The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad 1973

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In order to restore the deposed Vizier (Douglas Wilmer) to his throne, Sinbad (John Phillip Law) sets sail for the island of Lemuria on a quest for the Golden Crown. Obstacles in his path include villainous magician Koura (Tom Baker) and a host of monsters, including centaurs, griffins and living statues.

Starring:
John Philip Law, Caroline Munro
Runtime:
1 hour 44 minutes

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The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Action & Adventure
Director Gordon Hessler
Starring John Philip Law, Caroline Munro
Supporting actors Tom Baker, John Garfield
Studio Sony Pictures International
BBFC rating Universal, suitable for all
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By "mayfly20" on 21 Aug 2002
Format: DVD
Captain Sinbad's death-defying battles with stop-motion monsters began with 'The 7th Voyage of Sinbad', in which he fights against mad magicians and giant, cuddly cyclopses.
The adventure must have really done him in, because he took some time off, leaving Jason and the Argonauts to hold the baton for a while, fighting hideous harpies and very cleverly animated skeletons.
Now though, Sinbad has recovered, and he's ready to crack himself some stop-motion skull!
'The Golden Voyage of Sinbad' is every bit as fun and entertaining as 'The 7th Voyage of Sinbad' or 'Jason and the Argonauts'. One cannot of course, talk about these films for very long, without mentioning the incredible visual effects from the monster-meister himself; Ray Harryhausen!
This film features some really amazing work, the most note-worthy being, in my opinion, the six-armed statue which is bought to life for a deadly sword-fight with Captain Sinbad. Six arms - talk about harsh!
Some people may laugh at the slightly dated look of the effects nowerdays, but one must bare in mind that computer generated monstrosities were still a long way off into the future when this was made. With this in mind, I cannot help but marvel at the time and patience that must have gone into the making and animation of the monsters and other effects in this film.
'The Golden Voyage of Sinbad' features a new actor to play the intrepid hero - in the form of John Phillip Law. He is pitted against an evil magician (yes, another one!), who is played by Tom Baker. Tom Baker is of course, probably most famous for playing the mysterious Time-Lord in the BBC TV series; 'Doctor Who'. Tom Baker makes a great evil magician with his rolling voice, and his mad, staring eyes!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Darth Maciek TOP 500 REVIEWER on 10 Oct 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Here is a little, smart and funny fantasy movie, inspired by the classic Arabian tale of Sinbad the Sailor.

It has no other pretentions that to give you nice relax time with a story of a hero, a villain (and he is a real piece of art, this particular villain), some (really nasty) monsters, a (quite smart) riddle, a perilous journey, a secret island and a hot (really hot) chick in slave outfit. This is a movie you can watch alone or with your date and with your kids as well, providing there are seven years old or more.

Special effects by Ray Harryhausen are still working well and the monsters are more credible than not - after all it is not a hasard that in "Monsters, Inc" Pixar bowed to his talent by naming the most famous restaurant in monster's world "Harryhausen's". The bad guy (warlock prince Koura) is REALLY bad, Sinbad is quite likeable and the usual hot chick in slave outfit is VERY watchable.

The final sword fight is quite smart and unique - because one of the fighters progressively becomes invisible... quite a nice idea. And the way the final duel ends is quite a smart surprise, even for the most hardened fan of fantasy movies. You will also probably like the goddess Kali doing a short apparition as a showgirl... well, she couldn't help it, she was stoned. You will understand this joke better in the middle of the movie.

All in all, it is a little pleasure for a relaxing evening, with popcorn, beer - and if possible, a hot chick in slave outfit on your side.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By J. Groom on 18 Dec 2005
Format: DVD
Its hard to believe that this film was made nearly 20 years after the 7th Voyage of Sinbad - it looks prety much exactly the same. I guess that technology just didn't advance so quickly back in those days without the aid of computers. The formula is bascially the same: Sinbad + evil magician + royalty in need of aid + beautiful women + stop motion monsters = adventure.
The main advances between the two sinbad films is in the script. Its a little more contemporary and genuinely humuorous in places, Sinbad himself is a little more Arabian flavoured than the clean cut Sinbad of 7th Voyage, and Tom Baker makes a great evil wizard whose dark arts visibly age him as the film progresses lending a slightly darker feel to the film.
The thing that lets the film down really is the monsters. Always the main focus of these films, if you don't have decent monsters then you lose a lot of the feel of danger and adventure. The animation is up to Harryhausens usual standards, but a couple of animated statues, a one-eyed centaur and a ragged looking griffon that lasts only a few minutes just don't make for good action. Certainly the six-armed sword wielding statue is masterfully animated and easily the high point of the film action wise, but there is nothing to match the Cyclops or the Dragon from 7th Voyage, in terms of a monster that has character and actually feels threatening and exciting.
Still its worth having for fans of the genre and a good one to watch now and again.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Oct 2004
Format: DVD
A fierce goddess with many arms, a one eyed horseman determined to steal the woman he loves and a ship full of delightful rogues, Sinbad has never looked quite so delicious! Baring his chest for all womankind, John Philip Law sets sail on the high seas to beat the evil magician in a race against good vs evil. The side-dish is a scrumpy little slave girl with a chest worthy of a wonder-bra add. The accents are workable and really you have to watch this film with a bottle of wine and a willingness to put up with a lot of playdo, but it was very entertaining and we had a good time watching this movie. Sinbad we love you!
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