Princess Evie of Jzafir is deposed by an evil sorcerer and his dangerous ally. Reena the Seer enlists the aid of the renowned hero Deathstalker to battle the forces of evil, including a clone of the princess, and win back her kingdom.
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 cloned in order to seize control of the kingdom. Together they travel to the evil sorcerer's stronghold to restore the princess to her rightful position, encountering challenges along the way both from the sorcerer's goons and the fierce Amazon women.Written by
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In the closing credits, after the main cast credits, there is a list of 87 fake names, most of which are characters from other films: Deke Rivers (Elvis Presley's character in 'Loving You') Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant's character in 'North by Northwest') Virgil Hilts (Steve McQueen's character in 'The Great Escape') Miles Bennell (Kevin McCarthy's character in 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers') Duke Mantee (Humphrey Bogart's character in 'The Petrified Forest') Wilbur Grey (Lou Costello's character in 'Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein') Frederic Loren (Vincent Price's character in 'House on Haunted Hill') Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong's character in 'King Kong') Lionel Mandrake (Peter Sellers' character in 'Dr. Strangelove') Dudley Manlove (portrayed Eros in 'Plan 9 from Outer Space') Janet White Linda S. Miller Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn's character in 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.') Chase Winston Will Kane (Gary Cooper's character in 'High Noon') Harry Archer Nathan Burdett (John Russell's character in 'Rio Bravo') Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins' character in 'Psycho') Glenn Manning (the protagonist of 'The Amazing Colossal Man') Shelby Carpenter (Vincent Price's character in 'Laura') Jett Rink (James Dean's character in 'Giant') Jim Stark (James Dean's character in 'Rebel Without a Cause') Altara Mobious Patrick Hendry (Kenneth Tobey's character in 'The Thing from Another World') Elsie Gundo (pun on the Los Angeles suburb of El Segundo) Mona Lott (character from 'Loose Screws', the sequel to 'Screwballs' which was written by director Jim Wynorski) Jean Strainer Lotta Bush (dirty pun) April May Karen Shorak Ronnie 'Z-Man' (cast member John Lazar's character in 'Beyond the Valley of the Dolls') Margo Winchester (Raven De La Croix's character in Russ Meyer's 'Up!') Julius Kelp (Jerry Lewis' character in 'The Nutty Professor') Joel Cairo (Peter Lorre's character in 'The Maltese Falcon') Artie West (Vic Morrow's character in 'Blackboard Jungle') Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb's character in 'On the Waterfront') Julian Karswell (Niall MacGinnis' character in 'Night of the Demon') Virgil Starkwell (Woody Allen's character in 'Take the Money and Run') Addison Dewitt (George Sanders' character in 'All About Eve') Charles F. Akne (anagram of Charles F[oster] Kane, Orson Welles' character in 'Citizen Kane') Wilma McClatchie (Angie Dickinson's character in 'Big Bad Mama') Rufus T. Firafly (misspelling of Rufus T. Firefly, Groucho Marx's character in 'Duck Soup') Spats Columbo (George Raft's character in 'Some Like It Hot') Frankie Fane (Stephen Boyd's character in 'The Oscar') Billy Batson (alter-ego of the superhero Captain Marvel) Maria Gonzalas Angel Wolfe (Melanie Vincz's character in Jim Wynorski's 'The Lost Empire') Lee Chuck (Angus Scrimm's character in 'The Lost Empire') Alison Parks (Kelli Maroney's character in Jim Wynorski's 'Chopping Mall') Ferdy Meisel (Tony O'Dell's character in 'Chopping Mall') Athel Mertz (misspelling of Ethel Mertz, Vivian Vance's character on 'I Love Lucy') Carlo Cirino (real name of Chuck Cirino, the film's composer) Alexander Waverly (Leo G. Carroll's character in 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.') Purity