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Ator, the Fighting Eagle (1982)

Ator l'invincibile (original title)
The son of Torren learns of his heritage, goes to avenge the deaths of his fellow villagers, and rescue his sister from the evil Dakkar and his spider cult.

Director:

Joe D'Amato (as David Hills)

Writer:

Joe D'Amato (as David Hills)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Miles O'Keeffe ... Ator
Sabrina Siani ... Roon
Ritza Brown ... Sunya
Edmund Purdom ... Griba
Dakar ... High Priest of the Spider (as Dakkar)
Laura Gemser ... Indun
Alessandra Vazzoler ... Woman in the tavern (as Chandra Vazzoler)
Nello Pazzafini ... Bardak (as Nat Williams)
Jean Lopez Jean Lopez ... Nordya
Olivia Goods Olivia Goods ... Queen
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Storyline

The son of Torren learns of his heritage, goes to avenge the deaths of his fellow villagers, and rescue his sister/love interest from the evil Dakkar and his spider cult. Ator battles giant spiders, swordsmen cloaked in shadow, re-animated dead warriors, and horribly hideous witches. Written by Sean Kilby and Jason Parker <gestalt@ix.netcom.com>

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To fulfill the prophecy he must face the ultimate challenge. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

At 4:00 baby Ator is born with no visible umbilical cord. See more »

Goofs

Sunya has teeth fillings. These can be seen when Ator fights with Griba while the spider is coming. See more »

Quotes

Bardak: Ator you don't know really how happy you made me.
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Alternate Versions

When released on video in the UK, this title was cut by 27 seconds by the BBFC to edit some fight scenes. The 2003 Hollywood DVD is the fully uncut print. See more »

Connections

Featured in Video Buck: Carátulas engañosas (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Runn
Music by Douglas Meakin, Lyrics by Carlo Maria Cordio
Sung by Simona Pirone
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Stiff and ridiculous Conan rip.
6 March 2014 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

Conan the Barbarian you could say was at the top of the pile of these derivative sword and sorcery enterprises that were being churned out in the early 80s and the main influencer for these films. "Ator" was at the very bottom of the pile and was a quick cash-in on the former by notorious director Joe D'Amato. It's quite bad. More so in a banal and simple-minded way, this is unforgivable. What happens is second-rate and hasty in its execution and with little fun attached to it. A bemused Miles O'keeffe plays the title character and goes about things in a rather laborious manner (uneventful journey with plenty of strutting and flat sword choreography)… although there are some amusingly terrible dialogue exchanges (the heart to heart talk about love with romantic interludes), a lousy twist… and a battle scene with a slow moving gigantic spider… but other than that not much to recommend. It's just risible more so than thrilling. Oh I did forget something… the bear cub. I don't know what it had to do with anything, but its presence was a welcome inclusion.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 March 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ator, the Fighting Eagle See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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