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Story

Conan the Barbarian, the movie that turned Arnold Schwarzenegger into a global superstar, is a prime example of a match made in heaven. It's the movie that macho maverick writer-director John Milius was born to make, and Arnold was genetically engineered for his role as the muscle-bound, angst-ridden hero created in Robert E. Howard's pulp novels. Oliver Stone contributed to Milius's screenplay, and the production design by comic artist Ron Cobb represents a perfect cinematic realization of Howard's fantasy world. To avenge the murder of his parents, Conan tracks down the evil Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones) with the help of Queen Valeria (played by buff B-movie vixen Sandahl Bergman) and Subotai the Mongol (Gerry Lopez). Aptly described by critic Roger Ebert as "the perfect fantasy for the alienated pre-adolescent," this blockbuster is just as enjoyable for adults who haven't lost their youthful imagination. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Arnold SchwarzeneggerConan
James Earl JonesThulsa Doom
Max von SydowKing Osric
Sandahl BergmanValeria
Ben DavidsonRexor
Cassandra GavaThe Witch
Gerry LopezSubotai
MakoThe Wizard
Valérie QuennessenThe Princess
William SmithConan's Father
Sven-Ole ThorsenThorgrim

  • Genre: Fantasy Movies
  • Director: John Milius
  • Producer: Universal
  • Length: 129 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMay 14, 1982
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaAug 2, 2011
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJun 3, 2003
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