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Directed by Nathan Juran

United Kingdom, United States 1958 88 mins.

While today’s digitally rendered animated films astound in looking virtually real, Ray Harryhausen’s timeless, hand-crafted wonderwork —his first film in color—retains its own convincing reality and visual splendor. Sailor Sinbad and his betrothed, Princess Parisa, must overcome the ruthless evil sorcerer and battle monsters on the island of Colossa. Harryhausen’s set pieces—the Cyclops, the dancing snake woman, and the famous sword fight between Sinbad and the skeleton—make for unforgettable adventure for all ages. Added bonus: the exciting score by Bernard Herrmann.