The Sword and The Sorcerer (1982) Movie Review


The Sword and The Sorcerer (1982)

1982 | Horror, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
100 minutes /

User Score: 56/100

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The Sword and The Sorcerer Review


A mercenary with a three-bladed sword rediscovers his royal heritage's dangerous future when he is recruited to help a princess foil the designs of a brutal tyrant and a powerful sorcerer in conquering a land.

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

Title: The Sword and The Sorcerer
AKA: The Sword and the Sorcerer
Year: 1982
Runtime: 100 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.8/5 stars from 16 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 16
Starring: Thomas Rosales Jr., Corey Burton, Richard Lynch, Buckley Norris, Simmy Bow, George Fisher, Jay Robinson, Erik Cord, John Davis Chandler, Emily Yancy, Anthony De Longis, Christopher Cary, Simon MacCorkindale, Richard Moll, Charlie Messenger, Christina Nigra, Reb Brown, Greg Finley, George Murdock, Mark Steffan, Alan Caillou, JoJo D'Amore, William Watson, Steve Davis, Barry Chase, Anthony Farrar, Corinne Calvet, Suzy Mandel, Tammi Furness, Lee Horsley
Writers: Tom Karnowski, John V. Stuckmeyer, Albert Pyun
Director: Albert Pyun

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