The Devil's Sword
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Top Customer Reviews
As the film begins we see a wizened old man sitting on the ground, his meditations interrupted by a meteorite crashing to Earth. From the meteorite the old man fashions a mystical weapon (it's very glittery) so powerful, he ends up stashing it away for fear it might fall into the wrong hands. Anyway, seems there's evil power about in the form of a being known as the Invincible Crocodile Queen (Sintara), who resides in an underground lair (complete with crocodile motif) and takes sacrifices from a local village in the form of young men to satiate her lusty needs (which seem to be unquenchable). As of late the village has been slacking, so the queen calls upon a powerful warrior minion named Banyu Jaga (Bangun), who appears from exploding rocks, to disrupt a marriage ceremony for the village chieftain's daughter (Christina) by kidnapping the groom, which he does. Eventually this leads to another warrior getting involved, one named Mandala (Prima) as Mandala and Banyu Jaga both studied under the same master.Read more ›
The premise of the film is that the queen has an insatiable desire for young men, so she sends for her evil minion and uber-warrior, Banyu Jaga (Advent Bangun) to capture a young groom from a wedding. Banyu Jaga interrupts the wedding to kidnap the groom, but, starting a trend, fighting breaks out. There is magic and sorcery to go along with a lot of leaping around, kung fu, and knifeplay.Read more ›
A meteor crashes to Earth near some sort of elderly Zen monk dude, who then uses its ore to forge a sword--called the "Devil's Sword" for probably no other reason than a poor translation to English. Because why not, right?
We are then introduced to the Invisible Queen who, after the butt-naked sacrifice of a young Indonesian warrior, becomes renamed the Crocodile Queen for the remainder of the movie and summons a harem of men for a public make-out session to appease her carnal desires (which apparently require no nudity). At this point you're already thinking "this makes no sense." Trust me, I know. There was no better way to explain the story so far.
At first the plot seems to be about combating this Crocodile Queen's lust for male sacrifices, but then we steer in the direction of insurrection among her assassins who are all willing to kill whomever they must (including each other) to claim the "other" Devil's Sword and rule all of the warriors of the world. So we saw an old guy forge one…but now all the sudden we are to understand there are two? Sure. WTF do I have to lose.
The action in this fantasy/martial arts movie is insane and abundant--and abundantly insane. It's a combination of classic kung fu theater and horrible knockoff Hong Kong cinema.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
DVD Review: The picture quality is Grindhouse good in 2:35 ratio and the sound is HAPPY! The extras includes some historical thing on swards and a Barry Prima featurette which I... Read morePublished 13 months ago by SLAVE
When Mondo Macabro declares that it trucks in "the wild side of world cinema," they're not exaggerating. That's more than marketing. Read morePublished on June 4, 2013 by Kristofer Upjohn
This is an Indonesian sword & sorcery epic, built around the country's top leading man, Barry Prima, a tae kwon do expert and fairly handsome guy if not exactly a great actor. Read morePublished on October 8, 2009 by Muzzlehatch
The reason why this movie for me excels leaps and bounds above the works of Lynch and Shinya Tsukamoto (Tetsuo: Iron Man) is because the makers of this movie don't even seem to be... Read morePublished on June 10, 2009 by Jackflapsplikkitysplat
But it is not.
Hey, I'm no snob. I love horrible films, the ones so bad that you LOVE them. But this one does not cut it. Read more
one of indonisian finest , amazing fx and gory as many indonisian fanstasy & horror .Great extras like an indonisian cinema documentary love the barry prima interview . Read morePublished on August 24, 2006 by D. Tsounakas
I don't review movies, but having purchased this on the basis of a very enthusiastic review, I must offer a different opinion: the production is among the worst I have suffered... Read morePublished on July 29, 2006 by John G.