The Warrior and the Sorceress (1984; John Broderick) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 47
“They’ve got a real “I used to fuck guys like you in prison” vibe.”
On this week’s episode, Sword of Uhrah possessor Corky McDonnell and Daniel Barnes the Tyrant review David Carradine in the 1984 fantasy-adventure The Warrior and the Sorceress. The co-hosts take wise counsel from their Consigliguanas before discussing this dirt-cheap Yojimbo knockoff dressed up in Star Wars and Conan duds.
One of several Roger Corman productions filmed in Argentina during the 1980s, The Warrior and the Sorceress stars David Carradine as the man with numerous names. Carradine seems barely conscious most of the time, while everyone else onscreen overacts as though their lives depended on it. Edited by two different teams in two different countries, the film is completely nonsensical, even if you already know the story it’s ripping off.
Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss Hedonism-bots, Carradine thigh meat and wet tunic contests.
Brainscan (Scott Allen)
Howling II: Stirba – Werewolf Bitch (Steve Miller)
THE WARRIOR AND THE SORCERESS FACTS AND FIGURES
U.S. theatrical release date: September 7, 1984
Domestic box office: $2.9 million
This week’s craft beer: Revision Brewing‘s Scrog Grog (6.5% ABV)
This week’s Darer: Kevin Cooley
Why did Kevin dare Daniel and Corky to watch The Warrior and the Sorceress? “It’s a B-movie seemingly made to turn a quick buck, but a little way in, I realized that it was a poor attempt at a warrior/fantasy “remake” of Kurosawa’s Yojimbo. If you’re going to blatantly rip off a classic, you open yourself up to higher scrutiny in my opinion. This kind of movie will often have quick shots of boobs to keep the audience’s attention. This movie dials that past 11 when they have a main character topless through the entire thing for no reason. To keep the titillation (pun intended) escalating, they give another woman four breasts. If this makes the grade, I dare you.”
IMDB synopsis: “The mighty warrior, Kain, crosses the barren wastelands of the planet Ura, where two arch enemies, Zeg and the evil degenerate Balcaz, fight incessantly for control of the village’s only well. Kain sees his opportunity and announces that his sword is for hire…but his eyes stay clearly on the beautiful captive sorceress Naja and his newly awakened purpose.”
This week’s referenced movies: Yojimbo; Vampire Academy; Skullduggery; The ABCs of Death; Terminator 2: Judgment Day; The Howling; A Fistful of Dollars; Last Man Standing; Ishtar; Pulp Fiction; the Star Wars movies; Conan the Barbarian movies; Hard Ticket to Hawaii; Mad Max: Fury Road; Top Secret!; Road House; Enemy Mine; Mac and Me; the Lord of the Rings movies; Cats (2019); eXistenZ; A Bug’s Life; Amazon Women on the Moon; Kill Bill: Vol. 1; Shane
Ratings for The Warrior and the Sorceress: Daniel – Dare; Corky – Dare