Sinbad 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.

  • Ray Harryhausen Chronicles

  • "This is Dynamation" Featurette

  • Widescreen 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 G-rated film.
  • Jane Seymour's butt is seen in a swimming scene.
  • 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.

The Critics Vote

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 5.3. 
IMDb 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 is.

My own 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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