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The Beastmaster (1982)

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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 ...
Zed
Ben Hammer ...
Young Dar's Father
Ralph Strait ...
Sacco
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Young Dar (as Billy Jacoby)
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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)  »

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Invasión Junk  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film originally started shooting with anamorphic lenses, but cinematographer John Alcott switched to spherical lenses early on because he did not think anamorphic gave him the sharpness and depth of field he wanted. The anamorphic footage - young Dar's encounter with the bear in the forest - was later cropped to match the 1.85:1 final aspect ratio of the spherical footage. See more »

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When Dar is about to light the funeral pyre for all the villagers from his home who were killed, and while Dar is giving a soliloquy, one of the "dead" bodies on the ground has a big, cheesy grin on his face. 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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Caw caw caw --- "He is the Beastmaster!"
14 February 2005 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

How can anyone not like the Beastmaster? It's what movies are all about

  • it's got a hero, his woman, a villain, sidekicks, animals,


loincloths, violence and much much more! It's one of the earliest of films that HBO would play about 4 times a day so it was almost always available. John Amos from Roots and Good Times cheeses it up but damn, do I have a soft spot for the guy. Dar looks like my brother Eric. Rip Torn is a villain with bad teeth! The freaky eagle/vampire things are nutty. It's got ferrets - FERRETS in co-starring roles! Plus a panther and hawks and B-dialog and swords and last but not least "crazy-eyes" herself, Tonya Roberts! Yowza! It's basically a goulash of afternoon delight. Straight B an 85 - 8 out of 10. Caw caw! Catch it one time or a dozen, you'll love it.


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