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The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)

Sinbad and his crew intercept a homunculus carrying a golden tablet. Koura, the creator of the homunculus and practitioner of evil magic, wants the tablet back and pursues Sinbad. Meanwhile... See full summary »

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Sinbad and his crew intercept a homunculus carrying a golden tablet. Koura, the creator of the homunculus and practitioner of evil magic, wants the tablet back and pursues Sinbad. Meanwhile Sinbad meets the Vizier who has another part of the interlocking golden map, and they mount a quest across the seas to solve the riddle of the map, accompanied by a slave girl with a mysterious tattoo of an eye on her palm. They encounter strange beasts, tempests, and the dark interference of Koura along the way. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Sinbad battles the creatures of legend in the miracle of Dynarama! See more »


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12 April 1974 (Ireland)  »

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A Nova Viagem de Sinbad  »

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$982,351 (estimated)
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When Sinbad and the others land on Lemuria, a cliff along the left side of the beach is covered with carvings. According to an interview given by Ray Harryhausen, the cliff doesn't exist. The scene was shot on a popular beach in Spain, and the cliff is a matte painting added to hide all the spectators. See more »

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At 39:37 from the beginning, you can see a blue sleeve from a shirt ...on the close up grab move to grab Rachid .. blue sleeve shirt under the wooden skin of the illusion . See more »

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[first lines]
Lookout: [shouting from the crow's nest] A fine clear morning! And all is well!
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Featured in Fantastic Dinosaurs of the Movies (1990) See more »

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Kali Walk Dance
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Music by John Mayer
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It's a kid's adventure movie with imaginative animation
24 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

Ignore pointless comparisons about how it pales in comparison to Lord of the Rings. This isn't Lord of the Rings, nor is it Citizen Kane. Why some fools insist that every movie must be measured by the yardstick of their own personal favorite I will never understand.

If you're so spoiled by state-of-the-art computer graphics where each creature has an entire team of people working on it, and can't appreciate the human creativity and craftsmanship of great stop-motion animation, don't waste your time on this movie, go watch the latest Pixar release.

Harryhausen's work is remarkable not because it's the most realistic animation ever, but because he was able to achieve remarkable things with sculpture and movement on a budget comparable to today's 30 second ad spots.

Tom Baker steals the movie. He's terrific as the evil sorcerer, villainous but with enough humanity to his character to make him at least somewhat sympathetic.


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