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Barbarian Queen II: The Empress Strikes Back (1990)

In a final and epic battle in the thrilling sequel to the now classic "Barbarian Queen", Althalia, leads a revolt of peasants and female warriors against the wicked ruler, Arkaris, to ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lana Clarkson ... Princess Athalia
Greg Wrangler ... Aurion
Rebecca Wood Rebecca Wood ... Zarla
Elizabeth A. Jaeger Elizabeth A. Jaeger ... Noki (as Elizabeth Jaeger)
Roger Cudney ... Hofrax
Alejandro Bracho Alejandro Bracho ... Ankaris
Cecilia Tijerina ... Tamis
Orietta Aguilar Orietta Aguilar ... Erigena
Carolina Valero Carolina Valero ... Nalax
Monica Steuer ... Ethbeck
Carlos Romano Carlos Romano ... Peasant
Manuel Benítez Manuel Benítez ... Captain
Antonio Zubiaga Antonio Zubiaga ... King's Soldier
George Belanger George Belanger ... Noble 1
John Sterlini John Sterlini ... Noble 2


In a final and epic battle in the thrilling sequel to the now classic "Barbarian Queen", Althalia, leads a revolt of peasants and female warriors against the wicked ruler, Arkaris, to regain her throne. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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She's Wild. She's Sexy. She's The Barbarian Queen. (DVD)


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Release Date:

29 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barbarian Queen II: The Empress Strikes Back See more »

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Triana Films See more »
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The opening shot is of the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary, Ireland. See more »


When Althalia wrestles in the mud, her dress gets pulled partly down, exposing her breasts. They are covered in the next shot, then exposed again later. See more »


Hofrax: [addressing Athalia, who is bound naked to a stretching rack and is being tortured to death] If you refuse to use the scepter to save yourself, you're certainly never going to give the secret to us. And so Ankaris has relented. He's given me permission to kill you. Ah, I intend to do it very slowly. The secret of the scepter will have to remain a secret.
Princess Athalia: Sss... so... someday someone will come and stop you... uggglmmph!
Hofrax: Ha ha! Who? One of your rebels? Our soldiers march within the hour to hunt ...
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Alternate Versions

The 18-rated UK release of this film was cut by 2 minutes 48 seconds by the BBFC. See more »


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Half-nekkid amazon warriors follow their busty queen
13 August 2005 | by ElKabong-3See all my reviews

Let me say up front that this is NOT a great film. No Oscar nominations, probably none of the cast was ever in an award winning film. What this is, is your basic raunchy action flick, complete with bouncing bare bosoms. This is late night cable TV fare, watch it for free when you can, and be glad you're not watching the Ya Ya Sisterhood movie. Lana Clarkson is more than up to the task of providing the bouncing boobies frequently throughout the movie. The plot is stale and formulaic, the acting stiff, but there's still that charm of scantily clad amazon warriors led by their rather randy queen in a revolution against the Great Evil which is in power. This is from the eras before Hollywood became so concerned with accusations of smut mongering, the films of the last decade or so have been lacking the delightful skin scenes which used to be a standard component of such films. If this film were being made today, the amazons would be covered much more thoroughly and Ms. Clarkson would not share her bountiful charms with us. If it sounds like I miss those days, I do. Many a mediocre film was made worthwhile by a liberal splashing of young nubile skin. Don't watch this for an example of great cinema, watch it for young lovelies on display.

5 out of 10 for obvious reasons.

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