Friday, July 5, 2013

Sword-Fighting Skeletons! Hissing Serpents! Harryhausen Rules This Weekend at Belcourt

Posted By on Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 5:21 PM

If you can only see one of The Belcourt's weekend double features in its salute to the late special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen, this weekend's is the one: a pairing of 1958's The 7th Voyage of Sinbad and 1963's Jason and the Argonauts — from which we snagged this still-thrilling sequence, a stop-motion swordfight between reactivated skeletons and stalwart sailors. Yeah, you've seen Sam Raimi's loving tribute in Army of Darkness; you've seen copies and parodies over the years — but the chance to see the real thing on the big screen is a real treat.

The double feature screens Saturday and Sunday afternoon; before Saturday's 12:45 pm show, there will be a brief introduction by local special effects artist Rick Prince, founder, CEO and lead sculptor for Malice in Mind FX Laboratory.

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