#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Sinbad and his crew intercept a homunculus carrying a golden tablet. Koura, the creator of the homunculus and practitioner of evil magic, wants the tablet back and pursues Sinbad. Meanwhile Sinbad meets the Vizier who has another part of the interlocking golden map, and they mount a quest across the seas to solve the riddle of the map, accompanied by a slave girl with a mysterious tattoo of an eye on her palm. They encounter strange beasts, tempests, and the dark interference of Koura along the way.
Plot: Sinbad and his crew intercept a homunculus carrying a golden tablet. Koura, the creator of the homunculus and practitioner of evil magic, wants the tablet back and pursues Sinbad. Meanwhile Sinbad meets the Vizier who has another part of the interlocking golden map, and they mount a quest across the seas to solve the riddle of the map.
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Mostly excellent film, but there are a couple flaws
After Sinbad (Jon Phillip Law) happens upon a strange gold “bauble” while at sea, his ship ends up at a town where a similar gold piece is kept by a Vizier (Douglas Wilmer), whose city is threatened by the evil prince Koura (Tom Baker). Sinbad, his crew, the Vizier, and two other people from the town begin an adventure to solve the mystery of the “baubles”.
This is a fine fantasy/adventure film, and definitely one worth watching by any fans of the genre, as well as Ray Harryhausen fans. Mostly excellent, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad also has a couple of flaws that brought my score down to an 8 out of 10.
The main problem is that the film tends to meander at times. There are also a few minor problems with direction or editing, such as the less-than-convincing sword fight in the cave near the end of the film. Also, the mostly episodic nature of the script lessens the overall impact. It often feels like a string of short stories arbitrarily strung together, although in the end, the overarching goal ties the film together well enough.
But what “short stories” those are! The script, production/set design and costumes easily propel you into a captivating fantasy world, and Harryhausen’s creatures, as always, are a delight to watch. No, they’re not exactly realistic–no more realistic looking than cgi, in my opinion–but I’m not looking for realism when I watch a film like this. I’m looking for brilliant artistry, especially if it has a horror edge, and Harryhausen’s stop-motion animated creatures fit the bill.
Most of the scenarios in the film are cleverly conceived. They’re constantly leading to intriguing puzzles that have to be solved by our heroes, somewhat similar to a fantasy role-playing computer game, which films like this surely influenced. This maintains a gradually heightening suspense throughout the length of the film, as each puzzle tends to be more difficult than the previous one, and most are accompanied by fascinating beasties of some kind.
Although this genre is not usually noted for its fantastic performances, everyone in The Golden Voyage of Sinbad does a great job. Even as a Doctor Who fan who grew up watching the Tom Baker era of that show, it took me awhile to figure out who Baker was here. He is a joy to watch as a slightly campy villain. An even bigger joy to watch was Caroline Munro, who is breathtakingly beautiful. And Law, as Sinbad, is completely convincing and cool.
As long as you don’t expect a masterpiece, you should have a lot of fun watching this film.
Not my favourite Sinbad film by any means.
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad starts on the open sea as Captain Sinbad (John Phillip Law) & his crew spot a strange flying creature known as Homunculus, after firing an arrow at it the Homunculus drops part of a golden amulet which Sinbad takes. That night Sinbad has visions & dreams that lead him to an island where the evil sorcerer & dark Prince Koura (Tom Baker) tries to reclaim the part amulet but Sinbad escapes to a nearby city ruled by Vizier (Douglas Wilmer) who has been horribly disfigured by a fireball from prince Koura, the section of amulet is part of a map which leads to the land of Lemuria where a magical fountain of youth can be found, Koura wants to find the fountain & gain immense evil powers while Vizier wants to reach the fountain to regain his human looks & rule his people as a proper King. Sinbad agrees to lead the expedition to find the fountain but Koura & his evil magic is never far behind as he attempts to overcome all sorts of dangers…
This British American co-production was directed by Gordon Hessler & was the second of three Sinbad films produced by Charles H. Schneer & legendary special effects man Ray Harryhausen for Columbia Pictures, the first was the magnificent The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) & the third & final one after The Golden Voyage of Sinbad was the equally magnificent Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977) & while all three are great fantasy adventure films The Golden Voyage of Sinbad is probably my least favourite although not a bad film by any means. Full of adventure, monsters, swashbuckling sword fights, daring escapes in the nick of time, magic & a journey to mystical lands the Sinbad films are just great to watch, even now today in 2010. However The Golden Voyage of Sinbad does take a while to get going, it’s rather slow at times & the lack of monsters surprised me a bit, for the first forty odd minutes we get a few scenes of a little creature flying around & that’s it. Even when the film kicks into gear only the wonderful fight between Sinbad & the six armed statue of Kali has any real spectacle to it, sure the Cyclops Centaur creature & Griffin fight is alright but not up there with Harryhausen’s best. The script is a bit wooden at times, the dialogue is basic, there’s little characterisation & the plot seems to take care of itself. At 100 odd minutes The Golden Voyage of Sinbad feels quite long which it really shouldn’t. This is still great entertainment & I did like it but the basic plot & slow pace meant my interest did start to waver at a few points.
The stand-out parts of The Golden Voyage of Sinbad are the generally superb effects from Ray Harryhausen, from the detailed little Homunculus from medieval alchemy, the Cyclops Centaur & Griffrin from Greek mythology & Kali from Hinduism complete with a cool little dance she does. There’s also a living figurehead of a ship in a another scene. All the effects are very good from the stop-motion animation to the matte work to the way the models interact with the actor’s, this is certainly a very impressive film to look at. The whole Arabian culture is used as a backdrop & some of the costumes look a little garish now, would hardened sailors really wear bright pink, green & blue clothes? The locations look nice too I suppose & the sets are pretty good.
With a supposed budget of about $1,000,000 it looks like the majority of the money went of effects & they are impressive, although a little clean & bright the production design is great too. Apparently shot in Spain but funded by British & American money. The cast is good with John Phillip Law as Sinbad, Caroline Munro as the love interest, Tom Baker as the villain & Martin Shaw as his sidekick.
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad is a classic fantasy adventure that was maybe a little too slow for my tastes & the lack of any really memorable monster action (desoite how good the effects are) means it’s my least favourite of the three Harryhausen produced Sinbad films but that in itself doesn’t mean it’s not a great little fantasy adventure in it’s own right since it is.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director Gordon Hessler
Writer Brian Clemens, Ray Harryhausen
Actors John Phillip Law, Caroline Munro, Tom Baker
Country United Kingdom, United States
Awards 3 wins
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1, 1.85 : 1 (theatrical ratio)
Laboratory Eastman Kodak, USA (uncredited)
Film Length 2,810 m (Italy)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical (filmed in Dynarama)
Printed Film Format 35 mm