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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

Terry Osterhout
October 2002

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