Video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best starfighters to defend their world from the attack.
The thief Gaston escapes dungeon of medieval Aquila thru the latrine. Soldiers are about to kill him when Navarre saves him. Navarre, traveling with his spirited hawk, plans to kill the bishop of Aquila with help from Gaston.
A young boy, Conan, becomes a slave after his parents are killed and tribe destroyed by a savage warlord and sorcerer, Thulsa Doom. When he grows up he becomes a fearless, invincible fighter. Set free, he plots revenge against Thulsa Doom.
James Earl Jones,
Max von Sydow
From the sky will come the Black Fortress. From the Fortress will come the Slayers to devour the planet of Krull. Then shall a girl of ancient name become queen...she shall choose a king...and together they shall rule the planet. And their son shall rule the galaxy.Written by
Film contains several obvious similarities to The Lord Of The Rings, such as the Dark Lord's evil Eye, the magical sword-weapon like Sting, the sinister guards reminiscent of the Black Riders, the giant spider and web like Shelob, etc. See more »
During the slayers' attack on the castle during the wedding, some of them are seen climbing the walls. They are obviously being pulled up by ropes as their feet and hands barely touch the walls, with insufficient contact to give them purchase on the surface. See more »
Where are my papers? Blast, I must really get organized one of these days.
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I've always loved this movie. And with the success of the "Lord of the Ring" trilogy, perhaps some of these fantasy classics - Krull, Conan the Barbarian, Sword and the Sorcerer, Willow and Excalibur - will again be discovered and recognized for their places in fantasy movie history.
With great battles, nice swordplay, a centaur, a giant spider (what is it with fantasy movies and spiders, from this one with a "musical" web to big bad Shelob?), and yes, the ever important glaive.
The premise of the movie is unique - an alien invasion from space of a fantasy world and a heir to power must first find his courage and then the weapons to defeat the evil.
One of my favorite scenes from the entire movie is when the heroes capture and take flight in the air with thunder horses, who can run so fast they cause flames to spew from their feet and can take to the air. I know, it sounds cheesy - words can't justify it without seeing it with your own eyes. Suffice to say, it's a beautiful moment, especially with an outstanding score sweeping you along with the flying steeds - much in the same vein as the riders of Rohan thundering down the hill to meet the black army at Helm's Deep at the end of "Two Towers. Both are truly moving, emotional scenes.
I've looked for years to find the soundtrack to this movie and, sadly, haven't been able to find it.
This is one of the best fantasy movies made. Definintely worth a look.
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