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Mystery Science Theater 3000: Ator, the Fighting Eagle [1982]

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Director:Joe D'Amato
Writer:Joe D'Amato
Composer:Carlo Maria Cordio
Length:90 minutes
(1 hour 30 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:7.6/10
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Synopsis: In part six of a Gauntlet six-movie binge, Jonah and the bots take on the 1982 film Ator, the Fighting Eagle: Ator battles giant spiders, swordsmen in shadows, zombie warriors, and witches.


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Joe D'Amato => Director / Writer
Carlo Maria Cordio => Composer
Alessandra Vazzoler => Woman in the tavern (as Chandra Vazzoler)
Dakar => High Priest of the Spider (as Dakkar)
Edmund Purdom => Griba
Jean Lopez => Nordya
Laura Gemser => Indun
Miles O'Keeffe => Ator
Nello Pazzafini => Bardak (as Nat Williams)
Olivia Goods => Queen
Ritza Brown => Sunya
Sabrina Siani => Roon

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • MST3K Episode 301 {"Cave Dwellers"} is the sequel to Ator The Fighting Eagle. Ator was also given the RiffTrax treatment by fellow MST3K alumni Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett.
  • Crow quips "And now, you know the rest of the story". This was a catchphrase Paul Harvey used on his radio show ["The Rest Of The Story"].
  • Crow says "Try Clear Eyes" in a dead-pan tone when a statue's eyes bleed. This is a nod to the commercials where Ben Stein is the spokesman for Clear Eyes eye-drops, who, as is usual in any role he plays, speaks in a dead-pan.
  • The film was hastily shot, edited, and released in an attempt to cash in on the success of Conan the Barbarian (1982). When another Conan film was announced for release in 1984, director Joe D'Amato hastily shot the sequel, The Blade Master (1982).