Dar, is the son of a king, who is hunted by a priest after his birth and grows up in another family. When he becomes a grown man his new father is murdered by savages and he discovers that he has the ability to communicate with the animals. After that, Dar begins his quest for revenge in this Conan-like movie. Written by
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Sultan, the tiger that played "Ruh" in the movie, died about 2 years after the movie as a result of severe skin problems as well as other health issues caused by the toxic black dye used. See more »
In the river-ferry sequence when Kiri is wrapping the rope around the water filled jugs, the rope is on the outside of her body "trapping" her between it and the water. In the next shot, the rope is behind her so that she is no longer "trapped" See more »
[re: the eagle]
I have my eyes...
[re: the ferrets]
I have my cunning...
[re: the tiger]
and I have my strength.
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I don't care what people say, THE BEASTMASTER is a fun film. Thanks to my parents having cable in the 80s, I virtually grew up with it. I can still recall spending many days and nights watching it on television. I probably had no idea of what was going on, but I just loved watching this animal lover named Dar rescue the hot Tanya Roberts while fighting against an evil priest. Marc Singer is great in the title role. If he were to cure world hunger, create world peace, or even be elected president, he would still be known as The Beastmaster. Tanya Roberts doesn't really do much, but looks damn nice doing it, John Amos is also good as a traveler who befriends Dar, and Rip Torn is as over-the-top as he can get. Lee Holdridge's score, composed in a short amount of time, provides a bit more epicness than the film could have created on its own, with a heroic theme that is used throughout. I was also happy to learn recently that Anchor Bay Entertainment is working on a Special Edition DVD of THE BEASTMASTER. I'm, naturally, very excited about this, for no matter what people say, THE BEASTMASTER was, still is, and always will be a childhood favorite.
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