Tuesday, August 12, 2003


A Video Review of "The Golden Voyage of Sinbad"

Copyright 2003 Glenn Walker

The way most Ray Harryhausen movies work is you get at least one cool "Dynarama" stop motion trick every ten to fifteen minutes so you don't get hopelessly bored by the mostly non-existent human story.

1974's Golden Voyage doesn't abide the formula. Even though we have the heroic John Philip Law (Diabolik, Ghost Dog) as Sinbad along with the witless villainy of the BBC's fourth "Doctor Who" Tom Baker and the unmatchable beauty of scream queen caroline Munro with the eternally glistening mid-drift and cleavage you still find yourself itching for monsters.

The monsters don't disappoint when they do decide to show up. The six armed Kali is a masterpiece. Still you ache for more. This could have been so much better.

The cast is admittedly more interesting than before of after this entry and the story more compelling but still the lack of monsters takes away sadly.

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