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The Warrior and the Sorceress (1984)

David Carradine , Luke Askew , John C. Broderick  |  R |  DVD
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord. Shop now

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  • Actors: David Carradine, Luke Askew, Maria Socas, Anthony De Longis, Harry Townes
  • Directors: John C. Broderick
  • Writers: John C. Broderick, William Stout
  • Producers: John C. Broderick, Alejandro Sessa, Frank K. Isaac, Héctor Olivera, Roger Corman
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: New Concorde
  • DVD Release Date: August 20, 2002
  • Run Time: 81 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000068MAU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,542 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Warrior and the Sorceress" on IMDb

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The mighty warrior, Kain, crosses the barren wastelands of the planet Ura, where two arch enemies, Zeg and the evil degenerate Balcaz, fight incessantly for control of the village's only well. Kain sees his opportunity and announces that his sword is for hire...but his eyes stay clearly on the beautiful captive sorceress Naja, and his newly awakened purpose. Format: Color, DVD, NTSC Language: English Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.) Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Number of discs: 1 Rated: R (Restricted) Studio: New Concorde DVD Release Date: August 20, 2002 Run Time: 81 minutes

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Yohimbeful April 23, 2004
By Rob
Format:VHS Tape
First there was Yojimbo, then came Fistful of Dollars, and finally The Warrior and the Sorceress! The damsel in distress, the two warring factions in town, the old man befriending the hero, and the hero playing the two sides against each other for greedy profit; you know the story. However, W&S takes us much further...
There are the many unanswered questions teasing (or mocking!?!) the viewer within this classic retold:
1)who/what are those two hysterically laughing mutant dudes? Are they merely a whimsical afterthought to the plot to give the kids some cartoonish mayhem or a Fellini-esque effort to disorient the audience even further in this already baffling world? By the way, what happens to those guys? I think they just disappeared about halfway through the movie. But that's okay, they were really annoying.
2)Why is no one in the movie aware the Sorceress is NOT WEARING CLOTHES? These are some very loutish fellows, but there is an embarrasing lack of leering going on. It's like one of those dreams where you begin to realize something isn't quite right about being naked in public, except in this movie that point is never reached. I mean, by the end, she's even going into battle like that. I'm sure that put the fear into the other team.
3) What is that rat-like reptile? He "speaks" but no one seems concerned that his lips or whatever don't move! On the other hand, he doesn't look like he has much of a brainpan but he's giving advice to one of the head honchos. Maybe that's why they are in such a crappy situation. A failed life is really all about making bad decisions.
4)How does Luke Askew's cheiftan character ALWAYS have exact change?
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Actually, Not that bad ... August 4, 2003
The Warrior and the Sorceress managed to adapt the story from Korosawa's YOJIMBO to fair effect, giving this movie's plot far more originality and coherence than most of New Concorde's Sword and Sorcery efforts from the '80's. The villains are more intelligent than most of their ilk, but it is the hero who proves to be the one-eyed man in the Kingdom of the Blind, as he proceeds to prod the badguys to self-destruction. Of course we have the full run of scantily clad ladies cavorting about (this is to be expected), as well as the obligatory epic battle at the end (which is par for the course), but hey this is a B-Movie Sword & Sorcery epic, you need these things in it.
The special effects were kept to a minimum, almost to the point of non-existance, with most of the effort expended on sets and costumes for the lizardmen. The props were (admittedly) rudimentary with only one or two outstanding examples of swords.
The acting was ... patchy, I believe is the best word. It might be that under another director the actors would have delivered a more consistent performance. The fight choreography and stunt work, well let's say you can tell they are trying not to hurt each other, but on the other hand Maria Socas was a definite pleasure to ogle, and her acting about on a par with her cohorts.
All in all, for what it was and what they had to work with, this is definitely a cut above the rest.
My final rating: OK (Wow, OK, Eh, Sigh, Blech, Ach Ptooey).
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Warrior and the topless Sorceress April 28, 2005
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
