The Golden Voyage of Sinbad [DVD] [1973]

Special effects master Ray Harryhausen's imagination brings to life the adventure and action of Sinbad (the character, not the comedian) in The Golden Voyage of Sinbad. Columbia has done a fair job on this 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer with only a few imperfections marring the image. While the bulk of the colors and black levels are evenly rendered, there is a slight amount of edge enhancement and grain throughout the film. Overall, this is a nice-looking picture that should please fans. The audio is presented in Dolby Digital Mono as well as Dolby Two-Channel, in English and Portuguese. Both of these soundtracks are crisp and clear of distortion, though neither is very impressive on a home theater surround system. Also included on this disc are subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Thai, and Chinese. This edition of The Golden Voyage of Sinbad includes a few extra features, starting with three separate featurettes on the making of Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, Mysterious Island, and The 3 Worlds of Gulliver. Each of these featurettes includes interviews with effects creator Ray Harryhausen commenting on how the effects were done for each respective movie. One segment is even facilitated by director Joe Dante (Gremlins, Small Soldiers). Also included on this disc is a theatrical trailer for the movie, some vintage advertising materials to look through, and some talent files on the cast and crew. All in all, this is a very nice edition that should excite fans of imaginative action everywhere.
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Special Features

  • Digitally masterd audio and anamorphic video
  • Widescreen and full-screen presentations
  • Audio: English [mono] and Portuguese [mono]
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
  • "Mysterious Island" featurette
  • "The 3 Worlds of Gulliver" featurette
  • "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers" featurette
  • Vintage advertising
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Talent files
  • Interactive menus
  • Production notes
  • Scene selections


The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
The second of special-effects wizard Ray Harryhausen's three Sinbad epics, this film finds the titular hero played by John Philip Law, while the principal villain, Koura, is portrayed by future Dr. Who Tom Baker. The plot sends Sinbad and his crew on a quest for a valuable and magical golden tablet. Harryhausen's "Dynamation" highlights include a six-armed statue, a one-eyed centaur and a flying griffin. Caroline Munro also stars. Golden Voyage of Sinbad was followed by Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1979). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • John Phillip Law
    John Phillip Law - Sinbad
  • Caroline Munro
    Caroline Munro - Margiana
  • Tom Baker
    Tom Baker - Koura
  • Douglas Wilmer
    Douglas Wilmer - Vizier
  • Martin Shaw
    Martin Shaw - Rachid

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