Special effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen broke new ground with this good ol' fashioned adventure story. Harryhausen mastered the use of stop-motion and trick photography to bring to life fantastic creatures to do battle with Sinbad.

When Sinbad's bride-to-be is shrunken by an evil wizard, he must travel to the island of Cyclops to restore her height and avert a war between nations.

While the effects are by no means realistic by today's standards, they are imbued with handcrafted charm.

Grade: A-