The poster makes this movie look a lot better than it actually is. Though Deathstalker is not as epicly bad as Sorceress (1982), it has a lot in common with that film. There’s tons of nudity, gratuitous violence, and atrocious acting. Very low production values as well.
You’d think all of this would amount to something that would be unwatchable. On the contrary, this is a laugh-a-minute cheese fest that’s fun start to finish. I especially loved the wooden acting from the lead, the low-rent bad guy, and the no-budget special effects. I’m not sure this even qualifies as a “B” movie. Maybe more like “B-“. Still, it’s a classic of the 1980’s sword and sorcery era.