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      Deathstalker

      R Released Sep 2, 1983 1h 20m Fantasy Adventure List
      Reviews 25% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A medieval muscleman (Richard Hill) sword-fights a sun lover on his way to free a princess (Barbi Benton) from a wizard's castle. Read More Read Less

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      Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Bare breasts and brutal violence always seem to present themselves just when audiences might start to focus on the more nonsensical bits. Rated: 6/10 Aug 31, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Chris L Dime store Conan the Barbarian. So much cheese! Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 06/23/24 Full Review Jens B - shiny muscly men fighting and raping - a lot of nudity - so much baby oil - part 3 Jason Vorhees is ripped af (who knew?!) - this film has a problem with women - manbearpig <3 Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/09/23 Full Review Milhouse V The best way to describe this film is if you think back to Boogie Nights with Mark Wahlberg. If the character of Brock Landers were to delve into the fantasy genre, you would pretty much have Deathstalker. This is a Brock Landers fantasy film with all the actual sex removed. There's a lot of action, plenty of cornball lines, and scores of pointless nudity. While none of the aforementioned are necessarily a problem for me, some of the directorial choices in doing so were a bit sketch. For example, we expect Deathstalker to be this hyper-masculine, muscular, warrior who always saves the pretty damsel in distress--and generally as a "reward" they end up in bed together. Buuuuuuuut, Deathstalker seems to take a less "consensual" approach much of the time and starts to delve into sexual assault and rape territory which makes everything much more uncomfortable. That being said, it is relevant to say that I do not consider myself to be uber "woke" or a snowflake by any means so this isn't an "overreaction" to something innocuous. In the words of the immortal Brock Landers, "It's not right. It's not cool. It's just not sexy." Rated 2 out of 5 stars 04/22/21 Full Review Audience Member Unfathomably bad. Utterly atrocious. Full of terrible writing, light-hearted, vomit inducing rape suggestion, and attempted rape, dreadful acting, abysmal story and leaves one questioning what good causes the money it cost to make could. Have gone towards instead. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review harri k Barely watchable but there are a few... ... "moments". Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Cheesy 80s low-budget sword & sorcery nonsense I somehow had never seen before. Who can forget the fabulous VHS box cover art by Boris Vallejo for this 80s Conan ripoff? Vallejo did the iconic movie posters for "Barbarella" and even "National Lampoon's Vacation". The poster for "Deathstalker" had a giant monster holding a mace in one hand and a bikini clad damsel in distress in the other, while a musclebound sword wielding hero attempts to rescue her. That pretty much sums up the plot of the film, but it's nowhere as good as the poster or as good as Conan (or "Conan the Destroyer" for that matter). Following the success of John Milius' "Conan the Barbarian," there was an entire cycle of low-budget sword & sorcery fantasy films and this one was produced by low-budget maestro Roger Corman and his New World Pictures. "Deathstalker" features ridiculous make-up, Jazzercise style headwear, and way more nudity than you typically see in these sorts of films, which is saying something for a genre rife with helpless naked females (I'm not so sure the mud wrestling scene here really forwarded the plot all that much). If you need a Conan ripoff, I'd suggest sticking with "The Sword and the Sorcerer" or "The Beastmaster" (those ferrets are pretty irresistible). Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A medieval muscleman (Richard Hill) sword-fights a sun lover on his way to free a princess (Barbi Benton) from a wizard's castle.
      Director
      James Sbardellati
      Production Co
      Aries Cinematográfica Argentina, Palo Alto Productions
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Fantasy, Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 2, 1983, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 18, 2018
      Runtime
      1h 20m
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