FIRST MEN IN THE MOON
1964, Sony Repertory, 103 min, UK, Dir: Nathan Juran

In director Nathan Juran’s extremely entertaining adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novel, turn-of-the-century British inventor Lionel Jeffries enlists Edward Judd and fiancée Martha Hyer in his scheme to reach the moon. Once the trio hits the lunar landscape, they’re captured by a weird subterranean insect race, and we’re treated to some of Ray Harryhausen’s most enjoyable special effects.


THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD
1958, Sony Repertory, 88 min, USA, Dir: Nathan Juran

Director Nathan Juran’s marvelous fantasy follows the adventures of Sinbad (Kerwin Matthews) as he battles a phenomenal gallery of Ray Harryhausen-created monsters, including the giant Cyclops, two-headed birds, dragons and sword-fighting skeletons, all to save beautiful princess Kathryn Grant. Featuring one of composer Bernard Herrmann’s most memorable scores.


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