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Jack the Giant Killer [DVD] [1962]

  • SKU: 31334319
  • Release Date: 07/12/2016
  • Rating: G
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

    Synopsis


    Jack the Giant Killer
    Nathan Juran, director of The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, tries to make the magic happen again on a much more attenuated budget in Jack the Giant Killer. Torin Thatcher, another Sinbad alumnus, plays a wicked wizard who kidnaps toothsome-princess Judi Meredith. Kerwin Mathews, still another veteran of Sinbad, plays Jack, who rescues Meredith and promises to escort her to safety. Stop-motion animator Jim Danforth creates several fire-breathing perils along the same lines as Ray Harryhausen's special effects in Sinbad; happily, Danforth emulates the Harryhausen style without stooping to imitation. Prominent among the supporting actors is Don Beddoe as an impish genie. In the recently reissued prints of Jack the Giant Killer, most of the original voices have been dubbed over, and incongruous musical numbers added. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Kerwin Mathews
      Kerwin Mathews - Jack
    • Judi Meredith
      Judi Meredith - Princess Elaine
    • Torin Thatcher
      Torin Thatcher - Pendragon
    • Don Beddoe
      Don Beddoe - Imp in Bottle
    • Walter Burke
      Walter Burke - Garna



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Fantasy/Adventure Movie

      Posted
      moviereviewer1949
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      The Blu-ray provides a definite upgrade over the MGM DVD release. I loved this movie when I first saw it as a kid and I still like it today. It is a clean family movie that everyone can watch and enjoy. The special effects were good in 1961 and there is lots of action. The movie has giants, witches, an evil sorcerer, and lots of magic. If you are young at heart you will enjoy this timeless movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Fantasy Film

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      dannyb
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      For an early 60's movie I saw at the local theater, this one holds up very well Please do not expect CGI type effects, the color filming is very good, the special effects were more fun in the older movies, at least the monsters move at a pace you can actually see

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      a great matinee movie

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      kuro
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      A fun and great fantasy movie. It may not be a Ray Harryhausen, but it is good enough to enjoy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Fantasy Film

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      4dannyb
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      The picture and sound are superb, the special effects, (Sorry NO CGI) are a real blast

      I would recommend this to a friend



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