I'm surprised that e got this far into this subject and no one has mentioned The Sword and the Sorcerer.
I Coming out shortly after the first Conan film, it was, imo, more Conan then Arnold's version. And still has the best evil sorcerer revival scene ever brought to film.
Other scenes in the film do come straight out of the REH playbook. Like the main character pulling himself off the cross.
Remove the uber three-bladed sword and this would rank as one of the greatest sword and sorcery films.
Agreed 100%! Despite tongue set firmly in cheek, this is s very Howardian flick. The hero, Talon, could have been played by a more athletic actor, and the cheese factor could have been trimmed back a bit (that three-bladed sword was just silly). But despite the flaws and a very tiny budget, this movie rocked! Plenty of violence, boobies and a slimy sorcerer, this is also the only S&S movie I have seen that features a really cool skull-spitting sword stroke, and I loves me a really good skull-splitting! And the sorcerer resurrection scene (pretty cool!) is ripped directly from the opening of Hour of the Dragon. Hell, I even own the paperback novelization. Rock on, Talon!