Gor may not even classify as a “B” movie. Its production values and acting meander into the “C” level range, many times not even as passable as a TV movie and yet there are scenes and moments that suddenly elevate this into a fun barbarian action movie.

The premise is beyond ridiculous with a nerdy college professor trying to find the origins of a magic ring, then getting teleported in time and space to a different dimension during barbarian times. He must overcome his geekiness, learn to be a great warrior, and discover the secrets of his magic ring to save the oppressed people there.

It has a cool slave pit match between some barbarian girls, a crazy performance by Paul Smith (the guy that played The Beast Raban in David Lynch’s Dune), and a sometimes interesting bad guy. Recommended for barbarian film completists only.