Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

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A look at special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen and the impact his innovations have had on modern day cinema. High profile directors such as Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, James Cameron and Steven Spielberg are interviewed for this documentary.

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Critic Reviews for Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

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  • Harryhausen emerges as a charming, likable pioneer, a mood helped along by the adoring nature of this profile.

    Nov 8, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Andrew Pulver

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  • You come away feeling Harryhausen perhaps deserves a more dynamic tribute, but it's a solid round-up of an extraordinary career.

    Nov 8, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It may not be lavishly produced (unlike many of the films RH worked upon), but above all it functions well as a thunderous round of applause for the career of a much-loved movie magician.

    Aug 23, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • This affectionate fan tribute to the legendary stop-motion special effects artist is distinguished by the fact that the fans paying tribute are among the most successful directors in the world.

    Jan 21, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A little too exhaustive in its detail, but if you loved his febrile creations in Jason And The Argonauts or the Sinbad movies, it's worth catching.

    Nov 25, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Essential viewing for any fantasy film fans.

    Nov 23, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

  • May 11, 2014
    On the DVD of 20 Million Miles to Earth there is a different documentary about the career of Ray Harryhausen. It has some different graphics and interviews, but many of the same anecdotes across the timeline of Harryhausen's life. I watched this one on Netflix. What it contains that the other lacks are interviews with filmmakers like Peter Jackson, Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton, and Guillermo del Torro, as well as other effects artists who talk about the influence that Harryhausen's creatures had on them. And Harryhausen speaks for himself quite often.
    Byron B Super Reviewer

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