Hey Toronto! Twitch Presents CONAN THE BARBARIAN At The TIFF Bell Lightbox, Saturday July 28th!
Sorry, Jason Momoa, there's only one compelling on screen Conan and you aint it. Twitch is proud to present the real thing on the big screen at the TIFF Bell Lightbox tomorrow - Saturday, July 28th - as part of our ongoing celebration of Beefcake cinema. Yes, it's John Milius' 1982 effort Conan The Barbarian.
the lamentations of the women begin at 8pm. Tickets and details here.In the wake of Star Wars and the rise of the big-budget sci-fi/fantasy film, director John Milius got the green light to make this lavish adaptation of the Robert E. Howard pulp tales, and he found the perfect embodiment of Howard's sword-wielding, absurdly muscled hero in former bodybuilding champ Schwarzenegger. Reduced to slavery in adolescence after his village and people are destroyed by the insidious warlord Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones), Conan grows into a formidable warrior who, after his release, sets out on a freebooting career across a mythical landscape in search of treasure, wenches, and big fat bloody revenge. Though Milius' straight-faced, small-scale epic direction largely deprives his star of the lighthearted wit that would become his trademark, Arnold makes an indelibly powerful impression as the mighty barbarian, kicking off a larger-than-life career with an appropriately larger-than-life starring role.
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