Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Beastmaster - Aug 20, 1982


Here is an ad for the 1982 fantasy classic, The Beatmaster. It starred Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, John Amos and Rip Torn.

Singer played Dar, the son of a king who is hidden at birth from a bloodthirsty priest who killed the king to usurp the throne. When he is grown, Dar discovers he has the ability to communicate directly with animals and begins a journey to avenge his father's death.

This movie has become a sensation on cable TV. It has produced a "dubious in quality" sequel as well as a "not half bad" TV series focusing on the further exploits of Dar. Marc Singer did appear in the Beastmaster sequel as Dar, as well as make a few guest appearances on the TV show.

See the Beastmaster trailer:

3 comments:

  1. I think I probably watched this movie every Saturday afternoon from 1984-1987. I so wanted animal telepathy and one of those eyeball rings. Love it!

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  2. This is so funny... I JUST watched this film over the weekend for the first time in years. It was as awesome as I remember it. :)

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  3. I love the first one. The second one is terrible.

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