Sunday, August 25, 2013

Penny Thoughts ‘13—Deathstalker (1983) zero stars

R, 80 min.
Director: James Sbardellati
Writer: Howard R. Cohen
Starring: Rick Hill, Barbi Benton, Richard Brooker, Lana Clarkson, Victor Bo, Bernard Erhard

If you’re looking for some misogynistic, sword and sandal, “Conan the Barbarian” rip-off, dreck, look no further than “Deathstalker”. I vaguely remember movies like this from the early 80s, when these non-existent low budget studios would pop out of the woodwork to capitalize on whatever hot Hollywood trend was sweeping the box office and pump out three or four look-a-likes before anyone got the wiser. “Deathstalker” is desperately following the Conan formula and throwing in a great many naked breasts and bare asses to make up for its shortcomings. Sure, that might make it sound enticing, but trust me; it’s not worth it. It’s not so bad its good. It’s just wretched.

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