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Howard R. Cohen (screenplay)
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Release Date:
26 April 1985 (USA) See more »
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No man can touch her naked steel
Plot:
Set during the days of the Roman Empire. A simple village is raided by Roman troops, and most of the people are whisked off to be slaves or killed... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awful But Hilarious Cult Classic See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Lana Clarkson ... Amethea
Katt Shea ... Estrild
Frank Zagarino ... Argan
Dawn Dunlap ... Taramis
Susana Traverso ... Tiniara
Victor Bo ... Strymon
Armando Capo ... Arrakur (as Arman Chapman)
Andrea Barbieri ... Zoraida (as Andrea Barbizon)
Tony Middleton ... Zohar
Andrea Scriven ... Dariac
Roberto Catarineu ... Shibdiz (as Robert Carson)
Matilde Mur ... Eunuco (as Matilda Muir)
Eddie Pequenino ... Vendedor (as Eddie Little)
Patrick Duggan ... Shaman
Lucy Tiller ... Orellia
Ivan Grey ... Karax (as Ivan Green)
Theodore McNabney ... Cerus (as Theo McNabney)
Ricardo Jordán ... Vanir (as Richard R. Jordan)
John Head ... Alfana
Daniel Seville ... Kantaka
Eva Adanaylo ... Ciega (as Eva Donnelly)
Enrique Fynn Sastre ... Guard (as Henry Finn)
Grace Castle ... Arrakur's Lover
Luis Alday ... Warrior (as Louis Alday)
Norman Friedman ... Warrior
Alexander Essex ... Warrior
Daniel Ripari ... Warrior (as Guy Reed)
Alfredo Alesandrini ... Warrior (as Alfred Alexander)
Arturo Noal ... Warrior (as Arthur Neal)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcos Woinsky ... Arrakur's Right-Hand Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Héctor Olivera 
 
Writing credits
Howard R. Cohen (screenplay)

Produced by
Frank K. Isaac .... producer (as Frank Isaac)
Alejandro Sessa .... producer (as Alex Sessa)
Roger Corman .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Christopher Young  (as Chris Young)
 
Non-Original Music by
James Horner (from "Battle Beyond the Stars")
 
Cinematography by
Rodolfo Denevi (director of photography) (as Rudy Donovan)
 
Film Editing by
Silvia Ripoll  (as Sylvia Roberts)
Leslie Rosenthal 
 
Art Direction by
María Julia Bertotto  (as Julia Bertram)
 
Makeup Department
Arny Alfieri .... makeup effects
María Laura López .... makeup artist (as Mary Laura)
Lucía Sena .... assistant makeup artist (as Lucy Seman)
Willy Smith .... makeup effects
Rodolfo Spinetta .... hair dresser (as Ron Lee)
 
Production Management
Alejandro Arando .... production manager (as Alex Plowing)
Deborah Brock .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Ascot .... third assistant director
Américo Ortiz de Zárate .... first assistant director (as Andrew Sargent)
Claudio Reiter .... second assistant director (as Charles Ritter)
Alex Sessa Jr. .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Gustavo Acosta .... props (as Gus Ames)
Jorge de la Reta .... props (as George David)
Francisco Mascareño .... construction foreman (as Frank Matthews)
 
Sound Department
Daniel Castronuovo .... production mixer (as Daniel Castle)
 
Special Effects by
Arny Alfieri .... special effects
Willy Smith .... special effects
 
Stunts
Arturo Noal .... stunt coordinator (as Arthur Neal)
Daniel Ripari .... stunt coordinator (as Guy Reed)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Miguel Amengual .... gaffer (as Michael Armstrong)
Óscar Colombari .... second assistant camera (as Oscar Barry)
José Cámara .... key grip (as Joe Cannon)
Federico Fernández .... best boy (as Fred Freeman)
Oscar González .... assistant camera (as Oscar Johnson)
Aurelio Kerbs .... electrician (as A.B. Kerbs)
Lionel Lobótrico .... camera operator (as Lionel Logan)
Walter Lobótrico .... electrician (as Walter Lobo)
Andrés Nielsen .... electrician (as Andrew Neilson)
Hans Ritter .... still photographer
Tony Salvatori .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mónica Mendoza .... wardrobe assistant (as Monica Mahoney)
Beatriz Quiroga .... wardrobe mistress (as Beatrice Rowe)
 
Editorial Department
Margarita Brondolo .... negative cutter (as Margaret Bryant)
Jorge Firdman .... assistant editor (as George Fairfax)
Fernando Guariniello .... assistant editor (as Fred Guariniello)
 
Music Department
Jeff Vaughn .... score mixer
 
Other crew
Horacio Ciancia .... production assistant (as Horace Smithe)
Ginny Nugent .... production coordinator
Daniel Taylor .... production assistant
 

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72 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Continuity: The priest is shot by arrow from behind, but the arrow lands in his forehead.See more »
Quotes:
Zohar:[as he is torturing the bare-breasted Amethea on a rack] . You must learn to say "please". You must learn to say all sorts of things. Like how you got into the city. And what you came here for. And where your rebel friends are.
Arrakur:[Walks into the room with Taramis at his side] . Ahem. Allow me to interrupt.
Amethea:[Zohar pulls a lever which painfully stretches her body] . AAAAGGGGHHHH!... Ohhhh!... ohhh.
Arrakur:She still has nothing to say to us?
Zohar:She's a strong one!
Arrakur:You've broken stronger.
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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Awful But Hilarious Cult Classic, 25 September 2007
Author: Bensch from Salzburg, Austria

Another awful, but hilarious contribution to the Sword & Sorcery genre starring the late Lana Clarkson, Héctor Oliviera's "Barbarian Queen" of 1985, is a film that is absolutely ridiculous in almost any aspect, but that shouldn't be missed by any fan of movies of the "so bad it's good" kind. Most of these cheaply produced and trashy Sword & Sorcery (or should I say Boobs & Sorcery) flicks are awful as hell, but they're hilarious unintentional comedies, and "Barbarian Queen" is the epitome of such a hilarious (semi?) unintentional comedy. I personally can't help it - I love films of that kind, awful as they may be, and I personally always laugh my ass of and have the time of my life watching them.

This little film's thin plot in particular tells the story of 'barbarian queen' Amethea (Lana Clarkson) who, together with a few other busty female warriors, decides to free her tribe from slavery and tyranny after their village has been razed to the ground by a ruthless tyrant. It's often stated that this is set in the times of the Roman empire, but the villains really have nothing Roman about them, I'd say the movie is set in a typical, undefinable Sword'n'Sorcery fantasy time, some of the folks look like medieval knights, others like Barbarians from more ancient times...

The whole movie is quite similar to an earlier Lana Clarkson movie, "Deathstalker" of 1983, In which she played a role that was almost the same as in this one. I personally enjoyed Deathstaker more, since it was gorier and the unintentional comedy factor was at times even higher, but "Barbarian Queen" is definitely also recommended if you're looking for a good laugh. The acting is, unsurprisingly, god-awful, and the settings sometimes make you wonder if the hilarious flaws are really unintentional. Apart from its value as an unintentional comedy, "Barbarian Queen" delivers a good amount of sleaze, and a busty female cast that gets topless every five minutes.

"Barbarian Queen" may be a god-awful film, but people with a sense of humor should have a good time watching it and laughing their asses off.

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