The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

DVD - 2008
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Sinbad the sailor and his crew come upon the island of Colossa, where they meet the sorcerer Sokurah. They are attacked by a giant cyclops. Sokurah saves them from the cyclops but in doing so loses his magic lamp. Back in Baghdad, Sinbad plans to marry his beloved, the Princess Parisa. When the Caliph refuses Sokurah's entreaties to mount an expedition to return to Colossa to get his lamp, Sokurah secretly casts a spell that reduces Parisa to a few inches tall. When asked for his help, Sokurah says he needs roc egg shell to reverse the spell and so Sinbad is forced to mount a return expedition to Colossa. But once the expedition is underway, Sinbad faces the perils of a mutinous crew, Sokurah's treachery, and, once on the island, the cylops, the roc, and a dragon.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia Pictures Corp. : Distributed by Sony Picture Home Entertainment, c2008
Edition: 50th anniversary ed
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN: 9781435913585
Branch Call Number: DVD Seve


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Jul 30, 2020

Now, I would never, ever say that "The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad" (from 1958) came anywhere near to being great movie-entertainment..... But, regardless of all of its obvious faults and flaws - This vintage adventure story from yesteryear certainly did deliver some really choice moments of genuine amusement.

And, of course, the biggest appeal of "The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad" was its old-school, pre-CGI monster effects which were impressively created by stop-motion wizard, Ray Harryhausen.

Jul 29, 2020

1958's "The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad" (with its creaky pre-CGI effects) is definitely one of those Fantasy/Adventure pictures (from yesteryear) that (as an adult) you are really gonna have to be willing to cut it some slack, otherwise, (in the long run) you're probably better off passing on giving this one a view.

Clearly geared to entertaining youngsters (who have very low demands on story coherency) - I'd say that the stop-motion monster effects (created by the imitable Ray Harryhausen) were, without a doubt, the real highlight of the action in this one's story.

Sep 09, 2019

The truth is - When honestly discussing the overall merits of 1958's "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad" - You really have to be prepared to cut this vintage Fantasy/Adventure/Monster movie some serious slack in order to appreciate it as it stands.

'Cause when it comes to seeing this film's old-school visual effects (which is the whole reason for watching this picture) - It certainly doesn't take long for one to fully realize just how absolutely spoiled we all are in this day and age with the wonder and magic of CG imagery.

Anyway - If you can set your expectations back 60 years, then, yes, you are certain to get some sort of genuine entertainment-value out of "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad".

Mar 08, 2019

I was seven years old when I saw this movie with my cousins who were visiting from out-of-state at Christmastime. It was so exciting to experience it. (smile)

Sep 18, 2018

VERY GOOD 1958 Ray Harryhausen action/adventure plus film - I saw it as a pre-teen when it came out - quite fun to see it again long after.
Harryhausen's stop-motion model animation known as "Dynamation" is really happening in this film with several fine Dynamation creatures - and other effects.

Mar 28, 2018

The 41/2 stars are for the production values and the stop-motion animation (LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE CHEEKY CYCLOPES!) that, as always, Harryhausen gives an internal life and personality to (GO CYCLOPES GO! BASH THOSE FOOLS FLAT WITH THAT BIG TREE TRUNK! And enjoy your BBQ nitwit!) Unfortunately, Katherine Grant's so-so performance and the world's WORST child actor as the genie brings the whole movie down. Concentrate on Thorin Thatcher's evil wizard, concentrate on Harryhausen's genius, concentrate on Kevin Matthew's ability to do much with a stereotyped 'hero' part, CONCENTRATE ON THE EMOTING CYCLOPES (did I mention the cheeky Cyclopes?), and ENJOY! (Did I mention the four-armed snake woman? She's almost as much fun as the Skeleton/Sinbad duel (three cheers for Kevin Matthew's skill),and the Cyclopes (did I mention him yet?)

Jan 03, 2017

Shot in the then-dazzling film-process called "Dynarama" - I remember, as a wide-eyed kid of 10, being absolutely struck with total awe while watching this cheesy Fantasy/Adventure picture from yesteryear.

With its introduction of several delightfully monstrous, stop-motion creations by effects-man, Ray Harryhausen (including a ferocious, one-horned Cyclops - Wow!) - This pre-CGI film was a child's most spectacularly exciting nightmare-thrill come true on screen.

But, alas - (As one might expect) - Time (yes-unforgivable time) has not been at all kind to this 1958 Sinbad, the Sailor, production. No. It hasn't.

Remembering my excitement as a fascinated child - I honestly did try to cut this 60-year-old relic some nostalgic slack - But, unfortunately - As a jaded viewer of today - I could only grade Sinbad's 7th Voyage with just an "average" 2.5-star rating..... (*Watch exciting movie-trailer*)

Jan 06, 2015

High camp as far as the plot and dialogue, but Ray Harryhausen's pre-CGI special effects are a marvel. The fighting skeletons amazed audiences of the time and represent a milestone in technological magic.

Nov 07, 2014

For the time, awesome special effects! Still cool in my opinion. The battle scene with the cyclops and the dragon - epic!

Jul 08, 2014

If you love animation you must see this movie. Inspired by King Kong, Ray Harryhausen is the genius who brought to life the stop motion creatures in this movie. He in turn inspired the animators who created the AT-ATs in The Empire Strikes Back, the mine car scene in Indiana Jones, and innumerable others.

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