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Howard R. Cohen (screenplay)
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Release Date:
February 1984 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Might of the Sword... The Evil of the Sorcerer... See more »
Plot:
The warrior Deathstalker is tasked by an old witch lady to obtain and unite the three powers of creation - a chalice... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rick Hill ... Deathstalker (as Richard Hill)

Barbi Benton ... Codille
Richard Brooker ... Oghris

Lana Clarkson ... 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 (as Adrian De Piero)
Jorge Sorvik ... King Tulak (as George Sorvic)
Boy Olmi ... Young Man
Horacio Marassi ... Creature Leader (as Horace Marassi)
Patrick Duggan ... Colobri
Maria Fournery ... Anella
Gabriela Rubinstein ... Tarra
Sebastián Larreta ... Talan (as Sebastian Larreta)
Amalia Marty ... Zaptiah
Claudio Petty ... Guard I (as Claude Petty)
Rudy Kumze ... Guard II

Directed by
James Sbardellati  (as John Watson)
 
Writing credits
Howard R. Cohen (screenplay) (as Howard Cohen)

Produced by
Frank K. Isaac .... associate producer (as Frank K. Isaac Jr.)
Héctor Olivera .... co-producer (as Hector Olivera)
James Sbardellati .... producer
Alejandro Sessa .... co-producer (as Alex Sessa)
Roger Corman .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Óscar Cardozo Ocampo  (as Oscar Cardozo Ocampo)
 
Cinematography by
Leonardo Rodríguez Solís (director of photography) (as Leonardo Rodriguez Solis)
 
Film Editing by
John K. Adams 
Silvia Ripoll 
 
Art Direction by
Emilio Basaldua 
 
Costume Design by
María Julia Bertotto 
 
Makeup Department
John Carl Buechler .... makeup special effects (as John Buechler)
Óscar Mulet .... makeup artist (as Oscar Mulet)
Willy Smith .... makeup special effects assistant (as William Smith)
Rodolfo Spinetta .... hair dresser (as 'Roley' Spinetta)
R. Christopher Biggs .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Alejandro Arando .... production manager (as Alex Plowing)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Carl Buechler .... insert unit director (as John Buechler)
Américo Ortiz de Zárate .... first assistant director (as Amerik von Zaratt)
Claudio Reiter .... second assistant director (as Claude Ritter)
 
Art Department
Ercilia Alonso .... property master
José Cámara .... props (as Joe Camara)
Jorge de la Reta .... props (as George Delaretta)
Mirta Spagarino .... set dresser (as Mary Spagarino)
 
Sound Department
Norberto Castronuovo .... sound mixer (as Norman Newcastle)
Carlos Nis .... boom operator (as Charles Niz)
 
Visual Effects by
Miguel Bronstein .... special optical effects (as Michael Bronstein)
Bret Mixon .... animation assistant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Richard Brooker .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Miguel Amengual .... gaffer (as Michael Amen)
Juan José Fabio .... assistant camera (as John Faber)
Federico Fernández .... best boy (as Fred Fernson)
Ever Latour .... camera operator (as B.B. Latour)
Hans Ritter .... still photographer
Alejandro Chionetti .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Beatriz Quiroga .... costumer (as Beatrice Rowe)
Gloria Van Hartenstein .... costumer (as Gloria von Hartenstein)
 
Editorial Department
Miguel López .... assistant editor (as Michael Molina)
Francisco Mirada .... assistant editor (as Frank Mirada)
Jorge Firdman .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Fernando Guariniello .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Raúl Ahumada .... production assistant (as Ralph Smoker)
Gonzalo Astorga .... production assistant (as John Astor)
Andrea Coppola .... assistant to director
Ginny Nugent .... production coordinator
Nico Sarudiansky .... production assistant (as Nick Sarudiansky)
Marisa Urruti .... runner (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Warrior King" - Philippines (English title)
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Runtime:
80 min
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Trivia:
The DVD box art for Deathstalker is done by the same artist who did the DVD box art for National Lampoon's European Vacation.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Deathstalker:What do you want?
Thane:Your name.
Deathstalker:Outside, wait for me there.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Deathstalker II (1987) (V)See more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
The days of heroes are over, 16 April 2006
Author: unbrokenmetal from Hamburg, Germany

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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