|Conan the Barbarian/C,C+
Original DVD Release Since Remastered
Before Arnold Schwarzenegger
proved he could play a terminator with convincing realism, he had to flex his muscles as Conan.
He's pretty stiff as the barbarian fated to lead a people, but he tries hard to make the comic book
script by John Milius and Oliver Stone come to life. He can lift a lot of weight but he's not up to
making Conan the Barbarian more than a labored, leaden effort.
Conan, orphaned in a vicious attach at an early age, grows up a back woods
gladiatorial giant. When he is freed by his master, he sets out on a journey of self discovery.
Along the way, after a brief stopover for some sex with a witch, he picks up some handy
comrades before the final confrontation with the killer of his parents.
Conan the thinker.Right!ŠUniversal
Arnold maybe stiff, but you
should catch James Earl Jones intoning portentous lines in a long, slick, straight black wig. You
could say he's a drag on the action. Statuesque Sandahl Bergman gets to show off her body and
provides some entertaining fight moves.
Conan the Barbarian is presented widescreen 2.35 on DVD. The source
material seems grainy and at various times proves too much for the compression to overcome. The
very dark movie lacks visual punch but is reasonably sharp throughout/. The sound is Dolby
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