RAY HARRYHAUSEN: SPECIAL EFFECTS TITAN

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RAY HARRYHAUSEN: SPECIAL EFFECTS TITAN REVIEWED

Ray Harryhausen gets his due with “Special Effects Titan”. While the A list of directors get a chance to discuss his impact, Harryhausen traces his career with a fine touch. The thing about film documentaries is that it’s either fan praise or history. Mixing them together gives Special Effects Titan its own voice, but it feels like we’re praising a film titan way too late. Well, especially now that Harryhausen is gone.

What kills me is that the video quality is wildly inconsistent between interviews. Tim Burton’s stuff looks like it was caught by a fan, while Harryhausen’s stuff is standard definition. I get that putting together a presentation like this is hard, but consistency is needed. If you’re a fan or new to Harryhausen, check it out. But, this material feels way too insular and eclectic to win over a wide array of people.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Interviews
  • Interview Outtakes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Trailer
  • Commentary

A/V STATS

  • 1.78:1 1080p transfer
  • Dolby Digital 2.0

RELEASE DATE: 6/28/16

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