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Ator The Fighting Eagle (widescreen)

4.0 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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Sword-wielding Ator fights the spider worshiper who has taken his bride from the altar.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Miles O'Keefe, Sabrina Siani, Ritza Brown, Edmund Purdom
  • Directors: Joe D'Amato
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Studio: Scorpion
  • DVD Release Date: June 26, 2012
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007HMCQ6A
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,104 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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1982's "Conan the Barbarian" was a mega-hit in North America and abroad and thus it was none too surprising that a number of filmmakers, from the low budget end of the line, pumped out many a similar effort in the early '80s, all attempting to cash in on even a fraction of its box office.

The Italians were especially quick off the mark in this way, as they produced several pictures in the "Conan" ilk before the year even drew to a close! One such film is "Ator: the Fighting Eagle" (1982), which was directed by the late Joe D'Amato (although he is identified in the closing credits under the pseudonym "David Hills" -- rarely did any American distributor want to let the cat out of the bag that what you are seeing is not an authentic American-made product, although the often shoddy dubbing jobs usually give it away). D'Amato's name will already be familiar to serious fans of low budget exploitation films, as he is known for "Anthropophagus," "Beyond the Darkness," and Endgame (1985) [VHS], among others.

Miles O'Keefe ("Tarzan, the Ape Man") stars as the title character, whose formerly peaceful village is disrupted and ultimately slaughtered when, on his wedding day, a band of marauding bandits from the Temple of the Spider God plunder and ransack and level the place, taking his bride to be captive. Edmund Purdom (of "Pieces" and "2019: After the Fall of New York" fame, and barely recognizable here) also appears as the mystic overlord who teaches Ator the ways of the warrior and introduces him to a nifty magic sword.
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This Italian barbarian film is one in a long line of films starring Miles O'Keeffe starring as Ator. All this is very harmless fun that can be enjoyed by the entire family. Way better than those TWILIGHT films because it's more entertaining. Brief scenes of nudity may make it unfit for pre-teens, even though it is rated PG.
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Watered down PG cheese barbarian movie. No blood, gore, or no nudity. This is as about as clean cut as a Disney movie and rip off story of the Conan movies. I enjoyed the other 3 films in this franchise more (Iron Warrior, Blademaster, Quest for the Mighty Sword). This one basically tells how Ator became Ator in a rushed uncreative way. He finds some blond chick and for some reason a Bear cub follows them around even though they never acknowledge the bears presence. The final battle with the Giant Spider is as about as scary as a Sesame Street character as you can see the strings of the puppeteer moving the spiders legs. Utter B movie cheese, I like B movies, but this one is mediocre beyond belief and has low entertainment factor.
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Bad hair and hairy clothes are the highlights of this epic madness. Ator the Fighting Eagle is stunningly incompetent on every level except for the baby bear that managed to steal the film, supplying the most realistic performance of the bunch. The half-baked plot involves a prophecy of a man who will save the people from the tyrannical rule of a very big spider. When this savior is killed, the prophecy changes course and becomes a prophecy about the son of the man who would be their savior. (It's always nice to have an escape clause.) This son is born with a tattoo (which might have garnered him a cover on a tabloid), and instantly becomes an adult in a hippy commune. He learns a hard lesson straight off when he marries his sister who isn't his sister and learns how tough it in to fight with flowers in your hair. From that point on, we learn that this supposed hero is easily duped and more easily captured by women. I couldn't help but think this is the guy who's supposed to save the world! If not for a shiny shield, all would be lost.
Yes, this movie is just plain awful. But it also has a certain charm; I never fail to laugh every time I watch it. I was more than thrilled when it was released on DVD.
So, yes, it's going into my collection (because you can never have too many lousy movies that make you laugh. In fact, I think there's a rule about that somewhere. Like not wearing white after Labor Day).
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Absolutely terrible! It is perfect! I found myself in awe of the stunning crap this film exhibits. A must watch!
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