78 of 82 people found the following review helpful
superb classic adventure film for all ages,
This review is from: The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (DVD)
If you love classic films and you love special effects, then you are undoubtedly passionate about the films of legendary Ray Harryhausen, and this is one of his best. In this movie, Harryhausen uses his stop-motion technique in color for the first time (and the print here is terrific) to tell the tale of Sinbad (Kerwin Mathews) as he sails the seas, forms an uneasy alliance with an evil magician (Torin Thatcher) and battles a Cyclops, a two-headed Roc and a dragon. Other memorable effects include the genie Berani and the interior of his magic lamp, the Princess Parisa being shrunk and the servant woman who is turned into a dancing half-woman, half-snake. The action starts right away and continues throughout the film, and Bernard Herrmann's music is, as always, absolutely perfect.
DVD extras are excellent, and include: a picture of the original poster; trailers from other Harryhausen features; two interview featurettes, each 12 minutes long; a 3-minute featurette about the Dynamation process; and a one-hour feature about Ray Harryhausen. This is a great package -- and for you enthusiastic polyglots out there, the film can be heard in English, Spanish or Portuguese, while subtitles are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean or Thai!
Having small children who are becoming interested in "scary movies", I've found that the Harryhausen ouevre is a great way for them to find thrills and chills without gore, and a wonderful way for me to reconnect with my childhood joys as well. The whole family has a great time watching these terrific films. I'm really glad they're being re-released in such high quality and with such interesting dvd extras.
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Initial post: Oct 6, 2008 7:52:15 PM PDT
Gene D. Noah says:
Based on the release date, this review cannot be of this version.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2009 4:45:59 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 25, 2009 4:46:21 AM PST
C. A. Luster says:
Based on his review I'd say he knows the movie well. I personally don't need all the technical details of this Blu-ray version, I bought it because Blu-ray is pretty much Blu-ray and I don't need someone to waste my time giving alot of details about it. I'm here more for the other information. Oh did I mention AMAZON sticks these reviews on any movie of the same title so we don't control that?
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2015 4:15:09 PM PST
audrey frances says:
Yes, this is a review of an older version, but Amazon keeps the reviews and doesn't distinguish between versions, unfortunately, so there will undoubtedly be discrepancies.
Still a great movie!
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