Sindbad Collection, Part 3: Sindbad and the Eye of the Tiger
Directed by: Charles H. Schneer & Ray Harryhausen
(114 mins) The trilogy of Charles H. Schneer/Ray Harryhausen Sinbad films came to a close with this 1977 installment, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger. Patrick Wayne (son of John) took over duties as the mythical sailor, with Jane Seymour and Taryn Power. Our seafaring hero Sinbad pines for the lovely Princess Farah, but their marriage must be approved by the Princess' brother and heir to the throne, Prince Kassim. This would be much easier to do had the Prince not recently been turned into a baboon. It seems an evil sorceress named Zenobia has her own ideas about who should ascend to the throne, and she's taken steps to ensure her choice. To save the Prince and wed the Princess, Sinbad is forced to undertake a dangerous voyage to find the wizard Melanthius, the only mage capable of reversing the baboon spell. In classic Sinbad fashion, the journey is hindered by a bevy of Harryhausen's "Dynamation" creations, including a giant walrus, three banshees, a minotaur-like Trog and a saber-toothed tiger.