Busch (character from 'Screwballs', which was written by Jim Wynorski) Melvin Jerkovski (character from 'Screwballs') Cal Timbergen (character from 'Forbidden World', which was written by Jim Wynorski) Fred Diller (Tom Skerritt's character in 'Big Bad Mama') Riff Randell (P.J. Soles' character in 'Rock 'n' Roll High School') Kate Rambeau (Dey Young's character in 'Rock 'n' Roll High School') Evelyn Togar (Mary Woronov's character in 'Rock 'n' Roll High School') Max Dembo (Dustin Hoffman's character in 'Straight Time') Chip Saunders (Vic Morrow's character on 'Combat!') Gil Hanley (Rick Jason's character on 'Combat!') J.J. McQuade (Chuck Norris' character in 'Lone Wolf McQuade') Jacob McCandles (John Wayne's character in 'Big Jake') J.D. Cahill (John Wayne's character in 'Cahill U.S. Marshal') William G. Kirby (Jack Hogan's character on 'Combat!') Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson's character in 'Death Wish') Pike Bishop (William Holden's character in 'The Wild Bunch') Lyle Gorch (Warren Oates' character in 'The Wild Bunch') Tector Gorch (Ben Johnson's character in 'The Wild Bunch') Guy Gabaldon (World War II hero, played by Jeffrey Hunter in 'Hell to Eternity') John Dortmunder (the Donald E. Westlake character, played by Robert Redford in 'The Hot Rock') Caz Dolowicz (Tom Pedi's character in 'The Taking of Pelham One Two Three') Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood's character in the 'Dirty Harry' series) Sonny Hooper (Burt Reynolds' character in 'Hooper') Martin Brody (Roy Scheider's character in 'Jaws') Damien Thorn (the protagonist of the 'Omen' series) Larry Kroger (Tom Hulce's character in 'National Lampoon's Animal House') Kent Dorfman (Stephen Furst's character in 'Animal House') Doug Neidermeyer (Mark Metcalf's character in 'Animal House') Mandy Pepperidge (Mary Louise Weller's character in 'Animal House') John Blutarski (John Belushi's character in 'Animal House') Laura Mars (Faye Dunaway's character in 'Eyes of Laura Mars') Moses Wine (the Roger L. Simon character, played by Richard Dreyfuss in 'The Big Fix') Gloves Malloy (George C. Scott's character in 'Movie Movie') Philo Beddoe (Clint Eastwood's character in 'Every Which Way But Loose' and 'Any Which Way You Can') See more »
Their is a running time error on the US DVD (and possible newer video re-release) sleeve. It gives the running time of 85 mins which was the older time, this newer uncut version runs 89 mins instead. See more »
This is easily the best of the Deathstalker movies. John Terlesky isn't the musclebound hulk that Rick Hill was, and certainly not the musclebound hulk in the Boris Vallejo painting they used for the poster, but he doesn't have to be. This is a Deathstalker who knows perfectly well that he's in a campy, B-grade sword-and-sorcery flick, and is determined to have as much fun with it as he can. He takes nothing seriously, and almost everything is done with a wink at the audience. He wonders aloud at one point where the cliche Spikey Trap O'Death is, and when the spikes immediately pop out of the walls he just rolls his eyes, says, "Son of a bitch!", and deals with it.
John Lazar as the villain Jarek knows it too. He's gleefully, manaically evil, but when he learns his adversary's moniker he can barely suppress the giggle as he repeats, incredulously, "Deathstalker?!"
Monique Gabrielle takes her parts seriously, and it's just as well. She's the one who's always in need of a rescue, and I suppose that *someone* has to put up a show of genuine peril. She also fills out admirably the part that's absolutely essential in films of this quality: she supplies the main set of on-screen boobs. It wouldn't be a proper B-grade sword-and-sorcery flick without them.
Sit back, have a beer or 5, and enjoy Deathstalker II. Laugh; you're supposed to. And stick around through the end credits for the outtakes. Those are funny too.
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