Golden Voyage of Sinbad
Shhh! Don't Tell Terry It's Just Clay...
As a child I was captivated by the Sinbad movies
and watched them every time they aired. Now, they are available
on DVD, packed with extras, waiting to be explored by a new generation
of young film lovers. This one is particularly good due to three
things: John Phillip Law, Caroline Munro and the effects work of
Ray Harryhausen. For many young people, the "Star Wars"
movies defined their fantasies, but for me and countless others,
Sinbad took us places no on else could. Oh, sure I loved "Star
Wars" too, but where else could you see this sort of super-cool-pirate-adventures-fighting-realistic-monsters
and traveling-to-mystic-lands next to the gorgeous, scantily clad
Caroline Munro? My young heart almost stopped. These are still family
friendly, but with enough of the stuff that adults love too. Your
kids are not getting a proper upbringing if you are depriving them
of this and the other Sinbad movies.
1973 105 mins. Rated G (yeah, G)
Screenplay by Brian Clemens
Directed by Gordon Hessler