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.
Tales of an Ancient Empire Movie Synopsis
The Queen Ma’at (played by Jennifer Newsom) who rules the kingdom of Abelar, finds her realm under attack. Treasure hunters open up the tomb of an ancient vampire queen named Xia (played by Whitney Able). The queen sends her sister, Princess Tanis (played by Melissa Ordway) to the barbarian city of Douras to bring back her father to help save Abelar.
A servant girl named Kara (played by Victoria Maurette) discovers she is the half-sister of Princess Tanis, and her mother is the vampire queen. Kara begins hunting Tanis.
However, Princess Tanis finds another half-brother in the barbarian city Douras. Aedan (played by Kevin Sorbo) helps her locate more members of the family and they gather together to attack the vampire queen’s horde.
Gil has a bachelor’s in communication, and attended film school in Los Angeles. He worked in film & media production for several years, traveling to over 45 countries, before cofounding a marketing company. Obsessed with feel-good 80s teen comedies, sword-and-sorcery films, and gritty sci fi noir, Gildner is a fan of the weird and campy. His favorite films include Blade Runner, Alien, Mad Max, and Drive.