This week, I cover a classic fantasy film from the past that I love – “The Golden Voyage of Sinbad” from 1973. This Ray Harryhausen film is one of my favorites from his film catalog of great movies. But first I talk a little about some recent geek topics like Trek and the latest ‘Apes movie.’ I really enjoyed the “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” film that I saw last weekend. Really great movie and amazing effects too. There is a way to see one of the recent Trek films with a full, live orchestra playing the music (learn more HERE). And there is a new prop replica of the TOS phaser up for preorder now right HERE. Lots of cool stuff going on in the geek world. Then I turn my attention to this week’s film review.
“The Golden Voyage of Sinbad” I think was my first exposure to Ray Harryhausen and remains a favorite to this day. It has a cool story, great action and monsters along with a very pretty slave girl too (ahh Caroline Munroe). There are some familiar faces in this one too (like Tom Baker as the bad guy). The fight with the six armed Kali is a highlight along with the great music too. Make sure to check out this movie when you can. It’s a true classic and has some great stop-motion animation too from the master.
That’s about it for this week. Next week there will be a Skype chat on Saturday, July 26th at 7pm eastern daylight time for the podcast. Make sure to get your videos in for big show # 500 (due in by August 4th). Thanks for listening and enjoy your week ahead.