Ok, this post is about 1981’s Clash of the Titans – not the new one that’s coming out…of which I must say:
“‘Dear Hollywood, if you wanted to make a film about G*d of War, you should’ve just licensed it and made one…“
Ok, that’s out of my system.
I saw the Blu-Ray edition of 1981’s Clash of the Titans [Sorry Harry Hamlin but–OMG, Tim Pigott-Smith with Jew-Fro!!]
This edition comes in a case that doubles as a picture book [I know, it’s so 80’s!]
I’m of those people that dug this movie, despite how much it strays from the actual heroic myth of Perseus. When I was 10, this movie ruled. When I was 20, this movie still ruled – despite irking my feminist sensibilities [shows like Dallas and Dynasty were all the rage then, and so making otherwise powerful and revered g*ddesses into bitchy angry hairspray wearing divas – was unavoidable.]
Anything from Ray Harryhausen‘s studio rocked, I don’t care what today’s CGI spoiled critics say. I liked the Kraken! [though my son thinks its hilarious to say ‘Let Loose the Kracken’ and then bare his ass…teens are brain damaged, especially mine].
The original Medusa scared me shitless. I remember when this movie came out, there was coloring book that was sold in stores – and I had one and colored the Medusa picture…I was stoked! Anyway, the Blu-Ray experience doesn’t truly come through on this one because it’s an old film – and it’s not quite up to ‘Blu-Ray’ quality, but the packaging alone makes up for it! The book that comes with it is great, and you also get a free ticket to the remake of ‘Clash of the Titans’ aka G*d of War – but the ticket’s not good for opening weekend – it’s valid the weekend after [stay ASSY Hollywood].
If you liked the old film, and have a Blu-Ray player – buy this!