1987's The Barbarians is one of those cult oddities that ends up being rediscovered from time-to-time mostly due to its tongue-in-cheek charm: the film never quite takes itself seriously, so it's easy to forgive moments that might otherwise sink its buoyancy. Richard Lynch was an actor whose looks alone made it easy for audiences to embrace his chewing scenery as a big or small screen villain, and the twin Paul brothers certainly look the part of barbarians for their particular moment in screen history. Plus the film introduces a young and lovely Eva LaRue as a kinda/sorta sidekick in what was only her second screen credit. Kudos on that casting!
If you're interested in pre-ordered, the Blu-ray is up on Amazon.com right here.
Per the Kino Lorber email:
An evil ruler Kadar (Richard Lynch; Invasion USA, Bad Dreams, Cut and Run) enslaves Canary, a beautiful young queen (Virginia Bryant; Demons 2), and two twin boys from her clan. Canary’s faithful servant takes one of the twins to a distant land where he grows strong and powerful, while the other twin stays with the evil Kadar. With the help of a young outlaw woman (Eva LaRue; All My Children), the twins set out to free their mother. Starring The Barbarian Brothers (Peter Paul and David Paul - D.C. Cab, Think Big, Double Trouble) and Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Cut and Run, Armed Response). Directed by cult filmmaker Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust, Cut and Run). Now see this cult classic from a brand-new HD master!
Label: KL Studio Classics
Street Date: 12/1/20
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K25182
BD UPC: 738329251826
Director: Ruggero Deodato
Actors: David Paul, Peter Paul, Richard Lynch, Eva La Rue, Birginia Bryant