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This action-comedy takes place on a world where the 15th Century finds Europe still caught in the grip of the Dark Ages. A young boy named Tee is sold into slavery, and bought by the beggar Raydoor, who takes him on as an apprentice. When Raydoor realizes that Tee is the subject of a prophecy, he reveals himself as one of the Delta Knights, a secret order dedicated to helping humanity. Trained by Raydoor, Tee also becomes a Delta Knight and joins forces with a ne'er-do-well painter named Leonardo (from the small town of Vinci), and a tavern girl, Thena. Pursued by Lord Vultare, minion of the wicked Mannerjay, they set out on a quest to find the lost treasures of Archimedes. Written by
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Possibly the worst sword & sorcery movie ever made
I am a great fan of bad S&S. I have seen the Ator movies. I have seen the Deathstalker movies. I have seen The Sword & the Sorcerer. This one beats them all. How it ever acquired a rating of more than one star is beyond me. The intentional comedy all falls flat. What humor is present can be found in the poor execution, laughable script, ridiculous props, and the shaky grasp of history.
At the time the movie was made, I was working at the Northern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire, which was used as a shooting location. Filming occurred on weekdays, when the Faire is closed. If you look real closely at the half-timbered construction on some of the buildings in the village scenes, you can tell that it's just white painted plywood with brown 1x4s nailed on the front. They're all just closed-up crafts booths (the one in the panhandling scenes sells pewter) and environmental acting areas.
Some of the Faire actors were employed as extras. I know of one case where an extra was used to simulate a speaking role, by dubbing a voice in while his back was turned. This added greatly to the humor value for me personally, since the dubbed voice sounded nothing at all like the extra. It is also quite possibly in violation of AFTRA rules, but given the quality of the rest of the movie, I wouldn't be surprised to discover that it was a non-union production.
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