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The Warrior and the Sorceress (1984)

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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 »

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John C. Broderick (as John Broderick)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Carradine ... Kain
Luke Askew ... Zeg the Tyrant
Maria Socas Maria Socas ... Naja the Sorceress
Anthony De Longis ... Kief, Zeg's Captain (as Anthony DeLongis)
Harry Townes ... Bludge the Prelate
Guillermo Marín ... Bal Caz (as William Marin)
Armando Capo Armando Capo ... Burgo the Slaver (as Arthur Clark)
Daniel March Daniel March ... Blather, Bal Caz's Fool
John Overby John Overby ... Gabble, Bal Caz's Fool
Richard Paley Richard Paley ... Scar-face
Marcos Woinsky Marcos Woinsky ... Burgo's Captain (as Mark Welles)
Cecilia Narova Cecilia Narova ... Exotic Dancer (as Cecilia North)
Dylan Willias Dylan Willias ... Zeg's Guard
José Casanova José Casanova ... Zeg's Guard (as Joe Cass)
Miguel Zabaleta Miguel Zabaleta ... Zeg's Guard (as Michael Zane)
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Storyline

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 well. Kain sees his opportunity and announces that his sword is for hire...but his eyes stay clearly on the beautiful captive sorceress Naja, and his newly awakened purpose. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Taglines:

An age of mystery and magic... Of swords and sorcery.

Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Argentina | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El guerrero y la hechicera See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$574,210, 9 September 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,886,225
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The plot is similar to A Fistful of Dollars. This same plot was used in Last Man Standing. See more »

Goofs

When Naja first escapes from the castle, her g-string is purple. By the time she is reunited with her father, it's gold. See more »

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Kurosawa on bad acid...
22 July 2004 | by BurylmanSee all my reviews

Warrior and the Sorceress is a fantasy version of the classic Japanese film Yojimbo, which was later remade as A Fistful Of Dollars. Basically, a stranger with no name (David Carradine) comes into town amongst rival factions fighting over a well, the only source of water. He plays both sides of the fence, yada yada yada....you've all seen it a zillion times.

What makes this different, besides the setting, is the fantasy/medieval weirdness factor, including the sorceress (Maria Socas, looking fetching as she does the entire film sans a top), a telepathic (and incredibly phony) monitor lizard, and, to top it all off, a dance by a lady with four (count 'em, four!) honkers. And, I have to admit, her prosthetics seemed to me incredibly well done. Maybe that's just me.

The swordplay was quite good, and the acting (though not spectacular), was entirely adequate. It seems like everyone involved had a great time, and so did I.

For your rental (or purchase) dollar, you could do a whole lot worse...


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