Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Beastmaster - Season 3 Complete|
Actors: Jackson Raine, Steven Grives, Marjean Holden, Danielle Carter, Daniel Goddard
Directors: Brendan Maher, Catherine Millar, Ian Gilmour, Peter Andrikidis, Raymond Quint
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
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N. D. Harmon | Baltimore USA | 12/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The "Beastmaster" series is highly entertaining if you like such series as "Xena" and "Hercules". Dar (Daniel Goddard), the Beastmaster, is a warrior who has one adventure after another while on his quest to make things right in the world. His constant traveling companion is Tao (Jackson Raine) a man of logic and intelligence. Dar's secret weapon is his ability to communicate with all animals. Animals that offer their assistance to help Dar. Dar's strength and Tao's wisdom make for a true friendship and unbeatable combination against evil in the world."
Brandy | Muncie, IN USA | 08/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The third season of the Beastmaster is where the series really begins to shine. It's just a shame that it had to be the last one.
This season's main plot twist was the fact that Dar now has a spirit warrior Dartanus (interestingly enough, he is played by Marc Singer, the actor who played Dar in the original 1980's film) who fights beside Dar in his quest to help rescue his family and return the name of his father, Eldar, to the place of respect that it deserves, while all the while trying to foil Balcifer's plan to take over the universe. It may seem like a tall order, but each episode is broken up enough that the entire process doesn't seem too rushed. As with any TV series, there is always a side-quest Dar must embark on that must be solved during the show's 60 minutes, but at the end of every episode, something has always happened that has either helped or hindered Dar's overall quest to rescue his family. These little happenings are what really keep the show flowing onward.
The special effects are completely lacking, and are even laughable in some instances, but if you don't take the show too seriously, they really won't disappoint you. You can really think of the fight sequences in the same right. After all, in my opinion, it is the plot that really makes the show shine - and a good looking Daniel Goddard as the lead actor really doesn't hurt either.
The extended plot, for those who are interested is this: Dar, in the previous two seasons of the show, believed that he was the last surviving member of the Sula clan (his girlfriend Kira, having died in the first season, left him as the only one). The Sulas had been wiped out by King Zad and his forces. King Zad is your typical ruler who wants every ounce of power imaginable, "what he says goes," that sort of thing. During the first season, Dar was hunting down Zad who had taken Kira prisoner. After Kira dies (by way that I won't speak of here in case people haven't seen the show), Dar goes after Zad for revenge. Being the Beastmaster means that he has the ability to communicate with animals, and all the while, he accumulates new friends that help him on his journey. A rival king, Voden, comes into play during the second season, as well as some interesting developments concerning the Ancient One and his two pupil sorceresses. The second season is definitely the worst, so I won't go into too much detail about that. That basically takes us up to this third and final season.
Dar meets Dartanus, who tells him that everything he has ever known has been a lie, and that really, he is the son of King Eldar. The only son, that is, that has survived in human form. Dartanus always stood by King Eldar's side, but with the coming of Balcifer, Dartanus had a choice to make - either fight along side King Eldar, or protect his Queen and their new born son, Dar. Dartanus chose to protect Dar and his mother. Despite his efforts, King Eldar is fatally wounded, and with his last ounce of energy, turns his wife and other children into animals so that Balcifer would not know who/what they were in the hopes that they would be safe. Dartanus then knows that it's his duty to watch out for Dar, and when the time comes, informs him of what he must do: Find his family and return them to the Crystal Ark, a piece of magical stone that can hold the family safely inside until all can be found, at which point, they will be returned to their human forms. The third season is based around the search for his family, and the fight against Balcifer, whose power and greed are growing ever stronger.
Like I have said before, the plot is definitely the high point of the show. The actors are varied enough to make it believable that they all come from different parts of the world, and with multiple villains all making alliances with Balcifer, it does make for some nice plot twists. If you are a die-hard Sci-fi fan, than this series will be right up your alley, but if you are wanting something a bit more believable, I suggest you look elsewhere."
Wonder why this season is OOP...
Lincoln 6 Echo | Harrisburg, IL USA | 11/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I wonder why this third and last season of Beastmaster: The Series is Out-of-Print. I got all three seasons from another on-line retailer for $75 total. (About $25 each plus tax). I bet it has something to do with Marc Singer being in it. Probably due to some royalty conflict or something. Shame too because while all seasons of Beastmaster were good with their own story arc, this third season was unique because it included Marc Singer.
Well, anyway, I'm glad I bought my set back when they were readily available."
Keith Sulzbach | Baldwin | 12/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This action-packed dvd took me back to the days of Hercules and Xena on my tv. A funny asian man follows the Beastmaster around, and a barbaric black woman kills herself with a spear by launching it thirty feet in the air and....guess you'll have to buy the dvd!Love it!"