Magic

Conan the Barbarian (1982) – August 9, 2018

Through the history of mankind, the times that are most recorded in mythology and song are those of great deeds and fantastic adventures. Such a time was the Hyborean Age. Such a tale is the story of “Conan the Barbarian.”

Cimmerian Conan is captured as a child after his parents’ savage murder by raiding Vanir led by Thulsa Doom, head also of the malignant snake-cult of Set. Fifteen years’ agony, first chained to the Wheel of Pain grinding grain and then enslaved as a Pit Fighter, forge a magnificent body and indomitable spirit. Freed miraculously one day by his owner, Conan, with his companions Subotai the Mongol and Valeria, Queen of Thieves, sets forth upon his quest to learn “the riddle of steel” which, his father has prophesied, will confer ultimate power, and to kill the arch-villain Thulsa Doom.

Runtime: 129 minutes
Director: John Milius
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Sandahl Bergman
MPAA Rating: R
Final Score: 7/10

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Kull the Conqueror – July 12, 2018

Kevin Sorbo slams evil as Kull, the Conqueror, a fearless barbarian warrior, who through skill and bravery, becomes king. Worshiped by his subjects for his mercy, adored by the beautiful fortuneteller Zareta for his valour, Kull quickly becomes the mortal enemy of the forces of darkness, led by the villainous Akivasha.

Runtime: 96 minutes
Director: John Nicolella
Starring: Kevin Sorbo, Tia Carrere, Karina Lombard
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Final Score: 7/10

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Quick Review

A fun sword and sorcery adventure with plenty of action, romance, and magic. The characters are not the best and some of the plot doesn’t make sense, but the special effects are great, and the action scenes are good.

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Dragonphoenix Chronicles, The – June 28, 2018

In a dark age the mighty Dragonphoenix Empire rules the world of Elebros with an iron fist. The fearless and enslaved warrior Dragar finally manages the escape from captivity. Taking the daughter of a high-ranking general along as hostage he begins his journey back home. Still the henchmen of the general are close on his heels.

Runtime: 126 minutes
Director: Thanos Kermitsis
Starring: Yannis Rubulias, Constantina Georganta, Thanos Kermitsis
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Final Score: 4.5/10

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Amazons – June 14, 2018

Mystery and excitement await as you enter the fantastic medieval world of the Amazons, where magic reigns supreme and betrayal looms at every turn! In order to defeat the evil wizard Kalungo and his vicious minions, the Amazons must recover a talisman sword whose whereabouts have remained unknown for 500 years. Only the beautiful young warrior, Dyala, has the vision needed to retrieve the sword. She is joined on her mission with the lovely Tashi, her sworn rival, on a perilous journey against the power of Kalungo’s magic, the savagery of fierce tribesmen and generations of family rivalry.

Runtime: 75 minutes
Director: Alex Sessa
Starring: Windsor Taylor Randolph, Penelope Reed, Joseph Whipp
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Final Score: 4/10
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Crown and the Dragon, The – June 1, 2018

Runtime: 91 minutes
Director: Anne Black
Starring: Amy de Bhrun, David Hayon, Tim Treloar
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Final Score: 5.5/10

Summary
In a war-torn country that is plagued by a vicious dragon, Elenn, a noblewoman, accompanies her aunt on a mission to bring an ancient relic to the secret coronation of the rightful king. When her aunt is murdered on the road, Elenn must take her aunt’s place at the coronation and hires a smuggler to escort her across the volatile country. Elenn must find within herself the strength to fulfill her aunt’s calling to free the people, and become the Paladin – the long foretold dragon slayer.
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Hearts and Armour – May 3, 2018

Runtime: 101 minutes
Director: Giacomo Battiato
Starring: Rick Edwards, Ronn Moss, Barbara De Rossi
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Final Score: 6/10

Summary
The Mongol. The Human Weapon. The Black Warrior. All are part of an era when codes of honor became codes of conflict. All are ready to fight to the death in a time of Hearts and Armour.

Tanya Roberts heads a talented international cast in this sword-clanging adventure. She plays a Moorish princess desired by a Christian warrior and swept up in a turbulent showdown of magic, armour and valiant knights.

In the spellbinding tradition of Excalibur which centered on Arthurian legends of the north, Hearts and Armour brings to the screen the medieval myths of sun-drenched southern Europe. In a titanic clash of cultures, Christians and Moors cross swords in brutal combat, playing out entangled destinies – and creating legends that would endure through the ages.
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Deathstalker and the Warriors From Hell – February 1, 2018

Runtime: 86 minutes
Director: Alfonso Corona
Starring: John Allen Nelson, Carla Herd, Thom Christopher
MPAA Rating: PG
Final Score: 5.5/10

Summary
The third thrilling saga of Deathstalker pits him against the devil wizard and ruler of the Southland, Troxartes, and his band of undead warriors. Dashing Deathstalker is entrusted by the beautiful Princess Carissa to protect an enchanted jewel, one of three, which together hold the key to the lost city of treasure, Erendor. The missing pair of gems are stashed all too safely in the heavily guarded castle of the wicked Troxartes. His mission clear, Deathstalker rouses his troops and storms the fortress with the power of lightning. And in this fateful battle, only one man will survive to witness the magical secrets of Erendor.
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