April 28, 1983: The Beastmaster opens in UK cinemas

“The epic adventure of a new kind of hero.”

The_Beastmaster-1983The Beastmaster is a 1982 sword and sorcery film directed by Don Coscarelli and starring Marc Singer (V), Tanya Roberts (Charlie’s Angels; Sheena), John Amos and Rip Torn. The film is about a child who is stolen from his mother’s womb by a witch. The child grows into Dar, who has the ability to communicate telepathically with animals. Dar grows up in a village where he learns to do battle. But the village is destroyed by a race of beast-like warriors under the control of the sorcerer Maax. Dar vows revenge and travels with new friends to stop Maax from causing any more problems.Cinema-UK-04-28-1983

The Beastmaster was not a great box office success in the United States but later
extensive television exposure on cable in the United States on channels TBS and HBO. The film had two sequels and a syndicated television series that chronicled the further adventures of Dar. [Wikipedia]

Watch the trailer on the Movieclips Trailer Vault YouTube Channel.


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