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411 - The Magic Sword



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After the Mario Bros reference in Hercules Unchained, I was really hoping for "Your princess is in another castle" here.


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I love that Crow's crest is a painting of himself, and Joel's is a tic tac toe game.


Weird stuff this movie burned into my brain...
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The Princess Elizena - about 1 month ago

It's probably been twenty years since I watched this one. Think I was in middle school since I last saw it all the way the through. Fortunately for my mental health, I've forgotten most of it. Yet over the years, I could never really cleanse myself of:

1. Estelle Winwood's torso.
2. That French chick who makes out with a guy then turns into a hideous ghoul.
3. Some kind of disturbing matter of a sympathetic character having his soul suddenly ensnared by an evil curse or something. I think he was supposed to be a really noble, pious Irishman too, which makes it worse somehow. Brrrr...
4. Basil Rathbone. (As in, the name.)
5. A really cheesy seven-headed stop-motion dragon combat scene. Or was that Willow?
6. That awful red color.
7. Trapping your gramma in a celler.

....ugh. I could go on, but I'm afraid if I do, I won't be able to bring myself to watch it for five minutes. It really is an icky and annoying world old Bert I Gordon set up here for us to fester in. Sigh. Can I hope to conquer The Magic Sword as an adult? Here goes nothing...


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DJburris87 - about 1 month ago

Sweet.An AOL commercial.


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Gratuitous Lurking - 3 months ago

'I say it's a bit foggy!' Hehe, Crawling Eye riff.


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - 5 months ago

Honestly I agree, for a Bert I. Gordon movie this was pretty good. one of my old favorites.


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Steve Doss - 6 months ago

Rifftrax just put out their version of this... it will be interesting to see the differences.


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spydar59 - 8 months ago

It is a loose reference to Monty Python's "Holy Grail". When the peasents are talking about the heirarcy in England. About the time in the movie of "Help, Help, I'm being repressed!"


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Are the guys referencing something with that debate about the time period at around 36 minutes in? I thought maybe it was "Spamalot" since it sounds like Monty Python dialogue but it's definitely not from "Holy Grail".


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Robert Brown - about 1 year ago

The only thing which makes this insipid snoozefest nearly watchable is the performance by Liam Sullivan as Sir Branton. Oh delectable cad! Oh proud villain! Oh cradle-robbing gold-digger! You delicious ham.


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Bruce Box-Liker - about 1 year ago

Crow: "It's a virtual bloodbath!"
Joel: "Literally!"

I think philosophers could go back and forth for hours as to what it means for a bloodbath to be literally virtual.


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The humanity - over 1 year ago

I just love how Joel plays the sympathetic, encouraging fatherly type as Crow ridiculously sings about Estelle Winwood.


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The humanity - over 1 year ago

Jack Sue?


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Andrew - over 1 year ago

Bummerrrr.... Both of the links are down :(
Pity, as I really do like this one xD


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Link one gone. Link two set to private.


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Missed riffs: @around 31:00, sir "Frampton" is coming to rescue the princess, if he survives the seven curses. "I hope Frampton comes alive."


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Waffles - over 1 year ago

This is one of the few (in fact maybe the only) MST3K riffed movies I've seen in its original unriffed version. I thought it pretty good.


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Debbie Singleton - almost 2 years ago

Is Tom wearing socks as a Serf? So cute!


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Teri Gee - almost 2 years ago

I actually kind of like this movie. It's the kind of film I would have really enjoyed as a kid.


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Sean Barry - about 2 years ago

Hahahahaha 40:10 Joel has his lines written on the back of his shield. Classic.


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Sean Barry - about 2 years ago

"Strider! Boromir!" I love Servo's pre-Peter Jackson LOTR references.


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Donald Petkus - about 2 years ago

I wish the boys didn't talk over Basil Rathbone's lines.


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Joseph Ewing - about 2 years ago

Did George's step-mom imprison those knights or what?


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Joseph Ewing - about 2 years ago

I wonder if Joel thought of the thing about Gypsy's hat being able to double as a unicorn horn thing on the spot. It kind of seems like he thought of it in the moment while looking at Gypsy.


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Joseph Ewing - about 2 years ago

If the father of the two sisters sent knights who died at the third curse, then how are the first curses there when George comes?


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Great Scott - about 2 years ago

Let it be known that the true hero of this movie was Estelle Winwood... and she was locked in a basement for half the film by what the film tried to pass off as a protagonist.


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Bruce Box-Liker - about 2 years ago

Our hero here just kind of meanders through the story, buffeted from plot point to plot point by the seemingly random machinations of his foes, his friends, and his zombie slaves. The only opponent he manages to defeat by his own merit is his mother.


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Tanishia Williams - over 2 years ago

With a title like The Magic Sword, I thought this was gonna be a porno.


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Stereo Catz - over 2 years ago

1:04:30 I have an idea to escape. Hey Cool-aid!


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Stereo Catz - over 2 years ago

I’ll come back and let you out after I’ve rescued the princess, except in the 99.9% likely chance I’m killed. Then, you’re on your own.


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Stereo Catz - over 2 years ago

Sorcerers have a lot of undeclared surveillance equipment.


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Stereo Catz - over 2 years ago

Hey what do you know, ANOTHER movie I’ve seen. I even riffed this one.


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Rhys Patterson - over 2 years ago

Okay Estelle's breasts bother me in this movie I have to say it. That is a lot of gravity time and entropy to defy there. They also don't move when she does. They actually remind me of couch cushions my grandma had.


