"A lusty epic of
revenge and magic, dungeons and dragons, wizards and
witches, damsels and desire, and a warrior caught
between..." The Sword and the Sorcerer was a
fantasy film released in 1982 in the shadow and
popularity of the Dungeons and Dragons franchise.
The movie was mostly hated by critics (Roger Ebert gave
it half a star). Nevertheless, it was the most
profitable independently released film of 1982 and has
gone on to become a cult classic.
In this movie, power hungry King
Cromwell wants the kingdom of his rival King Richard, even going
so far as to raise nasty sorcerers from the dead to help
him battle his foe. Although Cromwell nearly
destroys Richard's army, King Richard hangs on for one
last battle. Although Richard and most of his
family dies at the hands of Cromwell, his son, Talon,
The rest of the movie
is how Richards' kingdom of Ehdan is restored through
revenge, magic, violence, and sex (yes, really).
In the end, Talon avenges his father's death, defeats
King Cromwell, the evil wizard, Xusia, and Ehdan is
restored. Interestingly enough, the throne is
passed to another in the end, but Talon doesn't car, he
gets the girl.