The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982) is an American adventure fantasy movie that contains swords, action, and sorcery fantasy. The independent movie had a budget of $4 million and grossed over $39 million at the box office which made it the most profitable movie of 1982. Tales of an Ancient Empire (2010) is a sequel to The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982) but does not contain the same actors. Director Albert Pyun (Cyborg (1989), Omega Doom (1996), Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor (1994)) did a great job executing this fantasy movie that I greatly enjoyed. The movie revolves around a mercenary with a three-bladed sword that is helping a princess get rid of a brutal, powerful sorcerer conquering the land, and he discovered that he is of royal heritage during his journey. The movie contains sexual content with nudity, some cheesy graphic violence, a few great kills, suspense and a great adventure for open minded viewers who realize the movie is from the early 1980s.
The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982) start with King Cromwell (Richard Lynch - Halloween (2007), Scarecrow (1973), Invasion U.S.A. (1985)) and his men landing ashore on Tomb Island. Cromwell is looking for Delos/Xusia (Richard Moll - Night Court (1984), The Flintstones (1994), House (1986), Jingle All the Way (1996)) who is a sorcerer that is assumed to be dead a long time ago. Cromwell believes that the sorcerer is the only one that can help him to overthrow his rival King Richard. King Richard (Christopher Cary - Watchers (1988), The Indescribable Nth (2000), Garrison’s Gorillas (1967), Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)) land, Ehdan is the richest land in the entire world. After a few events, Xusia is awakened by his worshipers and decides to join forces with Cromwell. Cromwell fears that Xusia can overtake him as well and take away all that he has and attempts to stab Xusia in the chest. King Richard only has one army left but prepares to put up a fight to save his land, Edhan. Richard gave his youngest son Talon (James Jarnigan - Stranger in Our House (1978), Uncle Ben (1978), Christmas Snows, Christmas Winds (1978)) his triple-blade sword. Talon witnessed his entire family dying at the hands of Cromwell and flees as the army chases him.
After a few events, eleven years later, Prince Talon (Lee Horsley - Django Unchained (2012), Matt Houston (1982), Guns of Paradise (1988)) is a warrior that seeks revenge for his family’s death. Talon rescues Alana (Kathleen Beller - The Godfather: Part II (1974), Dynasty (1981), Search for Tomorrow (1951)) from Cromwell’s men. The movie escalated from that point and became a very interesting movie that captured my undivided attention. I would recommend this movie to all fans that would love a great movie filled with humor and a few good sword fights. The flaws, goofs and plot holes cannot be missed but overall, the movie was very entertaining and deserves a 6.
About The Sword and The Sorcerer (1982)
Starring: Thomas Rosales Jr., Richard Lynch, Buckley Norris, Corey Burton, George Fisher, Richard Moll, Anthony De Longis, Simmy Bow, Christopher Cary, Joe Regalbuto, Simon MacCorkindale, Joseph Ruskin, Michael Evans, Christina Nigra, Charlie Messenger, Reb Brown, Greg Finley, George Murdock, Jay Robinson, Erik Cord, Alan Caillou, John Davis Chandler, Emily Yancy, Suzy Mandel, Tammi Furness, Lee Horsley, Hubie Kerns Jr., Leonard P. Geer, Kathleen Beller, Michael Hoit
Director: Albert Pyun
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