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1984 (Indonesia) See more »
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The DEVIL'S SWORD lies hidden in a secret cave inside Devils Mountain, everything evil will fight to the death for it... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Ratno Timoer 
 
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Imam Tantowi 

Produced by
Gope T. Samtani .... producer
 
Original Music by
Gatot Sudarto  (as Gatot Soedarto)
 
Cinematography by
Herman Susilo (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Muksin E. Hamzah  (as E. Muksin Hamzah)
 
Art Direction by
El Badrun 
 
Set Decoration by
Sugeng Aseng 
Ujang Padly  (as Ujang Padli)
 
Makeup Department
Heru Mulyadi S. .... assistant makeup artist
Ani Umar .... assistant makeup artist
Yan Wakulu .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
C.J. Beslar .... unit manager
 
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Endang Dharsono .... sound
 
Special Effects by
El Badrun .... special effects
 
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Paulus As .... still photographer (as Paulus A.S.)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Harry Hendrawan .... wardrobe
 
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Hery Mulyadi Sukarino .... choreographer
 

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"Golok setan" - Indonesia (original title)
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Bulgaria:90 min
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Mind-boggling madness from Indonesia, 2 May 2012
Author: Red-Barracuda from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

There was a time back in the early 80's when sword and sorcery action flicks were all the rage. The Devil's Sword is part of that phenomenon. But, in truth, it is probably unlike most you may have seen. It's more similar to the Japanese series Monkey than Conan the Barbarian at times. This is partially due to the hokey special effects but just as much to its East Asian origins. Really, its Indonesian flavour is what makes it most interesting. It's exotic and bizarre in ways that are a result of the culture that produced it. For any fan of weird cinema from around the globe, this makes it quite fascinating.

It's about a nymphomaniac crocodile queen who lives in a cavern under the earth. She sends out her evil minions to capture men, whom she puts to use as sex slaves. The wife of one of these 'unfortunate' men teams up with a warrior and together they set out on a quest to find a magic sword that will help them defeat the forces of evil.

This film is quite simply insane. Its chock full of action, which consists of lots of fights and lots of gore. There are crocodile men, a Cyclops, a laughing man travelling on a flying rock and cannibal slaves. It features a couple of extended fights involving a trio of evil warriors. They all have their own individual skills and weaponry – one is a granny with a brush and another appears to have a helmet on a piece of rope. It's that kind of film. It's utterly delirious.

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