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Matthew Willig ... Giant Iberian

Kevin Sorbo ... Aedan

Inbar Lavi ... Alana

Sasha Mitchell ... Rodrigo

Michael Paré ... Oda

Melissa Ordway ... Princess Tanis

Ralf Moeller ... General Hafez

Whitney Able ... Xia

Jennifer Siebel Newsom ... Queen Ma'at
Lee Horsley ... The Stranger

Sarah Ann Schultz ... Malia

Scott Paulin ... Tou-Bou Bardo

Olivier Gruner ... Corsair Duguay

Janelle Marra ... Rajan (as Janelle Taylor)

Norbert Weisser ... Xuxia
Morgan Weisser ... Captain Avel

Xavier Declie ... Dernier

Victoria Maurette ... Kara

Leena Kurishingal ... Attendant
Cazzy Golomb ... Hekate
Eva Card ... Ki-Lin

Shannon Garnett ... Mongolian Warrior
Stephanie Katz ... Barmaid
Michael Bayouth ... Tavern Brigand
Carol Shook ... Middle Eastern Woman
Zackary Morad ... Berber

Mariela Navarro ... Lenor

Dallas Ryan ... Viking
Allexa D'Alessio ... Sunita
Lauren Sutherland ... Toothless Whore
Keith Bass ... Benevolent Thug
Trudi Forristal ... Elizabeth
Mathew Cape ... Verdugo
Jessica Delgado ... Levana
Anna Van Sambeck ... Vampire Girl

Franco Carlotto ... Captain Farid

Mahta Sharif ... Barmaid
Nicholas Middlekauff ... Bardu

Eddie Davenport ... Queens Guard (uncredited)
Slim Khezri ... Trader (uncredited)

Directed by
Albert Pyun 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Cynthia Curnan 

Produced by
Glen Berry .... consulting producer
Nicholas Celozzi .... producer
Benjamin Thomas Cowley .... associate producer
Christopher Curnan .... co-producer
Cynthia Curnan .... producer
Jeffrey D'Alessio .... executive producer
Kipp Downing .... executive producer
Glen Hartford .... executive producer
Sazzy Lee Calhoun .... line producer
Sazzy Lee Calhoun .... producer
Daniel Toll .... executive producer
Original Music by
Anthony Riparetti 
Cinematography by
Philip Alan Waters 
Film Editing by
David Lamb 
Casting by
Jeffery Passero 
Production Design by
James Terry Welden 
Set Decoration by
Anne Anderson 
Costume Design by
Glenda Maddox 
Makeup Department
Nicole Alkire .... key hair stylist
Heather Ford .... key makeup artist
Leah Herzberg .... makeup artist
Allie Newman .... assistant makeup artist (as Allie Goodnoe)
Debra Weite .... makeup artist
Production Management
Joe Baile .... unit production manager
Benjamin Thomas Cowley .... post-production supervisor
Daniel Ray .... unit production manager
Ric Smith .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sazzy Lee Calhoun .... first assistant director
Lorena Leon .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Robert Elko .... set dresser
Lorne Grant .... property master
Kami Laprade .... assistant property master
Joel Meherin .... art director: second unit
Rick Welden .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Nick Barnett .... sound
Mark Casselman .... dialogue editor
Mark Casselman .... dialogue mixer
Hoku Curnan .... sound effects editor
Michael J. Fox .... additional sound designer (as Michael Fox)
Michael J. Fox .... sound effects editor (as Michael Fox)
Michael J. Fox .... sound re-recording mixer
Jack Maebe .... additional sound designer
Matt McGowin .... boom operator (as Matthew McGowan)
Matt McGowin .... boom operator
Anthony Riparetti .... sound designer
Anthony Riparetti .... sound effects editor
Anthony Riparetti .... sound re-recording mixer
Eugene Shane .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Steve Corwin .... teeth technician
Visual Effects by
Adam Benson .... visual effects
Benjamin Thomas Cowley .... visual effects supervisor
Hoku Curnan .... 2d visual effects artist
Jonathan Heaney .... visual effects
Ikuo Saito .... visual effects supervisor
Ikuo Saito .... visual effects
Ruggero Tomasino .... visual effects
Simone Bargetze .... stunt double: horse stunts
Alex Bush .... sword master: second unit
Ilram Choi .... stunt coordinator
Eddie Davenport .... stunts
Marie Fink .... stunt double: Whitney Able
Adam Hart .... stunt double: Kevin Sorbo
Luke LaFontaine .... sword master
Cassandra McCormick .... stunt double
Heidi Pascoe .... stunt double
Heidi Pascoe .... stunt double: Inbar Avi
Tania L. Pearson .... stunt double: Mariela Navarro
Trampas Thompson .... sword fight coordinator
Alicia Vela-Bailey .... stunt double: Melissa Ordway and Jennifer Siebel
Garrett Warren .... stunt consultant
Morgan Williams .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Baile .... director of photography: second unit
Ted Caloroso .... director of photography: second unit
Henry Dhuy .... best boy electric
Zakk Eginton .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Inho Kim .... electrician
Charles R. Mathews .... best boy grip
Mark Moore .... gaffer
Tiffany Nathanson .... first assistant camera
Jay Nefcy .... digital imaging technician
Randy Newman .... grip
Daniel Ray .... behind-the-scenes camera
Michele K. Short .... still photographer
Jeff Siljenberg .... lighting (as Jeffrey Siljenberg)
Michael A. Tushaus .... second unit: grip/electrical
Wilson Weaver .... crane operator
Wilson Weaver .... dolly grip
Jason Wheeler .... key grip
Casting Department
Carmen Betancourt .... extras casting
James P. Driscoll .... extras casting
Jeffery Passero .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Burke .... assistant costume designer
Lisa Burke .... head pattern maker
Karen Cornejo .... second unit: wardrobe
Editorial Department
Hoku Curnan .... co-editor
Daniel Ray .... trailer editor
Keith Roush .... digital colorist
Music Department
Zach Tow .... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Matthew Ballard .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Kelli Kaye .... production coordinator
Charmaine Kuhn .... production assistant
Sue McGraw .... production accountant (as Crystal 'Sue' McGraw)
Jordan Nefouse .... production assistant
Daniel Ray .... behind-the-scenes documentary
Josh Staman .... production assistant
Matt Timm .... translation services
Julie Zamil .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Tales of an Ancient Empire" - USA (original title)
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Rated R for some violence and nudity
86 min
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17 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
So, so bad!, 4 February 2012
Author: urmonk30 from United States

This is the first movie I have reviewed here, and I do so as a response to those who are praising this movie.

I don't know how anyone can honestly praise this movie, it is a shear mess. Editing and pacing were terrible, production quality below most TV episodes. I'm sure the actors did the best they could with what they had but what they had wasn't much.

This movie is in no way near as enjoyable as "The Sword and the Sorcerer", it is in no way nearly as coherent. This movie made little sense, even with the ham-fisted exposition. The trailer for this movie was better than the movie!

Maybe this mess could be salvaged by throwing it into the category of "so bad it's good", and that's a big maybe.

There are only two suggestions I have for watching this movie: either watch it inebriated or, simplest of all, not at all.

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