What a Way to Start the Weekend!
This man needs no introduction, but we can really never get enough of Ray Harryhausen. In this episode of Monsterama, we take a walk down Monster Kid memory lane with Ray as our guide, hear his origin story and get his insights into why hi work means so much to all of us. You’re going to really enjoy this episode!
The recent announcement of an auction of Harryhausen’s estate takes the idea of collecting Harryhausen to a new level – but for collectors of more modest means can still enjoy a library, statue shelf and DVD collection of his great movie-making legacy:
This new book reveals a wealth of fascinating artefacts relating to his films that has never been seen before, many of them recently discovered in a garage in Los Angeles. Designed in the form of a scrapbook, it provides a visual feast for Harryhausen fans. There are models from unrealized projects, such as dinosaurs from the unfinished film Evolution; prints of outtakes from various films including The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms; early concept drawings and storyboards; colour transparencies of Ray at work; written artefacts such as letters and production budgets and a diary that details Ray’s first meeting with his mentor Willis O’Brien; early film treatments and script extracts; publicity posters and brochures; and much, much more.
In the animator’s own words, accompanied by hundreds of previously unpublished photographs, sketches, and storyboards from his personal archive, this book details Harryhausen’s entire film career, from 20 Million Miles to Earth and Earth vs. The Flying Saucersto Clash of the Titans and Jason and the Argonauts.
A great combo pack, this box set includes a trio of Ray’s classic films on DVD plus a high quality Ymir figure for your toy/statue shelf:
Ray Harryhausen Gift Set (20 Million Miles to Earth / It Came from Beneath the Sea / Earth vs. the Flying Saucers)
When the subject is Ray Harryhausen, we can never really be finished – and I assure you we have much, much more to come on the monsters, creativity and life of one of the true geniuses of fantastic cinema.
What is your favorite Harryhausen memory? We’d love for you to share it with us!