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Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983)

On a desert planet, warlord Jared-Syn is trying to convince a tribe of mutants that he's their messiah and gain unlimited power hidden in a crystal. Ranger Dogen and explorer Dhyana, who's father was murdered by Syn, must stop him.

Director:

Charles Band

Writer:

Alan J. Adler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Byron ... Dogen
Michael Preston ... Jared-Syn (as Mike Preston)
Tim Thomerson ... Rhodes
Kelly Preston ... Dhyana
Richard Moll ... Hurok
R. David Smith ... Baal
Larry Pennell ... Aix
Marty Zagon Marty Zagon ... Zax
Mickey Fox ... Poker Annie
William Jones William Jones ... Baal's Lieutenant (as J. Bill Jones)
Winston Jones Winston Jones ... Chimera
Mike Jones Mike Jones ... Miner #1
Michael Sinclair Walter ... Miner #2 (as Michael S. Walter)
Rick Militi Rick Militi ... Miner #3
Speed Stearns Speed Stearns ... Cyclopean Intruder
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Storyline

A seeker named Dogen rescues Dhyana after her father is murdered by the evil Jared-Syn. To avenge her father's death, Dogen must find Jared-Syn's hideout in the mysterious "Lost City", but the only person who knows where it is an aging, burned-out seeker named Rhodes. Along the way, they will need to do battle against the hunter Baal and his Cyclopean minions for engaging Jared-Syn in a final encounter. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Metalstorm See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,019,000, 21 August 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,301,085
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Described by a critic as "Star Wars" meets "Mad Max". See more »

Quotes

[Hurok takes the special mask from Dogen]
Hurok: The two of you took this?
Rhodes: He took it!
[Points at Dogen]
Hurok: Then he lives. You do not.
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Alternate Versions

Released in Japan in the short-lived VHD format in 3-D. This disc has been widely copied to make bootleg tapes and DVDs. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Laserblast (1996) See more »

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Kinda spooky how bad it is...
23 February 2001 | by GenesplicerSee all my reviews

...And I was in it! A friend was a prop person on this steaming pile, and I went out when they were shooting in the desert. It was a night shoot, and I spent a lot of time standing around watching setup and teardown. Then came the Epic Speech Of Jared Syn To His Troops. The director suddenly decides that there are not enough troops, and some flunky comes up and asks me if I want to be in the film. I tell him sure, and soon I'm standing in the back of a crowd with a piece of brown cloth over my shoulders like a poncho and a helmet on my head. And I stood there, and stood there and stood there. Being in the movie was as dull as watching it being made.

Then it came out!!! I had waited for months for "My" movie to come out. Was I ever disappointed! I knew it wasn't "Citizen Kane". But this wasn't even "Warlords of Atlantis"! All of my friends went from "you were in a movie???" to "You were in THAT???????"

Even though I was in it, it is still one of the lowest-rated films on my list. I do admit, however, that I have a warm spot in my heart for this piece of tripe.

Any time you want to just stare in mute amazement at what can be called a film, check it out.


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