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The Warrior and the Sorceress (1984)

R  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy  |  7 September 1984 (USA)
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The mighty warrior, Kain, crosses the barren wastelands of the planet Ura, where two arch enemies, Zeg and the evil degenerate Balcaz, fight incessantly for control of the village's only ... See full summary »

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Maria Socas ...
Naja the Sorceress
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Kief, Zeg's Captain (as Anthony DeLongis)
Harry Townes ...
Bludge the Prelate
Guillermo Marín ...
Bal Caz (as William Marin)
Armando Capo ...
Burgo the Slaver (as Arthur Clark)
Daniel March ...
Blather, Bal Caz's Fool
John Overby ...
Gabble, Bal Caz's Fool
Richard Paley ...
Scar-face
Marcos Woinsky ...
Burgo's Captain (as Mark Welles)
Cecilia Narova ...
Exotic Dancer (as Cecilia North)
Dylan Willias ...
Zeg's Guard
José Casanova ...
Zeg's Guard (as Joe Cass)
Miguel Zabaleta ...
Zeg's Guard (as Michael Zane)
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The mighty warrior, Kain, crosses the barren wastelands of the planet Ura, where two arch enemies, Zeg and the evil degenerate Balcaz, fight incessantly for control of the village's only well. Kain sees his opportunity and announces that his sword is for hire...but his eyes stay clearly on the beautiful captive sorceress Naja, and his newly awakened purpose. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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An age of mystery and magic... Of swords and sorcery.

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In the 2002 film "The Scorpion King", the main antagonist Memnon quotes "The assassin and the sorceress. How romantic!", which was written as a nod to this film. In "The Scorpion King", the main protagonist Mathayus (The Rock) a desert warrior and assassin, is hired to kill the sorceress Cassandra (Kelly Hu), whom serves Memnon (Steven Brand) the evil King whom killed his brother. In this film, Kain (David Carradine), a warrior and mercenary living on the desert planet Ura is caught up in a feud between two rival warlords Zeg (Luke Askew) and Bal Caz (Guillermo Marin) and falls in love with the captive sorceress Naja (Maria Socas). See more »

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When Naja first escapes from the castle, her g-string is purple. By the time she is reunited with her father, it's gold. See more »

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Better of the Roger Corman Sword and Sorcery Pictures
14 November 2004 | by (Washington State, USA) – See all my reviews

Well, first off you can't expect much from the man who produced the Deathstalker Series.. =) But this film I think is the better of the whole sword and sorcery films he's released.

The story is set in a slave town where two clans are at swords with each other to control the well and the people in this desert wasteland. The film circles the adventures of the Dark One(according to the box and creds, Carridine's character's name is Kain, which I don't want to call him. Its just stupid to name him the same thing from Kung Fu. He's only called the Dark One in the movie), who has stumbled into this town, and begins selling his skills as a swordsman to the higher pay.

The film is pretty decent, but don't expect Conan the Barbarian, or Beastmaster. The only two questions I have are:

Why doesn't Naja(Maria Socas) EVER put on a bra or a shirt? The whole entire film she is topless. At first I thought it was because she was a slave wench to one of the clans, but even when she was free, she still didn't put anything on.

If the Sword of Ura can cut through an anvil, why doesn't it chop through everyone's swords like a hot knife through butter?

Eh, oh well. Watch the film if you have nothing better to do.


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