Here's another bit of nostalgia on my part. The Sword and the Sorcerer was the first movie I ever rented. This was back in the days when you had to pay a membership fee and join a "club" to rent VHS tapes. Some of you oldsters might remember this long-ago time, when we'd sit around in our caves and watch films on tiny 32-inch screens. Good times, good times.
It's a standard fantasy revenge tale. As a youth the hero, Talon (Lee Horsley, who I liked a good bit as Archie Goodwin), sees his father and mother killed, and he's to be their avenger, carrying his father's three-bladed sword. Maybe it's just the nostalgia factor, but I think the movie's a good bit better than average. Horsely's a fine warrior, and there are some brutal and exciting scenes. If you haven't seen it, check it out and see what you think.