Sinbad on Blu – Double-Time!

January 23, 2014 | By

Just uploaded are lengthy / analytical reviews of Twilight Time’s latest Ray Harryhausen titles: The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1972) with John Phillip Law, and Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977) with Patrick Wayne.

I also look into the different Golden releases which have featured an assortment of ratios, and perhaps more important, director Gordon Hessler’s rather remarkable celebration of Caroline Munro’s heaving bosom. One suspects he was inspired by Miss Munro’s popular participation in Lamb’s Navy Rum print campaign:

'Prior to pouring quality rum, one must always be prepared for any natural event.'

Film historian Julie Kirgo refers to Munro’s Arabian outfits as ‘go-go dancer’ attire, which is probably correct, but I’d rather regard them as exceptional efforts by the filmmakers and their united team of craftspeople to bridge the historical nuances of the ancient world with fickle contemporary audiences, and the young lads who would have rejected Munro in anything less that an outfit which evoked the aura of her refined commercial self.

This is I believe to be 100% likely, if not true.

Coming shortly: reviews of House on Straw Hill (Synapse) plus Elio Petri’s experimental shocker A Quiet Place in the Country (1968).

And right after:  reviews of Jeffrey Obrow and Stephen Carpenter’s The Power (new from Scorpion Releasing) and the still unavailable The Kindred (1987).






Mark R. Hasan, Editor ( Main Site / Mobile Site )

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