Today genre fans. Specifically fantasy fans have a lot to choose from with the recent ‘Lord Of The Rings’ movies and of course ‘Game Of Thrones’ on the television, but back in the 1980s fantasy films and series were few and far between.
One film, which managed to stand out and was a huge cult hit on VHS was the British made ‘Hawk The Slayer’, which starred a youthful John Terry as Hawk and a grizzled Jack Palance as Hawks evil older brother Volton.
A special effects master piece this film was not, but despite its flaws, which were many. The film made up for them with a really cool and simple story of good verses evil and a soundtrack, which put me in mind of some of the best Spaghetti Western’s.
The film also included some fantastic characters, which were easy to get to know. We had has an elf played by Ray Charleson, who fired a bow, which would be the fantasy equivalent of an UZI and a giant by the name of Gort played by the late Bernard Bresslaw as well as a guy who fired a one handed crossbow.
All the above elements and combined with a simple story made for a great fantasy film back in the day.
Now it has been revealed that a sequel is in the works, which is titled ‘Hawk The Hunter’.
The films writer and director Terry Marcel broke the news via a video on youtube and I have to say I’m pretty excited by it and hoping that a sequel will be possible, but by close of the first film quite a few of the good guys had died, which left us with Hawk and Gort.
You can check out the video for yourself below: