Phil Tippett

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Return of the Jedi (1983)

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Luke Skywalker leads a mission to rescue his friend Han Solo from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt, while the Emperor seeks to destroy the Rebellion once and for all with a second dreaded Death Star.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Marquand
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Billy Dee Williams

Luke Skywalker leads a mission to rescue his friend Han Solo from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt, while the Emperor seeks to destroy the Rebellion once and for all with a second dreaded Death Star.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Marquand
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Billy Dee Williams

Star Wars (1977)

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Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Peter Cushing

Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Peter Cushing

Piranha (1978)

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Heather Menzies  •  Kevin McCarthy  •  Dick Miller  •  Keenan Wynn

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Heather Menzies  •  Kevin McCarthy  •  Dick Miller  •  Keenan Wynn

Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004)

In the sequel to Paul Verhoeven's loved/reviled sci-fi film, a group of troopers taking refuge in an abandoned outpost after fighting alien bugs, failing to realize that more danger lays in wait.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Tippett
CAST:  Billy Brown  •  Richard Burgi  •  Kelly Carlson  •  Cy Carter

In the sequel to Paul Verhoeven's loved/reviled sci-fi film, a group of troopers taking refuge in an abandoned outpost after fighting alien bugs, failing to realize that more danger lays in wait.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Tippett
CAST:  Billy Brown  •  Richard Burgi  •  Kelly Carlson  •  Cy Carter

Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy (2004)

From the earliest versions of the script to the blockbuster debuts, explore the creation of the Star Wars Trilogy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Burns  •  Edith Becker
CAST:  Robert Clotworthy  •  Kenny Baker  •  Jim Bloom  •  Leo Braudy

From the earliest versions of the script to the blockbuster debuts, explore the creation of the Star Wars Trilogy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Burns  •  Edith Becker
CAST:  Robert Clotworthy  •  Kenny Baker  •  Jim Bloom  •  Leo Braudy

RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World' (2005)

An in-depth look at the genesis, production, and legacy of the 1933 production “King Kong,” one of the most influential films ever made.  (more)

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CAST:  Sam Fontana  •  Phil Tippett  •  Rick Baker  •  Joe Dante

An in-depth look at the genesis, production, and legacy of the 1933 production “King Kong,” one of the most influential films ever made.  (more)

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CAST:  Sam Fontana  •  Phil Tippett  •  Rick Baker  •  Joe Dante

MutantLand (2010)

As the sun goes down in the dark and terrifying Mutantland, hunters are lured into a forbidden zone in their quest for food only to find themselves candidates for the main course.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Tippett
CAST:  William Groebe

As the sun goes down in the dark and terrifying Mutantland, hunters are lured into a forbidden zone in their quest for food only to find themselves candidates for the main course.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Tippett
CAST:  William Groebe

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)

There’s only one person who so accurately personifies movie magic in the history of film, and that man is special effects maestro Ray Harryhausen. Focusing on the man behind the landmark effects on films like Clash Of The Titans, One Million Years B.C., Jason And ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gilles Penso
CAST:  Ray Harryhausen  •  Peter Jackson  •  Steven Spielberg  •  Tim Burton

There’s only one person who so accurately personifies movie magic in the history of film, and that man is special effects maestro Ray Harryhausen. Focusing on the man behind the landmark effects on films like Clash Of The Titans, One Million Years B.C., Jason And ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gilles Penso
CAST:  Ray Harryhausen  •  Peter Jackson  •  Steven Spielberg  •  Tim Burton

The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)

Legendary all-stars of cinema bring to life the evolution of science-fiction and special effects films from the wild and funny days of B-movies to blockbusters that have captured the world's imagination. This is the story of the Sci-Fi Boys, who started out as kids ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Davids
CAST:  Peter Jackson  •  Ray Harryhausen  •  Leonard Maltin  •  Forrest J. Ackerman

Legendary all-stars of cinema bring to life the evolution of science-fiction and special effects films from the wild and funny days of B-movies to blockbusters that have captured the world's imagination. This is the story of the Sci-Fi Boys, who started out as kids ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Davids
CAST:  Peter Jackson  •  Ray Harryhausen  •  Leonard Maltin  •  Forrest J. Ackerman

Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey (2016)

An inside look at the making of the movie Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), featuring footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Daisy Ridley  •  John Boyega  •  Harrison Ford  •  Mark Hamill

An inside look at the making of the movie Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), featuring footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Daisy Ridley  •  John Boyega  •  Harrison Ford  •  Mark Hamill

American Scary (2006)

A fond remembrance of and tribute to the uniquely American institution of the horror movie host.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John E. Hudgens
CAST:  Forrest J. Ackerman  •  Douglas Agosti  •  Ernie Anderson  •  Curtis Armstrong

