In 16th century Spain, Don Francisco reluctantly betroths his daughter, Blanca, to the arrogant Don Ramiro in order to preserve the lands in the family estate. Then Don Juan, Don ... See full summary »
In order to placate the angry gods, who have allowed Thessaly to be overrun with barbarian invaders and beset with natural disasters, King Jason takes his Argonauts on a search for the ... See full summary »
The story of Spartacus and 10 other gladiators who rebelled against the bloody coliseum sports. They escape and are faced at every turn by Roman soldiers bent on taking them back to the ... See full summary »
Giovanni Di Benedetto
Though Genghis Khan eventually sought peace with the West, his death in 1227 AD puts into power his three war-like sons: Sayan, Susdal, and Kin Khan. These sons quickly overrun the city of ... See full summary »
Maria Grazia Spina
Roccia and a band of fellow gladiators join forces with a patrician named Glaucus Valerius to replace Nero, (and his evil henchman, Tigelinus), with a new emperor: Servius Galba. During the... See full summary »
Italian censorship visa #44344 issued December 14, 1964. See more »
You better kill me now, Omar, because as long as I have one drop of blood left in my veins, I'll find the strength to tear you apart. Filthy coward!
Throw him in the dungeon.
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The editing is different in the Italian and English language versions, the scenes appearing in completely different order, and the director's cut being 13 minutes longer than the English dubbed version. See more »
Ali Baba And The Seven Saracens (Emimmo Salvi, 1964) *1/2
To begin with, the name of the most popular Arabian Nights character i.e. Sinbad has been variably spelled over the years and around the world from Sindbad to Simbad and Szindbad. Moreover, the character of Sinbad has been included in films in which he had nothing to do with originally the Russian adventure outing SADKO (1953) became THE MAGIC VOYAGE OF SINBAD in the U.S. just as, in this case, he became Ali Baba when it crossed over the Atlantic! These facts alone are more interesting than anything that occurs in this film because where are the seafaring adventures of Sinbad The Sailor to be seen in this one, not to mention the sundry creatures he generally struggled with? On the other hand, if this is Ali Baba, whatever happened to the Forty Thieves?
One thing is certain: I wasn't expecting Gordon Mitchell who had previously portrayed such legendary heroic figures as Achilles and Maciste to be the villain here, nor Sinbad to be incarnated by a teenager still wet behind the ears, thus making for possibly the lamest Sinbad in film history! Appropriately, then, the seven Saracens of the title are even more anonymous than the hero and, what's worse, they don't even engage him in battle! At least, the heroine's physical attributes are well in evidence but that's small compensation when set against the obligatory and unfunny comic relief provided by Sinbad's midget cellmate/sidekick and, for good measure (ugh!) a court eunuch with a bad facial tick; the pits, however, are reached by the silly gyrations of a particularly animated dancer preceding every ritual at court!
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