In tribute to the legacy of special effects legend Ray Harryhausen, who passed away yesterday at 92, Sony Movie Channel has updated its programming to include a Harryhausen-themed TV marathon this Saturday, May 11.
This new lineup begins with the documentary Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan at 12:45 PM ET. The creators of the documentary, which took ten years to complete and had its US premiere on SMC last month, worked closely with the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation to cover the full history of Ray's career, from his early days in Hollywood to the development of his “Dynamation” technique and concluding with his 90th birthday celebration.
The documentary is followed by three of the beloved Sinbad films which showcase Harryhausen's amazing work: The 7th Voyage of Sinbad airs at 2:30 PM, followed by The Golden Voyage of Sinbad at 4:10 PM and Sinbad And The Eye of the Tiger at 6:10 PM (all times Eastern).
Sony Movie Channel's website is also hosting an interactive web experience showcasing Harryhausen’s creations and techniques, and other original web content. SMC subscribers can watch the documentary online through May 31st at the same site.