''Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger'' was the third film by Creator/RayHarryhausen to feature Literature/SinbadTheSailor, portrayed in this outing by Patrick Wayne (son of Creator/JohnWayne).

This incarnation of Sinbad is due to marry the beautiful Princess Farah (Creator/JaneSeymourActress), but when he returns to her kingdom he and his crew are ambushed by monsters. The creatures are dispatched relatively easily, but the princess reveals to Sinbad that their troubles aren't over. Her brother, Prince Kassim, was about to be crowned Caliph when his wicked stepmother Zenobia cast a spell that turned him into a baboon (animated by Harryhausen). If he isn't turned back into a human soon, Zenobia's equally wicked son will be crowned Caliph instead. Sinbad and his crew, with Farah and Kassim in tow, head out to consult the great sorcerer Melanthius. He and his daughter Dione join the adventure as they all head for a lost, fertile city beyond the Arctic wastes where a magical energy that can reverse the curse can be found. All the while, Zenobia and her son, via a boat rowed by a clockwork minotaur, are in hot pursuit.

Not to be confused with [[Film/RockyIII that other]] ''[[Music/{{Survivor}} Eye of the Tiger]]'' and its cult song.
!!''Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger'' provides examples of:

* BalefulPolymorph: Prince Kassim has been turned into a baboon.
* BareYourMidriff: Princess Farah.
* BathingBeauty: Princess Farah and Dione become these once they get to Hyperborea, only to be interrupted by the troglodyte.
* BeastAndBeauty: Dione with Kassim, and later with the troglodyte.
* BeeAfraid: When the bee laps up the red liquid, it starts growing...until [[spoiler:it becomes a giant hornet]]!
* BetaCouple: Dione and Kassim. Though they meet well after he's been transformed into a baboon, he is inwardly still human enough for the two to form a bond with each other before TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody takes effect.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: A giant wasp.
* BigDamnHeroes: When the group are cornered by the Guardian of the Shrine aka the titular tiger (possessed by Zenobia) things aren't looking good for our heroes - until the troglodyte they befriended comes bursting in to help. [[spoiler: Sadly, the trog doesn't survive, but he does make time for Melanthius, Kassim, Dione and Farah to get away. The trog also brings in the Minoton's spear, which turns out to be the only effective weapon against the tiger.]]
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Actually subverted: Maroof narrowly escapes death during the giant walrus attack and is among the last of the characters to [[spoiler: die in the film]].
* BloodMagic: Used by Zenobia.
* {{Bookends}}: The movie opens with the unsuccessful coronation of Kassim, and closes with [[spoiler: the ''successful'' one, at last]].
* TheChick: Princess Farah definitely (she manages to screw up ''walking''), Dione slightly less so.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Zenobia clearly cares about her son and he about her. His death devastates her.
* FrazettaMan: The troglodyte is a strange midway point between this and OurOgresAreHungrier, being a huge, hairy, horn-sporting caveman with bestial features whose language is so close to ape-like that he can communicate with the baboonified Kassim. In stark contrast to both of his parent tropes, though, he's a purely benevolent figure, once Melanthius convinces Sinbad's crew that he's scared of them and not out to kill them.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Dione.
* GentleGiant: The troglodyte turns out to be one.
* HarmlessFreezing: The Guardian of the Shrine, a giant sabre tooth tiger, has been frozen in ice for thousands of years. It re-animates and breaks out of the ice, alive and unharmed. Justified, as it's the work of Zenobia's dark magic.
* HeroKiller: Zenobia ratchets up quite the bodycount over the course of the film, especially once she possesses the smilodon.
* HornedHumanoid: The troglodyte's head is topped with a single horn.
* IdiotBall: When Melanthius interrogates Zenobia he not only ''shows her the map and key'' and lets slip that they are searching for the Arimaspi shrine, but then feeds some of her growth formula to a ''killer bee''. Not surprisingly, the ensuing mayhem allows Zenobia to escape.
* LastVillainStand: With her son dead and her plan in ruins, Zenobia possesses the smilodon for one last ditch effort at killing Sinbad and his crew.
* ALoadOfBull: Zenobia's servant the Minaton, a giant bronze minotaur-shaped {{golem}}. In close-ups the Minaton is animated. In long shots it was portrayed by Peter Mayhew, who also played Chewbacca in ''Franchise/StarWars''.
* LicensedPinballTable: Creator/{{Gottlieb}}'s ''Pinball/{{Sinbad}}'', released in 1978.
* LostWorld: Hyperborea, land of troglodytes and the eponymous sabre-toothed tiger.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Dione is a variant where the Mad Scientist in question (Melanthius) is a good guy.
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: Kassim initially retains his humanity after he's transformed -- he can play chess with Farah and Sinbad and even write. By the time the party reaches Hyperboria, he's acting much more like an actual baboon, and Melanthius fears that if he isn't changed back soon, he never will be.
* MsFanservice: Princess Farah (Jane Seymour) and Dione (Taryn Power).
* OneWingedAngel: Variation in the climax -- Zenobia merges herself with the frozen body of a giant sabre-toothed tiger, bringing the beast to life, so she can finish off the heroes.
* PantheraAwesome: Zenobia as the sabre-toothed tiger.
* PartialTransformation: This happens to [[spoiler: Zenobia -- she doesn't have enough elixir to fully undo her seagull transformation the second time 'round]].
* ScreamingWoman: Princess Farah screams a ''lot'' (while also managing to only have one or two canned screams).
* TheStinger: The end credits roll over the remains of the Hyperborea shrine, and at the end of them [[spoiler: Zenobia's cat eyes open, providing a jump scare]].
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Most of Princess Farah's outfits cover very little.
* ToplessnessFromTheBack: Princess Farah often; the scene where she and Dione are bathing is perhaps the most blatant.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Zenobia transforms into a seagull to slip onto Sinbad's ship undetected.
* WickedStepmother: The sorceress Zenobia.
* WickedWitch: The thoroughly evil Zenobia.
* WilyWalrus: Sinbad's crew is attacked by a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever gigantic]] walrus in the land of Hyperborea. The creature is animated by stop-motion legend Creator/RayHarryhausen.