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Writer:
Howard R. Cohen (screenplay)
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Release Date:
February 1984 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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
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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:
Lana Clarkson used a real sword.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Deathstalker gains the "Sword of Justice" in the cave, the sword glows blue light. However, when the camera cuts and then shows another people in the cave, watching the sword, the light is red.See more »
Quotes:
Deathstalker:What do you want?
Thane:Your name.
Deathstalker:Outside, wait for me there.
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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Deathstalker - He's a real gentleman! - *cough!*, 11 June 2005
Author: HaemovoreRex from United Kingdom

This is the first of four movies (so far) to feature the hero/barbarian/rogue character of Deathstalker.

Now when you think of heroes in the Sword & Sorcery genre, they often have, shall we say, somewhat loose morals.....fair enough, as the films are often set in the dark ages or even earlier and we could therefore theoretically suppose that chivalry, at least as we know it today was not exactly in place back then (for that matter does it exist now?!) However, having said this, the heroes do still tend to be basically amiable chaps who adhere to some form of justice and honour.

Take Dar from The Beastmaster for instance, he seems like a really decent chap in fact (as long as you don't get on the wrong side of him - in which case he'd probably slice you in twain!)

The case of the eponymous Deathstalker is rather different however, for here we have a 'hero' who's immoral actions (particularly against women) give the main villain of the film a good run for his money! Yes, it has to be said that in the annals of cinematic good guys, Deathstalker (at least as portrayed in this entry in the series) will hardly be winning any accolades for his chivalry!

Aside from the somewhat unlikeable hero, the film itself starts off in a decidedly disjointed manner.

In fact, the first half of the film is filled with a series of scenes that make very little sense whatsoever! For instance one particularly stupid, pointless scene set in a cave from which our hero must retrieve a magical sword, left my jaw agape at just how ridiculous it was!

Thankfully, the second half of the movie is much better and features some rather exciting fight scenes as our hero battles it out in a gladiatorial contest. There is also a fair amount of gore on display here to, a factor which always ups the enjoyment value in these type of films.

Another positive for the movie (at least from a red blooded males perspective) is the copious amount of nudity displayed by the female cast in this. Hardly a minute seems to go by without a beautiful woman baring her breasts (all in the most gratuitous manner of course!)

Overall then, whilst this film isn't likely to be remembered as a milestone in cinematic history, it does have a few of it's own (B-movie) merits and is certainly not a bad way to spend an hour and a half or so, on perhaps a lazy night in.

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