Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Coming to DVD and Blu-ray June 28th

May 05, 2016 No Comments by

The ghoulish gang at Arrow Video US is unleashing the definitive documentary on FX pioneer and progenitor of genre filmmaking—the late, great Ray Harryhausen. This release features a who’s who of genre stalwarts and a monstrous menu of killer special features. It will be required owning for any serious horror nerd or monster kid. Read the full press release below, Horror Fans….

The remarkable career of the movie industry’s most admired and influential special-effects auteur, the legendary Ray Harryhausen, is the subject of Gilles Penso’s definitive documentary Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan.

Leaving no doubt as to Harryhausen’s seminal influence on modern-day special effects, the documentary features enlightening and entertaining interviews with the man himself, Randy Cook, Peter Jackson, Nick Park, Phil Tippet, Terry Gilliam, Dennis Muren, John Landis, Guillermo del Toro, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg and many more.

ray-harryhausen-special-effects-titan-dvdThese filmmakers, who today push the boundaries of special effects movie-making, pay tribute to the father of Stop Motion animation and films such as The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, It Came from Beneath the Sea, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Mysterious Island, Jason and the Argonauts and The Golden Voyage of Sinbad – the films that enthralled them as children and inspired them to become filmmakers in their own right.

Bonus Materials

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

Deleted Scenes

On the set of Sinbad

Paris Cinematheque Q&A

London Gate Theater Q&A

Audio commentary with the filmmakers

Original Trailer

Ray Harryhausen Trailer Reel

Complete product details, hi res art, etc. can be found HERE.

Pre-order at the MVD SHOP or on Amazon.

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