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The Beastmaster (1982)

Marc Singer , Tanya Roberts , Don Coscarelli  |  PG |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn, John Amos, Joshua Milrad
  • Directors: Don Coscarelli
  • Writers: Don Coscarelli, Paul Pepperman, Andre Norton
  • Producers: Donald P. Borchers, Frank K. Isaac, Naser el-Attasy, Paul Pepperman
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (DTS ES 6.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: October 23, 2001
  • Run Time: 118 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005Q4D7
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,209 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Beastmaster" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Original production art
  • Poster and still galleries
  • 16 page booklet of original pre-production sketches

Editorial Reviews

Dar, is the son of a king, who is hunted by a priest after his birth and grows up in another family. When he becomes a grown man his new father is murdered by savages and he discovers that he has the ability to communicate with the animals. After that, Dar begins his quest for revenge in this Conan-like movie.

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115 of 120 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
The Beastmaster is a cult favorite that was a modest success in its initial release, but found an audience through home video and repeat (and I mean repeat) TV viewings. HBO doesn't stand for Home Box Office, it stands for "Hey, Beastmaster's On!" - Dennis Miller
Called a Conan the Barbarian ripoff, even though it was released shortly after that film which would've made it impossible to copy it, The Beastmaster stars Marc Singer (V: The Miniseries, Beastmaster II & III) as Dar, the last surving member of his tribe, who has the power to communicate telepathically with animals. His sidekicks include a black eagle (really a hawk), a black panther (actually a Bengal tiger painted black) named Ruh, and two cute ferrets named Kodo & Podo. They're on a quest to save the lovely slave girl, Kiri, played voluptuously by Tanya Roberts (Sheena, A View To A Kill, TVs That 70's Show) who also happens to be the cousin of the son of a king imprisoned by the evil Maax, played with an added beak nose by Rip Torn (Men In Black). The film blends a good amount of adventure, action, drama, romance, and heart to make any moviegoer satisfied. But my personal favorite scenes involve Dar playing with his animals (especially Kodo & Podo). Marc Singer is truly an animal lover who cares for them with honesty and sincerity, which gives the movie it's added zeal. Throw in John Amos as Seth for dramatic acting effect and you've got a perfect movie! Gotta love those creepy Birdmen as well as the evil Jun Horde!
The DVD Special Features are pretty good. You of course get the film in it's original widescreen aspect ratio (1.85:1), which is also enhanced for 16x9 TVs.
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50 of 55 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great cheesy sword and sorcerer fun in "Beastmaster" January 22, 2005
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There's something to be said for the "do-it-yourself" approach to making movies. Director Don Coscarelli followed up his smash horror film "Phantasm" with a fantasy adventure inspired by Andre Norton's fantasy novel The Beastmaster. Unfortunately, this project couldn't be entirely self funded so Coscarelli had to go to outside sources. That's where the trouble began. Although he finished the film and was overall quite satisfied, what followed was a battle of wills where the film was taken away from him, he was locked out of the editing room initially but finally the story does, indeed, have a happy ending of sorts.

Dar (Marc Singer) the son of a King stolen from his mother's womb and transported into an animal, seeks revenge against the evil Overlord Maax (Rip Torn) a fanatic who has stolen Dar's kingdom, murdered his parents and tried to sacrifice him when he was an infant. With the assistance of his father's former bodyguard Seth (John Amos) and a freed slave girl Kiri (Tanya Roberts), Dar moves against Maax in a winner-takes-all battle involving magic, swords and a fight to the death. Placed inside an animal by an evil witch intent on sacrificing him at the direction of the nasty overlord Maax (Rip Torn), Dar survives and is adopted by a local peasant. Whne Dar discovers his origin and learns of the murder of his parents by Maax's henchmen, Dar speaks to animals in their language and can make them do his bidding. Dar

What you really need to know if you've purchased this before is whether or not there are any differences between this edition and the previous one. Boasting a wonderful new transfer using Anchor Bay's Divamax high definition transfer method and a 6.1 Dolby Digital EX/DTS soundtrack, The Beastmaster looks and sounds wonderful.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A+ in the B-movie genre! February 16, 2002
Format:DVD
UPDATE (2/1/2012): This item is priced like it's out of print (oop) but it's NOT! I just saw a multi-set of flicks (I don't remember the others) in Wally World's bargin bin for $5. Beastmaster, in widescreen, is included. And yes, it is the Marc Singer one. THIS one. So don't pay these prices...

Would like to add that I have hopes for a Bluray. Afterall, if I can watch Flash Gordon (the one with the Queen music) on Bluray I should be able to watch this equally fun film on a bluray as well. In fact, what is stopping them from putting all the films from this series on a blu set? Shout! ? You could do that I bet! ;)

(My old review)
If you're looking at this then you probably already like the movie. Repeated viewings on TBS have made this one of my favorite "comfort" movies. After a stressed out day you can sit down with The Beastmaster and trivial real world stuff just drifts away. It's like a great song. Am I right? It's also a great way to waste a few hours on a rainy day. From the cheesy opening titles to the back-to-back perfect timing sequences that save our heros from certain death - it's forgivable fun. When watching Lord Of The Rings recently I was reminded of Beastmaster (Xena, Hercules, Dragonslayer and all my favorite RPG computer games too). You can *just tell* when the actors are going through the motions and when they are having fun. Beastmaster (and Lord Of The Rings) is the latter. Swords and witches are what it's all about. If that's your bag then read on!

The DVD presentation is much better than I though it would be. The picture and sound will please most. Good color and sharp images. The extras are numerous and vary in quality. However, at this price, why complain?
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5.0 out of 5 stars She watched it the day it arrived and is very happy, she had worn out...
My mom is a Marc Singer fan and this was for her to add to her collection. She watched it the day it arrived and is very happy, she had worn out her VHS tape of this movie.
Published 8 days ago by FL-Deb51
5.0 out of 5 stars *5* Stars for an old cult classic film
Another great cult classic from the 80's that has achieved a cult following and thus deserves
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Published 12 days ago by Robert Pylant
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
80s' are the best.
Published 16 days ago by Sexton
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this movie! It's been years since I've seen it!
Published 22 days ago by Gabriel Lemming
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice to see you again!
Long time ago, I watched at the movie theater in LA, California, I forgot where. My English level wasn't that high at that time, I went there with my mom. Read more
Published 25 days ago by AKIKO ICHINOSE
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
one of my favorite movies
Published 28 days ago by Penny
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Didn't know it came with subtitles in some unknown language.
Published 28 days ago by James Dommes
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Delivery was fast and the item was what I wanted
Published 29 days ago by lauren owen
5.0 out of 5 stars What's not to love!! " Mark Singer and cute ferrets" Hadn't ...
What's not to love!! " Mark Singer and cute ferrets"
Hadn't seen it in years so I got dvd. Fun to see again.
Published 29 days ago by Constance Stevens
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
The movie was good, got it within 4 days of buying. No markings on the disc. Great buy.
Published 1 month ago by Jeremy Smith
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No I haven't heard anything. If you have Netflix you can stream Beastmaster. It sucks those older Anchor Bay dvds are OOP. Hopefully Blue Underground will pick them up.
Nov 20, 2009 by mistie man |  See all 3 posts
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