Tuesday, September 21, 2021


The Minoton slides a stone out from of a pyramid in SINBAD & THE EYE OF THE TIGER (1977)

Along with the skeletons and Talos in JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS, the Hindu statue in THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD (1973), the Medusa in CLASH OF THE TITANS (1981), the Minoton was one of Ray Harryhausen's greatest animated creations. The cool thing about the Minoton is that he's seen throughout the movie. He's not in one scene and that's it. The Minoton was also seen in pratical effects, with a man geared in a full size golden costume but for most of the time, the tall living satue is seen in Dynamation. 

1 comment:

Scott Ochiltree said...

This is my least favorite of the three SINBAD movies made around that time.

In my view both THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD and THE SEVENTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD are definitely better.