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Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (1991)

Dar is a warrior who can talk to the beasts. He is forced to travel to Earth to stop his evil brother from stealing an atomic bomb and turning their native land from a desert into, well - a desert.

Director:

Sylvio Tabet

Writers:

Andre Norton (novel), Paul Pepperman (characters) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marc Singer ... Dar
Kari Wuhrer ... Jackie Trent
Sarah Douglas ... Lyranna
Wings Hauser ... Arklon
James Avery ... Lt. Coberly
Robert Fieldsteel ... Bendowski
Arthur Malet ... Wendel
Robert Z'Dar ... Zavic
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Berryman ... Pilgrim #1
David Carrera ... Punker #1
Carl Ciarfalio ... Policeman #2
Lawrence Dobkin ... Admiral Binns (as Larry Dobkin)
Steve Donmyer Steve Donmyer ... Police Officer (as Steve Donmeyer)
Richard L. Duran ... Guard #1 (as Richard Duran)
James Patten Eagle ... Soldier (as Jim Eagle)
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Storyline

Dar is a warrior who can talk to the beasts. He is forced to travel to Earth to stop his evil brother from stealing an atomic bomb and turning their native land from a desert into, well - a desert.

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Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az időkapu - Vadak ura 2. See more »

Filming Locations:

Glen Canyon, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$439,510, 30 August 1991, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$869,325
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Les Films 21 See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The subtitle of the film is "Through the Portal of Time" however the film is not about traveling through a time portal of any kind at all. It is actually about traveling through a portal to a parallel universe where the 1991 Earth exists in. See more »

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At the end, just before Dar returns in his world, Jackie's car is facing the wall. After Dar leaves, the car is on the other side. See more »

Quotes

Arklon: I shall feed on your memories and know all that you know.
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The Fight
Written by Bill Wray and Jim Wray
Produced by Bill Wray
Performed by Bill Wray
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"Master, of the beast".
3 April 2011 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

I really liked cult filmmaker Don Coscarelli's fantasy "Beastmaster" and this follow-up "Through the Portal of time" really does decide to go in a different (much campier) direction, which looked like it could have been its downfall. Despite its bad wrap (although it does have its fans), mostly modern-day setting and rather goofy tone it still remains quite a competently, enjoyable good and evil sword-and-sorcery comic strip venture. For most part it seems to be playing for laughs (sometimes intentional other times not), and the fish out water novelty (Dar trying to stop Arklon getting his hands on a dangerous weapon while in Los Angeles) has its amusing moments. The tone and style had me thinking of another sword-and-sorcery caper with a very tongue-in-cheek approach "Deathstalker II" and no surprises why, as Jim Wynorski had a part in both screenplays. Dialogues are risible, but there are few humorous in-jokes within and the direction is constantly spirited. The performances are fairly animated, almost mock-like. Bryan Singer returns as Dar the Beastmaster. Bringing all the right qualities to the role, although it does feel like a self-parody and there's no doubts he really likes to boast about his "friends". Along for the ride are his animal friends (although the panther has been replaced by a tiger). Wings Hauser decked out in long blonde hair, phantom of the opera style of mask, a cheesy grin goes about his evil shtick with great aplomb, by waving about his magic wand / bow with little respect and having organisms when reading minds. Sara Douglas who parades around provides the wit as the witch Lyranna and the lovely Kari Wuhrer perks it up in her role as the modern-day girl who gets caught up helping Dar. Some other faces show up like; James Avery and very minor parts for Michael Berryman and Robert Z'dar. It's not perfect, but it's a breezy and theatrically hammy time-waster.


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