Limited edition reprint.
Take an unforgettable trip into the world of Greek mythology with the Jason and the Argonauts 1963 Ultimate Guide – a vibrant celebration of a truly immortal motion picture. This glorious magazine guide takes you to the heart of the legend, but while Jason and his crew seek the Golden Fleece, you’ll discover a treasure vault’s worth of beautiful imagery and facts about a beloved and enduring classic.
In the years since its 1963 release, Jason and the Argonauts has become a benchmark in the fantasy genre. The combination of sweeping drama and fantastical action took mythic storytelling to new heights, thanks in no small part to the stop-motion effects which – even after all this time – never fail to send jaws dropping. The Ultimate Guide to Jason and the Argonauts is the perfect companion to your next voyage on the Argo, guiding you through the movie’s origins and production with a dynamic collection of imagery and information, all presented in the inimitable Classic Monsters style to give you a nostalgic experience like nothing else.
Rich full colour printing throughout makes this Jason and the Argonauts magazine guide a feast for the eyes, with even black and white stills bursting with depth and detail. Every piece of artwork is carefully restored to draw you into the movie’s vivid world and its creative take on Greek mythology. Presented in A4 format (210mm x 297mm), it’s printed and finished to the highest standards, making it an indispensable part of your fantasy and horror movie magazine collection.
An abundance of information makes for an absorbing reading experience; as well as plentiful glorious stills, this Jason and the Argonauts magazine guide is packed with details on how the film took shape. You’ll find that its origins in Apollonius Rhodius’ epic poem of the third century BC are just one aspect of a movie whose many set-pieces have become archetypes of the genre. You’ll rediscover the story’s intriguing journey to the screen, as we celebrate the artistry of an unforgettable cinematic experience. Its timeless story of heroism and betrayal makes this a movie for all time, its sublime combination of inspiring storytelling and technical wizardry creating a uniquely wondrous experience: this Jason and the Argonauts magazine celebrates the movie’s power and legacy, and is sure to inspire a fresh viewing.
While you browse this luxurious Jason and the Argonauts magazine guide, you’ll find yourself back in the midst of the action, dodging harpies and battling skeletons. Key to the movie’s success is the extensive cast, all of whom capture the sense of majesty and wonder that pervades the story as we accompany the Argonauts on their quest, and you’ll find this Jason and the Argonauts guide is an ideal way to learn more about them. From stars Todd Armstrong and Nancy Kovack, forever synonymous with the roles of Jason and Medea respectively, to the likes of Honor Blackman, Niall MacGinnis and Michael Gwynn, a wealth of informative biographies explores the lives and careers of the performers who embodied the characters of classical myth.
Of course, this Jason and the Argonauts Ultimate Guide also includes biographies of the skilled artists who worked behind the camera and behind the scenes; you’ll gain a new appreciation for the collaborative magic that made its way to the screen and has captivated audiences ever since. From director Don Chaffey through to composer Bernard Herrmann and stop-motion maestro Ray Harryhausen, who provided so many of the film’s most spectacular moments, the Jason and the Argonauts Ultimate Guide celebrates the many kinds of creativity and expertise that went into the project.
The sun is beating down as we make our way towards a showdown with that nefarious hydra, and it’s time for a little relaxation. Those clashing rocks are making a lot of noise – honestly, can’t someone stop them smashing together? – so find yourself a comfortable spot aboard the Argo and dive into this guide to Jason and the Argonauts. It’s the only thing that can appease the gods…
- 36 pages
- Full colour throughout
- Luxury gloss laminated cover