Movie: The Barbarians starring Peter, David Paul (1987, Fantasy)

YT description: The Barbarians is a 1987 American-Italian sword and sorcery film directed by Ruggero Deodato and starring the Barbarian Brothers (Peter and David Paul), Richard Lynch and Eva La Rue. Peter and David Paul were nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award as Worst New Stars for this film.

Title: The Barbarians 1987 – full movie (YT link) Uploaded by Pedro Cinemaxunga.

The Barbarians starring Peter and David Paul – (1987) 3 stars

Run time: 1 hour, 28 minutes. This was something of a change of pace from the usual serious tone of most of the Amazon / barbarian movies I’ve been watching recently. The Paul Bros turn out to be a couple of goofs, adding their lighter touch to the genre. This was fine to be entertained by, but one too many instances of their humor I think were overkill. The story was fine for this kind of action movie, with a decent set of enemies, an uninspiring but typical plot and a couple of interesting sub-plots with the ‘gypsy’ queen and the girl who eventually replaced her, not to mention that one of the arch-villain’s underlings was constantly challenging him. Also, the idea of a traveling troupe of carnies being the good guy tribe was a novel approach to the norm of castles, kingdoms and territory.


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