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on 22 July 2016
Was sold as pre-owned but was in a sealed wrapper and disk was new which considering the price paid was a nice surprise.
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on 17 October 2016
Great movie, Great transfer blu ray and lot better over UK DVD!
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on 20 June 2017
all okay
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on 23 November 2013
A classic fantasy movie looking and sounding good on blu. Heres hoping that the others in the series are released.
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on 10 March 2017
Great film, doesn't jump or skip like some dvds do
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 11 August 2011
Captain Sindbad and his crew land on the island Colossa and come under attack from a Cyclops. Aided by the magician Sokurah and his magic lamp, they manage to escape back on board with their lives intact . However, the lamp which contains a helpful genie, is left behind in the Cyclops' hands. Once back in Bagdad, Sokurah sets about getting a crew together to reclaim the lamp off Colossa, but the chiefs of Bagdad refuse to sanction such action. After failing to impress all with his magic tricks, Sokurah shrinks the princess to the size of a hand, then craftily offers to restore the princess to normal the next day. Only trouble being that the ingredients needed for the cure are of course on Colossa. So Sinbad and his men, and the dastardly magician, set sail for an adventure that is fraught with danger......

Stop-motion maestro Ray Harryhausen, for his first film in colour, delves into the mythical legend of Sinbad The Sailor. Thus, along with director Nathan Juran, putting life into the Sinbad legacy that had been viewed as a no go area after luke warm responses to prior attempts at the legend. Tho not adhering to the Persian source fable, the 7th voyage was nothing like this one and The Rocs for instance actually appear in the 5th voyage fable, Juran and Harryhausen turn the merchant seaman of the origin into a dashing hero figure. Someone that children and adults of both sexes can easily get on side with.

Visually it's a treat, admire as Sinbad {in the form of a handsome sword swashing Kerwin Matthews} does battle with Cyclops', Rocs and a Harryhausen calling card, the Skeleton. Throw in a fire breathing Dragon, a genie of the lamp, a pretty princess {Kathryn Grant} and a devilishly creepy magician villain {the always great value Torin Thatcher} and the result is unadulterated joy. Some churlish folk will point to being able to see the lines between the real footage and Harryhausen's marvellous creatures. Quite frankly those people should be rounded up and sent to live on Colossa with all the other monsters. For to not appreciate the craft and genius on offer here is as sad as it is foolish. And with master composer Bernard Herrmann laying a brisk mystical flecked score over procedings, it's a treat for the ears as well. This is brilliant considering the budget afforded it, and it's now, along with the two sequels that followed it, still being enjoyed by those of us who remember before computers controlled such magical things. 8/10
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 3 February 2014
Captain Sindbad and his crew land on the island Colossa and come under attack from a Cyclops. Aided by the magician Sokurah and his magic lamp, they manage to escape back on board with their lives intact. However, the lamp which contains a helpful genie, is left behind in the Cyclops' hands. Once back in Bagdad, Sokurah sets about getting a crew together to reclaim the lamp off of Colossa, but the chiefs of Bagdad refuse to sanction such action. After failing to impress all with his magic tricks, Sokurah shrinks the princess of Bagdad to the size of a hand, then craftily offers to restore the princess to normal the next day. Only trouble being that the ingredients needed for the cure are of course on Colossa. So Sinbad and his men, and the dastardly magician, set sail for an adventure that is fraught with danger...

Stop-motion maestro Ray Harryhausen, for his first film in colour, delves into the mythical legend of Sinbad The Sailor. Thus, along with director Nathan Juran, putting life into the Sinbad legacy that had been viewed as a no go area after less than favourable responses to prior attempts at the legend. Though not adhering to the Persian fable source, the 7th Voyage was nothing like this one and The Rocs for instance actually appear in the 5th voyage fable, Juran and Harryhausen turn the merchant seaman of the origin into a dashing hero figure. Someone that children and adults of both sexes can easily get on side with.

Visually it's a treat, admire as Sinbad (in the form of a handsome sword swashing Kerwin Matthews) does battle with Cyclops', Rocs and a Harryhausen calling card, the Skeleton. Throw in a fire breathing Dragon, a genie of the lamp, a pretty princess (Kathryn Grant) and a devilishly creepy magician villain (the always great value Torin Thatcher) and the result is unadulterated joy. Some churlish folk will point to being able to see the lines between the real footage and Harryhausen's marvellous creatures. Quite frankly those people should be rounded up and sent to live on Colossa with all the other monsters. For to not appreciate the craft and genius on offer here is as sad as it is foolish. And with master composer Bernard Herrmann laying a brisk mystical flecked score over proceedings, it's a treat for the ears as well.

This is brilliant considering the budget afforded it, and it's now, along with the two sequels that followed it, still being enjoyed by those of us who remember before computers controlled such magical things. 8/10
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This film is just great fun to watch. It was the first appearance of Dynamation, Ray Harryhausens special brand of stop-motion animation, and it was in colour. For this alone it is worth buying. However, if you are a budding animator then this DVD is an absolutely essential purchase. The extra features will teach you more about the art and techniques of animation then practically any other DVD on the market. The disk is full of features on Ray Harryhausen's work from his first dinosaur animation made in his garage at home to his masterpiece 'Jason and the Argonauts' with insights into how and why he did things.
It is amazing to think that modern films have huge teams of animators to produce their creatures and effects. This film had a team of one : Ray Harryhausen. Enjoy !
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on 27 January 2017
good movie.
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on 8 February 2017
Love this movie! Thanks
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