When The Beastmaster begins, it is very hard to tell what it is all about. An hour later, it is very hard to care what it is all about. Another hour later, it is very hard to remember what it was all about. From the early confusion, in which it seems that a cow gives birth to a baby boy, Marc Singer emerges as Dar.

When The Beastmaster begins, it is very hard to tell what it is all about. An hour later, it is very hard to care what it is all about. Another hour later, it is very hard to remember what it was all about. From the early confusion, in which it seems that a cow gives birth to a baby boy, Marc Singer emerges as Dar.

Singer’s destiny is to go after the villains led by Rip Torn to revenge the destruction of the village. Along the way he teams up with two ferrets, an eagle, a panther, Tanya Roberts and John Amos and other assorted creatures of equal acting ability. Much of the time they are involved in rescuing each other from rather non-interesting situations [adapted from Andre Norton’s novel].

The Beastmaster

Production

M-G-M/United Artists. Director Don Coscarelli; Producer Paul Pepperman, Sylvio Tabet; Screenplay Don Coscarelli, Paul Pepperman; Camera John Alcott; Editor Roy Watts; Music Lee Holdridge; Art Director Conrad E. Angone

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1982. Running time: 118 MIN.

With

Marc Singer Tanya Roberts Rip Torn John Amos Josh Milrad Rod Loomis
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