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Kull the Conqueror (1997)

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An barbarian warrior becomes a king when he defeats a king in armed combat and the king's heir conspire to overthrow him and reclaim the throne by resurrecting an evil sorceress.

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A barbarian named Kull unexpectedly becomes a king after an old king (whom Kull has just killed in a battle) gives his crown to him. But direct heirs of a killed king, trying to topple Kull and regain the throne, bring an old witch-queen Akivasha back to life. Their plan backfires, however, as Akivasha is going to allow their lords - demons - to rule the kingdom. The only thing that can stop her now is a breath of the god Volka. Written by Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

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Rated PG-13 for fantasy action violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

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29 August 1997 (USA)  »

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Conan the Conqueror  »

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$6,086,891 (USA) (3 October 1997)
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Trivia

One of the film's taglines is "Son of Conan". Although Conan and Kull were characters created by Robert E. Howard, Kull of Atlantis, in the original stories, came from pre-cataclysmic Atlantis c. 100,000 B.C and Conan the Cimmerian was from the ancient Hyborian-age, after the destruction of Atlantis and before the rise of the ancient civilizations. This means Kull came before Conan and the two characters are father and son and Conan's father was a Cimmerian blacksmith. See more »

Goofs

When the King hands the crown to Kull a smoke-pot is visible in the crown to give the appearance of heat. See more »

Quotes

Ascalante: I cannot take a man's life.
Kull: Now you're telling me?
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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Eh, it's watchable
16 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I like Kevin Sorbo, so I watched the film. It wasn't mentally tasking and it never set out to be. The movie was designed to be campy and it said so. You heard the rock music in the background during the trailer, so why are people so disappointed with it? I still enjoyed it for its dry wit and simplicity. It was a nice flashback to those old Conan movies. I've heard that Kull is Conan's father, and I don't know much about this character from the Conan films, but I dug him. I found him charming. The Conan movies wasn't much in the way of smart either, but people still enjoy it. I liked the combination of modern themes and music with the extremely old school nature of the film. It was like a land before time or something. Watch it if you just wanna watch something and don't expect much.


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