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Director:
Writers:
Jim Wynorski (story)
Neil Ruttenberg (screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 November 1987 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
His battle isn't over yet... See more »
Plot:
Deathstalker helps Reena the Seer out of a few jams, and she solicits his help for a bigger task. She reveals that she is actually Princess Evie... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Best movie EVER. Well, pretty darn near, anyway! See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
John Terlesky ... Deathstalker
Monique Gabrielle ... Reena the Seer / Princess Evie

John Lazar ... Jarek the Sorcerer (as John La Zar)

Toni Naples ... Sultana
Maria Socas ... Amazon Queen
Marcos Woinsky ... Pirate (as Marcos Wolinsky)
Dee Booher ... Gorgo - Amazon Champion Wrestler (as Queen Kong)
Jacques Arndt ... High Priest (as Jake Arnt)
Carina Davi ... Young Amazon
Jim Wynorski ... Dying Soldier (as Arch Stanton)
Douglas Mortimer ... Man in Black
Maria Luisa Carnivani ... Woman Guard
Leo Nichols ... Pirate's Hitman One
Frank Sisty ... Pirate's Hitman Two
Red Sands ... Pirate's Hitman Three
Dan Savio ... Pirate's Hitman Four
William Feldman ... Pirate's Hitman Five
Nico Sarudiansky ... Evie's Victim (as Nick Sardansky)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victor Bo ... Kang (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jim Wynorski 
 
Writing credits
Jim Wynorski (story)

Neil Ruttenberg (screenplay)

R.J. Robertson (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Frank K. Isaac .... producer (as Frank Isaac Jr.)
Roger Corman .... executive producer (uncredited)
Héctor Olivera .... co-producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Chuck Cirino 
 
Cinematography by
Leonardo Rodríguez Solís  (as Leonard Solis)
 
Film Editing by
Steve Barnett 
 
Art Direction by
Marta Albertinazzi  (as Marta Albert)
 
Costume Design by
Marta Albertinazzi (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
María Laura López .... makeup artist (as Maria Laura)
Rodolfo Spinetta .... hair dresser (as Rolley Spinetta)
 
Production Management
Alejandro Arando .... production manager (as Alex Plowing)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claudio Reiter .... second assistant director (as Phil Reitter)
Sergio Sessa .... third assistant director
Bob Sheridan .... first assistant director
Carlos Gil .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Larry King .... property master
 
Sound Department
William Anderson .... production sound mixer
Daniel Castronuovo .... supervising sound editor (as Daniel Newcastle)
Fernando Guariniello .... dialogue editor (as Fred Guariniello)
Ricardo Harrington .... sound editor (as Richard Harrington)
Jeff Mar .... adr supervisor
Andrew Morris .... adr engineer (as Andy Morris)
Don Trunk .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Nicky Morgan .... special effects
Terence Vargas .... pyrotechnician
Marisa Urruti .... costume special effects department (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Arturo Noal .... stunt coordinator (as Arthur Noal)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicholas David .... gaffer
Bob Greenberg .... electrician
Scott Holten .... electrician
Frank Marks .... best boy electric
Robert Nesler .... best boy grip
Marcelo Pais .... camera operator (as Mark Country)
Hans Ritter .... still photographer
Francisco Sposito .... assistant camera (as Frank Esposito)
Danny Stone .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Beatriz Quiroga .... wardrobe (as Betty Quinn)
 
Editorial Department
Charles Ayers .... assistant editor
Silvia Ripoll .... associate editor (as Silvia Roberts)
David Wittkower .... assistant editor
Jorge Firdman .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Óscar Cardozo Ocampo .... composer: additional music (as Oscar Camp)
Christopher Young .... composer: additional music (as Chris Young)
 
Other crew
Anna Roth .... production coordinator
 

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85 min
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Trivia:
John Terlesky also portrays one of the swordsmen who has a fight to the death with Jarek.See more »
Quotes:
Deathstalker:Ordinarily I don't mind seeing a woman get a good beating, if she deserves it, but this doesn't look like much of a contest to me.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Scream Queen Hot Tub Party (1991) (V)See more »

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29 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Best movie EVER. Well, pretty darn near, anyway!, 15 January 2004
Author: Deathstalker2 from Madison, WI

Deathstalker II is the presumed follow-up to 1982's low-budget Deathstalker. Aside from the title, it's hard to consider this film a sequel. In fact, this film is so much more enjoyable than the first (or the third or fourth, for that matter) that such a statement is probably a good thing!

