Clash of the Titans
Clash of the Titans is a 1981 British-American heroic fantasy monster adventure film directed by Desmond Davis and written by Beverley Cross which is loosely based on the Greek myth of Perseus. It stars Harry Hamlin, Judi Bowker, Burgess Meredith, Maggie Smith and Laurence Olivier. The film features the final work of stop motion visual effects artist Ray Harryhausen. It was released on June 12, 1981 and grossed $41 million at the North American box office, which made it the 11th-highest-grossing film of the year. A novelization of the film by Alan Dean Foster was published in 1981.
King Acrisius of Argos imprisons his daughter Danaë, jealous of her beauty. When the god Zeus impregnates her, Acrisius banishes his daughter and his newborn grandson Perseus to sea in a wooden chest. In retribution, Zeus kills Acrisius and orders Poseidon to release the last of the Titans, a gigantic sea monster called the Kraken, to destroy Argos. Danaë and Perseus safely float to the island of Seriphos, where Perseus grows to adulthood.
|genre||adventure animation fantasy|
|keywords||abandon acrisius andromeda aphrodite aphrodite a athena capture cassiopeia constellation danaë deform flying horse gorgon graeae hephaestus hera jaffa joppa kill kraken lose medusa morning only way owl owl of athena pegasus perseus poseidon river river styx sacred satyr sea god sea monster serifos seriphos spoil stygian witches styx summon thetis titan underworld wed win wooden chest zeus|
|producer||Charles H. Schneer Ray Harryhausen|
|publisher||Cinema International Corporation United Artists|
|recordedAt||Canary Islands Malta Pinewood Studios|