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Black Angel (1980)

A knight finds his village destroyed and abandoned. He tries to track the attackers down and avenge his family, but almost drowns. A maiden, prisoner of Black Knight, saves him, so he vows to free her, even though she warns him not to.

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Roger Christian

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Roger Christian (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tony Vogel ... Sir Maddox
James Gibb James Gibb ... Anselm
John Young ... The Old Man
Patricia Christian Patricia Christian ... The Maiden
Colin Booth Colin Booth ... Child of the Sickness
Yvonne Finlayson Yvonne Finlayson ... Child of the Sickness (as Yvonne Cameron)
Ian MacMillan Ian MacMillan ... Child of the Sickness
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A popular Lucas-approved short that was in some markets aired in theaters as a companion piece to Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Sir Maddox, a knight returning from the Crusades, finds his village and keep destroyed by unknown attackers. Most of the inhabitants are dead, including his family, and the few that did survive have become infected with a disease, possibly the plague. Having left nothing to live for, Sir Maddox decides to track the attackers down and avenge his family and village. In the nearby forest, he stops by a lake, but accidentally falls into it and almost drowns due to the weight of his armor. However, a mysterious beautiful maiden in white appears to him and he is somehow saved. Thankful beyond words, he asks who she is and learns that she's a prisoner of Black Angel, a mysterious eerie knight in black armor. Sir Maddox immediately vows to free her, but she, saddened, implores him to stay away from the evil knight. His word being his bond, Sir Maddox ...

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English

Release Date:

21 May 1980 (UK) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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George Lucas commissioned this short film to accompany the release of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). See more »

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Immersive
14 May 2015 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

"Black Angel" was never on my radar back in 1980 - mostly because I was in utero, but also because it didn't play in the U.S. But I'm a sucker happy stories of lost media being rediscovered, and this short film is also tied to "Star Wars" history; so it's right in my wheelhouse.

It's just a simple sword-n-sorcery tale of a brave knight traveling through his plague-stricken land and ultimately doing battle with a demonic wraith, but this is all about the ethereal fogs and Scottish locales that really suck you into this world. All sorts of stuff to really draw your eye. This thing's got killer atmosphere and it's a rock solid story.

7/10


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