Before CGI, there was Ray Harryhausen, the master of special visual effects.
A pioneer in the field, Mr. Harryhausen’s impact on motion pictures is monumental. His memorable work in films such as Jason and The Argonauts, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad and the 1981 Clash of the Titans, just to name a few, have stood the test of time and are still exciting to watch in this day-and-age of photo realistic computer generated effects.
On June 28, Arrow US releases Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan on Blu-ray Disc and DVD celebrating his iconic and ground-breaking work.
The documentary features interviews with the Harryhausen himself (who passed away in 2013), Randy Cook, Peter Jackson, Nick Park, Phil Tippet, Terry Gilliam, Dennis Muren, John Landis, Guillermo del Toro, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg and many more.
Both the Blu-ray Disc and DVD editions come packed with Special Bonus Features that include:
Interviews with Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Peter Lord, Rick Baker
12 Interview outtakes with Joe Dante, John Lasseter, Nick Park and more!
A message to Ray
On the set of Sinbad
Paris Cinematheque Q&A
London Gate Theater Q&A
Audio commentary with the filmmakers
Ray Harryhausen Trailer Reel