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Kevin7 asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 10 years ago

What is the film Clash of the Titans with Harry Hamiln?

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    Clash of the Titans is an American 1981 fantasy–adventure film involving the Greek hero Perseus. It was released on June 12, 1981, and was a box office hit, grossing $41 million domestically, on a $15 million budget. It was the 11th highest grossing film of the year. A novelization of the film by Alan Dean Foster was published in 1981.

    Plot: King Acrisius of Argos (Donald Houston) locks his daughter Danaë (Vida Taylor) away from mortal men to avoid a prophecy that he would die if his daughter had a son. However, the god Zeus (Laurence Olivier) impregnates her sneaking in as a shower of gold. Acrisius casts his daughter and her newborn son Perseus out to sea in a wooden coffin, hoping to kill both and avoid his fate. In retribution, Zeus kills Acrisius and orders the god of the sea, Poseidon (Jack Gwillim), to release an ancient monster known as the Kraken to destroy Argos, fulfilling the prophecy. Meanwhile, Danaë and Perseus safely float to the island of Seriphos, and Perseus grows into a strong young man.

    Calibos (Neil McCarthy), son of the sea goddess Thetis (Maggie Smith), is destined to marry Princess Andromeda (Judi Bowker), the daughter of Queen Cassiopeia (Siân Phillips) and heir to the rich city of Joppa. But cruel Calibos has destroyed Zeus's entire sacred herd of flying horses (except for Pegasus). To punish him, Zeus transforms Calibos into a satyr-like creature who is shunned and forced to live as an outcast in the swamps and marshes. Thetis vows that if Calibos cannot marry Andromeda, no other man will, either. In revenge for her son's fate, Thetis transports Perseus (Harry Hamlin) from Seriphos to Joppa. Perseus meets scholar and playwright Ammon (Burgess Meredith), and learns of Andromeda and her plight: she cannot marry unless her suitor successfully answers a riddle, and any suitor who fails to answer the riddle correctly is burned at the stake. Perseus is armed with gifts from the gods (a sword, shield, and a helmet that renders its wearer invisible), and receives instructions from Zeus. Perseus captures Pegasus and follows Andromeda's spirit on her nightly journey inside a cage held by a giant vulture to learn a new riddle from Calibos. Armed with the answer, Perseus is nearly killed by Calibos but escapes, losing the magical helmet in the swamps in the process.

    Perseus appears at the next ceremony for a new suitor and answers the riddle, presenting Calibos's severed hand (with a gold ring on one of the fingers, which is the answer to the riddle) and winning Andromeda's hand in marriage. Calibos prays to Thetis to take vengeance on Perseus. Thetis says she can't because Perseus is protected by Zeus, but she can take vengeance on Joppa. At the wedding, Queen Cassiopeia compares Andromeda's beauty to that of Thetis herself, which leadss Thetis to take revenge by bringing the head of her statue to life, and demanding Andromeda as a virgin sacrifice to the Kraken in thirty days, or else Joppa will be destroyed.

    The gorgon MedusaPerseus seeks a way to defeat the Kraken, while Pegasus is captured by Calibos and his men. Zeus commands Athena (Susan Fleetwood) to give Perseus her owl Bubo to help as the helmet was lost, but instead she orders Hephaestus (Pat Roach) to build a mechanical replica as she loves her owl. Replica-Bubo leads Perseus to the Stygian Witches, three blind women (Flora Robson, Anna Manahan, and Freda Jackson) who after their only eye is taken by him, tell him the only way to defeat the Kraken is by using the head of the monster Medusa the Gorgon. Once a beautiful woman, Medusa had been punished by the goddess Aphrodite (Ursula Andress) by being transformed into a horrible monster. Meeting Medusa's gaze will turn any living creature to stone, including the Kraken. She lives on the Isle of the Dead, which lies across the River Styx, at the very edge of the Underworld. Perseus is guided there by Bubo, and pays the Ferryman to get him to the Isle.

    Once there, Perseus and his men kill Dioskilos, a huge two-headed dog that is the guardian of Medusa, though one of the men is killed. One of Perseus's men is killed by Medusa's arrows, while the last becomes caught in the stare of Medusa and is transformed into a stone statue. Perseus tricks Medusa with the help of his shield, and also decapitates her with his sword and collects her head, but loses the shield in a pool of Medusa's acidic blood. As he and his party set to return, Calibos raids the camp, drives off the group's horses and punctures the cloak carrying Medusa's head using a three-pronged weapon he has replaced his hand with, causing her blood to spill and spawn three giant scorpions. The scorpions and Calibos attack the party and everyone dies except Perseus. He is able to slay the remaining scorpion and kills Calibos with Aphrodite's sword.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0800320/

  • 10 years ago

    It is only the finest early 1980s stop-motion monster movie ever!

  • 10 years ago

    What do you mean "What is it?" It's a movie about a demigod fighting a bunch of stop motion monsters.

  • 10 years ago

    it was done in the 60's and it was cheesy

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