Rent The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

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1h 24min
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Synopsis:
It's an incredible cinematic adventure as the legendary Sinbad (Kerwin Mathews) sets off on a dangerous journey to the mysterious Island of Colossus. His quest is to break the spell cast over his beloved princess by a diabolical magician. But before he can save her, Sinbad must battle an awesome collection of mythical monsters - the man-eating Cyclops, a saber-wielding skeleton, a ferocious two-headed bird called the Roc and a fire-breathing dragon.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Charles H. Schneer
Writers:
Ken Kolb, Ray Harryhausen
Studio:
Columbia Tristar
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Children & Family, Classics, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/04/2000
Run Time:
84 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, German Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Italian Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Documentary 'The Harryhausen Chronicles'
  • 2 Featurettes: 'Seventh Voyage of Sinbad' and 'Jason and the Argonauts'
  • Special FX Featurette: 'This is Dynamation'
  • Filmographies
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • 'Golden Voyage Of Sinbad' and 'Jason And The Argonauts' Trailers
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/06/2017
Run Time:
88 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 1.0, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary with Ray Harryhausen, visual effects experts Phil Tippett and Randall William Cook, author Steven Smith, and producer Arnold Kuner
  • The Secrets ofSinbad (2017, 11 mins): a new interview with Phil Tippett
  • This is Dynamation! (1958, 4 mins): original promotional teaser introducing Harryhausen's groundbreaking special effects process
  • Remembering 'The 7th Voyage of Sinbad' (2008, 24 mins): with Ray Harryhausen
  • A Look Behind the Voyage (1995, 12 mins): with Ray Harryhausen, producer Charles H. Schneer, and actor Kerwin Mathews
  • Super 8 version in four instalments
  • Sinbad May Have Been Bad, But He's Been Good To Me (1958, 3 mins): promotional tie-in song, sung by Ann Leonardo
  • The Music of Bernard Herrmann (2008, 27 mins): a tribute hosted by Herrmann biographer Steven Smith
  • Isolated score: experience Bernard Herrmann's original soundtrack music
  • Phil Tippett's birthday message to Ray Harryhausen (2006, 1 min)
  • Brian Trenchard - Smith trailer commentary (2013, 5 mins): a short critical appreciation
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Image Gallery: extensive promotional and on-set photography, poster art and archive materials • UK Blu-ray Premiere

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More than just monsters - The 7th Voyage of Sinbad review by RJ

Spoiler Alert
12/06/2019

I added a few Ray Harryhausen films to my list as I had long been meaning to revisit the hazy childhood memories I had of them. This was the first one that landed on my doormat. I am a big fan of pre-CGI special effects involving actual, tangible materials. I just think the craftsmanship is incredible, and for me the most unrealistic looking stop-motion animation will always be preferable to slick CGI which always feels a bit cold and empty to me.

Anyway, after however many years since I last saw any Harryhausen films (maybe 25/30 years...), the creatures on display here did not disappoint. The cyclops, the snake woman, the roc, the dragon and - of course - the skeleton are all fantastic. The level of skill required to bring these creatures to life and integrate them into the live action still amazes me.

But perhaps the most pleasant surprise was how enjoyable the film as a whole was. I think it would be easy for supposedly 'sophisticated' modern audiences to laugh at the acting, the dialogue and the outdated stereotypes found in this film but I actually think the cast did a really good job of creating the energy required for a fantasy epic of this nature. A lot of the time the actors are interacting with things that are not really there and the performances need to be big and bold to sell this to an audience - it would not be fair to compare what they are doing here to more naturalistic film acting. There is also some really interesting stuff about how the film was made in the extra features and commentary on the Blu-ray, particularly about some of the incredible filming locations and how these were integrated with material filmed on studio sets.

Oh - and I almost forgot to mention the film also has a brilliant score by Bernard Herrmann!

So in summary, there is a lot to enjoy here, not only Harryhausen's monsters.

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