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The Devil’s Sword
May 2, 2014 @ 10:00 pm - 11:55 pm| $5
From the heyday of Indonesian fantasy cinema, The Devil’s Sword is a classic example of the mind-bending weirdness that brews in homegrown cinemas around the world. With little money and a lot of heart, they shot for the moon but ended up somewhere deep among the stars.
Starring local legend Barry Prima (whose role as Jakka Sambung in THE WARRIOR – an Indonesian Robin Hood – created a celebrity personality whom is often mistaken for a real hero), THE DEVIL’S SWORD concerns an ancient sword whose holder is granted immeasurable power. When the evil Crocodile Queen lures a young prince-to-be to obtain the sword for her, Prima steps in to thwart the evil Queen and defeat her army of half-crocodile men and evil warlocks!
Magic, flying guillotines, and all sorts of mystical malarkey is on display here and achieved for zero budget. And it shows. Grade A absurdity for 1/5 of the price of anywhere else in the world.
World Cinema Fantastique is a monthly screening of crazy fantastic films from around the world.