Scenes were filmed in historic castles in remote areas of the Crimea in southern Ukraine. See more »
On the first day of the tournament, Zigrid kills the hammer warrior. Yet, both at the end of the first day and at the beginning of the second day, the hammer warrior is standing among the other surviving champions. See more »
In the opening title sequence, several nonspeaking extras or bit players are credited as if they were principals simply because their English-looking names would be more easily readable by American viewers. See more »
... the fact that this movie was a remake of the original "so bad it's good" Deathstalker movie and manages to be even worse... or the fact that about 1/3rd of the movie seems to be stock footage the original Deathstalker.
The sharp-eyed Corman enthusiast can probably name all the other movies which got plundered to make this monster (I spotted a scene of Margaret Markov from "The Arena" at one point) As for the original elements, all that this movie has is some badly dubbed Eastern-European actors and an Ewok-like creature whose existence might be justified if this were a children's picture. As every woman in the movie, except for the witch, appears topless at least once, this is unlikely.
The movie does best the original Deathstalker in at least one respect: it had an actual ending. Granted, it is an ending where the hero makes out with the princess in front of her father and the amazon warrior he bedded, who did everything she could to get him THAT far... but it is an ending.
Still, that and a tribute to Barbarian Queen star Lana Clarkson in the extras on the DVD menu prove that the makers of this film had their hearts in the right place... even if their heads are shoved someplace painful.
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