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Kull the Conqueror (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Fantasy, Action, Adventure  |  29 August 1997 (USA)
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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 <>

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Kull reigns. Kull rules. Kull rocks. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

29 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Conan the Conqueror  »

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Box Office


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The famous "With this axe, I rule!" line at the end of the movie is actually the title of a Robert E. Howard short story about Kull, which was rejected by Howard's then primary publisher, "Weird Tales" magazine. He later rewrote and sold the story as "The Phoenix on the Sword", the first Conan story, which makes the item that this project was initially developed to be a "Conan" film somewhat ironic. See more »


In the duel between Kull and Taligaro at the beginning, the width of the blindfolds changes between shots. See more »


[repeated line]
Zareta: [to Kull] Shall I undress now?
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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User Reviews

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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