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|Warrior The Sorceress|
Actors: David Carradine, Luke Askew, Maria Socas, Anthony de Longis, Harry Townes
Director: John C. Broderick
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Actually, Not that bad ...
Charles D. Gilliland | Arlington, VA USA | 08/04/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Warrior and the Sorceress managed to adapt the story from Korosawa's YOJIMBO to fair effect, giving this movie's plot far more originality and coherence than most of New Concorde's Sword and Sorcery efforts from the '80's. The villains are more intelligent than most of their ilk, but it is the hero who proves to be the one-eyed man in the Kingdom of the Blind, as he proceeds to prod the badguys to self-destruction. Of course we have the full run of scantily clad ladies cavorting about (this is to be expected), as well as the obligatory epic battle at the end (which is par for the course), but hey this is a B-Movie Sword & Sorcery epic, you need these things in it.The special effects were kept to a minimum, almost to the point of non-existance, with most of the effort expended on sets and costumes for the lizardmen. The props were (admittedly) rudimentary with only one or two outstanding examples of swords. The acting was ... patchy, I believe is the best word. It might be that under another director the actors would have delivered a more consistent performance. The fight choreography and stunt work, well let's say you can tell they are trying not to hurt each other, but on the other hand Maria Socas was a definite pleasure to ogle, and her acting about on a par with her cohorts.All in all, for what it was and what they had to work with, this is definitely a cut above the rest.My final rating: OK (Wow, OK, Eh, Sigh, Blech, Ach Ptooey)."
Rob | Texas | 04/24/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"First there was Yojimbo, then came Fistful of Dollars, and finally The Warrior and the Sorceress! The damsel in distress, the two warring factions in town, the old man befriending the hero, and the hero playing the two sides against each other for greedy profit; you know the story. However, W&S takes us much further...There are the many unanswered questions teasing (or mocking!?!) the viewer within this classic retold:
1)who/what are those two hysterically laughing mutant dudes? Are they merely a whimsical afterthought to the plot to give the kids some cartoonish mayhem or a Fellini-esque effort to disorient the audience even further in this already baffling world? By the way, what happens to those guys? I think they just disappeared about halfway through the movie. But that's okay, they were really annoying.
2)Why is no one in the movie aware the Sorceress is NOT WEARING CLOTHES? These are some very loutish fellows, but there is an embarrasing lack of leering going on. It's like one of those dreams where you begin to realize something isn't quite right about being naked in public, except in this movie that point is never reached. I mean, by the end, she's even going into battle like that. I'm sure that put the fear into the other team.
3) What is that rat-like reptile? He "speaks" but no one seems concerned that his lips or whatever don't move! On the other hand, he doesn't look like he has much of a brainpan but he's giving advice to one of the head honchos. Maybe that's why they are in such a crappy situation. A failed life is really all about making bad decisions.
4)How does Luke Askew's cheiftan character ALWAYS have exact change? Every time David Carradine comes up with an off-the-wall amount for some lame favor, Askew has it ready in a bag right in front of him?! Now there, my fellow filmbuffs, is where my suspension of disbelief was yanked hard off its disbelief-place!
It was OBVIOUS Mr. Askew was reading ahead in the script and KNOWING what sum Mr. Carradine would require. If only the Kung Fu master had improvised and ad-libbed something like, "That'll cost you 400 takarats and 25 cents!" Ahh, the look on Mr. Askew's face would have been worth the buck ninety-nine I got this tape for at the clearance rack. But I digress.
5)Finally, what the heck is it with the four-boobed lady? Obviously this special effect is where the budget went, because it was quite realistic. Disgusting, but realistic. This quadra-mammary dance sequence IS the most memorable scene. Strangely, it has never been included in those ubiquitous film montages they do at the Academy Awards. One wonders if she is one of a tribe, and if so, what do its men have four of?In summary, one can't ignore the director's homage to Samurai films of old. The Warrior and the Princess is a worthy addition to the "not very good sword and sorcery in the eighties" movies and at a crisp 78 minutes, requires virtually no fast-forwarding."
The Warrior and the topless Sorceress
Luis Carrillo | Obregon, Mexico | 04/28/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, I have never seen the film Yojimbo to which many other reviewers alude to as being the "inspiration" for the plot of The Warrior and the Sorceress, so I cannot comment if it is indeed a rip-off, though it probably is. I will say that as far as cheesy sword and sorcery films go, this one is pretty good. Mind you I'm comparing it to others of similar budget and "quality" such as Barbarian Queen or Ator the Fighting Eagle not to Conan the Barbarian or Beastmaster.
The main attraction here is the T & A content, of which there is plenty.(...) This is worth the price of the DVD alone. Also there is assorted nudity throughout the film in case one looses interest in the bare bones plot regarding a struggle over a water well by two evil warlords.
David Carradine plays Kaine or The Dark One, as he is called by almost everyone, who wanders into town and is entangled in the struggle for the water well. He switches sides often, depending on who pays the most gold and is as treacherous as he is cunning and greedy.
There are plenty of groan inducing moments, mainly one in which Carradinde fights a tentacled monster who is plainly all rubber and also a lizard creature who is little more than a sock puppet. In general The Warrior and the Sorceress delivers what it promises, a fun, light story with plenty of naked babes and sword fight scenes."
Yes, it's a 'B' movie!
Bryan S. Fields | Brighton, Colorado United States | 09/09/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"OK, there is enough cheese in this film to fill the Rose Bowl, but it's GOOD cheese. Relax, suspend disbelief, and enjoy the four-breasted dancing girl, the fights, and some over-the-top evil overlords."