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The Barbarians is a 1987 American-Italian sword and sorcery
Sword and sorcery
Sword and sorcery is a sub-genre of fantasy and historical fantasy, generally characterized by sword-wielding heroes engaged in exciting and violent conflicts. An element of romance is often present, as is an element of magic and the supernatural...

 film, starring the Barbarian Brothers Peter and David Paul.


The film is set in a medieval-like heroic fantasy
Heroic fantasy
Heroic fantasy is a sub-genre of fantasy which chronicles the tales of heroes in imaginary lands. Unlike stories of sword and sorcery, heroic fantasy narratives tend to be intricate in plot, often involving many peoples, nations and lands. Grand battles and the fate of the world are common themes,...

 world. A tribe of peaceful travelling entertainers is attacked by the evil tyrant Kadar, who takes their queen Canary hostage. Canary, however, manages to hide her magic ruby. Two young twins from the tribe, Kutchek and Gore, bite off two of Kadar's fingers, but Kadar agrees to spare if Canary becomes his bride.

Kutchek and Gore work as slaves for several years and grow up as amazingly strong adults. They eventually escape from Kadar's fortress, and plan to come back and seek revenge. Meanwhile, Kadar tries to find Queen Canary's magic ruby.

Featured cast

Actor Role
Peter Paul  Kutchek
David Paul  Gore
Richard Lynch  Kadar
Eva La Rue  Kara
Virginia Bryant Canary
Sheeba Alahani China
Franco Pistoni Ibar
Michael Berryman
Michael Berryman
Michael John Berryman is an American actor. He has appeared in several horror movies and other B movies. Berryman is famous for having a distinctive physical appearance as a result of hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, a rare genetic condition which prevents him from developing hair, sweat glands...

George Eastman
George Eastman (actor)
George Eastman is an Italian B-movie actor and screenwriter.Eastman was born in Genoa, Italy. He took his Americanized alias "George Eastman" when he was cast as a "heavy" in many spaghetti westerns made in the late 1960s and early 1970s...


Home media

The Barbarians has been released on DVD in some European countries, such as Italy (on February 2010) and France. The original VHS version is long out-of-print. Intrada Records
Intrada Records
Intrada Records is an American record company based in Oakland, California. Intrada Records is an American record company based in Oakland, California. Intrada Records is an American record company based in Oakland, California...

 released the only commercial CD version of composer Pino Donaggio
Pino Donaggio
Giuseppe "Pino" Donaggio is an Italian composer.Born in Burano , into a family of musicians, Donaggio began studying violin at the age of ten, first at the Benedetto Marcello conservatory in Venice, followed by the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan...

's soundtrack to the public. The CD, limited to 1,200 copies, immediately sold-out.

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