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Actor Terry Moore and visual effects experts Ray Harryhausen and Ken Ralston
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Reviewed by badge on February 3rd, 2015
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One of those chummy "let's watch the movie" tracks, where veterans Harryhausen and Moore reminisce about the film while contemporary FX artist Ralston asks questions and admires the painstaking visual effects. Moore wanders off track sometimes, and Harryhausen repeats himself a bit, but the trio's enjoyment of the film is infectious, and Uncle Ray automatically gets a pass on any commentary he does - he reveals several entertaining background details and trivia, and even Moore manages a couple of facts that surprise the others. A historical/technical commentary was made for the laserdisc edition some years earlier, which provides a good balance for the DVD track - taken together they round everything off quite nicely.
Reviewed by TylerMirage on December 30th, 2016
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I have to echo a lot of what badge above me says. The raport that the three have just makes you smile.
Ray and Terry are surprisingly lively in this commentary track (Ray seems more subdued in his other tracks), given their ages at the time. I was worried that Terry might be too "old woman" in the track, but it was the exact opposite. Had she not stated her age when the movie was filming to be 18-19 years, you wouldn't have guessed that you were listening to a (n approximately) 75 year old woman.
In typical "Ray Harryhausen Film Commentary"-fashion, the contemporary VFX artist they have accompanying the track (in this case Ken Ralston) is the usual giddy fanboy excited to be in the same room as his mentor.
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