What’s interesting is it didn’t start out that way as the screenplay by Neil Ruttenberg was more in keeping with the original but once on location Wynorski tossed that script out and proceeded to make it up as he went along. Each night after a day of shooting Wynorksi and his American cast members would go back to the hotel to work on the next day’s pages and with Warner Brothers cartoons being the only English programming on Argentina TV this greatly influenced the tenor of the film and why Deathstalker II comes across as hybrid of Looney Tunes and Conan the Barbarian.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Paper Mache .
“Deathstalker? Is that your first name or your last name?”
Apparently Deathstalker takes relationship advice from Sean Connery.
Under her guise as Reena the Seer and with her Crystal Doorknob of Power Evie is able to convince Deathstalker to travel to a far off land, rescue the beautiful princess, slay the evil sorcerer and become very, very rich.
She had him at very, very rich.
The Evil Evie and her Freudian Fruit of Doom
The sultry Sultana.
This group of thugs are here only to be easily dispatched by Deathstalker to show off his awesomeness so they are stabbed, broken and blown up by our hero without much impact on the story. Trivia Note: The character Chin is only in the film to allow Jim Wynorski to make an obscure Hawaii Five O reference. I kind of admire that.
“Give it to me Chin, what have you got.”
A crushing wall of spikes
…and of course Amazons.
“Dolph Lundgren sends his regards.”
Certainly a fate worse than death.
Meanwhile Evie is captured by Sultana and is hung over a pot of boiling oil.
“No Deathstalker, I expect you to die.”
For a minute there I thought I was watching Deathwish II
I’ve noticed that our hero spends a lot of time in bed.
A Deus Ex Machine of Amazons.
Evil Evie meets her end at the point of Good Evie’s knife and dissolves into ash
.Finally Deathstalker and Jarek face off and though this is no duel at the Cliffs of Insanity both actors comport themselves quite well with the sword fighting and when Deathstalker breaks Jarek’s sword with a palm strike and then stabs him with the broken blade…well that was pretty awesome even if it was lifted from Sonny Chiba’s Five Fingers of Death.
That the fight was choreographed by actor John Terlesky makes it even more impressive.
“Stalker, is that your sword or are you just happy to see me.”