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Sex & Nudity

  • Conan agrees to have sex with a witch in return for information.
  • There is a woman who is stripped of almost all her clothing, leaving her breasts exposed and parts of her butt cheeks. Non-consented sex is shown and women are referred to as "cattle".
  • There is a scene where a young woman is stripped of all her clothing, leaving her fully nude. She then jumps into a pit where a snake awaits to eat her, showing her nude when falling into the pit and screaming on the ground.
  • A beautiful woman has her robe removed, brief shots of her breasts and butt are shown.
  • It is insinuated that a man has sex with a slave woman. You see her breasts as she approached, they lay down together.
  • Bestiality is implied in a scene (non-graphic).
  • There are two softcore sex scenes. In both, a man is seen (from multiple angles) laying on top of a woman, and thrusting. The woman is groaning and growling. Buttocks are shown. It is clear they are having sexual intercourse. This is shown in the same scene.
  • There is an orgy with some topless women. No sex is shown, just people laying about and rolling into/onto one another lazily. There are moaning sounds for a minute or 2.
  • Several scenes with scantily clad women who are slaves or servants. Their breasts are sometimes seen from behind flowing clothing or hair.

Violence & Gore

  • A vulture attempts to eat Conan alive. Conan responds by taking a bite out of the vulture.
  • Many violent battle scenes.
  • A village is raided and people are murdered by swords, people are shot with arrows. Men on horseback set the village on fire, a brief scene of a man running in a blaze. A man crushes another man's skull with a warhammer. Wild dogs are unleashed and are seen attacking a man until he dies. A woman is beheaded in front of her child, we see the head fall to the ground.
  • A gladitorial pit fight occurs in which many sequences of brutal carnage ensues; men are hacked with axes, men are impaled with bloody results, a man bites another man's neck, a man's arm breaks, a man's head is violently smashed into a wall until he is bloodied and beaten, a man holds up a decapitated head.
  • A sex scene involving a witch becomes violent when she turns into a demonic creature. She is then thrown into a fire only to return as a ghostly ball of light and flies around chaotically.
  • A camel is punched in the head and falls unconscious to the ground.
  • Two men are attacked by a giant snake.
  • A priest is violently punched in the stomach and then punched again until he falls to the ground.
  • A man is violently tortured and beaten; a man steps on his hands until they are very bloody, the man is thrown into a fountain and left there.
  • A female cultist leaps off a high cliff at her master's bidding and falls to her death.
  • A man is crucified on a tree; he is bloody and beaten. A vulture is seen pecking on his neck; the man violently bites the vulture until it dies.
  • In an orgy chamber, disfigured men are seen hacking human corpses and dismembering the bodies in preparation for a cannibalistic feast.
  • A battle occurs in the orgy chamber with extreme violence; a man is slashed in the neck with a sword; we see blood spill from the wound, many men are hacked to death, a man is violently decapitated; we see this with graphic detail, scantily clad women are seen running around frantically and some are pushed and shoved. A man pours boiling human soup. A fight between three men occur, one wielding a war hammer violently and smashing pillars until they crack and break. A large piece of stone falls onto another man, knocking him out. Men attack a woman; the men are killed in all violent fashions.
  • A woman is hit with a snake arrow.
  • Another battle occurs at the end; men are hacked violently with axes; blood sprays from their wounds, men are impaled with spears, men are shot with arrows, horses are hacked in the legs with swords; a man is impaled through his back with a spear; blood spills from the wound, a man is graphically impaled with a large pointed object and blood splatters all over; we see the object sticking out his back with gory detail, a man is slashed in the abdomen with a sword; blood gushes from his wound, the man is hacked in the side of the neck; blood splatters from his wound and the man falls to his death onto a spear off screen; blood squirts into the air.
  • A man is hacked numerous times in the neck until he is decapitated; blood sprays from his wounds graphically. The man's head is thrown at a crowd of onlookers and rolls down a long flight of stairs.


  • Several uses of "hell" are said. Conan calls a woman "slut."
  • 1 use of hell and slut

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Two characters take a drug called "Black Lotus" and hallucinate

Frightening & Intense Scenes

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  • TV-14-SV Intense Sexual Situations Intense Violence.
  • Many skeletal corpses are seen throughout the film.
  • Cannibalistic acts.
  • We see a man turn into a snake
  • A graphic scene involving the beheading of a character shown in graphic detail. The man then shows the crowd the head and proceeds to throw it. We see the head rolling down the steps.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Conan nearly dies and is barely saved from being taken by evil spirits. The scene in which the spirits attack is fairly intense and eerie despite the dated special effects

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