Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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

RAY. HARRYHAUSEN. His name feels like a special effect. The legacy that he leaves behind created some of my favorite movies. His own effects work is inspiring to this day and he stands on the shoulders of champions of Horror and Fantasy films alike. Arrow Video is giving us a new documentary via MVD Entertainment to enjoy the history of a legend who created the dark fantasy that kept us nightmaring and dreaming and creating for decades to come.

This is an exciting release for fans of great special effects wizardry, to show how the craft can be created without computers. Take note future filmmakers and effects geniuses.

From MVD/Arrrow:

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

Coming to DVD and Blu-ray June 28th via MVD Entertainment Group

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.

These 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

Pre-order at the MVD SHOPDIABOLIKDVD or on Amazon

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