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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Terry Richards ...
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Varna, Red Sonja's Sister
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Gedren's Handmaid (as Lara Naszinsky)
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Red Sonja's Father
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Red Sonja's Mother
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Barlok, Red Sonja's Brother (as Stafano Mioni)
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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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3 July 1985 (USA)  »

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$17,900,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Arnold Schwarzenegger signed up for a glorified cameo, as a favor to producer Dino De Laurentiis. Much to his surprise, he was stuck on the set for four weeks, three weeks longer than expected. He discovered after watching a rough cut of the movie that his role had been expanded to co-star, thanks to crafty angles and multiple cameras. Soon after, Schwarzenegger decided to terminate his 10-year contract with De Laurentiss. See more »

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Sonja has round vaccine scars on her shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Brytag: [Upon being challenged by Sonja to a death-duel, in lieu of paying "tender tribute"] Woman, I have fought 177 men. Only one survives, and he has no legs. *You DARE to mock Brytag?*
Red Sonja: That takes no daring. But when I've killed you will your warriors let me go unharmed?
Brytag: *When you've KILLED me!*
Brytag: [laughs scornfully] When this wench has killed me, you will let her go, won't you?
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Laptop Critics Don't Know Jack
19 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Personally this is one of my all time favorite movies since I was very young. That being said I had not seen this movie in over a decade before seeing it on the shelf at the grocery store where I purchased it.

I had just watched the two Conan movies a few nights prior and I sat down with my lady to watch an old favorite.

To me this movie was infinitely more enjoyable than the Conan movies. And even as an adult some 20 years later with a much wider and esoteric taste in movies, music and games; I found this movie a blast and I'm not going to say it's a 10 and nor am I going to play the role of lap top critic.

I'm just going to say this: In a world of horrible blockbusters like GI Joe and Transformers I feel Red Sonja was money and time well spent.


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