STARRING: Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin, Claire Bloom, Maggie Smith, Burgess Meredith, Ursula Andress

1981, 118 Minutes, Directed by: Desmond Davis

Description: Perseus (Hamlin) is the favoured son of the god Zeus (Olivier), but he has unwittingly ticked off the sea goddess Thetis (Smith). Just to make things worse, Perseus falls in love with the lovely Princess Andromeda, who used to be engaged to Thetis's son. Soon Perseus is off on one quest after another, with Zeus helping, Thetis hindering, and lots of innocent bystanders getting stabbed, drowned, and squished.

Several ancient Greek and Roman mythologies get mixed around in this retelling of the Medusa legend. Something for the kids, but the chances are good that they might be disappointed with the special effects (by the legendary Ray Harryhausen, who did the effects for Earth vs. the Flying Saucers amongst others) which are too obvious . . .


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