Sinbad And The Eye Of The Tiger

(1977)
Sinbad And The Eye Of The Tiger

Starring Patrick Wayne, Jane Seymour. (U)

 

A couple of decades after The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, this high-seas adventure once again features special effects by maestro Ray Harryhausen. The plot isn’t exactly Shakespeare – Sinbad (Wayne) wants to marry Farah (Seymour) but must first help her brother who has been turned into a baboon (yes, really) by the evil Zenobia (Margaret Whiting). There’s a living statue, a sabre-toothed tiger and some skeletons to fight (parents take note, this is more violent than the earlier Sinbad films), as well as some big nasty insects, but even some neat effects can’t hide the fact that this just isn’t as good as the older Sinbad movies.

Grown-ups will enjoy spotting ex-Dr Who Patrick Troughton as Melanthius, and noting that Wayne is actually the son of legendary actor John (but sadly didn’t inherit more than an ounce of dad’s talent).

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SCARY MOMENTS:

As noted above, this is more violent than the earlier movies. Young children might be scared during the battle with the sabre-toothed tiger.

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