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April at the Trylon

Hark! This April, the Trylon brings unto ye five fantastic tales of swords and sorcery from the 1980s. Join brutal beastmasters and barbarians as they travel into the vast unknown, encountering wizards, dragons, undead warriors, and glittering treasure.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN

(1982, 35mm, 129m) dir John Milius w/Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Sandahl Bergman. Conan (Schwarzenegger) witnesses the slaughter of his people at the hands of Thulsa Doom (Jones) and his band of thieves. Decades later, he embarks on a journey for revenge—catapulting the career of Schwarzenegger. FRI/SAT 7:00 9:30 SUN 3:00 5:30

SAMURAI REINCARNATION

(1981, DCP, 122m, Japanese w/English subtitles) dir Kinji Fukasaku w/Sonny Chiba, Ken Ogata, Kenji Sawada. After thousands of Christian samurai are massacred, leader Shiro Amakusa (Sawada) sells his soul to return from the dead and exact revenge on the shogunate. Jubei Yagyu (Chiba) is the only one capable of confronting him. Featuring spectacular set design, […]

THE BEASTMASTER

(1982, DCP, 118m) dir Don Coscarelli w/Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn. Dar (Singer), gifted with the ability to speak to animals, is hunted by Maax (Torn), a cultist priest. Maax kills Dar’s adoptive father and all the people in Dar’s village. In search of vengeance, Dar befriends two ferrets, an eagle, and a tiger […]

DRAGONSLAYER

(1981, DCP, 109m) dir Matthew Robbins w/Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clarke, Ralph Richardson. A 400-year-old dragon, Vermithrax Pejorative, is held at bay from terrorizing a kingdom with a biannual virgin sacrifice. Against the orders of the king, a band of adventurers seeks the aid of an old wizard. With fabulous special effects, a partially unused score […]

LEGEND

(1985, 35mm, 89m) dir Ridley Scott w/Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry. The demon Darkness (Curry) seeks to create eternal night by destroying the last of the unicorns and marrying a fairy princess. Only Jack (Cruise), a boy sworn to protect the unicorns and the forest, stands in his way. Scott’s exquisite style, an iconic […]

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