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The warrior Deathstalker is tasked by an old witch to obtain and unite the three powers of creation: a chalice, an amulet and a sword; lest the evil magician, Munkar, get them and use them for nefarious purposes.

Starring:
Rick Hill, Barbi Benton
Runtime:
1 hour, 17 minutes

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 10, 2002
Format: DVD
There's something about DEATHSTALKER, but I'll be darned if I know what it is. The film is poorly made in almost every respect, from the slipshod screenplay to the wooden acting, but it's the sort of film that begs to watched again and again and again because, bottom line, it's fun despite its flaws.
In fact, DEATHSTALKER is much more fun than it has any right to be, given its exploitative nature. Women appear bare-breasted for no reason. Gore spews. Eyeballs are eaten (don't ask). By rights, it should be the kind of movie people watch just to make fun of, or the kind of movie that simply gets shut off in favor of something else. Instead, though, DEATHSTALKER is just ambitious enough, and just audacious enough, to transcend badness and be solid entertainment. Just the thing for an evening that calls for 90 minutes of sword-swinging fun.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Koppel on November 28, 2003
Format: DVD
Deathstalker is a thief and a killer who only steal and kills for a living. He is not interested in heroism or glory. What he does seem interested in is forcing himself on almost every woman in the film (starting with the first sequence).
Deathstalker has been asked to unseat an evil sorcerer who has usurped the throne but he has refused. Then a powerful witch tells him where to get a powerful sword (why does she want him to have it when he has proven to be a scoundrel? Unknown). Armed with the sword, he sets out to get two other powerful objects (an amulet and a chalice, both held by the evil sorcerer).
Along the way he forces himself on another woman (who then falls in love with him if you can believe it) and enters a tournament that will kill off the great warriors (as all tournaments to the death do).
In the end, Deathstalker manages to defeat the sorcerer in the most anti-climactic scene of all time (he walks up to the sorcerer and takes the chalice as the sorcerer decides to cower and not defend himself). Deathstalker then holds up the three items and says, "I destroy you" and we are left to assume that the objects are destroyed (how?).
A very silly tale with more nudity than an average Girls Gone Wild video and with about the same amount of plot. But still, fans of the genre will enjoy watching this one.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Michael A. Zug on November 9, 2001
Format: DVD
...But it's fun to watch. Often times people accuse me of having terrible taste in movies. Let me prove them all right by admitting that I LOVE the first Deathstalker film. Sure the acting is almost of the high quality one associates with Middle School Christmas Pageants (at it's best), the sets are lame, and the story is embarassing, but darnit all, I likes what I sees. Theres swordwork and beasts from hell, and nudity (lest we forget the nudity) This is a genre I adore, and "DeathStalker" is one of the paste jewels in the tinfoil crown of Sword and sorcery.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rafael Rodriguez on August 10, 2001
Format: DVD
This one started the series. I saw it on VHS long time ago and was waiting for the DVD. I love it because the film it's so bad it makes you laugh (and, hey!, Barbie Benton is in it.) As long as I remember, there's lots of sword fights and T&A too. The second one in the series is a nice one too. Barbie Benton is not acting, but in her place you can find Monique Gabrielle playing the good girl and the bad girl roles. Too good to be true.
The DVD price is nice, so buy both of them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Francisco Cortes on April 19, 2010
Format: DVD
I wasn't sure about seeing this movie because many people hate it. I decided to buy it anyway for six dollars on VHS, and guess what?... I was satisfied!! :)
Of course, this movie is not one of the best fantasy action movies ever but I find it very entertaining. Let me describe it:

Production: All the settings, costumes, weapons and violence are pretty well designed for a low budget action film. I think that all the characters look kind of cool with those long hairs and barbarian outfits. The special effects are cheap but well done.

Action: VERY well made. Pretty much like Highlander or maybe Beastmaster. Of course, not all the fights are cool, some of them are kind of weird but most of them are very intense and exciting. I like when the main character fights a lot of bad guys all by himself, I like when he crawls into caves like a true adventurer, and I also like the final battle. The movie is full of action.

Story: IT SUCK'S!!! Men turning into women, women been treated like sexual objects, the hero have sex with women right after saving them???!!! That looks more like a cheap porno film. At least, the cheap basic concept of the hero destroying the evil wizard is good enought for me.

Acting: NOTHING professional! but tolerable.

Audio: It is monaural and it looks like it was dubbed, but is not THAT bad.

Video: It's a little blurred but pretty clear for me.

Im an action junkie, so when I watch an action film I mainly focus on the action quality. I love good stories in action films but sometimes I get bored of it when the movie focus more on the story than the action. Example: Conan The Destroyer is NOT better than Conan The Barbarian, but I must admit that Conan The Destroyer is more entertaining.

Adios.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 22, 2002
Format: DVD
Let me just start off by saying that although it is a "Conan" type movie this is the best Deathstalker movie. It is very serioius and only has one or two jokes in the movie. You've got trolls in caves, magical swords, eyeball eating monsters, fights to the death including beheadings, and plenty of blood! What more could you want from a 1980's Sword&Sorcery movie. I first saw parts 3 and 4 and liked them but this one (to me)is the best.
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