JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS / Columbia Pictures Corporation - 1963
Here's our last post for March, it's another Ray Harryhausen animated mythological adventure about the search for the Golden Fleece by our hero Jason and his gang of Argonauts. The budget was $1,000,000 for this movie, a few years earlier Ray was doing his thing for around $60,000 a production!
We gots a sound clip of the theme and more from this tale, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our golden brown fleas, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula!.. Here's... JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS!
The story starts with baby Jason saved from being killed by a rival to the throne of Thessaly.
Years later, Jason assembles a sailing crew of the finest men in Greece to search for the legendary Golden Fleece, Hercules shows up to join the quest.
The adventurers are under the protection of Hera, queen of the gods. Here, the gods watch over the events as they unfold.
Jason and his gang set off in their paddle boat protected by this good looking masthead.
They come across this huge room full of unimaginable treasures, but...
They awaken the giant bronze statue of Talos, who wants to stomp 'em a goodern!
It's Jason to the rescue as he lets all the steam out of the big guy's deadly assault!
They come across some Harpies attacking a man so Jason and his men take care of business.
Then, Neptune hisself comes to the aid of the crew as they traverse a narrow inlet as the walls come tumbling down, what a pal!!
Jason eventually locates the Golden Fleece but has to slay the Hydra before he can claim his trophy. It looks like gold Xmas tinsel was used in the making of some of the fleece.
And, in a really terrific scene, Jason and his pals have to fend off a small army of skeleton warriors! Tune in Wednesday when we're back to start off a new month of Dungeon reviews!