Red Sonja (1985)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Brigitte Nielsen
Sandahl Bergman
Ronald Lacey
Jr Ernie Reyes
Paul Smith
Movie Details
Director Richard Fleischer
Producer Christian Ferry
Writer Clive Exton; George MacDonald Fraser
Studio Warner Bros.
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 1 hr 29 mins
Color Color
Plot
Brigitte Nielsen, as Conan creator Robert E. Howard's female warrior Red Sonja, gets an assist from Arnold Schwarzenegger in this enjoyably campy, Italian-lensed sword & sorcery adventure. Nielsen's thespian skills may be a bit stiff, but she certainly fills out the physical demands of the role, which asks her to look impressive with a sword as she avenges the death of her priestess sister and the theft of a sacred orb by an evil queen (Sandahl Bergman, also from the '82 theatrical Conan and a match for Nielsen's acting ability). Schwarzenegger (not playing Howard's barbarian king) lends some star power in a supporting role as a warrior assisting Sonja, and if the film stumbles in the acting, scripting, and special-effects departments, Richard Fleischer's direction and cinematography Giuseppe Rotunno are appropriately action-heavy and comic-book colorful (Fleischer also directed Conan the Destroyer and The Vikings); Ennio Morricone's bombastic score is another plus. --Paul Gaita
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Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 012569691124
Chapters
Release Date 7/6/04
Subtitles English; Spanish; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
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