Malasyan pirate Sandokan accidentally learns that Lord Brook plots to obtain the crown of Malasya by kidnapping the legitimate rajah and his daughter and forcing them to abdicate so he gathers his best man and launches a rescue operation.
Based on the Edward Bulwer-Lytton novel. Set in the shadows of Mt. Vesuvius just before its famous eruption, the film begins with Glaucus, a Roman legionnaire, returning to his home from ... See full summary »
The last third of this movie starts with a prison escape of the pirates. Sandokan installs a machine gun on a mining wagon and starts immediately with a permanent fire. You can see the smoking gun, but no movement of the ammunitions belt or the ejection of used cartridges. See more »
Oriental adventure with Sandokan , Lord of Malaysia , along with Yañez battling the evil imperialists commanded by Lord Brook
"Sandokan : Pirate of Malaysia¨ (1964) was decently directed by Umberto Lenzi with an European cast and it contains rousing action , romantic adventure , mayhem and a fine cast doing a fine job . In the further story of ¨Sandokan the Great¨ , our hero pirate saves the damsel in distress and fights an evil Brit imperialist . Filmed in Singapore and Greece ; it tells the tale of Sandokan who is a Malaysian rebel who, with a group of renegades , goes up against a British General called Lord Brook . As Sandokan teams up with a bunch of pirates to even the score with a nasty governor during the 1800 . Exciting story of love and adventure , the complete romance and the exotic events about the famous hero Sandokan (Steve Reeves) based on novels by Emilio Salgari . The Prince Sarawah's kingdom is invaded by troops commanded by Lord Brook from Bombay . Princess Hada Jacqueline Sassard) is abducted and held captive , whose father named Muda Hassin (Giuseppe Addobbati) has been taken prisoner and locked in a monastery located on high mountains . Sandokan , lord of Malaysia , sets out in pursuit enemies and rescue his lover accompanied by his European friend Yañez (Andrea Bosic) , Durango (Nazzareno Zamperla) and Tremal-Naïk (Mimmo Palmara) . Sandokan posing as Raja of Samamutra infiltrates into governor palace but he is betrayed and discovered . Along the way Sandokan takes on several dangers and finally a spectacular battle against Lord Brook (Leo Anchóriz) and his hoodlums who are trying to force the Prince to resign .
This is an entertaining oriental movie , full of action, thrills , double-crosses and of course , a lot of duels and fights . Being a so-so European co-production among several countries such as Italy, France , Spain and West Germany . It is a grade-B flick with noisy adventure , emotion , slavery , breathtaking ship attacks , machine gun provoking a lot of deaths , and many other things . Decent production by Solly V. Bianco with adequate Steve Reeves as Sandokan , and Jacqueline Sassard as Princess Hada . The flick packs enjoyable as well as exotic atmosphere , luxurious gowns , evocative sets , alright cinematography and powerful score . Lots of intrigue , treason , luxurious scenarios , twists and turns . Sympathetic performances by main star cast such as Steve Reeves in one his last films of his fruitful career , gorgeous Jacqueline Sassard and agreeable secondary cast ; as the marvelous main actors are completed by a stellar cast full of veteran Italian players as Mimmo Palmara as Tremal-Naïk , Andrea Bosic as Yanez , George Wang as Sho , Franco Balducci as Sambigliong , Nando Gazzolo as Lt. Clintock , Nazzareno Zamperla as Durango and Spanish players as Jose Torres and special mention Leo Anchóriz as Lord Brook . Splendid color from 16 mm , including appropriate cinematography by Federico G. Larraya and Angelo Lotti . Being shot on location in Singapore and mountains of Meteora in Greece . Imaginative as well as thrilling soundtrack by Giovanni Fusco in oriental style . This was the second part in Steve Reeves/Lenzi Sandokan saga ; the first was "Sandokan, La Tigre di Mompracen¨ or "Sandokan the Great" (1963) with Steve Reeves as Sandokan, Geneviève Grad as Mary Ann and Andrea Bosic as Yanez . The motion picture was professionally directed by Umberto Lenzi . This one was a popular film by that time , getting big success at European Box office .
Other pictures about this fictitious personage are the followings : ¨Sandokan against Leopard of Sarawak" (1964) by Luigi Capuano with Ray Danton , Franca Bettoia , Mario Petri , Guy Madison , Alberto Farnese ; its sequel ¨Sandokan Fights Back¨(1964) with same players ; "Le Tigri Di Mompracem" (1970) by Mario Sequi with Ivan Rassimov as Sandokan , Claudia Gravy , Andrea Bosic , Luis Dávila , José Torres . And TV ¨Sandokan¨ (vey popular series of the 70s) with Kabir Bedi , Philippe Leroy and Adolfo Celi . And finally "The return of Sandokán" (1996) , ¨Il Figlio Di Sandokan" (1998) , TV series played by Kabir Bedi and directed by Enzo G Castellari .
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