Wednesday, December 14, 2011

dragon vs cyclops (1958)

here's the climatic battle from The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) and it's one of Ray Harryhausen's best. the influence of this movie on future generations is akin to Star Wars (1977), as nothing like it had been seen on the screen since King Kong (1933). aren't we due for another awesome movie again?

I really like the dragon's design in this movie. it has fiery breath, but doesn't use it against the cyclops. there's really no doubt as to who is going to win this fight though. I have no idea why the person who posted this clip is calling the dragon "Taro". in my years of research I've never come across a name for it. perhaps some Harryhausen Scholar can fill us in...

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