By the Gods!

Conan (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is left for dead in CONAN THE BARBARIAN (1982)

One of the movies that brought on a second wave of PEPLUM films in the 1980s. They were called Sword & Sorcery but no one calls them that today. It and its sequel inspired tons of low budget movies, made in  the US and in Italy, for more than a decade. Personally, I thought it was way too slow and uninvolving. Regardless, it made a star out of Ahnuld. A sequel to the two films, called THE LEGEND OF CONAN, has been in the works for decades. It's still listed at IMDb.

2 comments:

Scott Ochiltree said...


The second wave of Peplum films in the 1980s were on average quite inferior - at least in my view - to the original Peplum flicks of the late 50s and early 60s.

I have always had a strong preference for Ancient World and Arabian Nights type settings over wizards, etc.

Richard Svensson said...

This is actually one of my all-time favorite movies. I love the music, the design and the mood of it. I don't mind it being slow, or, as I prefer to say, "taking its time."