Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger

Sam Wanamaker (1977)

112min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This is not up to the standard of the previous two Sinbad adventures - it's too long and Patrick Wayne is a distinctly charisma-free hero. But there's still plenty of pleasure to be had from the special effects of Ray Harryhausen, who enhances this romantic exotica with his distinctive brand of visual thrills. Highlights include a chess-playing baboon, three axe-wielding ghouls, a sabre-toothed tiger and a one-horned troglodyte. These all help to pass the time agreeably between the frothy Arabian Nights nonsense standing in for the plot.

Summary

The heroic sailor hurries to the aid of a prince who has been turned into a baboon by his wicked stepmother, jeopardising his status as heir to his father's throne. In search of a way to break the spell, Sinbad sails to a mystical island, but has to battle many monsters on his eventful journey. Fantasy adventure, with Patrick Wayne, Jane Seymour and Patrick Troughton, with effects by Ray Harryhausen.

Cast & Crew

Sinbad Patrick Wayne
Princess Farah Jane Seymour
Melanthius Patrick Troughton
Dione Taryn Power
Zenobia Margaret Whiting
Rafi Kurt Christian
Hassan Nadim Sawalha
Prince Kassim Damien Thomas
Director Sam Wanamaker
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia-Warner DistsAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama