Sign In. Barbarian Queen I was in college when this film was released and it really made an impression on me. Now, I'm not saying that it moved me to deep philosophical thinking.
Quite possibly the finest moment of the entire "sword and cleavage" genre
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Lana Clarkson , who was found shot to death in Phil Spector's foyer this week, was never entirely comfortable as a B movie queen. For a long time I was the only person reviewing all her movies in any kind of depth, and she read the reviews with rapt and disapproving critical attention. All the other "scream queens" were more or less good-natured about their work -- I made fun of them because they were making fun of themselves, and the movies were fun because they were spoofing other movies -- but Lana was different. Corman, who gave many famous actors their starts, and he did his best to make her into a genre star. Her obituaries this week say she "starred in" 17 movies, but most of those -- "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "Scarface," even "Deathstalker" -- were little more than bit parts. Her career coincided with the sword-and-sorcery boom that followed the release of "Conan the Barbarian," and the reason Corman picked her to be one of his Amazon warrioresses long before Xena was simple: she was 6 feet tall, blonde and buxom. She seemed to become MORE buxom in her later movies, but she once wrote me an angry letter wanting the public to know that she had never enhanced herself and was percent natural.
Joe Bob's Drive-In: Barbarian Queen R.I.P.
Just check out this sequence where the eponymous barbarian queen duels with the main villain to the death. And meanwhile, the sorcerous Princess Tamis meets her fate at the hands of her own father. The saga of Princess Tamis is really what elevates Barbarian Queen 2 above the the rest. She starts out as just a sort of creepy girl, who says disturbing things in a sing-song voice.
Print Friendly. After the success of Conan the Barbarian in many C- and D-grade movies were bound to follow. Barbarian Queen , released in , was one of them. Produced by Roger Corman, it was typical of the titsploitation schlock movies of the s and s. Kaira in the Deathstalker might also have similar game stats.