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The Lost World of Sinbad (1963)

Dai tozoku (original title)
Sukezaemon, a pirate, is shipwrecked in a strange corner of the world. With his companion, a wizard named Sennin, Sukezaemon becomes entangled in a plot by the evil premier to succeed the dying King Raksha.

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Sukezaemon Naya, alias 'Luzon' (Sinbad in English version)
Tadao Nakamaru ...
The Chancellor
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Princess Yaya
Kumi Mizuno ...
Miwa the Rebel Leader
Ichirô Arishima ...
Sennin the Wizard
Hideyo Amamoto ...
Granny the Witch (in drag)
Mitsuko Kusabue ...
Sobei
Jun Tazaki ...
Itaka Tsuzuka of the Imperial Guards
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Yaya's maid
Jun Funato ...
Prince Ming of Thailand
Makoto Satô ...
The Black Pirate
Jun'ichirô Mukai ...
Chief of Imperial Guards
Rokku Furukawa ...
Rebel
Hideo Sunazuka ...
Rebel
Masaya Nihei ...
Rebel
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Storyline

An adventurous and daring sailor sets sail to the castle of an ailing king to stop an evil premier, hungry for power and wealth, from succeeding to the throne and marrying the king's beautiful daughter. Along the way, with the help of a band of courageous rebels and a lustful wizard, he must overcome the powers of a mesmerizing witch, ruthless pirates, and the castle's Imperial guards. The sailor must also free those kidnapped into slavery and restore the king's reputation. Written by Oliver Chu

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3 March 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

7th Wonder of Sinbad  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The famous Life Magazine double issue devoted to movies contained a fold-out cover showing studio technicians silhouetted against a blue background. This was Eiji Tsuburaya's special effects crew preparing a blue screen shot of Toshirô Mifune for this film. See more »

Goofs

Co-screenwriter Shin'ichi Sekizawa is misidentified as the director of photography in the onscreen credits of the English-dubbed version. See more »

Quotes

Miwa the Rebel Leader: [Sinbad is trying to look for the Premier's hideout] You hurt my feelings...
Sukezaemon Naya, alias 'Luzon': Argh!
Miwa the Rebel Leader: You didn't need my help, you said.
Sukezaemon Naya, alias 'Luzon': You are fast, how did you get here so quick?
Miwa the Rebel Leader: I know this place like my backyard.
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Crazy Credits

The credits on the U.S. prints, release by American International under the title "The Lost World of Sinbad", list the director of photography as Shinichi Sekizawa. Mr. Sekizawa is a noted screenwriter who also co-wrote this film. See more »

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Great Adventure and Sci-Fi from Toho!
11 January 2004 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This is one of my all-time favorite movies from Toho studios. This movie is about a courageous sailor named Luzon (Sinbad in the American version) who tries to save a kingdom and a king's reputation from a corrupted premier, with the help of some aggressive but hilarious rebels. This movie is chock full of fun and adventure elements like sword-wielding battles, a gigantic castle, royalty, pirates, exotic dancers, heroes, action and magic. It's fun to watch and follow, fit for adults and children. Included in the mix is a woman-loving wizard, who is a resourceful ally to Sinbad, and the treacherous stone-turning witch! This movie stars Japanese veteran actor Toshiro Mifune and beautiful Japanese belles Mie Hama, Kumi Mizuno and Akiko Wakabayashi, overseen by veteran Toho screenwriters Takeshi Kimura and Shinichi Sekizawa, and includes a catchy music score by composer Masaru Sato. With a combination of drama, tragedy, humor, special effects, music, magic and adventure, this film is sure a treat for all adventure/sci-fi loving fans. I always have a good time watching this film.

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