Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

DVD Rating: **1/2

Reviewed by: Neil Mitchell

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This mixed bag left me feeling a little underwhelmed by the numerous extra features included on the two-disc release.

The two Q&As, one in London with Ray in attendance and one in Paris, are the highlight, with the frankly dull 13-minute A Treasure Trove featurette being the low point. Almost a quarter of an hour of watching people unpack boxes of miniatures, however beautiful and nostalgic they may be, is not my idea of an interesting extra feature.

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Further short interviews, out-takes and the feature A Message to Ray offer the chance to hear many more famous faces from the movie-world eulogise about Harryhausen, with varying degrees of insight. The package is rounded off with an extensive trailers collection, Super 8 footage from the set of The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad, deleted scenes, the trailer for the documentary and audio commentary by Gilles Penso, Alexandre Pancet, Tony Dalton and Tim Nicholson.

Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2013
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A celebration of the life and work of special effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen.
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Product Code: FCD 770

Region: 2

Ratio: 16:9

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

Extras: Audio Commentary with Gilles Penso, Alexandre Poncet, Tony Dalton and Tim Nicholson, A Treasure Trove, Q&A at the Cinémathèque française, A Chat With... Edgar Wright, Peter Lord, Rick Baker, Simon Pegg, interview uuttakes: Colin Arthur, Dennis Muren), Greg Broadmore, Joe Dante, John Lasseter, Ken Ralston), Martine Beswick & Caroline Munro, Nick Park, Phil Tippett), Randy Cook, Steve Johnson, Vanessa Harryhausen, deleted scenes, The Touch of Harryhausen, trailers, On the Set of The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, A Message to Ray

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