Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Ty Randolph, Penelope Reed, Joseph Whipp, Danitza Kingsley, Wolfram Hoechst
Director: Alejandro Sessa
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Good Movie But Don't Expect Too Much
Manuel Figueroa | Wilmington, CA | 11/09/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
""Amazons" is in my opinion the weakest of New Concordes sword-and-sorcery reissues on DVD, but that's not to say that this movie doesn't have it's perks.If you've seen Deathstalker or Barbarian Queen you pretty much know what to expect here. The movie follows the story of two amazons on a quest to find a sword that can stop the evil wizard who is plagueing the land. Not very original, but in the movie's defense that's not all the movies' really about. There's plenty of sub-plots, such as a blood fued between two amazons, a woman who transforms into a tiger and is sent by the wizard to follow the amazons, a group of defenseless virgins who always fall victim to a group of cannibals, and an underground resistance movement with plenty of backstabbing to go around.The movie of course has it's share of nudity (though it is not as gratuitous as some of the other movies in the sword-and-sorcery series), and suprisingly except for a few seconds at the beginning, the movie contains no stock footage from previous films (people who've seen the others will know what I mean). All in all this is a good movie (actually if i had the chance to start over again I would give this movie 4 stars) if you liked Deathstalke, Barbarian Queen, or are a fan of sword-and-sorcery films this is a good movie (though one shouldn't expect much in the way of special effects)"
Manuel Figueroa | 01/31/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is the type of movie you watch when there is nothing else on or you just want to see something different. This movie is pretty entertaining if you are in this type of situation. Of course you can't expect good special effects (or acting, especially when it comes to the evil wizard) but if you are a fan of this genre you may go away satisfied. The other review gets the story down so there is no need to repeat it. The nudity is held to a minimum so if that is your thing there are plenty of other titles offered by amazon for you. But if you are looking for a sowrd and sorcery film with a little bit of t&a don't hesitate to pick this up. For the $10 it may be worth a shot, if it goes down to $5.99 it's a must have!"
Could be better
David Jerrard | Burbank, California, United States | 10/10/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you're into campy sword & sorcery & cheesy acting and bad dubbing, then this might be for you. This one falls into my "Guilty Pleasures" category, right beside the Deathstalker and Barbarian Queen series of films - a group that actually has its own section in my DVD collection. As others have said, the nudity isn't as present as it is in the other, but this could also be due to the fact that about 30 minutes seem to be cut out of this version. Mr. Skin has this listed as having 105 minutes and describes some scenes that are nowhere to be seen in this disc.
That's unfortunate because I always feel ripped off when I buy a DVD that has been edited from the original for any reason. Many people feel this way which is why director's cuts of various films are so abundant. Why pay for a chopped down version when I can get more of the film for about the same amount of money? Given the choice, I always opt for the directors or extended cut of a film on DVD.
Anyway, not much more to say here that hasn't already been said. This one won't win any prestigious awards, but if there's nothing else on, this will generally fill the void at some level. Consider this to be 2.5 stars, but Amazon doesn't allow half stars. The full version would have bumped this up a bit."