Thursday, May 27, 2010

Flashback Thurday - Red Sonja

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Red Sonja - 1985

Oh my...what can be said here.

Starring Brigitte Nielsen as the title character with a red mullet that was put all of Georgia to shame. It was like a hair helmet!

Also starring Arnold Schwartzenegger as NOT Conan. Sure they changed his name to Kalidor, but we all know who he was supposed to be. Just because you couldn't get the rights to the name, don't try to pull the wool over our eyes.

And as the bad guy(girl) was Sandahl Bergman as NOT Valeria. You can see the desperate attempt to make this a "Conan" movie but with none of the budget or writing talent. They tried as hard as they could to remind everyone that it was related to Conan by using the two stars of the Conan movie.

They should have skipped Ernie Reyes Jr and cast Gerry Lopez (Subotai) as Prince Tarn and gone for the trifecta.

This was NOT Conan and it was NOT a good movie. But like usual, I watch it everytime it comes on tv. But I did surprise myself by not buying the dvd.

IMDb Rating = 4.3

3 comments:

  1. I had to buy the DVD. It's in the so bad it's good category in my mind.

    Still haven't picked up Kull the Conqueror yet, but probably will eventually for similar reasons.

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  2. I love Thurdays, my favorite day after Caturdays.

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  3. @Lord Gwydion, I haven't been able to sit through all of Kull yet. I love punishment as much as the next guy, but I don't even think they would show that to prisoners in GitMo

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