"Legend" is not a word that should be thrown around lightly when used to describe someone; yet, Ray Harryhausen is one of the few to whom it applies and then some. It is with a truly heavy heart that we report this absolute genius is no longer with us.
It's been a long while since last we had anything to report on the ten years in the making documentary Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan, which chronicles the life and times of the legendary effects artist, but finally the film is gearing up to make its premiere.
French director Gilles Penso has posted the trailer for his Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan online, and of course we have it for you here along with a clip and more details on this definitive documentary about the life and times of the legendary effects artist. Synopsis:
Reviewed by Uncle Creepy Starring Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Gary Raymond, Laurence Naismith, Niall MacGinnis, Honor Blackman Directed by Don Chaffey
Rejoice! Looking to wash away the taste of the Clash of the Titans remake! We are, too. Hopefully the latest news from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will get you as giddy as it has us!
Go Hero is set to make its mark on San Diego Comic-Con with a line of 12-inch scaled figures you are not likely to forget. Combining an eye for fine art wrapped up in every stitch of clothing, accessory detail, and sculpted part with the sensibility of an overgrown kid who always wanted kick-ass toys from Ray Harryhausen creations, Go Hero has created some amazing new collectibles!
The votes are in (2,933 of them in fact), and the winners of the 7th annual Rondo Hatton Awards have been announced. Apparently the big upset this year came in the Best Model, Toy, or Collectible category, where "The Birds Barbie" beat out her competition. No surprise to me; she's been kicking butts and taking names since she first got into town! I certainly ordered mine the first chance I had.
On the right you can check out a very cool T-shirt design for Marc Lougee’s “The Pit and the Pendulum” (review), the first stop-motion Poe adaptation produced by Ray Harryhausen.
Reviewed by Uncle Creepy Starring William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Frank Puglia, John Zaremba, Thomas Browne Henry Directed by Nathan Juran
Reviewed by Johnny Butane Animation by Switch VFX Directed by Marc Lougee
As promised we have more info for you on the stop-motion animated adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum, which was produced by master animator Ray Harryhausen and directed by "Celebrity Death Match" alum Marc Lougee.