The Sword of Shannara, published in 1977.

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Sword-and-Sorcery Movies: They Just Don’t Make Them Like That Anymore

Remember films like Conan the Barbarian, Labyrinth, and The Sword and the Sorcerer? Fantasy movies of the late 1970s and early 80s with lots of swords and sorcery, where the good guys always won? Remember… [more]

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Lee Horsley saves the damsel in distress, fights the tyrannical ruler and evil magician, and rallies the good guys in The Sword and the Sorcerer.The Frank Frazetta-esque movie poster for Conan the Barbarian.The famous cover of AD&D’s Player’s Handbook, a book and system memorized by millions, and the basis for nearly every subsequent role-playing game and video game.SHOWN ABOVEThe Sword of Shannara, published in 1977.
“Ridin’ the bird, high in the saddle, she gets her chance to fulfill the pact now. As their leader swoops from the clouds, she sticks him with the sword, then she throws him down.” (“Vengeance (the Pact)” by Blue Oyster Cult)