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Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (1991)

The 1991 film Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time is the sequel to the 1982 sword-and-sorcery film The Beastmaster. Part of the Beastmaster trilogy and followed by Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus, the movie has since become a cult classic. Movie Plot Dar (played by Marc Singer) is a barbarian who has the power… read more »

Kull The Conqueror (1997)

The 1997 film Kull The Conqueror is a sword-and-sorcery fantasy film. Originally intended to be a third Conan film, it was changed to a new character after both Schwarzenegger refused to reprise his role, and Kevin Sorbo did not want to play someone else’s character. Movie Synopsis After General Taligaro (played by Thomas Ian Griffith) tells… read more »

Tales Of An Ancient Empire (2010)

The 2010 film Tales Of An Ancient Empire is a sword-and-sorcery fantasy film. It is directed by Albert Pyun, and is the followup sequel to the 1982 movie The Sword And The Sorcerer. Hinted at in the final credits of The Sword And The Sorcerer, the sequel was finally released 28 years later. Movie Synopsis… read more »

The Sword And The Sorcerer (1982)

The 1982 film The Sword And The Sorcerer is a sword-and-sorcery fantasy film. It is directed by Albert Pyun and stars Lee Horsley, Kathleen Beller, and Anna Bjorn in a small role. The movie was the most profitable indie film of 1982, grossing almost $40 million at the box office. The film was critically panned, but has… read more »

Gor (1987)

The 1987 film Gor is a science fiction film originally released to poor reviews, but the film has since garnered a cult status. The film was considered so bad that Ballantine Books refused to do a novel tie-in with the book that the movie was originally based from, Tarnsman Of Gor by John Norman. Movie Plot The… read more »

Red Sonja (1985)

The 1985 film Red Sonja is a sword-and-sorcery fantasy film set in the Conan universe. It stars Brigitte Nielsen as the title character Sonja, along with Arnold Schwarzenegger as Lord Kalidor. The movie has a musical score by Ennio Morricone. Movie Plot Queen Gedren (played by Sandahl Bergman) murdered Sonja’s family after she rejected the queen’s advances. After Sonja… read more »

Krull (1983)

The 1983 film Krull is a science fiction/fantasy film. Although initially being critically panned, the film has since become a cult classic. A high production value (for the time) and impressive cinematography keep the film entertaining and distracting beyond many of the period pulp sci-fi movies. Movie Plot A prophecy announces that a girl of ancient… read more »

Deathstalker IV: Match of Titans (1991)

The 1991 film Deathstalker IV: Match of Titans is a low-budget sword and sorcery film. It is the fourth in a series of four fantasy movies (including Deathstalker, Deathstalker II: Duel of the Titans, and Deathstalker III: The Warriors From Hell) produced throughout the eighties and early nineties. The film was the first in the series to be… read more »

Deathstalker III: The Warriors From Hell (1988)

The 1988 film Deathstalker III: The Warriors from Hell is a low-budget sword and sorcery film. It is the third in a series of four fantasy movies (including Deathstalker, Deathstalker II: Duel of the Titans, and Deathstalker IV: Match of Titans) produced by famous low-budget producer Roger Corman in Argentina throughout the eighties and early nineties. The… read more »

Dragonslayer (1981)

The 1981 film Dragonslayer is a fantasy sword-and-sorcery film. One of the highest-budget films in the genre in the entire 1980s, the film has since become a cult classic. Movie Plot A delegation of villagers shows up at the castle of an aging sorcerer named Ulrich (played by Ralph Richardson), and begs him to kill the… read more »

Deathstalker II: Duel of the Titans (1987)

The 1987 film Deathstalker II: Duel of the Titans is a low-budget sword and sorcery film. It is the second in a series of four fantasy movies (including Deathstalker, Deathstalker III: The Warriors from Hell, and Deathstalker IV: Match of Titans) produced by Roger Corman. The film has become a cult classic. Corman had a contract to… read more »

Deathstalker (1983)

The 1983 film Deathstalker is a low-budget sword and sorcery film. It is the first in a series of four fantasy movies (Deathstalker II: Duel of the Titans, Deathstalker III: The Warriors from Hell, and Deathstalker IV: Match of Titans) produced in Argentina throughout the eighties and early nineties. The film has become a cult classic. Deathstalker… read more »

The Beastmaster (1982)

The 1982 film The Beastmaster is a fantasy film which has become a cult classic. Part of the sword and sorcery genre, the movie was based on the 1959 novel by Andre Norton called The Beast Master. The director, Don Coscarelli, was famous for his horror films. He originally wanted to cast Demi Moore as Kiri, but Tanya… read more »

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