PG | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A sword-and-sorcery fantasy about a young man's search for revenge. Armed with supernatural powers, the handsome hero and his animal allies wage war against marauding forces.
Director Don Coscarelli decided to set the story in a sort of Bronze Age milieu because he was a long time fan of Steve Reeves, Ray Harryhausen, and sword and sandal flicks.
I have my eyes...
Dar: I have my cunning...
Dar: and I have my strength.
(at around 1h) After saving the tiger, Dar and Seth and the little boy decide to travel together some think you can see a car behind the trees passing by. It is actually mist that is swirling in the background.
The UK cinema version was heavily cut for a PG rating with edits to shots of impaled bodies and the puncturing of a ring containing an eyeball, and to remove all footage of topless nudity during Kiri's bathing scene. The video certificate was raised to a 15 but early Warner releases mistakenly featured the cut cinema print. The 1998 Five Star Directors Cut video and all subsequent releases are fully uncut.
$2,955,641 22 August 1982