The Conan Chronicles: Conan The Barbarian & Conan The Destroyer

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THIEF. WARRIOR. GLADIATOR. KING.

Ripped from the pages of Robert E. Howard's beloved pulp stories, and brought to the screen by maverick director John Milius, Conan the Barbarian is one of the most beloved fantasy-action adventures in Hollywood history, which not only popularized a new subgenre - the sword-and-sorcery film - but also made a cinematic icon of its star, former bodybuilding sensation Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In an ancient land, young Conan witnesses his family being slaughtered by an evil snake cult ransacking his village. Raised as a slave, the adult Conan (Schwarzenegger) rises up through the fighting pits, becoming an unparalleled and fearsome warrior. Unexpectedly freed, Conan and his companions - two fighters, Subotai (Gerry Lopez) and Valeria (Sandahl Bergman), as well as a Wizard (Mako) - are enlisted by King Osric (Max von Sydow) to free his daughter from the hypnotic clutches of the same cult that murdered Conan's family long ago, led by the shape-shifting sorcerer Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones).

Praise Crom! At long last, Milius' glorious ode to the days of high adventure (co-written by Oliver Stone) has been restored in stunning 4K with hours of bonus features and a heart-racing Atmos remix that immerses you in the action, accompanied throughout by an electrifying, career-best score by the late Basil Poledouris (RoboCop). If you do not listen... then to hell with you!

THE MOST POWERFUL LEGEND OF ALL IS BACK IN A NEW ADVENTURE.

After conquering the box office with his first outing as the sword-wielding Cimmerian, Arnold Schwarzenegger returns in Conan the Destroyer, an exciting and action-packed sequel from veteran director Richard Fleischer (The Vikings) that amps up the fantasy-adventure and hews closer to the character's pulp and comic book origins.

Still mourning the death of his beloved Valeria, Conan is given an offer he can't refuse by Queen Taramis (Sarah Douglas): he will escort her niece, Princess Jehnna (Olivia d'Abo), on a quest to find a mystical horn that will awaken a slumbering god, in return for Valeria being brought back from the dead. With a new group of companions by his side - including a fierce warrior woman named Zula (Grace Jones) - Conan must battle an onslaught of evil beasts, wizards and cannibals, little suspecting that the wicked Taramis intends to betray him with the aid of her head guard, Bombaata (Wilt Chamberlain).

Photographed by the great Academy Award-winning cinematographer Jack Cardiff, with another rousing score by Basil Poledouris, Conan the Destroyer has finally been restored in 4K with hours of brand new bonus features taking you deeper into the legend of the thief who would be king.

Format
Format Blu-Ray
Film
Year 1982 (Conan The Barbarian)
1984 (Conan The Destroyer)
Rating 15
Director John Milius, Richard Fleischer
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
James Earl Jones
Sandahl Bergman
Max von Sydow
Mako
Gerry Lopez
William Smith
Ben Davidson
Sven-Ole Thorsen
Cassandra Gaviola
Nadiuska
Grace Jones
Olivia D'Abo
Wilt Chamberlain
Tracey Walter
Sarah Douglas
André René Roussimoff
Jeff Corey
Pat Roach
Sven-Ole Thorsen
Ferdy Mayne
Country USA
Label Arrow Video
Region / TV Standard Code A
Language English
Subtitles English SDH subtitles
Running time 127 mins (Conan The Barbarian - Theatrical Cut)
129 mins (Conan The Barbarian - International Cut)
130 mins (Conan The Barbarian - Extended Cut)
103 mins (Conan The Destroyer)
Aspect ratio 2.35:1
Case type Box Set
Extra features
  • Three versions of Conan the Barbarian via seamless branching: Theatrical Cut (127 mins), International Cut (129 mins) and Extended Cut (130 mins)
  • Archive commentary for Conan the Barbarian by John Milius and Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Archive commentaries for Conan the Destroyer by Richard Fleischer and actors Olivia d'Abo, Tracey Walter and Sarah Douglas
  • Brand new commentaries for both films by genre historian Paul M. Sammon
  • Newly assembled isolated score tracks in lossless stereo for both films
  • Newly filmed interviews for Conan the Barbarian with production artist William Stout, costume designer John Bloomfield, special effects crew members Colin Arthur and Ron Hone, actors Jorge Sanz and Jack Taylor, assistant editor Peck Prior, visual effects animators Peter Kuran and Katherine Kean, filmmaker Robert Eggers (The Northman) and authors John Walsh and Alfio Leotta
  • Newly filmed interviews for Conan the Destroyer with Bloomfield and Walsh, casting director Johanna Ray, art director Kevin Phipps and stunt coordinator Vic Armstrong
  • Conan Unchained: The Making of Conan, an archive documentary from 2000 featuring interviews with Schwarzenegger, Milius, Stone, Jones, Lopez, Bergman, Poledouris and several others
  • Archive bonus features for both films, including interviews with sword master Kiyoshi Yamasaki, writers Roy Thomas & Gerry Conway and Poledouris, outtakes and more
  • A Tribute to Basil Poledouris, a series of videos produced by the Úbeda Film Music Festival, including video of Poledouris conducting a concert of music from Conan the Barbarian in 2006 (remixed in 5.1 surround)
  • Theatrical trailers and image galleries for both films


  • Double-sided fold-out posters for both films
  • Twelve double-sided collectors' postcards
  • Illustrated collectors' booklet featuring new writing by Walter Chaw and John Walsh, and archive set reports for both films by Paul M. Sammon

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