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Ray Harryhausen explains stop-motion

Ray Harryhausen explains stop-motion

In this 1974 television interview (including film clips from ONE MILLION, B.C. and JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS), Ray Harryhausen demonstrates of the basics of the stop-motion special effects technique and explains how the special effects sequences were dreamed up for his movies.

Skeleton battle from Jason and the Argonauts: video

Skeleton battle from Jason and the Argonauts: video

See one of the greatest sequences ever crafted by stop-motion magician Ray Harryhausen: the skeleton battle from the climax of JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS.

SCARY MOVIE V & JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:15.1

SCARY MOVIE V & JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:15.1

SCARY MOVIE V opened this week! Yeah, us neither. So instead of delving in depth into this weekend’s big release (takeaway: A HAUNTED HOUSE was much funnier), Cinefantastique Online’s Steve Biodrowski and Dan Persons deliver a quick capsule review, and then Lawrence French joins them for a fiftieth anniversary discussion of stop-motion animator Ray [...]

Jason and the Argonauts (1963): Blu-Ray special edition

Jason and the Argonauts (1963): Blu-Ray special edition

The concept of a single artesian working away in monkish solitude might seem quaint by today’s standards – think of the end credit roll on Avatar with its thousands of digital effects technicians – but Ray Harryhausen was able to create a wonderful world of monsters and myths using nothing more than his hands and [...]

Laserblast July 6: Jason and the Argonauts on Blu-ray, Dr. Who, Eyeborgs

Laserblast July 6: Jason and the Argonauts on Blu-ray, Dr. Who, Eyeborgs

Tuesday, July 6 sees no new horror, fantasy, or science fiction titles making their home video debut, but that is no reason for fans of cinefantastique to despair: the 1963 classic JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS, with stop-motion effects by Ray Harryhausen, is arriving on a brand new Blu-ray disc that improves on the picture and sound quality of the previous DVD release. Not only that, the Blu-ray is loaded with no bonus features, including an audio commentary with Ray Harryhausen.