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1984 (Indonesia) See more »
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 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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
Sound Department
Endang Dharsono .... sound
Special Effects by
El Badrun .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Paulus As .... still photographer (as Paulus A.S.)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Harry Hendrawan .... wardrobe
Other crew
Hery Mulyadi Sukarino .... choreographer

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Also Known As:
"Golok setan" - Indonesia (original title)
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Bulgaria:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Demented fantasy action from Indonesia., 23 March 2007
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

Fans of bizarre foreign trash, oddball martial arts movies, low-budget gore-fests and crazy ninja flicks should find plenty to enjoy in this bonkers Indonesian fantasy film featuring loads of frantic fight action, spurting blood and bad special effects.

A tasty nymphomaniac crocodile queen abducts men from nearby villages, and keeps them trapped in her sub-aqua palace where she uses them to satisfy her sexual urges. When the evil queen sends one of her top fighters to kidnap a man about to be married, the ever-so-miffed wife-to-be teams up with good warrior Mandala (Barry Prima) to search for a magic sword which can help them defeat their enemies.

I enjoy bad films almost as much as I enjoy good ones and, if you feel the same way, then it is highly likely that you will find much to enjoy about this totally weird 80s effort from director Ratno Timoer. With its dreadfully executed, but very bloody, gore effects and non-stop fights, it is hard not to enjoy a movie which scores so high on the silly-ometer.

Invite a few friends round, have a few beers and sit back and enjoy watching endless hordes of crocodile men getting sliced by Barry, vicious killers battling each other for possession of the magical sword, a creature that is a serious contender for 'worst movie monster of all time', and bargain basement visuals that need to be seen to be believed.

The Devil's Sword might not be a great film, but it is definitely unmissable if you dig strange cinematic offerings from all corners of the globe. I give it 6 out of 10 (although it almost got a 7 for its excessive use of dry ice).

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