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USA action 1953 color 104 min.
Director: Don Chaffey
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2 discs, catalog # CC1303L

Filled with impressive monsters, brave sailors, and sly humor, Jason and the Argonauts is fabulous entertainment for the whole family. Special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen outdoes himself in this 1963 retelling of the ancient Greek myth. Criterion's all-new transfer, carefully remastering the film to its original aspect ratio, has been approved by Harryhausen himself.

The exclusive supplement features:

  • Audio commentary by Ray Harryhausen and film historian Bruce Eder
  • Animation tests from The Elementals, an unfinished Harryhausen film
  • Theatrical trailers for Jason and the Argonauts and four other Harryhausen films
  • Storyboards, sketches, lobby cards, casting notes and memos on deleted scenes
  • Inside peeks at creating the special effects for the famous "Skeleton" and "Hydra" sequences.
  • Exclusive close-up photos of Harryhausen models

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