- Number of Discs: 5
- Rated: G
- Run Time: 8 hours, 49 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 28, 2004
- Originally Released: 1963
- Label: Sony Pictures
- 5-Disc Set
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
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Description by OLDIES.com:
This DVD box set features five full-length classic sci-fi pictures from special effects pioneer and Hollywood legend Ray Harryhausen.
Jason And The Argonauts (1963, 103 mins.): The classic tale of a fearless sailor who must find the Golden Fleece before he can claim his throne.
The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad (1958, 88 mins.): Sinbad battles a man-eating Cyclops, a fire-breathing dragon and a two-headed rock in this legendary tale of adventure and romance on the high seas.
Sinbad And The Eye Of The Tiger (1977, 134 mins.): Sinbad sets sail on a dangerous quest to break an evil sorceress' spell.
The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad (1973, 105 mins.): The spectacular adventure of Sinbad's search for the Fountain of Destiny and the evil wizard who stands in his way.
The 3 Worlds Of Gulliver (1960, 99 mins.): Gulliver's spellbinding travels to the land of great and small are captivating in this live action fantasy adventure.
The stop-motion animation by legendary special effects maestro Ray Harryhausen comprises some of the most complex, technically proficient, and visually stunning in film history, and have more than withstood the test of time. Collected here are five of his most-loved films, displaying the talent and imagination responsible for changing the course of science fiction and fantasy films forever. They have yet to be equaled by anything that has been made since. In the classic JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS, Jason embarks on a quest for the Golden Fleece in order to assume the throne of Thessaly. Along the way, he and his crew encounter all manner of malicious beasts and monsters, including the Hydraa, an enormous beast with seven snakeheads, the Harpies, and an army of skeletons, whose battle sequence is a milestone of special effects virtuosity. Sinbad's voyages are similarly afflicted in THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD, THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD, and SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER. Here, he finds himself up against a one-eyed centaur, a griffin, the giant Minoton, a Cylcops, a saber-wielding skeleton, and a fire-breathing dragon, among many other terrifying creatures that are simultaneously awe-inspiring in their presentation. Finally, Harryhausen brought to life Jonathan Swift's classic tale of GULLIVERS TRAVELS in THE 3 WORLDS OF GULLIVER. This awesome fantasy is both a captivating story and a visual treat. The great disparities of size called for by the script gave rise to the creation of a new photographic technique called Superdynamation, yet another example of the brilliance of the animator, and a perfect tool for the the story of Gulliver's experiences in Brobdingnag and Lilliput, the lands of the great and small.
- 1.Jason & The Argonauts
- 2.7th Voyage of Sinbad
- 3.Sinbad & The Eye Tiger
- 4.Golden Voyage of Sinbad
- 5.3 World's of Gulliver