Andrew Forbes wrote:
Dan Mancini wrote:Humanoids from the Deep (BD)
Now that someone respectable has made the first move...
Wait. Someone respectable bought it? Who?!?
Future Man wrote:
Dan Mancini wrote:Recent purchases include:
Clash of the Titans (1981) (BD)
Most of the film is meh but the Medusa's lair scene is awesome.
Seeing as I was about 11 when it came out, my opinion of the movie is completely tainted by childhood nostalgia. Plus, even if the story is stupid, the effects compositing is often rickety, Medusa wasn't a titan, and the Kraken wasn't even part of Greek mythology let alone a titan, I dig how Harryhausen knit everything together (for one tiny example, the scene in which Thetis moves Perseus to Joppa has a lot going on in terms of sfx, but it's all about visual coherence; you don't need any sound whatsoever to follow what's happening).
And, yeah, the Medusa scene is among Harryhausen's best work.