By: John M Jerva

I remember when SINBAD: The Fifth Voyage originally came out and while I never did get an opportunity I view it, I still admired Star and Director Shahin (Sean) Solimon for using stop-motion VFX which icon Ray Harryhausen brought to the forefront in the 50’s. It’s cool that Solimon went old school for his passion project and it did look somewhat inviting.

Now I and all of you have a second chance to catch it as an all-new Director’s Cut of the film is now available on Amazon Prime. It also features some extras so it might be worth checking King out on a Saturday night.

Giant Flick Films and Imagination Street Films proudly present ‘Sinbad The Fifth Voyage – Ultimate Director’s Cut’ Available Exclusively on Prime Video in the US 9/29 with more regions to be added soon.

The exciting live action film is based on the Arabian Nights and Sinbad the Sailor’s fairytale adventures. It stars actor/director, Shahin (Sean) Solimon, who has been acknowledged as the first Persian-American actor to play ‘Sinbad The Sailor’ in an American made film. ‘Sinbad The Fifth Voyage – Ultimate Director’s Cut’ also features stop-motion VFX, which was brought to mainstream by legendary VFX artist Ray Harryhausen in the late 50’s. Creatures such as the Cyclops, the Goliath Crab monster and, yes, old-school, Skeletons in the dead tree forest to name a few. The much anticipated director’s cut features several new scenes and a more expanded storyline between Sinbad and Princess Parisa.

“I have always been a fan of the Arabian Nights and the early stop-motion Sinbad movies created by Ray Harryhausen. I am truly grateful for the chance to be a part of this creative process on both sides of the camera .“ – said Solimon. “Having an opportunity to do an Ultimate Director’s Cut of ‘Sinbad’, and with a great team of artists adds so much more that ties the movie together. It’s almost a whole new film. We wanted to create something for the fans of Sinbad and bring back a taste of the traditional classic style of movie making and I believe we have done that. I am very excited and looking forward to developing and extending this Universe of Sinbad The Sailor!”

Solimon is said to also be hard at work on developing another project based on stories of Sinbad The Sailor of the Arabian Nights. You can get more info from the director’s Facebook https://www.facebook.com/shahinsolimon

https://youtu.be/ub3-DK37_zA

For more information about Sinbad The Fifth Voyage – Ultimate Director’s Cut, go to https://giantflick.com/

[Prime Video Link]
https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B08JQRXPV7

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