The remarkable career of the movie industry’s most admired and influential special effects auteur, the legendary British Ray Harryhausen, is the subject of Gilles Penso’s Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011). To commemorate the DVD and Blu-ray release of this definitive and critically acclaimed documentary on 4 March, which features an extensive range of special features, we have been provided with THREE Blu-ray copies of the film to offer to our creature feature-loving readers. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Leaving no doubt as to Harryhausen’s seminal influence on modern-day special effects, Penso’s documentary features enlightening and entertaining interviews with the man himself, Randy Cook, Peter Jackson, Nick Park, Phil Tippet, Terry Gilliam, Dennis Muren, John Landis, Guillermo Del Toro, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg and many more. These filmmakers pay tribute to the father of stop motion animation and films such as The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, It Came from Beneath the Sea, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Mysterious Island, Jason and the Argonauts and The Golden Voyage of Sinbad – the films that enthralled them as children and inspired them to become filmmakers in their own right.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE Blu-ray copies of Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan, just answer the following simple question:

What was the name of the valley that Harryhausen’s Allosaurus stalked in Jim O’Connolly’s 1969 film.

a) Ganges
b) Ganja

c) Gwangi

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Harryhausen’), answer and postal address.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan is available to own on DVD and Blu-ray from 11 March, courtesy of  Arrow Films.

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 14 March, 2013.

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