Watch: The Beastmaster 1982 123movies, Full Movie Online – Dar, the son of a king, is hunted by a priest after his birth, he is rescued from a cult ritual by his newly adopted father and taken to be raised in a humble village where he learns he has the ability to communicate with animals. When he becomes a grown man, his new father and village home are murdered by the priests followers. Dar begins his quest for revenge, befriending several animals along the way..
Plot: Dar, is the son of a king, who is hunted by a priest after his birth and grows up in another family. When he becomes a grown man his new father is murdered by savages and he discovers that he has the ability to communicate with the animals, which leads him on his quest for revenge against his father’s killers.
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This was on every day!
If you had HBO (Hey, Beastmaster’s On) or TBS (The Beastmaster Station) in the 1990’s, then you’re probably excited to read this. The Beastmaster series of three films ran pretty much non-stop on those channels, even if the first movie wasn’t a success.
Just like Phantasm, Beastmaster came from the mind of Don Coscarelli. While he was only involved with the first movie, he set up the character of Dar (Marc Singer). Well, when I say came from the mind, Coscarelli loosely based his original story off of the novel The Beast Master by Andre Norton. In her book, the hero is a Navajo named Hosteen Storm and the story takes place in the future. Unhappy with the changes from page to screen, Norton asked for her name to be removed from the film’s credits.
Welcome to Aruk, where the prophecy of a witch reveals that the evil priest Maax (Rip Torn!) reveals that the son of King Zed (Rod Loomis, who was Freud in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure) will eventually kill him. Although Zed exiles the villain, one of Maax’s witches transfers the baby who will become Dar the Beastmaster from his mother’s womb into a cow’s. Yes, I just wrote that. I’m still amazed that this happens.
Dar is rescued by a villager who raises him as her own son inthe village of Emur. This being a sword and sorcery movie, that whole town is destroyed by the Juns, barbarians under Maax’s command. Of course, Dar has been taught since childhood to fight and telepathically communicate with animals. As you do, you know?
Dar eventually puts together his animal familiar army of Sharak the eagle, Kodo and Podo the ferrets and a black tiger named Ruh. He also teams up with Kiri (Tanya Roberts), a slave girl, and even spends time wander amongst a half-bird, half-human race who let him go when they realize that he can speak to an eagle.
What follows are battles with Maax, an appearance by Good Times star John Amos, ferrets bravely sacrificing themselves, baby ferrets being born, Dar learning of his royal blood and birdmen battling barbarians.
Coscarelli didn’t have a good time making this, as he fought with the producers over editing and casting, such as his choice of Demi Moore over Tanya Roberts. Even sadder, Klaus Kinski was the original choice to play Maax!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 58 min (118 min), 1 hr 30 min (90 min) (25 fps) (video) (Germany)
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director Don Coscarelli
Writer Don Coscarelli, Paul Pepperman, Andre Norton
Actors Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn
Country United States, West Germany
Awards 1 win & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby, DTS (5.1 surround), Stereo (Dolby 2.0), Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras
Laboratory Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 2,955 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2020 remaster), Spherical, Technovision (anamorphic) (some scenes)
Printed Film Format 35 mm