The Blade Master (1984)
"Ator 2 - L'invincibile Orion" (original title)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  15 February 1984 (USA)
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Muscle-bound Ator and his mute Asian sidekick travel from the ends of the Earth to save his aged mentor from the evil mustachioed Zor.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Brandon ...
Zor (as David Cain Haughton)
Charles Borromel ...
Kiro Wehara ...
Thong (as Chen Wong)
Robert Black ...
High Priest
Donald Hodson ...
Village Elder
Stephan Soffer ...
Nello Pazzafini ...
Wallon (as Ned Steinberg)
Osiride Pevarello ...
Sandur (as Hershel Curtis)
Sandra Carle ...
Old Woman
Nancy Hall ...
1st Maiden
Linette Ray ...
2nd Maiden
Robert Karshin ...
1st Youth
Andy Stradly ...
2nd Youth


In this sequel, the Fighting Eagle returns. This time he must save a former mentor from the evil Zor. Ator battles cavemen, invisible swordsmen, and barbarians with his new sidekick Thong to finally have the ultimate showdown with Zor. Written by Sean Kilby and Jason Parker <>

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A pure action fantasy where good, strength and exotic beauty battle evil. See more »


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Release Date:

15 February 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cave Dwellers  »

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According to director Joe D'Amato, the film was shot in two weeks, without a script. Miles O'Keeffe was contracted to star in a certain number of films for D'Amato, leaving very little time to write a script. See more »


While Ator is hang gliding, a modern city appears at the bottom of one shot. See more »


Ator: Thong, the fish is ready!
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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Troll Trilogy (2010) See more »

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Watch the MST3K version of this movie!
9 June 2000 | by (Brooklyn, NY. (Where I'm from originally.)) – See all my reviews

As a fan of Grade Z movies myself I'll say this as a word of kindly advice: don't watch this movie as it is!!! You've been warned! This movie has tons of continuity problems and the special effects are unbelievably horrible!!!

Cave Dwellers or The Blade Master (or whatever you like to call it) is set in the Middle Ages, right? Ator and his friends set out to fight some evildoer who sacrifices young girls to an anaconda, and along the way they fight cavemen, invisible swordsmen, an anaconda puppet, and get this, they have to protect the earth from a bomb called a "Geometric Neucleus" that posesses nuclear power!

MST3K had every right to make fun of the hidiously terrible movie. Since when was there hang gliders, hand grenades, and nuclear power back in the Middle Ages?! Other bloopers that were mentioned were the hang gliding scene, and as anyone can see, Ator was flying over a modern city, and a caveman wearing sunglasses? And who can forget the infamous 'tire tracks' in the background at the end of the movie? Heck, even Joel and the 'bots were complaining about this literally bad movie!

If you're a fan of bad movies and you want to check this one out, it's only worth watching on MST3K! Another thing I can't believe is that these Ator flicks even had a prequel and some sequels! You would probably feel sorry for Miles O'Keefe for even participating in such stupidity of this type of entertainment. But the movie is funny, and the MST3K version is even funnier.

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