A bland, boring film, which the worst type of film. A film with a shoestring budget, but with delusions of grandeur, or spent on Oliver Reed's alcohol consumption...
The source material isn't that good in the first place, but this had the potential to be a good bad film, a laugh a minute film, but it isn't.
The main character Tarl is the definition of a characterless vacuum and the rest of the cast are somehow worse.
There is one very good scene at the end which provided the biggest (only) laugh of the film, but that is it.
Okay. Jack Palance is also in the flick...for about three minutes, apparently fulfilling some minimal obligation required by his contract. I haven't mentioned Jack Palance before this because, despite his hefty billing in the opening credits, he's about as essential to this movie as Jack the Ripper. Palance makes his first appearance just before the end credits. His storyline is so tangential, I'm inclined to think it was spliced onto GOR from another movie. But it can't have been, I guess, because a few of the actors from the beginning of the film are standing next to him.
GOR is directed by Fritz Kiersch - and by "directed" I mean Kiersch likely sat behind the camera, perhaps even while it was on. I say this to distinguish Kiersch from someone who exhibits talent.
Interpretive dancing and 80's hair cuts. Generic Conan, Ferratti was hotter then sin, though. Fritz Kiersch directed the first CHILDREN OF THE CORN.