A witch steals a child from her mother’s womb and raises the child into…Dar! The Beast Master! He has the ability to telepathically commune and command animals. Dar is raised in a village where he must master the sword and defend justice with brutality and wisdom. However, when the village is destroyed by unknown warriors it comes be known that they were under the command of Maax, a villainous sorcerer. Dar vows vengeance and this classic tale of sword and sorcery begins!
The Beastmaster is directed by Don Coscarelli and stars cult fan legend Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, John Amos, and Rip Torn. The film was a disappointment at the box office, pulling in very little money, however, thanks to HBO and TBS, The Beastmaster received a gross amount of television time and became a sleeper cult hit. The Beastmaster would go on to spawn two sequels and a television series. Not too bad for a guy who can speak to animals.