)

July 24, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / C . Film: Very Good/ BR Transfer: Very Good/ BR Extras: Good Label: Warner Home Video/ Region: All / Released: March 2, 2010 Genre: Fantasy / Action Synopsis: Perseus must claim the head of Medusa in order to stop the Kraken from destroying an ancient city and munching […]

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Mysterious Island (1961), Twilight Time’s Nick Redman, and readjusting the concept of MODs

Mysterious Island (1961), Twilight Time’s Nick Redman, and readjusting the concept of MODs

February 6, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

Just uploaded is a lengthy interview with Twilight Time co-founder Nick Redman, and related reviews of Twilight Time’s swanky Blu-ray of Ray Harryhausen’s Mysterious Island (1961), plus a review of Bernard Herrmann’s original soundtrack recording. Also packed into the Editor’s Blog – a lengthy editorial on the illusion of value that’s being sold with existing MOD programs.

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CD: Mysterious Island (1961)

CD: Mysterious Island (1961)

February 5, 2012 | By

  Rating: Excellent Label: Cloud Nine Records/ Released: 1993 Tracks & Album Length: 12 tracks / (42:20)   Special Notes: Colour booklet.   Composer: Bernard Herrmann     Review: Perhaps an immediate sign that Bernard Herrmann was the ideal choice for Ray Harrryhausen’s Mysterious Island (1961) is Herrmann’s eye on gravitas rather than outrageousness, be […]

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BR: Mysterious Island (1961)

BR: Mysterious Island (1961)

February 5, 2012 | By

Film: Near-Perfect Transfer: Excellent Extras: Near-Perfect Label: Twilight Time Region: All Released: December 9, 2015 Genre: Fantasy / Science-Fiction / Adventure / Ray Harryhausen Synopsis: Escaped Civil War convicts crash land on a ‘mysterious’ tropical island, where they encounter strange creatures, pirates, and the legendary Captain Nemo. Special Features:  Audio Commentary with film historians Randall William […]

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