All of us at CHUD, writers and readers alike, were no doubt saddened by yesterday’s news that stop-motion-effects maestro Ray Harryhausen had died at the age of 92. (Check out Daniel Baldwin’s fitting tribute if you haven’t already.) Surely many a Jason and the Argonauts disc will be popped in this weekend, but just in case you don’t have any Harryhausen DVDs sitting around, Sony Movie Channel has scheduled a Saturday afternoon marathon celebrating Harryhausen’s work.
The channel (available to DirectTV, DISH and AT&T U-Verse subscribers, as well as on online platforms) will be re-airing Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan, a documentary examining the man’s legendary career, Saturday, May 11, at 12:45 p.m. EST/9:45 a.m. PST, and it will be followed by three Sinbad movies featuring Harryhausen’s work — The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (2:30 p.m./11:30 a.m.), The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (4:10 p.m./1:10 p.m.) and Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (6:10 p.m./3:10 p.m.). I can think of far worse ways to spend a Saturday than checking out the work of a man whose legacy will carry on for as long as Hollywood continues making science-fiction and fantasy films.
Source: Sony Movie Channel