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The Warrior and the Sorceress (1984)

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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What's not to love?!
14 September 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So, it's not the latest Merchant-Ivory production. Let's face it, those blokes could certainly learn a thing or two from the Roger Corman school of filmmaking.

"THE WARRIOR AND THE SORCERESS" has a lot going for it, and bears the distinction of being the only film in motion picture history to ever combine all of the following elements* into a neat 77 minute package AND still manage to pack the kids' lunches, run for Governor of Illinois and pick up last week's dry cleaning all at the same time. What a trooper!

*"The following elements"... -- David Carradine -- Tons of naked women -- Sword fights (inept and otherwise) -- Maria Socas running around topless eighty percent of the time -- Cues from James Horner's "HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP" score -- Tons of breasts... the friendly kind -- A fat man and his angry lizard (that astounds like no other animatronic, yet immobile angry lizard ever could!) -- A chick with four... count 'em... four tits (beat that Verhoeven!) -- And, of course... David Carradine.

What more could you ask for? A blender? This film deserves it's own category. Peplum Film Noir.

If you want to send love this Christmas, give 'em "THE WARRIOR AND THE SORCERESS". They'll devour it in 77 minutes flat... and, love you for it, if time permits.


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