Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Captain's Library: 7th VOYAGE OF SINBAD Conclusion

The group reaches Colossa and manages to defeat the Cyclops.
They proceed north, where they find the nest of the Roc...
There are several major elements from the last half of the film missing...
The Roc's second head!
The battle between the Cyclops and the Dragon (who, like the other Harryhausen creatures is wayyy off-model)!
And, most importantly, the swordfight between Sinbad and the Skeleton!
Adaptor Leo Dorfman and illustrator John Buscema did what they could, but with an early version of the script and little visual reference material, they still did the best with what they had!
If you've never seen the movie, it's a pretty rocking adventure tale.
But without those missing highlights, a movie-goer wishing to relive the big-screen experience is left going -- "Where the heck is the rest of the film?"
Did one of the two other comic adaptations do a better job?
Find out next week!

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