- Special visual effects by Bert I. Gordon and Flora Gordon
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 17 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 18, 2003
- Originally Released: 1961
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Driven by vengeance, an evil sorcerer (Basil Rathbone) kidnaps a princess vowing to feed the girl to a hideous fire-breathing dragon. The desperate king enlists the bravest knights in the land to free his daughter, promising half his kingdom and the girl's hand in marriage to her savior. George, a simple farm boy who loves the princess, pledges to defeat the vile wizard. In his path are seven deadly curses - perilous challenges and terrifying monsters. As the powerful knights fall prey to an enormous ogre, poisonous swamps and bloodthirsty temptresses, George's courage, wit and fighting prowess lead him to a final horrific confrontation - mortal combat with the murderous magician himself.
The Magic Sword is an epic triumph for director Bert I. Gordon, whose previous credits include The Amazing Colossal Man and Attack Of The Puppet People. Inspired by the great colorful fantasy epics that were so popular at the time, Gordon creates a exciting, mythical landscape for the story.
This fanciful adventure tale about a young knight who sets out to rescue a beautiful princess held captive by an evil dragon, stars Basil Rathbone, Estelle Winwood, and Gary Lockwood. Armed with a magic sword given to him by his sorceress stepmother, George the brave knight begins his perilous journey to rescue the beautiful, enchanting Helene. Along the way, George enlists the help of six knights who he brings back to life from the dead. With the knights by his side, George must outwit Lodec's evil spirit, and beat another knight (also seeking Helene's heart) to the task. But when his magic sword fails him, he learns that love has a magic all its own.