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Deathstalker (1983)

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The warrior Deathstalker is tasked by an old witch lady to obtain and unite the three powers of creation - a chalice, an amulet, and a sword - lest the evil magician Munkar get them and use... See full summary »

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Deathstalker (as Richard Hill)
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Codille
Richard Brooker ...
Oghris
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Kaira
Victor Bo ...
Kang
Bernard Erhard ...
Munkar
Augusto Larreta ...
Salmaron (as August Larreta)
Verónica Llinás ...
Toralva (as Lillian Ker)
Marcos Woinsky ...
Gargit
Adrián De Piero ...
Nicor
Jorge Sorvik ...
King Tulak (as George Sorvic)
Boy Olmi ...
Young Man
Horacio Marassi ...
Creature Leader (as Horace Marassi)
Patrick Duggan ...
Colobri
Maria Fournery ...
Anella
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The warrior Deathstalker is tasked by an old witch lady to obtain and unite the three powers of creation - a chalice, an amulet, and a sword - lest the evil magician Munkar get them and use them for nefarious purposes. After obtaining the sword, Deathstalker joins with other travellers going to the Big Tournament to determine the strongest warrior. The false king holds the true princess in captivity, and plots to have Deathstalker killed, and Deathstalker must fight to free the princess. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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sword | witch | sorcerer | moaning | gore | See more »

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Journey to an age of awesome magic See more »


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Trivia

Lana Clarkson used a real sword. See more »

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In the torture chamber, the tattoo on Munkar's head switches from its usual position on the left side to the right side. When he appears again it is back on the left side. See more »

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Munkar: He won't suspect... Princess Codille.
Number One: But she would never...
[Munkar waves his hand]
Number One: Wait, I know what you're thinking, don't... No...
[grabs his crotch]
Number One: It's Gone!
[Tries to talk but his voice gets higher as Munkar transforms him into Codille]
Number One: [as Codille] Oh, my lord. This is very uncomfortable.
Munkar: Then finish quickly, my princess.
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Followed by Deathstalker II (1987) See more »

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The days of heroes are over
16 April 2006 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

The man known as Deathstalker (Rick Hill) is asked by an old king to rescue his daughter from the evil wizard Munkar (Bernard Erhard). Deathstalker rejects this plea saying that the days of heroes are over. But when all sword-fighters of the land are called by Munkar to a tournament, he can't resist...

"Deathstalker" picks up all the clichés of fantasy movies, from wizards and princesses to mystical artifacts with great powers, and it adds a whole lot of sex and violence. Actually that happens to a degree that it gets hilariously funny. For example a giant kills a dwarf with several strokes of a heavy war hammer - and only a bit of blood red mud remains. Or the female warrior Kaira (Lana Clarkson) fights topless throughout the film. Go figure. "Deathstalker" goes w-a-y over the top, the ironical music indicates this was probably intended, and the action scenes are at least better directed than those of all the following flicks.

Lana Clarkson became the "Barbarian Queen". Screenplay writer Howard Cohen went on to script "Barbarian Queen" and "Deathstalker 3". Rick Hill returned for "Deathstalker 4". Executive producer Roger Corman spent another 75 bucks (roughly estimated) on the 3 Deathstalker sequels and "Wizards of the Lost Kingdom", to name but a few. And why not, if "Deathstalker" was a success.


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