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      Captain Sindbad

      G Released Jun 19, 1963 1h 25m Kids & Family Fantasy List
      Reviews 32% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Merciless sorcerer El Kerim (Pedro Armendáriz) uses black magic and mind control to wrest power from the king. His next move is to steal Princess Jana (Heidi Brühl), girlfriend to Capt. Sindbad (Guy Williams). To stop El Kerim, Sindbad and his men must find and destroy a mythical tower that protects the sorcerer's heart. Along the way, Sindbad faces constant danger: a barrage of scimitar-wielding warriors, monstrous birds, a many-headed, fire-breathing dragon and even a massive, menacing fist. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Audience Member One must be mindful NOT to compare this movie to the Ray Harryhausen Sinbad trilogy. Obviously the effects are not in Harryhausen's league. Not even close. However! It's a magical adventure with a good story and likable characters. An easy, breezy watch. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review joe m Just so cheesy - and not even in a MST3K way that has any redeeming laughs or eye rolling awfulness. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Goofy but enjoyable US/West Germany co-production of yet another Sinbad tale. Not as good as the Ray Harryhausen films and certainly a lot cheaper. While watching this, I realized I'd seen this one as a kid and remembered the old wizard character and thinking he was pretty funny. Definitely a film aimed at kids the film is rather middling and not all the interesting until a finale that does bring the film to life and is nearly something to rival a Harryhausen picture. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review bill t Relly enjoyable early 60s Sinbad adventure that has plenty of silliness going on, that has "Sindbad" wanting the hand of a lovely maiden, but not if Evil El Karem can help it! This has lots of dopey special effects (especially at the end) but plety of imagination (even though this copies the plot of Lord Of The Rings a bit) Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Imagine the Flash Gordon shorts from the 30's with color and you have a general idea of what to expect from this movie, except the special effects from the 30's were better. The first thing you have to talk about are the special effects, which are bad and cheap. These are paper mache monsters operated by guys pulling on wires, sadly you can see the wires and the eye-rings in the monsters. I always did like Guy Williams in the Lost in Space TV show but you can tell he did not improve much over this although I imagine that it took as much skill not to laugh in all the scenes as anything. The story is an Arabian Knights type tale with an evil ruler who has captured the "princess" and its up to Sindbad to save her. The twist is that the ruler has magically put his heart in some type of giant gem which is stored at the top of a impregnable tower guarded by a giant hand. This is the type of movie, back in the day, that your local TV station would show on a Saturday afternoon during the summer and as a 10 year old it would be glorious. There is a cheese factor that can be enjoyed because of its innocence in production and script. There are many parts that as an adult we can laugh at it but in the end we are taken back to summer vacation as a 10 year old in front of the TV with our fort made of couch cushions drinking a Coke with a bag of chips. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member If you like 60s schlock cinema, this film is for you. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Merciless sorcerer El Kerim (Pedro Armendáriz) uses black magic and mind control to wrest power from the king. His next move is to steal Princess Jana (Heidi Brühl), girlfriend to Capt. Sindbad (Guy Williams). To stop El Kerim, Sindbad and his men must find and destroy a mythical tower that protects the sorcerer's heart. Along the way, Sindbad faces constant danger: a barrage of scimitar-wielding warriors, monstrous birds, a many-headed, fire-breathing dragon and even a massive, menacing fist.
      Director
      Byron Haskin
      Producer
      Frank King, Herman King
      Screenwriter
      Ian McLellan Hunter, Guy Endore
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Production Co
      King Brothers Productions
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Fantasy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 19, 1963, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 22, 2009
      Runtime
      1h 25m
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