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The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)

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Sinbad and the vizier of Marabia, followed by evil magician Koura, seek the three golden tablets that can gain them access to the ancient temple of the Oracle of All Knowledge.

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Gordon Hessler

Writers:

Brian Clemens (screenplay), Brian Clemens (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Phillip Law ... Sinbad
Caroline Munro ... Margiana
Tom Baker ... Koura
Douglas Wilmer ... Vizier
Martin Shaw ... Rachid
Grégoire Aslan ... Hakim (as Gregoire Aslan)
Kurt Christian ... Haroun
Takis Emmanuel ... Achmed
David Garfield David Garfield ... Abdul (as John D. Garfield)
Aldo Sambrell ... Omar
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Storyline

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. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Sinbad battles the creatures of legend in the miracle of Dynarama! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

25 January 1974 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$982,351 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This film helped Tom Baker get the role of the Fourth Doctor in Doctor Who (1963). Producer Barry Letts went to see it shortly after Baker was recommended for the role. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scenes when we see Sinbad collect the amulet once the creature has dropped it, the amulet moves from Sinbad's hands, to his feet and back to his hands between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lookout: [shouting from the crow's nest] A fine clear morning! And all is well!
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Alternate Versions

At 0:49:27 on the VHS version (PAL time) (and presumably on the original release print) you can see when Sinbad is helping Margiana from the boat to the sand on the beach, for a couple of seconds and by mere accident, Caroline Munro's nipple. On the DVD it's been covered by a digital addition to her hair. See more »

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Kali Walk Dance
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It's a kid's adventure movie with imaginative animation
24 November 2004 | by BarbecueSee all my reviews

Ignore pointless comparisons about how it pales in comparison to Lord of the Rings. This isn't Lord of the Rings, nor is it Citizen Kane. Why some fools insist that every movie must be measured by the yardstick of their own personal favorite I will never understand.

If you're so spoiled by state-of-the-art computer graphics where each creature has an entire team of people working on it, and can't appreciate the human creativity and craftsmanship of great stop-motion animation, don't waste your time on this movie, go watch the latest Pixar release.

Harryhausen's work is remarkable not because it's the most realistic animation ever, but because he was able to achieve remarkable things with sculpture and movement on a budget comparable to today's 30 second ad spots.

Tom Baker steals the movie. He's terrific as the evil sorcerer, villainous but with enough humanity to his character to make him at least somewhat sympathetic.


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