The Saga of Jack the Giant Killer

Exploring the ancient tale of a legendary hero - Jack the Giant Killer! Tales about the plucky farmlad turned monster slayer have been told for for at least three centuries, and in this podcast series we delve in the history and origins of these fantastic adventures, uncovering and unravelling the various legends and folk tales within them, and looking at modern day screen treatmetns of the stories.

JACK THE GIANT KILLER
Hear the saga of a mighty hero from the days of Arthurian legend - the farm boy turned monster slayer, Jack the Giant Killer! As retold by folklorist Joseph Jacobs in his classic volume English Fairy Tales (1890).

THE SAGA OF JACK THE GIANT KILLER Part I
In the first episode of a new podcast series, we look at the old tale of Jack the Giant Killer and trace its origins through history and folklore.

THE SAGA OF JACK THE GIANT KILLER Part II
In the second episode of our series on Jack the Giant Killer we discover the various legends and old stories than underpin the saga, a journey in which we will encounter the likes of King Arthur, Bluebeard, and Perseus.

THE SAGA OF JACK THE GIANT KILLER Part III
In this episode we look at various screen versions of the Jack the Giant Killer stories, examining various animated shorts, before comparing Bryan Singer's big budget with its mockbuster little brother from The Asylum, Jack the Giant Killer, which went head-to-head in 2013!

THE SAGA OF JACK THE GIANT KILLER Part IV
In this episode we look at the 1962 movie version of Jack the Giant Killer, a film that bizarrely exists in to two parallel versions - one a much loved fantasy film featuring creature FX magic from Jim Danforth, while the other is one of the strangest musicals ever made!

JACK THE GIANT KILLER (1962)
In this podcast we go back to 1962 for a classic fantasy adventure Jack the Giant Killer! A magical tale based on British folklore starring Kerwin Matthews and Torin Thatcher, directed Nathan Juran, and with creature FX by Jim Danforth

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