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The Hobgoblin (1990)

Quest for the Mighty Sword (original title)
Once upon a time a god gave a mighty sword to the king of Aquiles to bring justice to his people. Now he wants it back - but the king rather gives his life than the sword. Goddess Dehamira,... See full summary »

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Once upon a time a god gave a mighty sword to the king of Aquiles to bring justice to his people. Now he wants it back - but the king rather gives his life than the sword. Goddess Dehamira, who spoke for him, is being taken all her privileges and banned in a circle of fire, until a human arrives who's strong enough to free her. When prince Ator becomes 18, he gets the sword from the mean sorcerer gnome Grindl, to free Dehamira and his people. On his journey he has to fight against dragons and other fantastic figures. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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In the hands of a hero, it has the power to save the world. In the hands of evil, it has the power to destroy it!

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The Ator Series Concludes!
24 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Quest For The Mighty Sword is the title used for the version of this movie that I watched. This is the third and rarest film in the Ator trilogy, written and directed by Aristide Massaccesi under the alias David Hills, and photographed using the alias Federiko Slonisko. The first two films in the series were Ator, The Fighting Eagle (1982) and The Blade Master (1984), both starring Miles O'Keeffe. Another movie titled Iron Warrior, directed by Alfonso Brescia, also starred O'Keeffe as Ator; however, he wasn't quite the same character in this movie. Massaccesi wasn't very pleased with Iron Warrior (he wasn't the only one), so he retook his series and made this official sequel with Eric Allan Kramer as Ator. (No surprise that O'Keeffe didn't return as Massaccesi has stated that he can't act!) Kramer makes a decent Ator, and I'm disappointed that he didn't make another Ator movie. Quest For The Mighty Sword has never been released on DVD, and the VHS tape is out of print. The budget is low, the effects aren't so special and the directing and acting are fair-to-middling. Still, I love these types of movies despite their low ambitions as they show that films don't need to have a huge budget or big name stars for me to have a lot of fun watching them!


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