Considered by some to be one of the better low-budget Sword and Sorcery movies of the era, The Warrior and the Sorceress nevertheless has all the typical trappings of the B-movie genre including shoddy costume design, poor acting, and amateurish sword fights. But I’m somewhat in agreement with pundits who proclaim this better than average. With movies like this, you have to set the bar very low (that’s what makes them so much fun) and on that low scale, The Warrior and the Sorceress is probably one of the better.

What really sets this apart from the others is the script. Some of the dialogue is quite good (although you’d never know after hearing bad actors spout it). Even better is the plot. Some films in the genre such asĀ Conquest have almost no plot whatsoever. Not so with this. There’s a great layered double-cross going on between the hero and three different factions. Of course, the reason it’s so good is mostly due to it being a genre remake of the classic Kurisawa filmĀ Yojimbo but that’s nothing to be ashamed of. Look for a mid-career performance from Kill Bill himself, David Carradine and a lizard puppet that steals every scene he’s in.