Cinema Fiasco: Barbarians, The

Director: Ruggero Deodato
Starring: The Barbarian Brothers, Richard Lynch, Eva La Rue, Michael Berryman

This slice of sword and sorcery silliness is the stuff of bad movie dreams. In a time long before our own, twin boys are made slaves by perennial villain Lynch who looks like he’s had a makeover by Boy George. The lads grow up to be a pair of oily bodybuilders and embark on a quest to rescue their adoptive mother, a showgirl type called Queen Canary. Along the way there’s lots of fighting and grunting, whipping and torture, finger-biting, exotic dance routines, a wolf puppet, a Grace Jones impersonator , an 80s synthesizer soundtrack, an awesomely phallic swamp monster and an abundance of 80s hair and make-up which was apparently very popular in medieval times. The stunt work is great and the opening sequence, in which a troupe of travelling circus performers fight off their attackers using their circus skills, is awesome. Directed by the auteur of all those nasty Italian cannibal movies and produced by the Cannon Group. So you know it’s good.

Cinema Fiasco presents movies with live commentary. If you want to see this movie without humorous interruptions you should go seek an alternative presentation – and medical advice.

“The movie might be terrible but the comedy is top notch.” – Aphra Magazine

“The Margaret and David of bad movies” – Onstage Melbourne

“Wallis and McLeod’s wonderfully eccentric dynamic combined with some of the worst movies ever made make this a truly unique film-going experience.” – Beat Magazine

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Rating MA15+
Genre Cult Film
Running Time 87
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