In effect, Pendragon's death causes the destruction of his castle, crushing Garna, the hobgoblins, and the witches in the process, while Sigurd and Peter are restored to human form. However, even though Jack The Giant Killer uses extensive stop-motion claymation for its special effects this is no Ray Harryhausen picture. Extras may be a bit slim, but the commentary track makes up for it. The rampant silliness plays to the notion that this magical adventure is much more kid-friendly. This is one of my favourite films and am proud to have my two sons enjoy it too. Fans will want to pick it up and newcomers should definitely give it a spin. It may be an attempt to cash in on the success of The 7th Voyage of Sinbad and it may be a bit cheap and silly, but its heart is in the right place.
He then returns to Cornwall and confronts King Mark, telling him he has one week to renounce the throne and let Elaine rule alongside Pendragon or else he will kill Elaine. The castle guards try to stop the giant, but he overpowers them with relative ease and escapes. Cormoran takes Elaine to a ship run by Pendragon's sidekick Garna. Post-production took ten months, meaning the film was not released until 1962. Adventure film fans of all ages should get a kick out of it. Where 7th Voyage of Sinbad looked and felt like an epic adventure, there is a chintzy cheapness that percolates throughout Jack The Giant Killer.
King Mark then breaks the mirror, thereby freeing Constance from Pendragon's power. As a last resort, Pendragon transforms himself into a dog-like and attacks the ship. A musicalised version of the story was released. The only difference is that the laserdisc includes the theatrical trailer. At his castle, Pendragon uses his powers to turn Elaine into an evil witch. The disc is in clean, near-mint condition and has been tested.
The most common Cormoran is the single-headed variety, with a single prominent horn, but a rarer two-headed version each head sporting two small horns has also been seen, although - beyond the additional head - there appears to be no difference in the types. Farm boy Jack heroically rescues Princess Elaine from sorcerer Pendragon by slaying his bloodthirsty giant. All of our movies are double-protected with two layers of bubble wrap to ensure you receive the films in the condition in which they were sold! After Pendragon vanishes, King Mark realizes Constance has betrayed him. Years later, the kingdom celebrates the crowning of Princess Elaine , the daughter of King Mark. It had previously been announced as titled Jack the Giant Killer, but it is not a remake of the 1962 film, but a reworking of the traditional story with elements from other stories such as. Filming was originally meant to be started in September 1959, in 70-mm and widescreen, but was delayed several more years. When Elaine is asleep later that night, Pendragon uses his magic to turn the music box jester into a hideous giant named , who captures Elaine.
The terrible and trecherous Pendragon plans to gain the throne of Cornwall by getting the king to abdicate and to marry his lovely daughter. It's neither big nor clever. Four years later, Juran reassembled Matthews and Thatcher to bring the tall tale Jack The Giant Killer to life. The budget for 'Jack' wasn't as big as 'Sinbad', it was about 6 to 1 in comparison. Certainly, you can't fault Small for wanting to craft his own Sinbad after missing out on a huge opportunity, but in his quest to copy the success of another film, he merely created an imitation. The sound effects and music that's well suited and good considering that the film was made in 1962. Before it can sail, a brave farmer named Jack rescues Elaine.
The color is awesome Technicolor and the sound is crystal clear. Unfortunately, Pendragon learns of this plan from a traitor at court and sends a cadre of witches to ambush Jack's ship in the English Channel. Upon their return journey, Elaine disables Jack with a sleeping potion. Judi Meredith was far superior than Kathryn Grant, in terms of acting and beauty. Considering the age and stature of the film, I'm sure there's not a lot of behind the scenes material out there.
He had an opportunity to get in on The 7th Voyage of Sinbad with Harryhausen but passed on it. Herla later dies meaning that a threat against Pendragon no longer exists. Small hired the star , director and villain of The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad. Returning stars Kerwin Mathews and Torin Thatcher milk their ample screentime and show is a good time. Jack The Giant Killer makes its Blu-ray debut with a well-detailed and colorful 1. The reception goes well until Pendragon arrives disguised as a foreign lord.
It's bright, colorful, and entertaining. In an effort to undo a bad decision, Small cooked up the scheme to bring in Sinbad director Nathan Juran, hire on principal leads Mathews and Thatcher, and get genre veteran Orville Hampton to craft the script. Danger is never threatening and you're always certain that Mathews' Jack will find a way to make it out of any tough situation - but that's all part of the fun. In the sea, a friendly viking named Sigurd rescues Jack and Peter and introduces them to the Imp , a who speaks in rhyming sentences and was imprisoned in a bottle by the king of the for crafting from his pot of gold. Details are a little softer and rougher around the edges during the optical effects - especially during the stop-motion creature effects shots and the witch attack midway through the film, but that's indicative of the process and the elements and not a fault in the transfer. Updated daily and in real-time, we track all high-def disc news and release dates, and review the latest disc titles.