Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 27, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 28, 2016
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Alistair Harkness

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.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

A continual delight.

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Antonia Quirke
Financial Times

The most fascinating point made in the film is that it was Harryhausen who invented the way we all think dinosaurs moved. Those gestures - adopted as truth even by palaeontologists - first came from him.

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Siobhan Synnot

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.

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Dave Golder
SFX Magazine

While a little light and fluffy - and not offering much insight or info that hasn't been covered in the numerous books on Harryhausen - it's a wonderful celebration of his work.

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Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)

A shallow, fannish tribute to the stop-motion master who made The 7th Voyage of Sinbad.

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Henry Northmore
The List

Essential viewing for any fantasy film fans.

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Andrew Pulver

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

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Adam Lee Davies
Little White Lies

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Byron Brubaker
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… More