Saturday, November 30, 2013
Finally, my favorite Harryhausen film is about to become available as a limited edition (3,000 copies) blu-ray with an isolated Miklos Rosza music score! These limited discs usually sell out fast and usually go for crazy money on Amazon. SINBAD & THE EYE OF THE TIGER is also available to pre-order. I thought that film was weak and a let down after GOLDEN VOYAGE. Patrick Wayne was a very bland Sinbad compared to John Phillip Law!
I saw this film at least twice during its initial theatrical release. I also bought the soundtrack album and movie tie-in book at that time. Decades later, I got the chance to work with Sinbad co-stars Caroline Munro and Aldo Sanbrell, re-united for the first time since the Harryhausen film.
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Thursday, November 28, 2013
I knew of boxer/wrestler Primo Canera and his few movie appearances where he took on MIGHTY JOE YOUNG (1949) and Steve Reeves in HERCULES UNCHAINED (1959) but never this! This was an NBC Matinee Theater presentation that aired at the same time I WAS A TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN was flexing its biceps across cinema screens and Christopher Lee was shambling before the cameras at Bray Studios for CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN. Very weird. Always learning something new.
There's very little information I can find and imdb doesn't list any other cast members. The rather lame looking DeNiro monster is a total rip off of this make up design. Coincidence?