The film begins with Deathstalker (John Terlesky) infiltrating what appears to be a treasure room in a dark castle. He sneaks up to an altar, upon which rests some form of crystal artifact, and in a scene that recalls either Raiders of the Lost Ark or Conan the Barbarian (no, really!), gingerly takes it from its place of honor and pockets it. Without warning, a legion of robe-enshrouded swordsmen rush in, and Deathstalker battles them off in truly heroic fashion.well, somewhat heroic fashion. After dispatching a few of these menacing thugs, Deathstalker breaks through a shuttered window, drops to a stone bridge below, and leaps to the back of his waiting horse before escaping into the night. In his wake, a scantily dressed warrior woman named Sultana (Toni Naples) steps to the window from which he made his daring escape and watches him vanish into the darkness. Without missing a beat, she turns to her remaining guards and vows, "I'll have my revenge, and Deathstalker, too!"--at which point the title card "Deathstalker II" comes up with a fiery background and a Morricone-esque theme, fully setting the style for this b-grade but surprisingly entertaining sword-and-sorcery "epic".

In his travels, our hero encounters a lovely young woman who claims to be the wrongfully dethroned Princess Evie (former Penthouse Pet Monique Gabrielle). She implores him to aid her on her journey to reclaim her kingdom and overthrow the villainous wizard Jerak, who has used his skill at the black arts to create Princess Evie's evil duplicate (Mirror-Universe Monique Gabrielle). With the promise of fortune and fame thrown in his lap, Deathstalker accepts the task and the adventure begins in earnest.

Along the way, the adventuring duo battle swarthy castle guards, undead zombies, sinister traps, amazon women warriors, an insidious pirate and his team of enforcers, the wicked Sultana, and numerous other hardships before finally reaching the castle and engaging in mortal combat with Jerak and Evil Evie. Who wins? Well, that would be telling, but suffice it to say that this is a quest that is certainly worth the 78-85 minutes(depending on which version you get)spent watching it.

Filmed on a budget of apparently tens of dollars, Deathstalker II is rife with high-quality costumes, props and sets. Beautifully adorned styrofoam rock walls can be spotted in the opening scene as well as in the following tavern sequence, which also clearly features a poured concrete floor and fluorescent lighting in addition to numerous wooden barrels marked "BEER"!!! The ominous woods are made even more ominous with the generous use of a fog machine and well-concealed klieg lights streaming from between the trunks and branches of the trees. Colored light gels and inspired location shooting provide unique ambience for each new area, and the climactic sword battle (the Duel of the Titans mentioned in the title) is actually very well-choreographed and presented with a dynamic musical accompaniment. However, these technical achievements are only the tip of the cinematic iceberg!

The actors chosen are all-too-clearly enjoying their respective roles to an enormous degree. Watch Monique's eyebrows as she gazes into her crystal doorknob and tells "Stalker" about the adventure he's about to undergo! Witness the unbridled amount of midget abuse that occurs throughout the film! Prepare for the Gladiator-like battle between Stalker and Gargo the Amazon! And be sure to spot the Fiat parked in the upper-left corner of the Amazon village scene!

If you're in the mood for an unpretentious sword-and-sorcery adventure, Deathstalker II is your ticket. It's not Shakespeare, but it is a lot of fun. Rent it tonight (or better yet buy it outright!), and make sure your fridge is fully stocked with brew!

P.S. Don't pop this sucker out of your VCR/DVD player until after you watch the outtakes over the end credits! Think of it as your reward for giving this one a chance!

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