A kingdom ruled by evil. A princess enslaved by passion. A warrior driven by justice.
The Sword and the Sorcerer is a 1982 American sword and sorcery fantasy film co-written and directed by Albert Pyun, and starring Lee Horsley, Kathleen Beller, Simon MacCorkindale, George Maharis, Richard Lynch and Richard Moll. The plot concerns a mercenary with a three-bladed sword who rediscovers his royal heritage when he is recruited to help a princess foil the designs of a brutal tyrant, and a powerful sorcerer, in conquering the land.
Despite initially mixed reviews, the film developed a cult following and has received higher acclaim since. It was a box office success, grossing almost ten times its budget.