The Making of Conan the Barbarian

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Arts Documentary with no narration published by Universal in 2011 - English language

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Through the history of mankind, the times that are most recorded in mythology and song are those of great deeds and fantastic adventures. Such a time was the Hyborean Age. Such a tale is the story of "Conan the Barbarian." Cimmerian Conan (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is captured as a child after his parents' savage murder by raiding Vanir led by Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones), head also of the malignant snake-cult of Set. Fifteen years' agony, first chained to the Wheel of Pain grinding grain and then enslaved as a Pit Fighter, forge a magnificent body and indomitable spirit. Freed miraculously one day by his owner, Conan, with his companions Subotai the Mongol (Gerry Lopez) and Valeria, Queen of Thieves (Sandahl Bergman), sets forth upon his quest to learn "the riddle of steel" which, his father has prophesied, will confer ultimate power, and to kill the arch-villain Thulsa Doom. Conan the Barbarian is based on the Conan character created by Robert E. Howard from 1932, who appeared in both books and cartoons. Already in the 1970s, a film adaptation of Howard's character was planned, but it took many years before the film could be made. Oliver Stone started working on the film's script and for a while Stone was also nominated to be the director. But eventually producers saw John Milius for a good candidate to direct the film, he was known at that time mainly as a screenwriter for films such as Dirty Harry (1971) and Apocalypse Now (1979).

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Part 1 is special features from 2-disc 'Collector's Edition DVD', selection include: -- Conan Unchained: The Making of Conan (SD, 53 minutes): A documentary that details the production of the 1982 film Conan the Barbarian, featuring interviews with the film's cast and crew, as well as behind the scenes footage and imagery, examining the development, filming and release of the movie. / Written, Directed and Produced by Laurent Bouzereau ; Universal Studios Home Video, Inc. , 2000 ; -- The Conan Archives (SD, 12 minutes): A montage of production drawings, paintings, concept art, photos and publicity materials. ; -- Theatrical Trailers (SD, 4 minutes): Two original 1982 theatrical trailers

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Part 2 is special features from 2-disc 'The Complete Quest Blu-ray', selection include: -- Art of Steel: Sword Makers and Masters (HD, 15 minutes): This featurette showcases an overview of the work that goes into designing and forging swords. It's primarily a look at the techniques -- digital-scanning and all -- used by the 21st century sword makers at Albion Armorers. / Ostrick Productions/Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC. , 2011 ; -- Conan: From the Vault (HD, 10 minutes): With Sandahl Bergman, James Earl Jones, John Milius, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Comprised of re-discovered interviews shot on set in 1982 inter-weaved with footage from the film in HD. / Ostrick Productions/Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC. , 2011

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Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4
Video Bitrate: 2 063 Kbps
Video Resolution: 720x544
Display Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Frames Per Second: 29.970 fps
Audio Codec: AC3
Audio Bitrate: 192 kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 24 min 55 s - 1 h 8 min
Number Of Parts: 2
Part Size: 673 MB - 1.08 GB
Source: DVD & BluRay (Thanks to [email protected])
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