The Beastmaster was released on Aug 20, 1982. If you opened the movie section of the newspaper that weekend, this is the bad ass, awesome image that greeted you.

The Beastmaster

How could you NOT want to go see that movie?  Am I right?

It took nearly 10 years, but The Beastmaster got a sequel. The sequel, Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time, was released to theaters on Aug 30, 1991.  Here are two different versions of Beastmaster 2‘s newspaper ads from the day it was released.

Beastmaster 2 a Beastmaster 2 b

There was one more sequel made in 1996.  However it was made-for-TV and not released into theaters.  It was called Beastmaster 3: The Eye of Braxus.