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This is the special edition DVD with
all kinds of extra stuff including deleted scenes, interviews,
commentaries, and more!
Seth- John Amos
Maax- Rip Torn
Tal- Josh Milrad
King Zed- Rod
that started it all! In my humble opinion, Marc Singer IS the
only Beastmaster. It's going to be really hard to replace him or
find anyone nearly as good. It's a fantasy film, but Beastmaster
is very clearly a superhero; something we cannot say of Conan the
Barbarian. He has super powers and a cool code name. Not to
mention the strength, which is practically a given for superheroes.
three Beastmaster films, this one is filmed
with the biggest budget. Bright outside filming and almost
insurmountable villainy make this quite a spectacle. It is also
the most serious of the three. Granted, "The Beastmaster" has its
light comedic moments thanks to the likeable personality of Marc
Singer, but this film has a moody feel to it. It's a revenge
movie, but the bad guys are so absolutely despicable that you know
they're just going to have to die big, splashy deaths.
We learn the
story of Dar, the Beastmaster in this
entry. Twenty-some years ago, an evil wizard named Maax is in the
employ of the good King Zed. Maax learns a prophecy of his death
at the hand of the king's unborn son. So one of his witches
steals the unborn son from Zed's wife, the Queen. The Queen is
killed by the witch's magic, and Zed is imprisoned sometime, but not
immediately afterwards. Guessing it was years down the
road. Anyway, later in the woods, the witch brands the baby's
left hand with an odd-shaped symbol and is about to sacrifice the
little being. Then along comes the man who we simply know as
"Young Dar's Father" who kills the witch and saves the baby. He
names the baby Dar, and raises him as his own son. Young Dar's
father trains him in the way of fighting with a sword and unique
throwing weapon. Even more impressive is Dar's incredible super
powers of communicating with and using the abilities of animals.
forward to adult Dar, who is somewhere in his
twenties. In an instant, his happy village is completely
destroyed and he is the last of his people. The culprits:
The Jun, as lead by Maax the wizard. It seems the Jun have been a
pain in the side of everyone in the land. Now Dar decides to take
out the trash and go on a revenge spree. He is first assisted by
an eagle, who he just automatically knows from the first time we see
him as an adult. Later on in his travels he meets his two
ferrets. Last, but not least, he makes friends with a ferocious
black tiger. His eagle is his eyes, his ferrets are his cunning,
and his tiger is his strength. Armed with his father's sword,
throwing weapon, musclebound body, and a bad attitude he goes out to
kill every single Jun he can find. Still, Dar is a nice guy and
treats every good person he meets with respect. He's not a total
jerk about things. He's just out to kill those who have wronged
him, and that's it. This incident doesn't change his personality.
Dar meets up with a beautiful
red-haired slave girl named Kiri, played by Tanya Roberts.
Tanya's looking good in this movie, but even more than that she's
playing a good character. There's more to Kiri than meets the
eye, however. She is not just a slave girl, but a niece to King
Zed. Kiri is actually Dar's cousin. Dar does not know he is
King Zed's son until near the end of the show, so for the most part Dar
and Kiri are a romantic couple. Kiri has to remain a slave girl
or her family will be put to death. So Dar goes to rescue her and
kill all the bad guys.
Later on in
his travels, Dar meets Seth, Zed's
captain of the guards, and Tal, King Zed's young son from another
marriage. They barely escaped the wrath of Maax and are now
returning for payback. So Dar teams up with them to rescue
Kiri. Dar is still unaware that Tal would be his half-brother.
Dar gains a
friend in a man called Sacco, whose
daughter he saved from Maax's sacrifice. He's kind of a goofy
coward sort, put in for comedy relief, and a great character to have in
this film. Dar enlists him to do all kinds of dangerous things
that Sacco is just not geared-up for.
cousin Kiri is rescued and later is the now
blinded King Zed. Back at the good guys' hideout, King Zed acts
like a complete butthead to Dar because he's a "freak". Zed does
not know Dar is his long lost son. Seth is the first one to refer
to Dar as "The Beastmaster". The good guys go back to kill Maax
and the Jun. Maax tells King Zed that Dar is his son before
knifing him to death. Now both Zed and Dar know the truth (fat
lot of good it does them now!). Dar knifes Maax and fatally
wounds him. Maax is about to surprise attack Dar until one of
Dar's ferrets jumps on Maax and sends himself and the wizard to their
death in the fiery pit. Dar lost one of his friends, so of course
he's heartbroken, but the battle must go on.
showdown with the Jun warriors ensues.
Needless to say, they all die, but all the details are so fascinating
that I just can't give them away here; watch the movie. Dar faces
off against the gigantic Jun Leader that wears some funky kind of
winged helmet and ultimately kills him. The war's over. The
good guys have won. Tal, who was shot by an arrow in the fight,
is treated and saved.
knows Tal is his half-brother and Kiri is
his cousin. He was going to keep his secret, but Seth found out
the truth before Dar left. However, Dar refused to be king,
placing Tal, with Seth's guidance, in his trust. And although
Kiri now realized that Dar was her cousin, they decided to have one
last fling on a mountaintop with heavy mouth-kissing. Oh, and
although one of Dar's ferrets died in battle, we see that the mother
now has two ferret babies with her in the pouch...so that's a good
enjoyed the cast of this movie. All
of the major players I've enjoyed in other shows, so it's neat to see
them all here.
have great-looking bodies, and we even see some bare fanny at the
beginning, but it's all ruined when we find out that they have ugly,
old goblin faces. At least we don't feel bad when they're
killed. It's funny that Maax acts like he's their
sugar-daddy. Buddy, you can KEEP 'em!
the "Winged Creatures". Interesting
life, Dar's black tiger was really a regular
tiger dyed black. Every time it took a drink, the dye would wash
off around his mouth. So throughout the film, you will often see
the stripes on the tiger's head.
names are Kodo and Podo. The
eagle's name is Sharak. The tiger's name is Ru.