The timeless tales of our childhood revisited by Ray Harryhausen, the master of special effects
"Conceived like a storybook, this series of films of great sweetness will delight young and old." BENSHI
Five timeless tales to watch over and over again with the whole family: Little Red Riding Hood , Hansel and Gretel , Rapunzel , King Midas and The Hare and the Tortoise .
It was at the end of the Second World War that Ray Harryhausen laid the aesthetic foundations for his future works which would inspire, among other things, the Star Wars universe. Opting for a voice-over narration, the creator of the legendary special effects of Jason and the Argonauts realizes these five "wonderful tales" using puppets articulated according to the principles of stop-motion, of which the American will become the master. absolute. Reinterpretations of the tales and legends of our childhood, this program of five new short films on Blu-ray™ is a major work in the history of animation that will appeal to both young and old (children)!
LITTLE RED RIDINGHOOD – 1949
HANSEL AND GRETEL ( HANSEL AND GRETEL ) – 1951
RAPUNZEL ( RAPUNZEL ) – 1951
KING MIDAS ( KING MIDAS ) – 1953
THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE ( THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE ) – 1952-2002
SUPPLEMENTS (HD ) *
. THE TALES OF MY MOTHER GOY ( Mother Goose Stories – 1946 – Colors – 11 mn – VOSTF) LITTLE MUFFET • OLD MOTHER HUBBARD • LADY OF HEART • HUMPTY DUMPTY
During the Second World War, the young Ray Harryhausen made military films. At the end of the conflict, having recovered enough 16 mm material, he shot his first short film, an anthology of classic nursery rhymes entitled Les Contes de ma mère l'Oye .
.THE FIRST FILMS (Colors – 21 mn – VOSTF) EVOLUTION (1938-40) • CONSTRUCTION OF A BRIDGE (1941) • GUADALCANAL (1945) • LUCKY STRIKE (1945) • BARON DE MÜNCHHAUSEN (1950) Twomilitary short films directed by Ray Harryhausen during the Second World War, a commercial and excerpts from aborted projects.
.IF HARRYHAUSEN WERE TOLD TO ME… (18 mins) In this interview directed by Alexandre Poncet ( Phil Tippett: Of Dreams and Monsters ), filmmaker Gilles Penso ( Ray Harryhausen - The Titan of Special Effects ) traces the first steps of the future master of animation through the evolution of his style and technique.
. TRAILER 2018
* in HD on the Blu-ray version
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING Original Version / French Version DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 • French Subtitles 1.33 format respected • Colors • Program duration: 52 mins
DVD 9 •HIGH DEFINITION MASTER• PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING Original Version / French Version Dolby Digital 1.0 • French Subtitles 1.33 format respected • 4/3 • Colors • Program duration: 50 mins