SIN­BAD: THE FIFTH VOY­AGE

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Rated / Dvd & blu- ray -

Re­lease Date: 22 De­cem­ber

2014 | 12 | Blu- ray/ DVD Per­sian- Amer­i­can Shahin Sean Solimon co- wrote, di­rected and stars in this labour of love, which, with its stop­mo­tion an­i­ma­tion, is very much a homage to the Ray Har­ry­hausen Sin­bad movies of the ’ 50s and ’ 70s. It sees the heroic sailor from The Ara­bian Nights go­ing to the res­cue of a sul­tan’s daugh­ter after she’s kid­napped by an evil sor­cerer. Along the way he en­coun­ters the likes of the Cy­clops, a gi­ant roc bird, and belly- danc­ing vam­pires. Sounds en­ter­tain­ingly campy, right? Un­for­tu­nately hammy act­ing, poor fight chore­og­ra­phy and an an­noy­ing amount of flash­backs spoil the fun.

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