A fond remembrance of and tribute to the uniquely American institution of the horror movie host.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John E. Hudgens
CAST:  Forrest J. Ackerman  •  Douglas Agosti  •  Ernie Anderson  •  Curtis Armstrong

From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi' : The Making of a Saga (1983)

From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga is a 1983 television documentary special that originally aired on PBS. It is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the original Star Wars trilogy, with particular emphasis on the final film, Return of the Jedi. ...  (more)

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CAST:  George Lucas  •  Mark Hamill  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Harrison Ford

From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga is a 1983 television documentary special that originally aired on PBS. It is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the original Star Wars trilogy, with particular emphasis on the final film, Return of the Jedi. ...  (more)

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CAST:  George Lucas  •  Mark Hamill  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Harrison Ford

Prehistoric Beast (1985)

In a dense forest, a monoceratops-type plant-eating dinosaur is stalked by a carnivorous Tyrannosaurus rex.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Tippett
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In a dense forest, a monoceratops-type plant-eating dinosaur is stalked by a carnivorous Tyrannosaurus rex.  (more)

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Mad God: Part 1 (2014)

Mad God is a fully practical stop-motion film set in a Miltonesque world of monsters, mad scientists, and war pigs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Tippett
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Mad God is a fully practical stop-motion film set in a Miltonesque world of monsters, mad scientists, and war pigs.  (more)

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Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi (1983)

Go behind the scenes — and into the costumes — as production footage from Return of the Jedi is interspersed with vintage monster movie clips in this in-depth exploration of the painstaking techniques utilized by George Lucas to create the classic creatures and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Guenette
CAST:  Carrie Fisher  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Kenny Baker  •  David Alan Barclay

Go behind the scenes — and into the costumes — as production footage from Return of the Jedi is interspersed with vintage monster movie clips in this in-depth exploration of the painstaking techniques utilized by George Lucas to create the classic creatures and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Guenette
CAST:  Carrie Fisher  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Kenny Baker  •  David Alan Barclay

Mad God: Part 2 (2016)

Part 2 of Animation Legend Phil Tippett's apocalyptic stop-motion descent into the bowels of the unconscious  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Tippett
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Part 2 of Animation Legend Phil Tippett's apocalyptic stop-motion descent into the bowels of the unconscious  (more)

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My Life In Monsters (2015)

Phil Tippett is the Oscar-winning stop-motion animator and designer behind some of the greatest fantasy creatures and sci-fi set pieces in cinema history. From his humble beginnings as an alien patron in the iconic Cantina sequence from 'Star Wars: A New Hope', to ...  (more)

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CAST:  Phil Tippett

Phil Tippett is the Oscar-winning stop-motion animator and designer behind some of the greatest fantasy creatures and sci-fi set pieces in cinema history. From his humble beginnings as an alien patron in the iconic Cantina sequence from 'Star Wars: A New Hope', to ...  (more)

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CAST:  Phil Tippett

Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex (2015)

The Frankenstein Complex takes a historical as well as a creative perspective, with a mix of fascinating scenes behind the camera, film clips, and dozens of interviews with all the big names in the industry. In addition to the many wonderful anecdotes, the film ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gilles Penso  •  Alexandre Poncet
CAST:  Rick Baker  •  Joe Dante  •  Guillermo del Toro  •  Phil Tippett

The Frankenstein Complex takes a historical as well as a creative perspective, with a mix of fascinating scenes behind the camera, film clips, and dozens of interviews with all the big names in the industry. In addition to the many wonderful anecdotes, the film ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gilles Penso  •  Alexandre Poncet
CAST:  Rick Baker  •  Joe Dante  •  Guillermo del Toro  •  Phil Tippett

Mad God: Part 3 (2018)

The third part of Phil Tippett's Mad God, a fully practical stop-motion film set in a Miltonesque world of monsters and mad scientists.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Tippett
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The third part of Phil Tippett's Mad God, a fully practical stop-motion film set in a Miltonesque world of monsters and mad scientists.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Tippett
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Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters (2019)

An in-depth, sad, and beautiful documentary about the stop motion and VFX artist Phil Tippett, a man who changed the landscape of visual effects in film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gilles Penso  •  Alexandre Poncet
CAST:  Paul Verhoeven  •  Joe Dante  •  Phil Tippett  •  Jon Berg

An in-depth, sad, and beautiful documentary about the stop motion and VFX artist Phil Tippett, a man who changed the landscape of visual effects in film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gilles Penso  •  Alexandre Poncet
CAST:  Paul Verhoeven  •  Joe Dante  •  Phil Tippett  •  Jon Berg
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