CONAN THE ADVENTURER
1998, regia di Charles Bail (come Chuck Bail), Martin Denning, Mark Roper, Rob Stewart, Frank Wayne
Scheda: Nazione: Germania-USA - Produzione: Balenciaga Productions, Keller Entertainment Group, Western International Syndication, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen - Soggetto: Robert E. Howard - Sceneggiatura: Robert E. Howard - Fotografia: Adolfo Bartoli, Raphael Smadja - Montaggio: Ken Bornstein, Stephen Butler - Musiche: Charles Fox - Effetti speciali: Peter Chesney, Mark Kochinski - Formato: Color - Durata: 105'.
Cast: Ralph Moeller, Danny Woodburn, T. J. Storm, Robert McRay, Jeremy Kemp, Ally Dunne, Jeanne Chinn, Steven Mattila.
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - entertainment.msn.com - tv.com - en.wikipedia.org: «Conan: The Adventurer was a low-budget American television series produced from 1997 to 1998 and loosely based on the fantasy hero Conan the Barbarian. The TV show premiered on September 22nd, 1997, and ran for 22 episodes. This live-action series starred Ralf Moeller as Conan of Cimmeria and Danny Woodburn as his sidekick Otli. The storyline was quite different from the Conan the Cimmerian lore created by Robert E. Howard, as well as the Conan the Barbarian depicted in Marvel Comics. In this live-action adaptation, Conan is a kind, sympathetic and jovial person. Also in this version, Conan is not a moody loner but a contented member of a merry band of adventurers. The story also differs in that, unlike the original Conan stories or the 1980s films, Crom is not a remote unseen god but a frequently seen, talkative deity. In the series, Conan acquires a magic sword and is informed by Crom that he is destined to be king when he slays Hizar Zuhl, the evil sorcerer. When he obtains this sword, Conan is told by Crom of his entire mission as well. The evil sorcerer Hizar Zuhl (Jeremy Kemp) plays the primary villain and is partly responsible for the death of Conan's parents. This series is notable in that it does not include the Serpent Men of Thoth-Amon and that Hizar Zuhl (who may have been the inspiration for Hordak in She-Ra) is not a Serpent Man either but is the villain in The Tower of the Elephant. The entire show has no reference to Serpent Men, the evil god Set, etc. Overall, this series focuses on the evil empire of the sorcerer Hizar Zuhl and his horde of warriors. The first two episodes were based on The Tower of the Elephant short story; however, in this episode, Conan is a caring human being and is selfless. He also doesn't lose his temper much either. The show does contain some nudity. The reason for this is that the show was aimed mostly at an adult audience. The final episode aired on May 25, 1998».
Dall'omonimo serial tv; il film č conosciuto anche con il titolo: Conan, der Abenteurer.