The Magic Sword

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Overview

In this fun-filled adventure-fantasy, a rookie knight embarks upon a valiant quest to save a princess who has been captured by a malicious magician. Along the way he must battle the usual assortment of dragons, ogres and other mythical beings. He is assisted by a good witch who gives him a magic sword. Unfortunately, the magic fails and suddenly he must find his own magic from within.
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Overview

In this fun-filled adventure-fantasy, a rookie knight embarks upon a valiant quest to save a princess who has been captured by a malicious magician. Along the way he must battle the usual assortment of dragons, ogres and other mythical beings. He is assisted by a good witch who gives him a magic sword. Unfortunately, the magic fails and suddenly he must find his own magic from within.
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Special Features

Digitally mastered; Interactive menus; Scene selections
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Children -- who are its main target audience anyway -- are likely to enjoy The Magic Sword, although those who expect CGI-level special effects or big budget sets and costumes are likely to scoff at it. Most adults will not particularly care for Sword, which is admittedly a pretty slipshod affair; however, those adults who saw Sword as a child or who have a soft spot for earnest and sincere if not very well done children's movies may find themselves entertained. Those who enjoy laughing at such film's shortcomings will also find plenty to enjoy here, for Sword is filled with laughably poor dialogue and inept characterizations. Many of the howlers come about because the film does have such an innocence about it that the possible double intenders it inadvertently includes can be quite amusing. Star Gary Lockwood's unpolished and basically poor performance only adds to the amusement. Fortunately, Basil Rathbone and Estelle Winwood are on hand to provide some professional performances. They're both operating in "high ham" mode, mind you, especially Rathbone, but they're rather delicious. Sword may not be a good film, but it's basically inoffensive and safe, and it does provide pleasure in its way.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/2003
  • UPC: 096009004194
  • Original Release: 1962
  • Rating:

  • Source: Platinum Disc
  • Presentation: Stereo
  • Sound: stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:20:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 39,905

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Basil Rathbone Lodac
Estelle Winwood Sybil
Anne Helm Princess Helene
Gary Lockwood Sir George
Liam Sullivan Sir Branton
John Mauldin Sir Patrick
Jacques Gallo Sir Dennis
Leroy Johnson Sir Ulrich
David Cross Sir Pedro
Angus Duncan Sir James
Taldo Kenyon Sir Anthony
Maila "Vampira" Nurmi The Hag
Jack Kosslyn Ogre
Lorrie Richards Anne
Merritt Stone King
Angelo Rossitto Dwarf
Danielle de Metz French Girl
Richard Kiel Pinhead
Maila Numi Hag/Intruder
Technical Credits
Bert I. Gordon Director, Producer
Franz Bachelin Production Designer
Harry Gerstad Editor
Richard Markowitz Score Composer
George R. Nelson Set Decoration/Design
Milt Rice Special Effects
Oscar Rodriguez Costumes/Costume Designer
Bernard Schoenfeld Screenwriter
Dan Striepeke Makeup
Nicolas Vogel Cinematographer
Paul Vogel Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Princess is Gone [17:46]
2. 7 Swords, 7 Curses [7:54]
3. An Unsavory Region [17:41]
4. The Ring [8:36]
5. Tenth Rate [10:43]
6. Lodac's Castle [17:25]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Chapter Select
   Biography
   Trivia Quiz
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Magic Sword has a nice story idea of a handsome knight loving a princess and wanting to save her from being eaten by a dragon. Horror was added to the film and it cheapened the whole story. The Magic Sword is a low budget film, and over time the color has faded. Because of the fading it was difficult to view, and I did not like the added horror scenes.

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