Barbarians at the Gates of Hollywood: Sword and Sorcery Movies of the 1980s

Journey into the realm of VHS tapes and midnight showings where brawny barbarians rescue nubile virgins from evil wizard

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Barbarians at the Gates of Hollywood: Sword and Sorcery Movies of the 1980s

Table of contents :
FORWARD BY THE AUTHOR

INTRODUCTION

INFLUENCES

THE BARBARIAN TIDE

Hawk the Slayer (1980)

The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)

Conan the Barbarian (1982)

The Beastmaster (1982)

Fire and Ice (1983)

Hundra (1983)

Golok Setan (The Devil’s Sword) (1984)

Conan the Destroyer (1984)

Red Sonja (1985)

The Barbarians (1987)

INFLUENCE FROM BEYOND THE STARS

Flash Gordon (1980)

Prisoners of the Lost Universe (1983)

Il Mondo di Yor (Yor, the Hunter from the Future) (1983)

Highlander (1986)

Masters of the Universe (1987)

Gor (1987)

Outlaw of Gor (1989)

ROGER CORMAN TAKES A STAB

Sorceress (1982)

Deathstalker (1983)

The Warrior and the Sorceress (1984)

Wizards of the Lost Kingdom (1985)

Barbarian Queen (1985)

Amazons (1986)

Stormquest (1987)

Deathstalker II: Duel of the Titans (1987)

Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell (1988)

Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II (1989)

Barbarian Queen II: The Empress Strikes Back (1990)

Deathstalker IV: Match of Titans (1991)

SPAGHETTI SWORD AND SORCERY – THE ITALIAN CONNECTION

Gunan il guerriero (Gunan, King of the Barbarians) (1982)

Ator l’invincible (Ator, the Fighting Eagle) (1982)

Sangraal, la spada di fuoco (Sword of the Barbarians) (1982)

Hercules (1983)

I sette magnifici gladiatori (The Seven Magnificent Gladiators) (1983)

Thor il conquistatore (Thor the Conqueror) (1983)

Il trono di fuoco (Throne of Fire) (1983)

Conquest (1983)

Ator 2: L'invincibile Orion (The Blade Master) (1984)

Le avventure dell'incredibile Ercole (The Adventures of Hercules) (1985)

Ator il guerriero di ferro (Iron Warrior) (1987)

Sinbad of the Seven Seas (1989)

Il signore di Akili (Quest for the Mighty Sword) (1990)

CONCLUSION

APPENDIX I - TIMELINE

REFERENCES

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