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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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Kurosawa on bad acid...
22 July 2004 | by (Blountsville, Alabama) – See all my reviews

Warrior and the Sorceress is a fantasy version of the classic Japanese film Yojimbo, which was later remade as A Fistful Of Dollars. Basically, a stranger with no name (David Carradine) comes into town amongst rival factions fighting over a well, the only source of water. He plays both sides of the fence, yada yada yada....you've all seen it a zillion times.

What makes this different, besides the setting, is the fantasy/medieval weirdness factor, including the sorceress (Maria Socas, looking fetching as she does the entire film sans a top), a telepathic (and incredibly phony) monitor lizard, and, to top it all off, a dance by a lady with four (count 'em, four!) honkers. And, I have to admit, her prosthetics seemed to me incredibly well done. Maybe that's just me.

The swordplay was quite good, and the acting (though not spectacular), was entirely adequate. It seems like everyone involved had a great time, and so did I.

For your rental (or purchase) dollar, you could do a whole lot worse...


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