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on 18 February 2018
‘The Golden Voyage of Sinbad’ (from 1974) is, for me, Ray Harryhausen’s second best movie (next to ‘Jason and the Argonauts’) - more austere than ‘Seventh Voyage’, and superior to ‘Eye of the Tiger’. As Sinbad says, early on in the story: “Every voyage has its own flavour.”
It’s certainly the most opulent of Harryhausen’s fifteen films, with fabulous production design (Angkor-inspired temples and shrines), atmospheric sets, and great locations (Madrid and Majorca) - all seen in fine widescreen. There’s a nice exotic score too, by Miklos Rozsa.

The best stop-motion sequences include those with the six-armed statue of Kali, the creepy creaky figurehead siren, and the brilliantly-animated bat-winged homunculus, reminiscent of the Ymir from ’20 Million Miles to Earth’. (Harryhausen did admit to a little historical inaccuracy for the siren, as Arabian ships never had figureheads.)

‘Golden Voyage’ stars John Phillip Law as a serious, convincing Sinbad, Martin Shaw as his right-hand man Rachid, plus the luscious Caroline Munro as ‘Marabian maiden’ Margiana. Tom Baker too brings sinister gravitas to the role of sorcerer Koura.

DVD extras include a few vintage posters, a few pointless trailers, and twenty minutes of Harryhausen discussing the effects in three of his films: ‘Mysterious Island’, ‘Three Worlds of Gulliver’ and ‘Earth vs the Flying Saucers.’
And should one want to watch 'Golden Voyage' in another language, there are dubbed French, German, Spanish and Italian soundtracks (!)
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on 8 January 2018
A GOOD ADVENTURE WITH GOOD MONSTERS AND VILLAIN AND A LOVELY LOOKING LADY TO BOOT.
SPECIAL EFFECTS MAY BE BETTER TODAY BUT THE MONSTERS SEEM TO LOSE SOMETHING WITH ALL THE CGI.
SURE SMALL KIDS AND BIG ONES WILL ENJOY.
TOM BAKER AND MARTIN SHAW ADD SOME ACTING CLASS.
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on 5 November 2013
Sinbad’s love of shiny trinkets and curvy women land him in hot water once again.
There’s also an evil magician to contend with (Tom Baker).
Despite having a new actor in the role of Sinbad (John Phillip Law), a new director (Gordon Hessler), and a new composer (Miklós Rózsa) this 2nd adventure is unmistakably Sinbad-ish. The colourful Arabian imagery, the theatrics, the derring-do of the characters and the amazing stop-motion creatures of Ray Harryhausen mean it’s faithful to the previous film in every way.
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on 10 December 2017
Masterful Ray Harryhausen stop motion, Caroline Munro's epic cleavage and the role that earned Tom Baker his time as Doctor Who. Plus, John Phillip Law is by far the best actor to take on the Sinbad role. Classic.
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on 10 May 2018
Good service came quick and the description was good I would recommend it
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on 27 August 2017
Pure escapism brilliant for it's time
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on 14 May 2016
Remember seeing these classics on a Sunday Afternoon... great to share them with the children now
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on 3 December 2017
good
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on 8 November 2017
I love all the Sinbad Films but " The Golden Voyage of Sinbad" is the best one.
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on 18 September 2017
Good film
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