and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)
from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
|Sinbad and the Eye of the
Tiger is a pretty weak film, even by the standards of Sinbad movies,
but it isn't intended for adults. It isn't even intended for young
teens. It's purely a kid's movie with caliphs trapped inside of
animated baboons, giant trogolodytes, hidden treasures, witches'
curses, and other such staples of the kiddie version of the
"Arabian Nights meets the Odyssey" genre.
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|Actor and TV
director Sam Wanamaker directed in a workmanlike way, and the
legendary Ray Harryhausen provided the special effects. Harryhausen
was the absolute king of animated effects in the pre-computer era. If
you have seen a movie with Greek gods battling each other, walking
minotaurs, neanderthals fighting against sabertooth tigers, or Pat
Buchanan seeming almost lifelike, Harryhausen is probably the guy that
created the effects.
DVD info from Amazon.
is Dynamation" Featurette
anamorphic format, 1.85:1
|The one thing that makes this film
unique is that it probably sets the record for most nudity in a
- Jane Seymour's butt is seen in a
- Seymour does a non-revealing
topless scene from behind.
- Seymour is seen sunbathing naked
on a rock.
- Taryn Power's entire breast falls
out as she gathers her clothes to run from an animated threat.
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters
score it 5.3.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C-. Some pretty cool effects, but
strictly for the kids. Young ones, at that.
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