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Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
Director: Richard Schickel, Sam Wanamaker
Screenplay: Ray Harryhausen, Richard Schickel, Beverley Cross
Producer: Charles H. Schneer, Anna Sofroniou, Douglas Freeman
Cast: Patrick Wayne, Jane Seymour, Leonard Nimoy, Ray Bradbury, Tom Hanks
Genre: Action & Adventure

Running Time: 114
Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Georgian, Chinese, Thai
Studio:  Sony Pictures DVD Region:  1 G
DVD Release:  Jul 2000 Discs:  1 (Cloud) []
Reviews:  Jane Seymour is nude in this film!!! ;-)

In this last go-round for the Sinbad series, Patrick Wayne plays the legendary sailor. He is betrothed to Farah (Jayne Seymour) and seeks her hand in marriage, but her brother Kassim has been turned into a baboon by the evil Zenobia (Margaret Whiting). Before he can break Zenobia's spell, Sinbad must contend with the Minoton, a bronze statue brought back to life to do her bidding; a trio of flaming skeletons wielding swords; a 9-foot-tall troglodyte; and a saber-toothed tiger. Wayne is the film's weakest point, making a rather wooden Sinbad. Whiting's performance smells strongly of ham, but it's a brand of ham that fits the movie perfectly. As always, though, Harryhausen's work is outstanding. He instills more personality and character into his creatures in this outing, especially for Kassim and his relationship to his sister. The prolonged battle between the troglodyte and saber-toothed tiger is a violent one, generating some real suspense. At times it's difficult to remember that it's not live action with guidance from a director. Though this is an uneven effort for the Sinbad series, it still has its moments. "--Jerry Renshaw"

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