7th Voyage of Sinbad

7th Voyage of Sinbad

1958 (Nathan H. Juran) G, 80 minutes - English

Torin Thatcher, Ken Kolb, Kerwin Mathews, Alec Mango, Kathryn Crosby, Richard Eyer

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad was an immediate success. Taking a loose thread of Greek mythology and embroidering it with Arabian Nights romanticism and high adventure, 7th Voyage created a template for a series of stop-motion extravaganzas to come. Of all the colourful and entertaining romps that Harryhausen made, 7th Voyage of Sinbad and Jason And The Argonauts are his best and most cherished. His scores for both Jason and Sinbad are absolute classics of brooding menace, cavalier spirit and wonderous adventure, his orchestration for both masterclasses in broad exhilaration and haunting intimacy. The stuff of childhood legend, 7th Voyage is an evergreen example of rousing high adventure, diabolical villainy, sensational monsters and pure cathartic release. Highly recommended. 

Chris McEneany/AVForum

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