The tyrant Gedren seeks the total power in a world of barbarism. She attacks and kills the keepers of a powerful talisman just before it is destroyed. Gedren then uses the power of the talisman in her raid of the city Hablac. Red Sonja, sister of the keeper, sets out with her magic sword to overthrow Gedren. The talisman's master Kalidor follows to protect her. Of course they fall in love - however Red Sonja's power bases on the oath to never give herself to any man...Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Sandahl Bergman was initially cast as the title character. She decided to portray Queen Gedren to help avoid typecasting. See more »
When Sonja and Kalidor are fighting, the Prince comes and jumps on Kalidor's back. When Kalidor reaches back to lift him off his back, the wires holding the Prince are occasionally visible. See more »
Magnificent. You have nothing more to learn, Sonja. You are the master of the master. Never have I seen your equal. You must learn to like men a little better.
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UK cinema version was cut by 12 secs to achieve a "PG" rating with edits to a reference to body violation and a closeup of Sonja's face in the opening scene, and a shot of a metal throwing star. The initial 1985 video featured the cut cinema print though all later releases were upgraded to 15 and fully uncut. See more »
This movie gets better with age. If you've got a sense of humor and don't need Industrial Light and Magic special effects, the combination of actors (all playing off the winsome Brigette Nielson) makes this a fun movie to see again...or for the first time.
It's probably also the movie that got Arnold in hot water during the "recall."
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