The Sword and the Sorcerer
MONDAY, JULY 31 AT 8:00PM
General Admission: $4 | Loft Members: $3
Saddle up your dragons because it’s SWORD AND SORCERY Month at Mondo Mondays, featuring a B-movie barrage of beefy barbarians, plucky princesses and sinister sorcerers!
“A kingdom ruled by evil. A princess enslaved by passion. A warrior driven by justice.” A swashbuckling mercenary with a lethal three-bladed sword battles an evil wizard, makes a lot of love and chops off an awful lot of limbs in this bargain-basement, gore-drenched fantasy flick that became a surprise hit in the early ‘80s. In The Sword and the Sorcerer, Talon (Lee Horsley, lanky star of the hit ‘80s TV series, Matt Houston), is a wandering rogue who is thrust into the wildest fight of his life when he learns that he is actually the prince of a kingdom controlled by a nasty wizard, forcing him to unsheathe his ridiculously over-the-top, triple-bladed, projectile-powered sword as he battles to regain his royal heritage, rescue the plucky Princess Alana from the wizard’s clutches and basically destroy the entire countryside in the process. A wild and woolly romp through the Sword and Sorcery genre featuring buckets of blood, oily nudity, giant snakes, brutal action, and some truly nutty low-budget special effects, The Sword and the Sorcerer also holds the distinction of being the only film to feature Night Court star Richard Moll as a crazed sorcerer whose nauseating talents include being able to rip people’s hearts out without actually touching them. Panned by critics but popular with audiences, The Sword and the Sorcerer went on to become the highest-grossing indie film of 1982. From the director of Van Damme’s Cyborg! (Dir. by Albert Puyn, 1982, USA, 99 mins., Rated R)