The tyrant Gedren seeks the total power in a world of barbarism. She attacks and kills the keepers of a powerful talisman just before it is destroyed…
Release Year: 1985
Rating: 4.5/10 (15,657 voted)
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brigitte Nielsen, Sandahl Bergman
The tyrant Gedren seeks the total power in a world of barbarism. She attacks and kills the keepers of a powerful talisman just before it is destroyed. Gedren then uses the power of the talisman in her raid of the city Hablac. Red Sonja, sister of the keeper, sets out with her magic sword to overthrow Gedren. The talisman's master Kalidor follows to protect her. Of course they fall in love – however Red Sonja's power bases on the oath to never give herself to any man…
Writers: Robert E. Howard, Clive Exton
Paul L. Smith
(as Paul Smith)
Ernie Reyes Jr.
Varna, Red Sonja's Sister
Kendra the High Priestess
(as Lara Naszinsky)
Red Sonja's Father
Francesca Romana Coluzzi
Red Sonja's Mother
Stefano Maria Mioni
Barlok, Red Sonja's Brother
(as Stafano Mioni)
A woman and a warrior that became a legend.
Release Date: 3 July 1985
Filming Locations: Celano, Italy
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $284,662
(7 July 1985)
Did You Know?
It is commonly believed that Robert E. Howard created the character of Red Sonja in one of his Conan short stories. In reality, he created a character with a similar name (Red Sonya) that appeared in a minor role in a non-fantasy work of historical fiction. "Red Sonja", the character popularized by the 1985 movie, actually first appeared in a Conan comic book written by Roy Thomas and illustrated by Barry Windsor-Smith.
When Red Sonja and Falkon fight the bandits that captured Prince Tarn, Falkon hits a downed bandit with his bone club and part of the club breaks off upon impact. When he appears on screen again a moment later, the club is undamaged.
I'm not a mercenary. No body pays me. And if I feel someone one owes me, I take it.
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Personally this is one of my all time favorite movies since I was very
young. That being said I had not seen this movie in over a decade
before seeing it on the shelf at the grocery store where I purchased
I had just watched the two Conan movies a few nights prior and I sat
down with my lady to watch an old favorite.
To me this movie was infinitely more enjoyable than the Conan movies.
And even as an adult some 20 years later with a much wider and esoteric
taste in movies, music and games; I found this movie a blast and I'm
not going to say it's a 10 and nor am I going to play the role of lap
I'm just going to say this: In a world of horrible blockbusters like GI
Joe and Transformers I feel Red Sonja was money and time well spent.