Sunday, March 6, 2011

Jason and the Argonauts

Last night after I finished watching an episode of the DVD series I have on loan from our local library, we were flicking around the television stations and discovered the 1963 movie of Jason and the Argonauts on ABC2.

When we tuned in, this scene was in progress. Apparently this was one of the earliest special effects movies. Fairly impressive for the times.

We didn't manage to make it to the end where he finds the Golden Fleece, but we did see Jason and his crew saving the blind guy from those creatures that attacked whenever he tried to eat food. And the bit where he talked to the Hera figurehead from the boat was pretty funny too.

Probably a bit too frightening for our kids right now (both with vivid imaginations when it comes to scary creatures) but might be a good one for the future.

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