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A sword-and-sorcery fantasy about a young man's search for revenge. Armed with supernatural powers, the handsome hero and his animal allies wage war against marauding forces.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dar
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Joshua Milrad ...
Tal (as Josh Milrad)
Rod Loomis ...
Ben Hammer ...
Young Dar's Father
Ralph Strait ...
Sacco
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Young Dar (as Billy Jacoby)
Janet DeMay ...
Witchwoman #1
Christine Kellogg ...
Witchwoman #2
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Witchwoman #3
Tony Epper ...
Jun Leader
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Zed's Wife
Kim Tabet ...
Sacco's Daughter
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Dar, the son of a king, is hunted by a priest after his birth, so he is sent to grow up in another family. When he becomes a grown man, his new father is murdered by savages. He discovers that he has the ability to communicate with the animals, and after that, Dar begins his quest for revenge in this Conan-like movie. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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20 August 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El señor de las bestias  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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The actor playing the young deposed prince was not allowed to be on the set at the same time as the tiger, so a short stunt person in a wig, photographed from behind, was used in those shots. See more »

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When Seth gives Dar an update on Tal's condition he says that he "won't have the use of his left hand for a while". However, Tal was injured in the right shoulder and it is his right arm that is strapped down. See more »

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Young Dar's Father: Dar... the gods have put that mark on you, and someday, you'll find out why. 'Til then, this mark will be your guide. My sword and my caber will be your trusted companions. Protect Emur, your home. And if anything should happen to me, look for our enemies, the Juns... and you may search for your destiny in the Valley of Aruk.
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fun fantasy flick
3 December 2004 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Like most I missed the theatrical run on this film, who didn't? I caught it on cable. I believe Dennis Miller had a running joke about HBO meaning "Hey Beastmaster' on!" This isn't agreat film, there are a lot of very obvious red herrings, but it's a lot of fun and certainly has earned it's cult status.

This sword and sorcery plot is well handled by Don Coscarelli and he directs his good looking leads, Marc Singer & Tanya Roberts, well. The photography on John Alcott is excellent and one of the highlights of the film. Lee Holdrigde's original score and Alf Clausens orchestrations are absolutely superb. Truly I thought the music was excellent. It's epic, memorable and so suited to the scenes!

For a film called the Beastmaster, its smart enough not to ignore the animals. The ferrets are cute, and yes ferrets are like that!, the Tiger (black panther) is fierce and the Hawk is mysterious, yet so graceful. I thought Marc Singer (Dar's) rapport with the animals was just great. The final fight with the Juns is fantastic in it's use of lighting and movement.

This film really should appeal to teenage boys and on that level it succeeds beautifully.


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