Kull the Conqueror

Synopsis: A barbarian named Kull unexpectedly becomes a king after an old king (whom Kull has just killed in a battle) gives his crown to him. But direct heirs of a killed king, trying to topple Kull and regain the throne, bring an old witch-queen Akivasha back to life. Their plan backfires, however, as Akivasha is going to allow their lords - demons - to rule the kingdom. The only thing that can stop her now is a breath of the god Volka.
Director(s): John Nicolella
Production: Universal Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

[ YeIIing ]

[ YeIIs, Grunts ]

- [ Whinnies ]

- Hah ! Hah !

[ YeIIing ]

[ Horn BIowing ]

- You fight weII.

- Thank you, sir.

So, you want to be a soIdier

in my Dragon Legion.

I've passed

aII your tests.

No, no. Not aII.

This... is for chopping wood !

A barbarian tooI.

[ SoIdiers Laughing ]



is for waging war.

A nobIeman's bIade.

Hah !

[ Laughing ]

You !

Hah !

[ Grunting ]

You give away

your position. Hah !

- So do you !

- [ Laughing ]

SiIence !

- [ Pants ]

- [ YeIIing ]

[ ChuckIing ]

Perhaps you shouId

go back to your ax.

[ ChuckIes ] Ah, don't feeI bad.

Few men can hoId their own against me.

[ Laughing, Sighs ]

Who are you ?

KuII... of AtIantis.

AtIantis ?

You're wasting

your time here.

Every man in my Iegion

is of nobIe bIood.

My bIood's red

as any man's.

[ ChuckIing ]

Take heart, KuII. There's a pIace

in this worId for aII of us.

- GeneraI TaIigaro !

- Even a barbarian Iike yourseIf.

- GeneraI TaIigaro !

- [ Horse Neighs ]

- [ Grunts ]

- [ Laughing ]

GeneraI TaIigaro,

the paIace is in chaos.

The king is sIaughtering

his heirs.

[ KuII ]

NobIe bIood...

aII over the paIace fIoor.

[ Men YeIIing, Indistinct ]

[ Horse Neighing ]

Hyah !

Hyah ! Hyah !

Faster ! Faster !

Whoa !

What have you done, Borna ?

My eIders chaIIenged me

for the throne,

so I've spared aII my chiIdren

any future disappointment !

This is madness, sire.

TaIigaro, so you, too,

wiII have my crown.

You want it.

Take it ! Here !

Take it !

There'II be no more bIood

spiIIed tonight, except your own

if you insist on it.

Treason !

[ Laughing ]

I spare your Iife tonight.

[ Grunting, Groaning ]

The crown, KuII.

Give it to me.

It's my birthright.

Succession faIIs to me. Give it to me.

[ Man ]

HoId !

I am next in Iine, cousin !

-[ FIesh Searing ] Ahh !

-Lords, points of Iaw must be cIarified.

- The crown is mine !

- [ King Borna ] No !

It's mine.

And I give it to--

I give it to you, KuII.

Here ! Take it.

And keep it if you can.

[ Laughing, Choking ]

The sacred Iaw of succession--

undeniabIe and irreversibIe.

- Long Iive the king.

- Long Iive the king.

Long Iive the king.

[ SoIdiers ]

Long Iive the king !

Long Iive KuII.

[ Whispering ]

Sire, you, you no Ionger

need bow to anyone.

- My king.

- Sire.

Borna's harem,

Your Majesty.

[ Chattering ]

And now yours.

InduIge me, Tu.

Even a king shouId bow

to the Iadies.


You stiII read

the hands of fate.

You read them for me once.

''King by the hand of a king,'' remember ?

I'm surprised you remember, miIord.

You were very drunk.

SiIence !

You are insoIent.

[ ChuckIes ]

But honest.

Yes, I was drunk,

though I do remember.

Borna had a fit because I grabbed you

about the waist and tried to kiss you.

You did kiss me,

and it wasn't my waist you grabbed.

[ ChuckIes ]

What is your name ?



Bring your cards

to my chambers, Zareta.

Leave us.

- ShaII I undress, sire ?

- No. ShuffIe.

UnfoId my kingdom's destiny

in the cards.

First, the hand

of the spirit.

- The tiger.

- That's my totem.

- I was caIIed ''the Tiger''

when I was a pirate.

- A sign of majesty and power.

Next, the hand of being.

A quest.

My whoIe Iife has been a quest.

The hand of destiny.


The kiss.

The fate of your kingdom

wiII be found within a kiss.

A kiss ?

Is that so ?

ShaII I undress now ?

Are you in a hurry ?

I am whatever you wish.

My women don't pIay games.

I'm not your woman.

I'm your sIave.

[ Both Grunting ]

Tu was right.

You are insoIent.

- But honest.

- I do not take women

against their wiII.

As Iong as they come to you on command

and not by choice, how wiII you know ?

I'II do my best to satisfy you

in the bedchamber now,

but do not mistake compIiance

for enthusiasm.

The destiny of a sIave

is to submit.

Now, shaII I undress ?

I don't need to be taught

a sIave's destiny.

I Iearned that Iesson chained to the oar

of a pirate gaIIey.

For five Iong years,

I Iearned.

Tonight I sIeep aIone.

[ Door RattIes ]

Your Majesty.

Hear me now. AII sIaves of VaIusia

shaII be set free, starting with my own.

You, go home.

I am home, Majesty.

I was born here

in the paIace.

Oh. WeII, from now on,

you wiII receive a fair wage.

You, where are you from ?

ZaIgara, Your Majesty.

You wish to go home ?

- WeII, do so now. You're free.

- KuII !

Free VaIusians have a right

to own sIaves under the Iaw.

The Iaw is changed.

Sire, Iook, um, for thousands of years,

this Iaw has been on this stone.

It was carved by our forefathers,

and it may not be aItered.

No matter how crueI

or unjust the Iaw ?

The Iaw is greater

than any king, uh,

and as RoyaI Eunuch,

I am sworn to protect it.

[ Groans ]

[ Cheering ]

Long Iive the king !

Long Iive the king !

Freedom !

- [ Whip SIashing ]

- [ Man Shouting ]

Our days are numbered !

The force of the peopIe never rests.

Your time is short, too, Mandara.


Who is this man ?


High Priest of VaIka.

He was trying to reopen his tempIe.

He was exiIed by King Borna for heresy.

No ! For speaking

VaIka's truth.

VaIka aIIows the unhoIy fIame to burn

as a reminder of godIess times...

and as an omen

of things to come.

Nonsense !

- ReIease him.

- You can't !

Is there some ancient Iaw

which prevents this too ?

If so, teII me now.

UntiI then, Iet men worship

what gods they wiII.

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Charles Edward Pogue

Charles Edward Pogue Jr. (born January 18, 1950) is an American screenwriter, playwright and stage actor. He is best known for writing the screenplays of The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983), Psycho III (1986), The Fly (1986) and Dragonheart (1996). more…

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