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(Kull the Conqueror)

1997, regia di John Nicolella


Scheda: Nazione: USA - Produzione: Korsala Productions, Raffaella De Laurentiis Productions - Distribuzione: CIC Video, MCA Universal Pictures, United International Pictures, Universal Home Video Inc. - Soggetto: Robert E. Howard - Sceneggiatura: Charles Edward Pogue - Fotografia: Rodney Charters - Montaggio: Dallas Puett - Scenografie: Alberto Tosto - Costumi: Thomas Casterline, Sibylle Ulsamer - Musiche: Joel Goldsmith - Effetti speciali: John Follmer, Kit West, Pat Hadnagy - Formato: Color DeLuxe - Durata: 95'.

Cast: Kevin Sorbo, Tia Carrere, Thomas Ian Griffith, Litefoot, Roy Brocksmith, Harvey Fierstein, Karina Lombard, Edward Tudor-Pole, Douglas Henshall, Joe Shaw, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Terry O'Neill, Pat Roach, John Hallam, Peter Petruna, Boris Bacik, Paul Weston, Paul Kynman.




«Il giovane, coraggioso Kull č un ex schiavo diventato per caso sovrano del regno di Valusia, acclamato dal popolo e dai suoi compagni ed amato dalla bella schiava Zareta. La sua ascesa al trono suscita l'invidia di tutti i suoi rivali che aspiravano al trono, che per sconfiggere l'intruso ricorrono ad ogni mezzo, principalmente all'aiuto di una temuta quanto affascinante strega evocata dagli inferi, Akivasha» (Vito Attolini).

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Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - - - «The film begins with what appears to be a great battle between Kull and several of the mad King's elite legion. However, this turns out to be a test required for admission into said legion, which Kull ultimately fails for revealing that he is not of noble blood, and instead hails from the barbarian lands of Atlantis. Shortly thereafter a messenger from the palace arrives to notify the leader the this legion testing Kull that the king has gone insane and slaughtered all of his children. Following the legion, Kull then rides to the city that the King and his guard are from. There they are surprised to find that the king is covered in blood and all of his heirs slaughtered. The leader of the guard questions the king as to what has happened, but, still mad with rage, the king attacks him, and brings his sword up to finish him off. However Kull steps in and stops him, resulting in a fight that ultimately destroys the king. Kull is then given the crown by the dying King, knowing that many will now seek to kill Kull for it, notably the leader of the King's guard, and his cousin, both of whom are of royal blood. The head guard and the king's cousin then conspire to bring an evil witch queen back to life whom they plan to use to destroy Kull and take the crown themselves. This witch queen, Akivasha, once alive, entrances Kull with ease and marries him. Once married she becomes queen and promptly poisons Kull, who is believed by the royal court to be dead. However, Kull reawakens to find out the truth of Akivasha. He frees himself from confinement and plots to regain his throne and vanquish the evil witch...».

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