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A vengeful woman sets out to retrieve a magic orb from an evil queen whom she vows vengeance upon after the evil queen slain her family and her loyal warriors raped her.

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Falkon (as Paul Smith)
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Ronald Lacey ...
Pat Roach ...
Terry Richards ...
Janet Agren ...
Varna, Red Sonja's Sister
Donna Osterbuhr ...
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Gedren's Handmaid (as Lara Naszinsky)
Hans Meyer ...
Red Sonja's Father
Francesca Romana Coluzzi ...
Red Sonja's Mother
Stefano Maria Mioni ...
Barlok, Red Sonja's Brother (as Stafano Mioni)
Tutte Lemkow ...
Wizard
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The tyrant Gedren seeks the total power in a world of barbarism. She attacks and kills the keepers of a powerful talisman just before it is destroyed. Gedren then uses the power of the talisman in her raid of the city Hablac. Red Sonja, sister of the keeper, sets out with her magic sword to overthrow Gedren. The talisman's master Kalidor follows to protect her. Of course they fall in love - however Red Sonja's power bases on the oath to never give herself to any man... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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$17,900,000 (estimated)
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Last cinema film of Tutte Lemkow. See more »

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When Falkon is pulling Red Sonja under the gate from the room with the talisman, he loses balance and pushes down on the gate Kalidor is trying to hold up. See more »

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Swordmaster: Hatred of men in a lovely young woman... Such could be your downfall.
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Mildly entertaining if not taken too seriously
12 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Have just seen this film for the first time after purchasing it on DVD

It comes across as a cheap attempt to cash in on the two Conan movies.

Unfortunately, this film didn't appear to have the same budget as the Conan films and hence some of the sets and effects aren't as flash and some scenes seem hurried.

Nielsen is OK to look at but unfortunately she couldn't act if a gun was put to her head.

Arnie's supporting role looked like it was done as a favor to director Fleischer, who also directed Conan the Destroyer. Maybe Arnie wasn't confident that he would go on to headline films like Predator, Total Recall, T2, etc.

Some of the female guardians of the talisman early in the film looked like they were struggling to lift their swords and the looks on their faces suggested they were having great fun making this film. I couldn't be so jovial if I was fighting for my life.

All this aside, this film required very little concentration to watch and was mildly entertaining. I've seen a lot worse. Two stars.


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