The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
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The 7th Voyage of Sinbad just has me waiting around for the next Harryhausen stop-motion sequence, I'm afraid, as the story about the famous sailor helping a sorcerer against his will so he can restore a reduced princess to normal size is one of those picaresques that seem pretty random - strings of fantastical incidents, and complications brought about by Sinbad's dumb and venal crew - and it's very, very broadly acted. I'd go so far as to say some of the leads are just plain miscast. Kerwin Mathews especially is just a 1950s white jock who looks like he should be wearing a blazer or a letter man jacket. I'm not saying I want the cast in darker blackface (dear lord, no), but maybe a wig or facial hair? This entry in 1001 Nights genre is really just a showcase for special effects, and they're all interesting-to-great. Not just Harryhausen's creatures (as usual, expressive and well integrated into the action), but the practical and optical effects as well. But that's about it for me.
I Liked It. It has some famous stills
Too bad the movie doesn't have anything in common with the original story of Sinbad the Sailor, because Ray Harryhausen could've made a fantastic movie with those effects.
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This movie ranks #1 in Badmovies.org Best B-Movies
This movie ranks #2 in Fantasy Cinema: Impossible Worlds on Screen
This movie ranks #144 in 500 Essential Cult Movies
This movie ranks #512 in National Film Registry