Reviews

  • Sep 07, 2021

    Sinbad is the captain of a ship sailing to the city of Bagdad to marry his princess as part of a political treaty between that city and Chandra...but they run out of food and water and make an emergency stop for supplies at an island where they end up fighting off a cyclops and rescuing a magician who has a magic lamp complete with genie. The magician is saved, but his lamp is lost on the island...and the magician is determined more than anything to get the lamp back, even if it means shrinking the princess to doll-size and forcing Sinbad to sail back to the island to retrieve it. But the hazards there include more monsters than just the cyclops. Average B-movie adventure, not well-written or well-performed, with the stop-motion monsters being the film's real attraction. Okay to entertain the kids, but not really worth viewing otherwise.

    Sinbad is the captain of a ship sailing to the city of Bagdad to marry his princess as part of a political treaty between that city and Chandra...but they run out of food and water and make an emergency stop for supplies at an island where they end up fighting off a cyclops and rescuing a magician who has a magic lamp complete with genie. The magician is saved, but his lamp is lost on the island...and the magician is determined more than anything to get the lamp back, even if it means shrinking the princess to doll-size and forcing Sinbad to sail back to the island to retrieve it. But the hazards there include more monsters than just the cyclops. Average B-movie adventure, not well-written or well-performed, with the stop-motion monsters being the film's real attraction. Okay to entertain the kids, but not really worth viewing otherwise.

  • Jan 01, 2021

    This is right up there with Jason and the Argonauts. Iconic Bernard Herrmann score as well.

    This is right up there with Jason and the Argonauts. Iconic Bernard Herrmann score as well.

  • Dec 06, 2020

    Overall, those seeking a classic adventure involving monsters, magic, and a mysterious island will undoubtedly enjoy this movie. It is a classic film which I found it extremely enjoyable, mainly when it came to the use of practical effects, for which full credit goes to the legendary Ray Harryhausen. - Walkden Entertainment

    Overall, those seeking a classic adventure involving monsters, magic, and a mysterious island will undoubtedly enjoy this movie. It is a classic film which I found it extremely enjoyable, mainly when it came to the use of practical effects, for which full credit goes to the legendary Ray Harryhausen. - Walkden Entertainment

  • Jun 30, 2020

    Great movie One of my favorites

    Great movie One of my favorites

  • Jun 30, 2020

    I loved this movie. A lot of people who have their opinion on here haven't rated it and known the history of how amazing it was for being one of the first technicolor AND special effects films and are more treating it as if it were made in 2020 so for a movie made in 1958 it's great and I loved watching it on TCM

    I loved this movie. A lot of people who have their opinion on here haven't rated it and known the history of how amazing it was for being one of the first technicolor AND special effects films and are more treating it as if it were made in 2020 so for a movie made in 1958 it's great and I loved watching it on TCM

  • Apr 26, 2020

    A Fantastic Movie for all ages…A true movie spectacle... adventure, great special effects that still hold up to time, thanks to the genius of Ray Harryhausen! Spectacular sets, locations, costumes, and a great story line. Untainted and Unjaded by the yet decaying Hollywood of the 60's and beyond. A true film classic! This ranks near the top of my list of favorite movies.

    A Fantastic Movie for all ages…A true movie spectacle... adventure, great special effects that still hold up to time, thanks to the genius of Ray Harryhausen! Spectacular sets, locations, costumes, and a great story line. Untainted and Unjaded by the yet decaying Hollywood of the 60's and beyond. A true film classic! This ranks near the top of my list of favorite movies.

  • Sep 15, 2019

    A great cheesy, corny film, that doesn't take its self too serious, junk food for the brain and great escapism. Yes there are plot holes, but it doesn't matter this is pure adventure, from the moment you are chased across a beach by a cyclops to a sword fight with a re-animated skeleton, which is still one of the greatest sword fights of the movies of all time. Its ironically iconic! The late great Ray Harry hausen still revered, as a genius of his trade, over 60 years on. Kerwin Matthews performance is sterling, even if he doesn't appear or sound East Asian, he does however convince you that giant monsters are truly there, even if other cast members don't, this is only equalled by Torin Thatcher as the evil sorcerer sokurah (the magician) who could better with his mere eyes than most actors can do with all there body parts, a great chemistry these two had on set. This is a blast from the past that will allow to escape, as long as you don't take it too serious

    A great cheesy, corny film, that doesn't take its self too serious, junk food for the brain and great escapism. Yes there are plot holes, but it doesn't matter this is pure adventure, from the moment you are chased across a beach by a cyclops to a sword fight with a re-animated skeleton, which is still one of the greatest sword fights of the movies of all time. Its ironically iconic! The late great Ray Harry hausen still revered, as a genius of his trade, over 60 years on. Kerwin Matthews performance is sterling, even if he doesn't appear or sound East Asian, he does however convince you that giant monsters are truly there, even if other cast members don't, this is only equalled by Torin Thatcher as the evil sorcerer sokurah (the magician) who could better with his mere eyes than most actors can do with all there body parts, a great chemistry these two had on set. This is a blast from the past that will allow to escape, as long as you don't take it too serious

  • Jul 13, 2019

    What a lovely and good-natured fantasy, based on ancient tales. This film is yet one more reminder of how awesome pre-cgi effects were in old movies, much more heart were put into their creation.

    What a lovely and good-natured fantasy, based on ancient tales. This film is yet one more reminder of how awesome pre-cgi effects were in old movies, much more heart were put into their creation.

  • Apr 06, 2019

    In terms of fantasy movies, this one should be considered a classic. While the acting is dreadfully over-the-top, which gives the film a pretty ridiculous tone, it's also got some strong aspects. The technicolor is well shot, but the best part of it all are the stop-motion effects by Ray Harryhausen, they are just magnificent for the time. The film really is a special effects buffet, and I think this is some of Harryhausen's best work, that cyclop is just unforgettable. Overall, this is a good flick, and if you liked the later Jason and the Argonauts (1963), which is a bit of the same style, this film is recommended!!

    In terms of fantasy movies, this one should be considered a classic. While the acting is dreadfully over-the-top, which gives the film a pretty ridiculous tone, it's also got some strong aspects. The technicolor is well shot, but the best part of it all are the stop-motion effects by Ray Harryhausen, they are just magnificent for the time. The film really is a special effects buffet, and I think this is some of Harryhausen's best work, that cyclop is just unforgettable. Overall, this is a good flick, and if you liked the later Jason and the Argonauts (1963), which is a bit of the same style, this film is recommended!!

  • Jan 26, 2019

    The best thrilling fantasy movie ever made! With the best movie character ever portrayed: Kerwin Mathews as Sinbad!

    The best thrilling fantasy movie ever made! With the best movie character ever portrayed: Kerwin Mathews as Sinbad!