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Gregory Robert Dunn - over 2 years ago

This was actually a decent movie. Well done filmmaking considering the budget as everything. I can't help but like old Bert for making this. I think he developedvas a film maker since the spider movie.I wonder if he will finish his new film... And if it will be cheesy.


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David Busch - over 2 years ago

I actually own a copy of this movie on DVD! lol


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Joseph Ewing - over 2 years ago

Estelle Winwood more than twice Crow's age? More like nearly ten years dead at the point this episode was made.


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Joseph Ewing - over 2 years ago

11:11 I'm in love too


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - over 2 years ago

I think Estelle was kinda cute, imho, and being a bit chauvinistic, she did have a nice rack! *lol*


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - over 2 years ago

This movie always reminds me to always trust your horse, he knows a lot more than you do!


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Colleen Swiggum - over 2 years ago

at least i can always draw you the way i want to, without a stitch on, *lmao i think that is pretty creepy*


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Gregg Hammerquist - over 2 years ago

Sir Frampton goes from being a freshman to a senior over the course of this film.


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Gregg Hammerquist - over 2 years ago

What's the 'I'm furious yellow!' a reference to; the only thing I can find is The Simpsons.


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Anne Fleming - over 2 years ago

I recently watched this movie when it aired on TCM. This is the first time I've watched the riffed version. At least it will make it easier to watch!


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Mike McCain - over 2 years ago

sometimes the way that you love me makes me want to go back to vietnam


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Joseph Ewing - over 2 years ago

I think that letter at the end really touched Joel and the crew. That was actually somewhat powerful.


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Mike Carmona - over 2 years ago

I feel a strange urge to play/ watch Dragon's Lair whenever I watch this. Actually, it seems a better alternative than watching this WITHOUT Joel and the bots.


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Phil Carstens - almost 3 years ago

Huh. I decided to watch this one tonight, so I Wikipedia'd it, and learned it's supposed to (loosely) be about St. George. And it just so happens to be the feast of St. George today.


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Desiree Ashcraft - almost 3 years ago

I think Burnt Eye burnt the budget on the whole dragon thing....


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Desiree Ashcraft - almost 3 years ago

So Estelle turned into a cougar. Safe to say she's Crow's cougar? I know, bad one....


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Nicholas Brownlee - almost 3 years ago

It almost hurts to admit, but this IS quite good for Bert I. Gordon...Crow's infatuation with Estelle is extremely creepy, though! It really makes me uncomfortable.


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Nicholas Brownlee - almost 3 years ago

Dragon Trainer?!?


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Rhys Patterson - almost 3 years ago

The movie where you can read the inside of Basil Rathbone's skull "ennui... ENNUI!"


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Angel Vomit - almost 3 years ago

"oh, I get it, he's got cable"


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Fredrick Stafford - about 3 years ago

The sad part is after all that trouble the Princess left the poor dope six months later for the two headed guy.


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Kiri T. Unicorn - about 3 years ago

01:02- Bronson Canyon, in color!


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Kiri T. Unicorn - about 3 years ago

I think the knights' "chain mail" was later re-used in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". At least this production could afford real horses.


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Another favorite of mine. I bet single-digit-aged Me would've been terrified of those crappy-a** ghosts, too.


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Super McWonderfull - about 3 years ago

Anyone else notice some of the extras are CONEHEADS ?? ?? ??


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Bruce Box-Liker - about 3 years ago

Who the hell is the woman who appears to the princess in the beginning? I'm wondering if they had to re-cast the villain after shooting only one scene.


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trumpy - about 3 years ago

Now when you go see the Bloody Unicorn Puppet Theatre's production of Marat/Sade, you can still have your hands free to scribble poetry or dab on patchouli oil!


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David Bowie's C Ock - over 3 years ago

If you were wondering why there are never any Princess Bride jokes in pertinent MST3K episodes... somebody in said in a writer's meeting "Fine! One episode, ever!" and here it is.


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Scott Davis - over 3 years ago

I love Crow's Picture/Insignia on his Knight armor.


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Kelly Slane - over 3 years ago

I gotta say, that dragon sounds a lot like a tie-fighter...


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Rachel Anne Mullins - over 3 years ago

Serf's up!


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Renaynay - over 3 years ago

The bots make cute doggies.


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Kiri T. Unicorn - over 3 years ago

Six years after this, Gary Lockwood gets killed by a computer!


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Robert Ferguson - over 3 years ago

"Sir Cheddar Clowns A-Lot" Some of Servos' rants, at times, catch me completely off guard. Now, about this movie, it's like a Nyquil Daiquiri, it visual tasted awful, your better off scraping acoustic ceiling WITHOUT safety glasses !!


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Kimono Dragon - over 3 years ago

So this is what "Princess Bride" fans have to watch for eternity when they go to hell, huh? Chilling... They even had a 'pit of despair'.


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Bruce Box-Liker - over 3 years ago

Funny how the part of the incantation that the witch can't remember is the part where she comes out and says exactly what she's trying to accomplish. And it rhymed. How do you forget that?


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Adam Marinello - almost 4 years ago

Thanks for leaving in the Adam West commercial!


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Adam Marinello - almost 4 years ago

The "Knights Theme" at 27:27 sounds like that song that plays in The Last Crusade whenever the Nazis show up.


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NS - almost 4 years ago

Estelle Winwood had been dead for about eight years when this episode first aired. Poor Crow.


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RevJoan - almost 4 years ago

King Grady! XD