A couple of months ago, it occurred to me that the original Sinbad movies hadn’t been on TV for longer than I could remember. Naturally, this meant that it was time to undertake a quest to locate some DVDs. Thanks to Amazon, this was pretty straight forward.

Along the way I became familiar with the name Ray Harryhausen, the special effects genius behind these, and many other beloved films from that era.

Ray Harryhausen Films

I was amazed to discover that nearly all of my favorite classic films owed their awesomeness to the same man. Some of these I had completely forgotten about so I also had the pleasure of rediscovering these cinematic treasures.

Here is a short list of the few I’ve discovered (Click on the image to go to the Amazon page for that film):


The above list is all I could find at Amazon on Blu-Ray (I’m expecting my copies on Monday <grin>)

Here is the filmography as listed on wikipedia:

  • How to Bridge a Gorge (1942) (producer)
  • Tulips Shall Grow (1942) (chief animator)
  • Mother Goose Stories (1946) (producer)
  • The Story of Little Red Riding Hood (1949) (producer, animator)
  • Mighty Joe Young (1949) (first technician)
  • The Story of Rapunzel (1951) (producer)
  • The Story of Hansel and Gretel (1951) (producer)
  • The Story of King Midas (1953) (producer)
  • The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) (visual effects)
  • It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955) (visual effects)
  • The Animal World (1956) (effects technician)
  • Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) (special photographic, animation effects)
  • 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) (visual effects)
  • The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) (associate producer, visual effects)
  • The Three Worlds of Gulliver (1960) (visual effects)
  • Mysterious Island (1961) (special visual effects)
  • Jason and the Argonauts (1963) (associate producer, visual effects)
  • First Men in the Moon (1964) (associate producer, visual effects)
  • One Million Years B.C. (1966) (special visual effects)
  • The Valley of Gwangi (1969) (associate producer, visual effects)
  • The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974) (producer, visual effects)
  • Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977) (producer, visual effects)
  • Clash of the Titans (1981) (producer, visual effects)
  • The Story of The Tortoise & the Hare (2003) (director, co-producer, animator)