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Jason And The Argonauts

Featuring: Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack & Gary Raymond

Format: DVD | Rating: Universal Suitable for All

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  The man with one sandal.

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This is a classic movie of the one sandaled man known as Jason. With his crew he ermbark's on an adventire to retrieve a magical golden fleece, in which he encounter's Talos: a living statue made of stone, a seven headed Hydra, and an army of skeleton's. If like me, you're a lover of greek mythology, you'll love this movie.

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  The man with one sandal.

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This is a classic movie of the one sandaled man known as Jason. With his crew he ermbark's on an adventire to retrieve a magical golden fleece, in which he encounter's Talos: a living statue made of stone, a seven headed Hydra, and an army of skeleton's. If like me, you're a lover of greek mythology, you'll love this movie.

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  Childhood springs back :)

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Hi there :)

I am an overseas student from Thailand having great memory on my VHS tape on this film long time back. I could vaguely remember the story of the golden fleece quest with amazing voyage getting through all incredible difficulties. This would have been impossible without Hera's (Queen of the gods) help, even limited to just only 5 times.

At first being hopeless searching for this film due to my mom's desire being able to memorize "Jason" as the main character. Also, this comes into a translated name in Thai, which is totally different. I was lucky enough to have come across an interview with Ray Harryhousen and realized it from his filmography. I am so glad I have found this for my mom because she always loves this film. I will bring this back to her when I am done with my study.

Having said that I bought it with full pleasure of old memory. The quality of this DVD is so absolutely amazing (consider it higher than normal expectation on 1963 film) that makes me enjoyable and thinking back when I was a kid. Extra features also make this DVD the best for collection and completion of behind the scene plus special effects techniques. (Fighting with a fleet of skeleton is y favourite scene.)

In short, this DVD is highly recommended for a person who has not seen this film before and those who love it like me. Big thanks to 'Play.com'.

Cheers,
Milkykung :)

  another masterpiece of ray harryhausen's talent.

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i watched this film hundred of times when i was younger.
the creatures,the story,the effects everything is perfect!i was so happy when they brought this out on dvd.if you have not seen any of this genius's films then buy them now.sinbad and the eye of the tiger,clash of the titans,the golden voyage of sinbad and the seventh voyage of sinbad.all must have mythological film in my opinion.

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  The best movie Harryhausen ever made!?

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This is, in my opinion, the best Ray Harryhausen movie ever of his lifetimes work, and reportedly the man himself agrees, and it's probably the one everyone remembers most and it established his supreme talent of creating epic movies on a shoestring budget, and was also one of the very few that got an 'A' rating rather than being considered a B movie.

It has everything a Ray Harryhausen movie should have, stop motion magical creatures who really do seem to connect with the actors, jaw dropping effects, non stop action, battles against gigantic fantastical foes, all bound together with great settings and characters, and I can think of no reason why anyone shouldn't enjoy this movie.

The skeleton battle is still widely considered to be among the greatest achievements of motion picture special effects and the giant bronze statue of Talos that comes to life is still creepy and impressive, people hold their breath!

Of course, as always, this requires some suspension of disbelief to enjoy it properly nowadays, some of the continuity is a bit off, the vocal dubbing is a bit distracting, and by modern standards the effects aren't exactly seamless, you always know which is real and which is Ray working his magic, but you just have to throw yourself into it anyway and enjoy it for the fun romp it always was!

Considering this has to be THE classic Ray Harryhausen movie, the DVD extras are a little lacking, and it would be fantastic to have a special edition where the great man adds a commentary track for example, but to be honest, I'd buy it just for the movie anyway.

Thoroughly recommended for all ages!

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