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Conan the Barbarian

(DVD - 2011 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Conan the Barbarian
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A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.
Title: Conan the barbarian
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lions Gate Films, [2011]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: audio commentaries; the Conan legacy; Robert E. Howard: the man who would be Conan; battle royal: engineering the action; staging the fights.
DVD release of the 2011 motion picture.
Based on the character of Conan as originally created by Robert E. Howard.
Summary: A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.
Audience: MPAA rating R for strong bloody violence, some sexuality and nudity.
Statement of Responsibility: Lionsgate and Millennium Films present ; in association with Emmett Furla Films productions and a Conan Properties International LLC production ; produced by Fredrik Malmberg ... [et al.] ; written by Thomas Dean Donnelly & Joshua Oppenheimer and Sean Hood ; directed by Marcus Nispel
Credits: Director of photography, Thomas Kloss ; editor, Ken Blackwell ; music, Tyler Bates.
Performers: Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Ron Perlman, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan.
System Details: DVD ; widescreen (2.40:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Other Language: In English, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish. Closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Conan (Fictitious character) Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Action and adventure films.
Fantasy films
Feature films.
Topical Term: Conan (Fictitious character)
Publisher No: 31517
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Aug 21, 2014
  • 0cho rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I lost interest about a half way through the movie. Nothing great here, wasn't expecting much but apparently I was still expecting something.

Jul 05, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I had given this 2 stars about 2 years ago. After 2nd look I upgrade this to a 3.5 star may be influenced by the popularity of Games of Thrones. With some better writers on Conan's childhood and his wandering days, I can see a popular series from this story.

May 22, 2014
  • vanravenstein rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This is one of the most disappointing movie adaptations of a comic book and fantasy character ever. The movie 10,000 B.C. is similar and better.

Jun 30, 2013
  • emerald2pac rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The best Conan ever. Really enjoyed this , better than all the others.

Mar 15, 2013
  • Kong72 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Meh. The best part was the voiceover in the first three minutes. Vaguely entertaining in a braindead sort of way... It could have been much better, and an iconic character like Conan deserves better.
The special feature about Robert E. Howard was better than the movie.

Mar 13, 2013
  • kevfarley rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed it !! And I found it to be authenticly in the spirit of the "blue collar" literature by Robert E. Howard, on which it is based. Because of this the ploting is 'episodic'. The production values were good, and the acting harkened back to the Saturday Matinee Serial format. To judge this film by modern 'action film' criteria,.. means missing out on its antique originality. And the Director's Commentary is also worthwhile. (P.S. "Kev's PICkS": If you like this genre as much as I do,.. then I recommend seeing Sean Bean in "Black Death", and also "Season of the Witch" with Nocholas Cage. They make for an intresting contrast with each other ! And the waiting list isn't long.) P.P.S...and please DON'T miss seeing "John Carter".

Feb 26, 2013
  • Quimeras rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I was not a fan of the magical aspects and animations used in this version of “Conan the Barbarian”. It was very different from the ‘80”s film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, which I prefer.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Red_Sox rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Not even so so 3d effects. Way to much violence and blood. they even thow in a tad of 3d nudity for the deviant. Can i sue them to get the time in my life back these people stole?

Sep 22, 2012
  • mexicanadiense rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This remake/reboot/relaunch of the Conan series made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger was simply awful. To be avoided under any circumstances, unless you need a visual aid for a seminar in how not to make a movie.

Aug 03, 2012
  • Nords rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I really wanted to like this movie because I did love the Arnold original. Sure the plot of this is silly but the action scenes are well done, the special effects fine and all of the actors at least look good. But that's about it. There's no chemistry between the main characters (although the main villain is fun) and Conan himself is basically a jerk. So because you don't care about the characters or what happens to them, interest fades pretty quick.

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Jul 05, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Tamara: Do you ever wonder if our
actions serve some plan?
Some purpose spun by the gods?
Or are we all just doomed
to chaos and ruin?

Conan: I know not and I care not.
I live, I love, I slay,
and I am content.

Jul 05, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Opening narraton part 1 of 2:

In between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world. Then came the dark empire of Acheron, where cruel necromancers sought secrets of resurrection. They crafted a mask from the bones of kings, and awakened its wrath with the pure blood of their daughters. The mask summoned spirits of unspeakable evil giving them power no mortal men should possess. Acheron enslaved the civilized world.

Jul 05, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Opening narration part 2 of 2: Only the barbarian tribes were left to rise up against them. The mask was shattered and Acheron fell. Each tribe kept a single shard so that no man might attempt to join them back together and drive the world once again into chaos and ruin. The pieces were scattered across the land and hidden for ages. But prophecy spoke of a man who would one day try to reassemble the mask and rule the world. So came the dawn of Hyborian age, a time both bleak and brutal. And so came a child, born of battle...

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