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The Blade Master (1982)

Ator 2: L'invincibile Orion (original title)
Muscle-bound Ator and his mute East Asian sidekick travel from the ends of the earth to save his aged mentor from the evil, mustachioed Zor.

Director:

Joe D'Amato (as David Hills)

Writer:

Joe D'Amato (as David Hills)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miles O'Keeffe ... Ator
Lisa Foster ... Mila
Charles Borromel Charles Borromel ... Akronas
Kiro Wehara Kiro Wehara ... Thong (as Chen Wong)
David Brandon ... Zor (as David Cain Haughton)
Robert Black Robert Black ... High Priest
Donald Hodson Donald Hodson ... Village Elder
Stephan Soffer Stephan Soffer ... Ravani
Nello Pazzafini ... Wallon (as Ned Steinberg)
Osiride Pevarello Osiride Pevarello ... Sandur (as Herschel Curtis)
Sandra Carle Sandra Carle ... Old Woman
Nancy Hall Nancy Hall ... 1st Maiden
Linette Ray Linette Ray ... 2nd Maiden
Robert Karshin Robert Karshin ... 1st Youth
Andy Stradly Andy Stradly ... 2nd Youth
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Storyline

In this sequel, the Fighting Eagle returns. This time he must save a former mentor from the evil Zor. Ator battles cavemen, invisible swordsmen, and barbarians with his new sidekick Thong to finally have the ultimate showdown with Zor. Written by Sean Kilby and Jason Parker <gestalt@ix.netcom.com>

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A pure action fantasy. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

15 February 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cave Dwellers See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Director Joe D'Amato made the movie very quickly, in an effort to cash in on the popularity of Conan the Destroyer (1984). D'Amato made the first Ator movie in response to the success of Conan the Barbarian (1982). See more »

Goofs

When Ator is gliding, you can see the flag of Bavaria on top of the castle he's passing. See more »

Quotes

Ator: Thong, the fish is ready!
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Alternate Versions

The most famous version of this film (seen on Mystery Science Theater 3000) is the Film Ventures International version, called Cave Dwellers. Includes footage from the movie Taur the Mighty in the opening and closing credits. See more »

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"Proud" owner of the actual movie, not just MST3K version
10 February 2006 | by smcrabtrSee all my reviews

Just to advise people out there that there are some folks, such as myself, who relish watching the actual movies used on MST3K. At present, my collection of such films is in the dozens, including such hallmarks as Cave Dwellers, Pod People, Manos: The Hands of Fate, Hobgoblins, Final Sacrifice, The Screaming Skull, Boggy Creek II, The Beast of Yucca Flatts, and many, many more. Frankly, I find it enjoyable to provide my own commentary, not just suffer through what isn't always particularly funny from Mike/Joel and the bots. Granted, I have suffered some degrees of pain while watching these films, but you should give it a try. Some elements of the films, like the "Hear the Engines Roar Now!" song in Pod People are completely obscured by the overdubbed commentary. If you want a truly unique experience, watch the episodes, and then rent the films themselves.


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