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The Sword and the Sorcerer

Released 1982
Distributor Group 1

This bargain basement sword & sorcery epic was part of a popular tide of early 80s historical adventures including Conan the Barbarian and Dragonslayer. This one, remembered as “the one with the three-bladed sword”, still has fans today — especially among those who saw it at the drive-in as kids. Although it sometimes buckles when it should swash, there’s plenty of action, fantasy and gore on display, not to mention a bevy of undraped courtesan types. NSFW.

About Marshall Harvey

Marshall Harvey is a graduate of the film school at Cal Arts. After working on several documentaries, early music videos, and trailers for New World Pictures, he moved into feature films with The Sword and the Sorcerer. He has edited many movies and television productions with director Joe Dante including The ‘burbs, Matinee, The Second Civil War, Small Soldiers and Masters of Horror.  Marshall has also done films with directors Steve Miner (Lake Placid), Mick Garris (Riding the Bullet) and has recently worked on Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D.