Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Front Cover Actor
Arnold Schwarzenegger
James Earl Jones
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Fantasy
Director John Milius
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
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
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 40
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Edition Collector's Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 025192056420
Release Date 2003
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen