The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)

Genres - Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Sword-and-Sorcery, Fantasy Adventure  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This is an unusual entry in the knights-in-armor genre. Set in medieval England, the film follows the exploits of a young swordsman, Talon (Lee Horsley). Working as a mercenary knight, Talon possesses a unique three-bladed sword which fires its two extra blades when he touches a button. By chance, Talon learns that he is a prince who has forgotten his royal heritage. Using his sword and his wiles, he attempts to regain control of his kingdom, which has been taken over by a sadistic tyrannical knight and an evil sorcerer. In doing so, he can save a princess who has been taken hostage by the usurpers. Comedy is interspersed with gory and licentious drama throughout the film, which was directed and written by Albert Pyun.

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against-all-odds, good-vs-evil, killing, mercenary, murder, rescue, revenge, scheme, swashbuckler, wizard