February 21, 2011

The Magic Sword (1962)

I know that looks like He-Man over there,  but this isn't an entry for the live action Masters of the Universe movie. No, this is for the 1962 film "The Magic Sword." Like Manos, this this another film that was riffed on Mystery Science Theater 3000. Unlike Manos, this one is not that bad.

Synopsis: George has fallen in love with the Princess Helene, so when she is kidnapped by an evil Wizard named Lodac, who plans to fed her to his Dragon in seven days, he steals an enchanted steed, armor, and the magic sword in order to rescue her.

This movie is corny, but all movies from this time period were. There are a few moments, however, that make you wonder if you are having a bad acid trip, but really that is where this movie's charm lies. I actually really love this movie. It is one of those sit on the couch and veg movies. It reminds me of one of those Russian folklore movies made about this time as well. If you've never seen one of those...just wait I'm sure I'll review one here on this very blog.

The Magic Sword gets 4 out of 5 on the Cheese-O-Meter.

Until next time, see you on the front line.


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