First of all, I have never seen the film Yojimbo to which many other reviewers alude to as being the "inspiration" for the plot of The Warrior and the Sorceress, so I cannot comment if it is indeed a rip-off, though it probably is. I will say that as far as cheesy sword and sorcery films go, this one is pretty good. Mind you I'm comparing it to others of similar budget and "quality" such as Barbarian Queen or Ator the Fighting Eagle not to Conan the Barbarian or Beastmaster.
The main attraction here is the T & A content, of which there is plenty.(...) This is worth the price of the DVD alone. Also there is assorted nudity throughout the film in case one looses interest in the bare bones plot regarding a struggle over a water well by two evil warlords.
David Carradine plays Kaine or The Dark One, as he is called by almost everyone, who wanders into town and is entangled in the struggle for the water well. He switches sides often, depending on who pays the most gold and is as treacherous as he is cunning and greedy.
There are plenty of groan inducing moments, mainly one in which Carradinde fights a tentacled monster who is plainly all rubber and also a lizard creature who is little more than a sock puppet. In general The Warrior and the Sorceress delivers what it promises, a fun, light story with plenty of naked babes and sword fight scenes.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Why did I buy this??? December 1, 2002
I normally love all this 'Sword and Sorcery' stuff, but was sadly let down by this dire film - for starters where was the sorcery, or `The Mighty Wizardry' as the review on the back of the cover calls it??? Not one spell, incantation, curse, enchantment or lightning bolt in sight throughout the entire movie. All there is to mention is a sword that can chop through an anvil (the one and only time you see this done is when it's made towards the end of the film).
The storyline, dialogue, acting, fight choreography and the sets are all terrible filled with a cast of characters that are instantly forgettable - you kind of wish at the end of the film that a huge fireball would come and engulf them all. It would certainly add to the enjoyment.
All in all, at a short 81 minutes this film felt too long to endure it all the way through, so do yourself a favour and don't bother.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Tentacle monsters & four-breasted exotic dancers? This is definitely...
Representing the "warrior" of this movie title, the mysterious swordsman Kane (David Carradine; Kill Bill, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues) wanders into a small town, feels a... Read more
Published 4 months ago by John's Horror Corner
3.0 out of 5 stars Only one reason to see this film: Maria Socas
Argentinian actress Maria Socas carries this film. We've seen the storyline before in "Yojimbo" and "A Fistful of Dollars" but now with a sword-and-sandal Fantasy... Read more
Published 4 months ago by T. Whigham
1.0 out of 5 stars $28 for this??!!!
As I write this, there is an opportunity to pay at least $28 for this abomination. Trust me------DON'T!!! It's obscure for a good reason. Cult Classic? No. Read more
Published 10 months ago by CJ
2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty much what I expected
In 1984, David Carradine starred in "The Warrior and the Sorceress." He shouldn't have. In the TV series "Kung Fu" we all had an appreciation for David Carradine. Read more
Published on March 24, 2012 by J. Munyon
1.0 out of 5 stars TRASH
This film is not rated, and if given the task to do so, I would rate it STUPID! The plot is non-existent. The dialog is STUPID! The action is STUPID! Read more
Published on December 21, 2010 by JKK
5.0 out of 5 stars Kung Fu and the Squabbling village!
I got this one on VHS because I'm not shelling out the sixty plus bucks for this on DVD. But having never seen this movie until now, I must say I really liked it. Read more
Published on December 15, 2009 by Marvin Jenkins
4.0 out of 5 stars apprehensive
it is what it is. hero comes from the wasteland, kills the bad guys, saves the damsel, and walks into the sunset. lots of violence and boob shots. Read more
Published on July 17, 2009 by L. Rowzee
3.0 out of 5 stars I actually love this film
Like many, I first saw his C (can't really give it a B) movie on VHS in the mid-80's. This is one of those flicks that you can honestly say is so bad, it's actually good. Read more
Published on June 10, 2009 by Brian48
5.0 out of 5 stars the warrior and the sorceress dvd
my husband bought this; he had read the book and saw
the movie many years ago; he is enjoying this dvd
Published on January 21, 2008 by Darrell P. Fuller
3.0 out of 5 stars Very good effort with very little budget. More to this story than can...
Dave Carradine, despite the budget of

some of his A-, or B movies, if you will,

is one of my favorite actors. Read more
Published on July 26, 2006 by Rich The Reviewer
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