Barbarian (2003)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Sword-and-Sorcery, Sword-and-Sandal  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jeremy Wheeler

Straight from Roger Corman's New Concorde film company comes Barbarian, a low-budget remake/pseudo-sequel to the even smaller-budgeted video gem The Deathstalker. This time, it's three-time Mr. Universe Michael O'Hearn as the Barbarian who has to battle the forces of darkness, lead by the vile Lord Munkar (Martin Kove). Faced with retrieving the three powerful artifacts of creation before they fall into the wrong hands, the muscled hero heads out across treacherous land laced with deadly beasts and gorgeous damsels-in-distress. On the way, he'll find love, friendship with an annoying bear-person, Wooby (Yuri Danilchenko), and the crown that is rightfully his. Featuring an international cast of not even a hundred, Barbarian recalls earlier days of straight-to-video cheap schlock and features many full scenes from not only the first Deathstalker, but also a few from the more tongue-in-cheek sequel Deathstalker 2: Duel of the Titans.




artifact, beast, crown, damsel-in-distress, friendship, love


Low Artistic Quality, Low Budget, Low Production Values