Monday, October 26, 2009

If I Had A Million Dollars

If I could marry a blog it would be Super Punch. They just GET me like no other blog does. How else would I have heard about the sale of this item on Ebay. Its the masthead that comes to life in one of my all time favorite movies 'The Golden Voyage of Sinbad'. Fantasy films don't get much better than this one bitches. In my opinion its Ray Harryhausen at the peak of his brilliance. If you have never seen it gather up the kids and the pets and give some love to this fantastic film. The current bid is 20,000 dollars. You can follow the auction here.

"The original stop-motion movie monster appeared in the 1974 film 'The Golden Voyage of Sinbad,' and was created by Ray Harryhausen, who inspired a generation of filmmakers and special effects wizards.

After being brought to life by the villainous wizard Koura, this 8 foot tall, wooden femme fatale causes general mayham, smashing Sinbad's ship, killing a crew member, and making off with charts vital to his voyage.

Cast in rubber from the same mold in which the original model was made, and hand painted by Ray Harryhausen, it was given to the current owner as a gift on his birth. It measures 14 1/4 inches high on a 1 inch high wood base (affixed there by Ray), and 9 inches across from hand to hand. It has no moving parts, and is not malleable or very flexible.

This is not a limited edition. It's the only one."

1 comment:

Artman2112 said...

i saw that in the theater on its orignal release! i was about 7 years old and i loved it then and still do. today's CGI stuff can be pretty neat but what Ray did was pure genius.
pity i dont have an extra $20K lying around *sigh*