Debuting as a Blu-ray Book, “Clash of the Titans,” out on DVD March 10, 2010, is an enjoyable epic fantasy, filled with drama, passion and colorful stop motion animated creatures that look even more eye-popping in the Blu-ray edition.
Though special effects techniques today have been dramatically transformed by CGI, the highly-imaginative and incredibly detailed work by Ray Harryhausen in his legendary films continues to hold audiences spellbound today. Now, even more so on Blu-ray. A disciple of stop-motion pioneer Willis O’Brien (King Kong), Harryhausen adapted the techniques O’Brien developed and created his own film genre from the 1950s to the 1980s utilizing his own stop-motion animation process eventually identified as “Dynamation,” which makes small, well-articulated models come to life by photographing them one frame at a time and then moving them slightly between exposures.
* Myths and Monsters (in map form on DVD and gallery on Blu-ray)
Clash of the Titans Blu-ray Book will sell for $34.99 SRP. The film will also be available as a Standard DVD for $14.97 SRP.