Throwback Thursday: The Sword And The Sorcerer (1982 Trailer)

The Sword And The Sorcerer is b-grade film-making at its finest. It scared the heck out of me as a little kid when my brother rented it on LaserDisc or Betamax around 1983 or so. But the sheer coolness of a THREE BLADED SWORD THAT CAN SHOOT TWO OF ITS BLADES enchanted my nine-year old brain. I just couldn’t stop watching! It also had a hidden spare dagger in the hilt… or at least it did when I pretended to have one on the playground. I made sure to point this out every time I described it. ;-)

Yes, it’s a ridiculous weapon. But the rule of cool overrides that when you’re not even ten.

Also, this isn’t a kids movie and definitely deserved the “R” rating it had. Blood, gore, sex, monsters… Oh my mom would have killed my older brother! Good thing for him she never found out. With all those nightmares I had afterwards and constantly talking about that triple bladed sword, it’s a bit of a miracle that she didn’t.

This was a low-budget film, made on four million dollars. Widely panned by critics upon release, The Sword And The Sorcerer nonetheless raked in almost forty million at the box office to become the best preforming independent film of 1982. Today it enjoys a cult-film status, and dang-it… I still want a three-bladed sword that shoots swords!

4 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: The Sword And The Sorcerer (1982 Trailer)

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  1. This is a movie that stained my six year old brain, I have tried to forget it, I have tried to forgive my father for doing it, neither are possible. I must live forever with both until the day I die.

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  2. hello aethereal engineer its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow a sord wot shoots sords??? that is like a gun wot shoots other guns!!! my dada sez matt houston is a long way frum texas in this moovee i hav no ideea wot he is tawking abowt as yoozhual!!! ok bye

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