"They were considered B pictures because they were made on a tight budget. But we outlived many of the A pictures made at the same time. ~Ray Harryhausen on his films"
Sinbad and his crew intercept a homunculus carrying a golden tablet. Koura, the creator of the homunculus and practitioner of evil magic, wants the tablet back and pursues Sinbad. Meanwhile Sinbad meets the Vizier who has another part of the interlocking golden map, and they mount a quest across the seas to solve the riddle of the map, accompanied by a slave girl with a mysterious tattoo of an eye on her palm. They encounter strange beasts, tempests, and the dark interference of Koura along the way.
Sinbad battles the creatures of legend in the miracle of Dynarama!
Caroline Munro is the only actress ever to be put under contract by Hammer Films. Caroline was educated in a convent and her religous background caused her to avoid nude scenes...she did however appear in some Noxema commercials in the seventies that were so sexy, religious fanatics got them taken off the air in the Bible Belt.
The evil Koura is played by Tom Baker, better known to sci-fi geeks everywhere as the fourth Doctor. Tom was born Jewish, but he became a monk when he was 15. He bailed on the monastic thing when he was 21 to enlist in the British Army medical corps, and then he left that for the most honorable of professions, acting.
Christopher Lee was a front runner for the role of Koura.
The captioner for this movie decided to have some fun with Prince Koura's lines. When he is mumbling "foreign words" to cast a spell, the captions are backwards lines from Cocoa Puffs and Trix commercials.
Robert Shaw desperately wanted the role of Sinbad but was placated by being cast uncredited as the Oracle. His face was heavily swathed in make-up and his voice electronically altered by a sound engineer.
An early concept drawing for the film showed the one-eyed Centaur having a battle with a Giant Neanderthal man. The Neanderthal man was later replaced by a Griffin, in the final film. The Giant Neanderthal idea was later used in Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
This movie was such a big hit when it came out that they re-released the first Sinbad movie, The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, and started production on the third one, Sinbad and the Eye the Tiger.
Sinbad: "You pace the deck like a caged beast, for one who enjoys the hashish you should be more at peace."
Haroun: "I am the lightest."
Sinbad: "But I am the most foolhardy."
Haroun: "My heart is filled with courage! But I have very cowardly legs."
Sinbad: "Trust in Allah, but tie up your camel!"