The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad is one of my all time favourite movies. Great cast, great villain, great script and just the right balance of absolutely fantastic Ray Harryhausen special effects (without being excessive or absurd - as in the ridiculous and completely unbelievable baboon who appears to star in the deeply inferior 'Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger', 1977). Kerwyn Mathews stars as Sinbad minus the traditional beard, but compensates by showing off as much chest hair and his forearms as possible. Critics have describe him as a little wooden but I disagree. I thought he was just great for the part and plays it well. Its not Shakespeare after all. My three year old son still joins in shouting 'Parisa !' and 'Sakura !' whenever we watch this movie. The gorgeous Katherine Grant is a beautiful Princess named Parisa (and not in a slightly sleazy, ever so tartish fashion that we see foisted on Caroline Munro in the 1974 'Golden Voyage of Sinbad'). Torin Thatcher, born in Bombay and therefore possibly the token 'Asian' in this flick, is absolutely marvelous as Sakura, the evil wizard or magician (it's never made quite clear what side of the fence he sits on, or why). He exudes evil even before it made clear that he's a resident baddie. This is a really great family movie above all else. Everyone except the eternally idle, the immature and clinically over-cynical teenagers can sit through this and find something enjoyable - even the music and scenery (the caption reads: Bagdad, but in fact it's Granada, Spain). I might also add that it makes a very pleasant change to see a movie in English where the bloke who says 'Allah' in his sentences is not some dreadful caricatured half-mad terrorist looking to kill innocents. Its good to be able to sit down with the kids and watch a film that everyone likes for a change. My only, only complaint with this film is the silly voice they have given the child-genie. Very unnecassary and distracting from an otherwise excellent piece of cinema viewing. Five stars or ten, whichever is highest.
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The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
When a princess is shrunken by an evil wizard, Sinbad must undertake a quest to an island of monsters to cure her and prevent a war.
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While sailing with Princess Parisa to Baghdad to their wedding, Sinbad finds the Colossa Island and anchors his vessel to get supplies for the starving crew. Sinbad and his men help the magician Sokurah to escape from a Cyclops that attacks them, and Sokurah uses a magic lamp with a boy jinni to help them; however, their boat sinks and he loses the lamp. Sokurah offers a small fortune to Sinbad to return to Colossa, but he does not accept and heads to Baghdad. The citizens and the Caliph of Baghdad are celebrating the peace with Chandra, and they offer a feast to the Sultan of Chandra. Sakurah requests a ship and crew to return to Colossa but the Caliph refuses to jeopardize his countrymen. However, the treacherous magician shrinks the princess and when the desperate Sinbad seeks him out, he tells that he needs to return to Colossa to get the ingredient necessary for the magic potion. But Sinbad has only his friend Harufa to travel with him, and he decides to enlist a doubtful crew in the prison of Baghdad, in the beginning of his dangerous voyage to Colossa to save the princess and avoid the eminent war between Chandra and Baghdad.
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Great family filmReviewed byabdullah-5Vote: 5/10
After his wife-to-be, Princess Parisa (Kathryn Grant), is shrunk by anevil magician, Sinbad (Kerwin Mathews) undertakes a perilous journey toa mysterious monster inhabited island, in an attempt to restore her tofull size (and who can blame himshe's a total babe and wears the kindof outfit most red-blooded men wish they could get their woman into).
Almost fifty years on, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad may seem dated(particularly for those only familiar with CGI monsters) but, in myopinion, it still has the power to captivate and amaze. With RayHarryhausen's wonderful stop motion effects (which include a cyclops, adragon, a snake-woman, a giant two-headed bird and an animatedskeleton) and a timeless magical tale of swashbuckling heroics,director Nathan Juran delivers a classic slice of fantasy cinema.
A cracking opening gets straight to the action with Sinbad and his menencountering bad-guy Sokurah when their ship is blown off course andends up at the island of Colossa. The wicked magician is being chasedby a cyclops, but is rescued by Sinbad and his men, who help him tosafety aboard their vessel. Sokurah wishes to be returned to the islandin order to get his hands on a magic lamp (now in the possession of thecyclops), but Sinbad is headed for Bagdad where he is to be married tothe gorgeous Parisa, and ain't nothing going to stop him from tying theknot. Nothing, that is, 'cept for his woman being reduced to the sizeof a small doll.
Not realising that Sokurah is to blame for her diminutive stature,Sinbad is conned into returning to Colossa, where the nasty magiciansays he can create a potion which will return Parisa to normal.
Great fun from start to finish, The 7th Voyage is packed full of greatscenes (my favourite being the Cyclops preparing a tastysnackspit-roasted sailor) and is perfect fare for fantasy-loving kidsand adults alike. And, if you like this, seek out the Golden Voyage ofSinbad, which I think is even better.
While sailing with Princess Parisa (Kathryn Grant) to Baghdad to theirwedding, Sinbad (Kerwin Mathews) finds the Colossa Island and anchorshis vessel to get supplies for the starving crew. Sinbad and his menhelp the magician Sokurah (Torin Thatcher) to escape from a Cyclopsthat attacks them, and Sokurah uses a magic lamp with a boy jinni tohelp them; however, their boat sinks and he loses the lamp. Sokurahoffers a small fortune to Sinbad to return to Colossa, but he does notaccept and heads to Baghdad. The citizens and the Caliph of Baghdad(Alec Mango) are celebrating the peace with Chandra, and they offer afeast to the Sultan of Chandra (Harold Kasket). Sakurah requests a shipand crew to return to Colossa but the Caliph refuses to jeopardize hiscountrymen. However, the treacherous magician shrinks the princess andwhen the desperate Sinbad seeks him out, he tells that he needs toreturn to Colossa to get the ingredient necessary for the magic potion.But Sinbad has only his friend Harufa (Alfred Brown) to travel withhim, and he decides to enlist a doubtful crew in the prison of Baghdad,in the beginning of his dangerous voyage to Colossa to save theprincess and avoid the eminent war between Chandra and Baghdad.
This is the first time that I have watched "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad",a delightful adventure with Cyclops, dragon, magician, magic lamp andjinni. The special effects are fantastic for a 1958 film and I havereally loved this movie. It is intriguing to see the magician foreseethe destruction of Baghdad, with wrecked buildings and women andchildren murdered. In the end, I have had the sensation that I havelost something in my childhood missing this pleasant and entertainingmovie when I was a child. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): "Simbad e a Princesa" ("Sinbad and the Princess")