The 3 Worlds of Gulliver

The 3 Worlds of Gulliver

Director: Jack Sher Cast: Kerwin Mathews, Jo Morrow, June Thorburn

DVD (Pan & Scan)


The Three Worlds of Gulliver is perhaps the least known of the Charles H. Schneer-Ray Harryhausen collaborations of the 1960s, perhaps because it was withdrawn from circulation so soon after its initial release. Kerwin Mathews, star of the Schneer-Harryhausen classic Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (1957), stars as Jonathan Swift's globetrotting adventurer Lemuel Gulliver. The first "world" is Lilliput, populated with teeny-tiny people who are about to go to war because they can't agree over which end of an egg to crack. Gulliver's second stop is Brobdignag, where our hero is surrounded by giants. The third world is England, where Gulliver is thrown into a lunatic asylum when he tries to relate his astonishing adventures. Jo Morrow plays the thoroughly dispensable love interest. The script, by director Jack Sher and Arthur Ross, manages to retain a great deal of Swift's trenchant satire without detracting from the film's "fun for all ages" entertainment value. As always, Harryhausen's Dynamation special effects are superb. A lilting, semihumorous musical score by Bernard Herrmann is the icing on this cinematic cake.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/16/2002
UPC: 0043396059207
Original Release: 1960
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sound: [Dolby Digital]
Time: 1:39:00

Special Features

Digitally mastered audio and video; Remastered in high definition; Full-screen presentation; Audio: English, Spanish; Subtitles: English, French; "This Is Dynamation" featurette; "The Harryhausen Chronicles" featurette; "The Making of The 3 Worlds of Gulliver"; Theatrical trailers; Filmographies; Production notes; Interactive menus; Scene selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kerwin Mathews Dr. Lemuel Gulliver
Jo Morrow Gwendolyn
June Thorburn Elizabeth
Lee Patterson Reidresal
Gregoire Aslan King Brobdingnag
Charles Lloyd Pack Makovan
Martin Benson Flimnap
Mary Ellis Queen Brobdingnag
Basil Sydney Emperor of Lilliput
Peter Bull Lord Bermogg
Sherry Alberoni Glumdalclitch
Marian Spencer Empress of Lilliput

Technical Credits
Jack Sher Director,Screenwriter
Eleanor Abbey Costumes/Costume Designer
Derek Barrington Art Director
Wilkie Cooper Cinematographer
George Duning Songwriter
Ray Harryhausen Special Effects
Bernard Herrmann Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Peter Kanter Production Designer
Ray Poulton Editor
Arthur A. Ross Screenwriter
Charles H. Schneer Producer
Ned Washington Songwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [1:55]
2. Wapping, England 1699 [5:58]
3. Storm at Sea [1:30]
4. Lilliput [3:01]
5. Gulliver, All Tied Up [2:37]
6. The Emperor [4:48]
7. Feeding a Giant [1:31]
8. Clearing a Forest [1:50]
9. Fishing [1:51]
10. The Oath of Loyalty [4:56]
11. Breaking Eggs [3:06]
12. "Let the Contest Begin!" [3:24]
13. Under Arrest for Treason [6:13]
14. Stealing Their Navy [2:54]
15. The Lilliputian Order [4:49]
16. Putting out a Fire [3:12]
17. Brobdingnag [3:25]
18. Glumdalclitch's Reward [2:47]
19. In the Dollhouse [3:50]
20. Pronounced Man & Wife [3:54]
21. The Squirrel's Burrow [2:23]
22. Chess Game [5:18]
23. Curing the Queen [3:34]
24. Makovan's Laboratory [3:37]
25. Turning Red [3:10]
26. Witch Trial [2:30]
27. How to Destroy a Witch [2:32]
28. Saving the Gullivers [7:46]

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