The evil Caliph Alquazar has his own soul trapped in a mirror and now the only thing that can defeat him is the magical Rose of Elil. He recruits Hasan, and adventurer who claims to be a prince, to find the rose for him, promising him the Princess Zuliera as his reward. The naive Hasan, unaware of Alquazar's true motives, sets off on his quest.
Christopher Lee ... Alquazar
Milo O'Shea ... Khasim
Oliver Tobias ... Prince Hasan
Emma Samms ... Princess Zuleira
Puneet Sira ... Majeed
Peter Cushing ... Wazir Al Wuzara
Capucine ... Vahishta
Mickey Rooney ... Daad El Shur
John Wyman ... Bahloul
John Ratzenberger ... Achmed
Shane Rimmer ... Abu
Director: Kevin Connor
Codecs: DivX 3 / MP3
Director Kevin Connor shot a nice movie for 4.000.000 US$: Arabian Adventure. If one keeps in mind that this film was produced a long time before CGI and for such a "low" budget (if one compares is with other ones), one could say that this film is really successful and a great fun to watch.
The story is a simple fairy of Arabic nights and one night. A young hero loves the attractive daughter of a bad magician. To marry this young lady he has to find a talisman and bring it to the father of this princess. Some of his friends help him to do this job, but one of this "helpers" is a traitor. After a long journey, a lot of dangers and fights he marries his princes and everybody is happy ...
The actors aren't that good, many of them haven't a lot of experience and in those days the stunts were not as successful as they are today. But all in all they were OK.
If the team had the technical possibilities of today, the special effects would have been quiet good. But for those days, they were really successful.
The set-design and the clothes were really very good. One can't say anything against them.
I highly recommend this film to all fairy fans. The film keeps what the title promises, it's a real Arabian Adventure.
I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!...Yet I haven't been able to find a copy of it for years.. As a child I watched this movie constantly, esp' due to my love of LEE..And it has remained as a special movie to me. It seemed to be one of those movies back then, that was one of the newer 'style' movies in the late 70's (effects and stuff)..so back then i just loved it..It's a true fantasy!! I think most children would absolutly love this film..though if i saw it now, i'd proberly laugh at the effects! But no one i've met has ever heard of it..I think it's a hidden gem..hopefully not lost forever!!!
There is nothing like a good Arabian Nights fantasy adventure movie and this is nothing like a good one.This is a waste of film,money and time and they couldn't even think of a decent title;if these guys had made a western they would have probably called it "COWBOY STORY".....Why not call this trash "CALIPH FINDS ANDY HARDY" and have done with it?