This week, we kick off a new retrospective on movies featuring Jules Verne’s immortal Captain Nemo (tying in with the release of Young Captain Nemo in March) with the 1961 film Mysterious Island, featuring the amazing special effects of Ray Harryhausen. This movie is a gee-whiz adventure-lover’s dream, about a team of escaped Civil War prisoners […]
We discuss Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956), which stands in dialogue with 1951’s The Day the Earth Stood Still with two main points: aliens are not to be trusted, and monuments look amazing when being blown up. To prove that last point we have some amazing special effects from Ray Harryhausen, the undisputed king […]
By Joshua Stone As a big fan of the classic horror films from the 50s and 60s, I was very excited to attend this panel. The panel was moderated by Gary Miereanu, and the panel featured Warner Archive Podcast hosts George Feltenstein, D. W. Ferranti, and Matthew Patterson. The special guest for the panel was […]
This year Warner Archive Collection returns to SDCC with two panels. One focuses on Ray Harryhausen and Hammer Horror with a tribute to the late Christopher Lee. The other is a 50th anniversary salute to the tiniest member of the Hanna-Barbera family, Atom Ant along with a celebration of the 1983 animated feature from Lucasfilms, […]
While he made the astonishing appear believable, he did it without dimming the astonishment.
Here come the megastars of geekdom, from Steven Spielberg, Edgar Wright and John Lasseter through Terry Gilliam, Tim Burton and Phil Tippet to Rick Baker, Doug Trumbull and Denis Muren, all of them wanting to pay tribute to Ray Harryhausen, the greatest monster maker of our age. This new, longer trailer for Gilles Penso’s Ray Harryhausen: […]
Courtesy of BAFTA, here’s a wonderful video tribute to Ray Harryhausen on the occasion of his 90th birthday. The event took place on Saturday 26th of June, three days ahead of Ray’s birthday on the 29th, and has now been made available for online streaming. It’s fairly long at some 40-odd minutes, but the roster […]