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Title:
Conan the barbarian
Author:
Schwarzenegger, Arnold.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Universal City, Ca : Universal Home Video, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
l videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color, 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Cimmerian Conan is captured as a child after his parents are murdered by raiding Vanir led by Thulsa Doom. After years of enslavement, Conan is freed to learn the "riddle of steel" and to kill the arch-villain Thulsa Doom.
General Note:
Based on the book of the same title by Robert Ervin Howard and later the comic strip of the same title by Marvel Comic Groups.

Videodisc recording of the 1981 motion picture.

For specific features see interactive menu.

DVD.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Rated R.
ISBN:
9780783225760
Format :
DVD

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Clarence Library DVD 39 Adult DVD Audio Visual
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A thief, a warrior, a gladiator & a king, "Conan the Barbarian" is one of the most exciting adventure movies ever made.


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John Milius's jingoistic direction and pulpy screenplay fit perfectly into this film version of the Robert E. Howard fantasy story of the sword and sorcery hero, Conan the Barbarian. Complementing Mulius's heavy metal production is Arnold Schwarzenegger's leaden acting, which in any other context would be deadly, but here (as in The Terminator) corresponds nicely with the whole sonorous project. The story begins when a horde of rampaging warriors massacre the parents of young Conan and enslave the young child for years on The Wheel of Pain. The Wheel of Pain seems to have as its only purpose the building up of Conan's muscles, so it's no surprise that one day Conan grows up to become Arnold Schwarzenegger. As the sole survivor of the childhood massacre, Conan is released from slavery and taught the ancient arts of fighting. Transforming himself into a killing machine, Conan travels into the wilderness to seek vengeance on Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones), the man responsible for killing his family. In the wilderness, Conan takes up with the thieves Valeria (Sandahl Bergman) and Subota (Gerry Lopez). The trio comes upon a weird snake cult, linked to Doom, and Conan wants to trek off to Doom's mountain retreat to kill him. But he is prevented from doing that by King Osrik (Max Von Sydow), who wants the trio of warriors to help rescue his daughter who has joined Doom in the hills. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi


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