Jack the Giant Killer

Jack the Giant Killer

Director: Nathan Juran Cast: Kerwin Mathews, Judi Meredith, Torin Thatcher

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Nathan Juran, director of The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, tries to make the magic happen again on a much more attenuated budget in Jack the Giant Killer. Torin Thatcher, another Sinbad alumnus, plays a wicked wizard who kidnaps toothsome-princess Judi Meredith. Kerwin Mathews, still another veteran of Sinbad, plays Jack, who rescues Meredith and promises to escort her to safety. Stop-motion animator Jim Danforth creates several fire-breathing perils along the same lines as Ray Harryhausen's special effects in Sinbad; happily, Danforth emulates the Harryhausen style without stooping to imitation. Prominent among the supporting actors is Don Beddoe as an impish genie. In the recently reissued prints of Jack the Giant Killer, most of the original voices have been dubbed over, and incongruous musical numbers added.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/12/2018
UPC: 0738329224363
Original Release: 1962
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 3:05:00
Sales rank: 46,669

Special Features

Original 94-minute cut and the re-envisioned 91 -minute musical version; Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas (Original Cut); Original Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kerwin Mathews Jack
Judi Meredith Princess Elaine
Torin Thatcher Pendragon
Don Beddoe Imp in Bottle
Walter Burke Garna
Robert Gist Capt. McFadden
Barry Kelley Sigurd
Anna Lee Lady Constance
Dayton Lummis King Mark
Ken Mayer Boatswain
Roger Mobley Peter
Tudor Owen Chancellor
Helen Wallace Jack's Mother

Technical Credits
Nathan Juran Director,Screenwriter
Howard A. Anderson Special Effects
David Berman Costumes/Costume Designer
Edward Boyle Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Fernando Carrere Art Director
Jim Danforth Special Effects
Charles Gemora Makeup
John Gregory Choreography
Orville H. Hampton Screenwriter
David S. Horsley Cinematographer
Frank McCoy Art Director
David Pal Special Effects
Paul Sawtell Score Composer
Bert Shefter Score Composer
Edward Small Producer
Grant Whytock Editor

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Jack the Giant Killer 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
daisyanna More than 1 year ago
When the movie first came out in theaters in 1962, I went and watched it over and over while it was playing in my hometown. I was 9 years old. Those were the days when parents sent their kids to the downtown Rialto theater to stay and watch movies all afternoon Great summer escape and great babysitting for the parents. This movie is truly a classic in its own way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been crazy about this movie while I was a kid in 1962 in Hong Kong. Kerwin Mathews was a hero in this movie. I have loved this movie very much I have watched it over and over for 20 times ever since I bought this VHS copy in 1992.