When King Richard's armies are defeated by the corrupted King Cromwell and his maligned sorcerer, it is up to his son, the mighty Talon, to reclaim his throne and vanquish the evil from the land of Ehdan! The setting seems right for High Fantasy action and adventure, but THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER is quick to point out that a few broadswords, decent costuming, and age-old locations aren't always enough to dress up a shoddy production. Released as an immediate response to CONAN THE BARBARIAN's box office success, this cheap imitation throws all sorts of popular Fantasy cliches together into a giant melting pot, and dishes them out with lackluster results. The goofy acting is taken far too seriously to be considered camp, and the laughable special effects drag it further into 80's cheese. Still, for the prospective budget, there are enough big action sequences, gory deaths, and moments of inane humor to please most Fantasy fans.
If you liked THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER, check out:
HAWK: THE SLAYER, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, CONQUEST.