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Conquest (1983)

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A young man, armed with a magical bow and arrows, embarks on a mystical journey through a mystical land to rid it of all evil and joins forces with an outlaw to take down an evil witch bent on claiming the magic bow for evil.

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Complete credited cast:
Jorge Rivero ...
Mace (as George Rivero)
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Ilias
Conrado San Martín ...
Zora
Violeta Cela ...
Sacrificial Victim
José Gras ...
Fado (as Josè Gras Palau)
Gioia Scola ...
Girl Ilias Saves from Snake (as Maria Escola)
Sabrina Siani ...
Ocron (as Sabrina Sellers)
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Italian sword and sorcery epic from splatter director Lucio Fulci loosely inspired from the Hercules mythos about two warriors on a quest and a vengeful demon who throws all kinds of nasty creatures along the way to fill scenes of gory violence. Written by Humberto Amador

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He is the only hope for a dying race. He is beginning a journey which will destroy all but the boldest warrior. See more »


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6 April 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El Bárbaro  »

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Mace: When a man meets a man, you never know which one will die. But when an animal meets a man, it's always the animal that dies. I'm on the animals' side.
Ilias: Isn't this an animal you're eating?
Mace: [shrugs] I didn't kill him.
Ilias: That's a pretty strange law.
Mace: Not when you're hungry.
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Another entry to the sub-genre.
8 February 2010 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

Crashing in to the craze set-up by "Conan the Barbarian" came quite an amusingly pulp sword and sorcery fable by Italian horror maestro director Lucio Fulci, which might be slender on story, packing a random, if stiff script and looking to be rather cheaply pulled off but he crafts out a lasting atmospheric air of odd imagery (as well as eerie sound effects) and hands out slabs of gusto violence (adding pulsating shocks of bloody violence --- especially to the head). In his latter career he would always be remembered for the excessive gore and nastiness in his features, but I what impressed me more anything is the moody atmospherics he brings aboard. I found "Conquest" to be quite effectively simmering in that regard. Helping out a lot is Claudio Simonetti ticking time bomb of an electronic score too. Rather unhinged, but extremely exhilarating and mystical. Fulci moves through one set-piece after another, either being a quick moving clip or a rather sluggish passage; nonetheless the primitive tailoring with its tacky make-up and chintzy special effects only add to this nightmarish air where a striking surreal edge is presented. Maybe taking away from the story's questionable developments. Some tripped out visuals of swirling mists and dark lighting compositions are caught by some innovative, flowing cinematography that's not afraid to get up close and personal, and also perfectly frames the picturesquely verdant backdrop. The performances are acceptable, but still on the plain side with the likes of Jorge Rivero, Andrea Occhipinti and Sabrina Sellers. I found the feature to get better as it went along, but it seems to make sure everything that occurs comes off too easy without much struggle and that goes for its anticlimactic final showdown. A fun and tatty exploitive tilt at the sword and scandal fantasy faze.


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