On Episode 4 of the Cult Film Club, hosts Jaime, Paxton and Shawn are taking a trip into the mind of indie director Don Coscarelli by watching his fantasy opus, The Beastmaster.
Starring Marc Singer (V), Tanya Roberrts (Sheena, That 70s Show), John Amos (Goodtimes), and Rip Torn (Men in Black, Freddy Got Fingered), the flick follows Dar, a warrior with the power to communicate with the animal kingdom, on his quest to avenge the destruction and mass murder of his village by the tyrannical wizard Maax. Along the way there are plenty of painted tigers, hot-bodied Stygian witches, and freaky bird people that make this film a true fantasy cult classic!
In the episode we discuss the fantasy/barbarian genre, the violence and adult content in the film, cinematographer John Alcott and his amazing use of lighting, the special effects, and the wonderful score by Lee Holdridge. We take a closer look at some of the actors in our regular segment, Hey Do I Know That Guy, as well as playing Hollywood moguls in a segment we like to call It’s Time For a Recast!
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Films and TV Shows discussed in this episode include: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Bravestarr, Krull, Phantasm, Bubba Ho-Tep, John Dies at the End, Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time, Beastmaster 3: The Eye of Praxsis, Beastmaster: The Series, Young Hercules, Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Conan, V, Goodtimes, Men in Black, Freddy Got Fingered, That 70s Show, Sheena Queen of the Jungle, A View to a Kill, and Red Sonya.