The Beastmaster
Beastmaster, The
Title: The Beastmaster
Genres: Fantasy
Directed by: Don Coscarelli
Written by: Don Coscarelli; Paul Pepperman
Produced by: Nader Atassi; Sylvio Tabet; Paul Pepperman; Donald P. Borchers; Frank K. Isaac, Jr.
Music by: Lee Holdridge
Cinematography: John Alcott
Edited by: Roy Watts
Distributed by: Leisure Investment Company
Beastmaster NV
ECTA Filmproduktion
Released: August 20th, 1982
Rating: PG
Running time: 118 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $8,000,000 [1]
Gross: $10,751,126 [1]
Next: Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time

The BeastMaster is an independent American feature film of the fantasy genre. It falls into the subgenre categories of Adventure, Sword & Sorcery, and Sword & Sandal. The movie was written and directed by Phantasm creator Don Coscarelli and co-written by Paul Pepperman. It was produced by Leisure Investment Company, Beastmaster NV, and ECTA Filmproduktion, and distributed theatrically through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film premiered in the United States on August 20th, 1982. It stars Marc Singer as Dar the Beastmaster, Tanya Roberts as the female lead, Kiri, Rip Torn as evil high priest Maax, John Amos as Dar's companion Seth, Josh Milrad as Tal and Rod Loomis as King Zed.

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Cast Edit

Actor Role
Marc Singer Dar
Tanya Roberts Kiri
Rip Torn Maax
John Amos Seth
Josh Milrad Tal
Rod Loomis King Zed

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Notes Edit

  • The BeastMaster is based on a novel written by Andre Norton.
  • This is the second and final film produced by ECTA Filmproduktion, which is a German film studio.

Fun Facts Edit

  • Yes, this is the movie that introduced the world to John Amos wearing a black thong. Ain't nobody need to ever see that.
  • This is Don Coscarelli's fourth film as a director and a screenwriter. It is his first film in the fantasy genre. He is also known for creating the 1979 cult horror classic, Phantasm.
  • This is Tanya Roberts' seventh feature film as an actress. It is her first work in the fantasy genre. Prior to this, Tanya Roberts was best known for playing Julie Rogers on the crime-drama/action series Charlie's Angels.

Recommendations Edit

Sword & Sandal films

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References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 IMDB; The Beastmaster (1982); Box office & business.

Keywords Edit

Crossbow | Dead animals | Dogs | Eye injuries | Falling from a great height | Female frontal nudity | Impalement | King | Male rear nudity | Queen | Severed head | Spear | Suicide | Sword | Witches | Witchcraft