4.1/10
988
18 user 23 critic

Sorceress (1982)

Sword and sorcery story of the cosmic struggle between white magic and black magic.

Director:

Jack Hill (as Brian Stuart)

Writer:

Jim Wynorski
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

In a final and epic battle in the thrilling sequel to the now classic "Barbarian Queen", Althalia, leads a revolt of peasants and female warriors against the wicked ruler, Arkaris, to ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Finley
Stars: Lana Clarkson, Greg Wrangler, Rebecca Wood
Deathstalker (1983)
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

The warrior Deathstalker is tasked by an old witch to obtain and unite the three powers of creation - a chalice, an amulet, and a sword - lest the evil magician Munkar get them and use them... See full summary »

Director: James Sbardellati
Stars: Rick Hill, Barbi Benton, Richard Brooker
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

The mighty warrior, Kain, crosses the barren wastelands of the planet Ura, where two arch enemies, Zeg and the evil degenerate Balcaz, fight incessantly for control of the village's only ... See full summary »

Director: John C. Broderick
Stars: David Carradine, Luke Askew, Maria Socas
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Set during the days of the Roman Empire. A simple village is raided by Roman troops, and most of the people are whisked off to be slaves or killed. Three women survive and set off to ... See full summary »

Director: Héctor Olivera
Stars: Lana Clarkson, Katt Shea, Frank Zagarino
Action | Fantasy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

A mighty hero battles the son of Satan and his evil witch ally to save a kingdom from being taken over by the duo.

Director: Francesco Prosperi
Stars: Sabrina Siani, Pietro Torrisi, Harrison Muller
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Deathstalker helps Reena the Seer out of a few jams, and she solicits his help for a bigger task. She reveals that she is actually Princess Evie, but the evil sorcerer had her abducted and ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Wynorski
Stars: John Terlesky, Monique Gabrielle, John Lazar
Fantasy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Two twin barbarians seek revenge from the warlord who massacred their tribe and captured them when they were small children.

Director: Ruggero Deodato
Stars: David Paul, Peter Paul, Richard Lynch
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

The third thrilling saga of Deathstalker pits him against the evil wizard and ruler of the Southland, Troxartes, and his band of undead warriors. Dashing Deathstalker is entrusted by the ... See full summary »

Director: Alfonso Corona
Stars: John Allen Nelson, Carla Sands, Terri Treas
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

It begins as a contest of strength the challenge of competition luring fighters from far away to a hilltop castle. Deathstalker leads the combatants but only to discover that the winners ... See full summary »

Director: Howard R. Cohen
Stars: Rick Hill, Maria Ford, Brett Baxter Clark
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A plane crashes in the Amazon jungle, and its passengers must battle their way through cannibals, slave traders, wild animals and murderous piranha fish to safety.

Director: Michele Massimo Tarantini
Stars: Michael Sopkiw, Suzane Carvalho, Milton Rodríguez
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A girl and her brother fly to New Guinea to look for a lost expedition, led by her husband, which has vanished in the great jungle.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: Ursula Andress, Stacy Keach, Claudio Cassinelli
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A warrior seeks his true origins in a seemingly prehistoric wasteland.

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Reb Brown, Corinne Cléry, John Steiner
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leigh Harris Leigh Harris ... Mira
Lynette Harris Lynette Harris ... Mara
Roberto Nelson ... Erlick (as Bob Nelson)
David Millbern ... Pando
Bruno Rey ... Baldar
Ana De Sade ... Delissia (as Ana de Sade)
Roberto Ballesteros ... Traigon (as Robert Ballesteros)
Douglas Sanders Douglas Sanders ... Hunnu
Tony Stevens Tony Stevens ... Khrakannon
Martin LaSalle ... Krona
Silvia Manríquez Silvia Manríquez ... Kanti (as Silvia Masters)
William Arnold William Arnold ... Dargon
Teresa Conway Teresa Conway ... Amaya
Lucy Jensen Lucy Jensen ... Dancer
Miguel Ángel Fuentes ... Player (as Michael Fountain)
Edit

Storyline

To maintain his powers, the evil wizard Traigon must sacrifice his firstborn child to the god Caligara. His wife, however, has other ideas and runs away after giving birth with her twin daughters. Before dying, she hands the girls over to the warrior Krona who promises to raise them as great soldiers. Twenty years later, Traigon returns and begins hunting down his daughters once again. Will the twins, with the help of the Barbarian Erlik and the Viking Baldar, be able to defeat their father? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

An age undreamed of; an age of fantasy and magic... [video cover]


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Barbarian Women See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jack Hill wanted to cast Sid Haig as Pando, but Roger Corman refused to pay Haig's salary. See more »

Quotes

Traigon: [to Mara] How lovely you look, even in those goat-herd clothes.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Play Nice (1992) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"Death is only death, SWINE!"
20 September 2014 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

Sleazy sword-and-sorcery fantasy as only Roger Corman can produce it, "Sorceress" is good fun provided that you're not too demanding. It delivers a generous amount of amusement and fun, especially when it comes to the ridiculous dialogue, and its delivery. For the most part, it doesn't do that much to stand out from the pack of other, similar films during this time. But that all changes when it gets to the climax, a full-on assault of cheese and spectacle, complete with light shows and otherworldly creatures.

A large part of the charm, of course, lies in the casting of luscious twin sisters Leigh and Lynette Harris, playing warrior women Mira and Mara. It seems that one of them needs to be sacrificed by power-hungry villain Traigon (snarling and hammy Roberto Ballesteros). They take the fight to him, aided by such characters as the hunky young Erlick (Roberto Nelson) and the proud Valdar (Bruno Rey), a guy who wouldn't look out of place in a Lord of the Rings feature.

That's really all you need to know, so you can discover the silly pleasures of this lowbrow feature for yourself. John Carl Buechler handles the creature duties, creating a likable "goat man" sort of character as well as a variety of ape-like beasts. The music is liberally borrowed from the earlier New World productions "Battle Beyond the Stars" and "Humanoids from the Deep". The action scenes are basically decent. The Harris sisters aren't exactly very good actresses, but this viewer can't imagine many fans of this type of thing caring all that much.

The sad postscript is that this turned out to be the final directorial credit for exploitation master Jack Hill ("The Big Doll House", "Coffy", etc.), who had a falling out with Corman over the matter of the editing. In the end, Hill retained a producing credit under his name but the direction was credited to a pseudonymous "Brian Stuart" (the names of Cormans' sons).

If you like fantasy features to be on the cheesy, sleazy, low budget side, watching this will be a no-brainer.

Seven out of 10.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 18 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed