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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/love interest from the evil Dakkar and his spider cult. Ator battles giant... See full summary »

Director:

Joe D'Amato (as David Hills)

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Joe D'Amato (as David Hills)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Miles O'Keeffe ... Ator
Sabrina Siani ... Roon
Ritza Brown Ritza Brown ... Sunya
Dakar Dakar ... High Priest of the Spider (as Dakkar)
Laura Gemser ... Indun
Edmund Purdom ... Griba
Alessandra Vazzoler Alessandra Vazzoler ... Woman in the tavern (as Chandra Vazzoler)
Nello Pazzafini 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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A magical power was destined to fight at his side. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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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

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In an interview, Donatella Donati remembered that the original idea for making a "Hercules with a sword" / Conan movie came from Eduard Sarlui. See more »

Quotes

Ator: I love you.
Sunya: And I love you.
Ator: Why can't we marry?
Sunya: Ator, we are brother and sister.
Ator: I'll talk with our father.
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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

Followed by Quest for the Mighty Sword (1990) See more »

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Written and Performed by Carlo Maria Cordio
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Fully worth the four dollars I paid for it
23 June 2001 | by swifty-botSee all my reviews

Unlike most badly-produced hack-and-slash romps through the wilderness in leather and Lycra, this film has the distinction of being two things that most movies of its ilk aren't:

1) Pro-incest

2) A fantastic drinking game

Regarding the first point, did it ever occur to anyone else that the authors of the script could have simply made Ator fall in love with somebody else from the village and avoided the issue of, you know, Ator marrying his SISTER? If you haven't seen the movie, a bit of explanation is in order: Ator has been adopted by a family in order to disguise his regal bloodline, and somehow manages to fall in love with his adoptee sister as he grows from a baby into a Fabio-esque stud (complete with a forcefully hairsprayed mane of golden curls). He gets by the whole "incest" thing on a technicality, but doesn't one think that he'd probably have discounted his sister as a potential mate at age five? The whole thing smacks of subliminal messaging on the part of the writers of the script to me. "Look! Ator marries his sister," they're saying. "Write your congressman, and send him a copy of Ator: The Fighting Eagle!" Note that the writing team are a male/female pair...

As for the drinking game, it's really simple: Take a sip every time you see Ator's bear cub, and a shot every time the bear does something to assist Ator. If you adhere strictly to these rules, you will not finish this film before you die of alcohol poisoning. This bear cub does far, far more than either Ator or Roon throughout the course of the movie. And he's so loveable! I started cheering for the bear - and the bear alone - half an hour into the film.

Like the title says, if you can get this movie for four bucks, I highly recommend that you pick it up. It's not unbelievably horrible, like "Reborn From Hell: Samurai Armageddon" is, but it's a docile, friendly sort of awful. And really, what else could one ask for?


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