Yeah I’d love to see it in the cinema never got to do that yet!
I don’t particularly like Destroyer or Red Sonja but Barbarian just had the right amount of comedy and seriousness it was not silly or too camp like the others.
I hope they show us a proper version of the Waterwheel set where Conan and Subotai talk before deciding to head down to the tower of set on the raid. It’s strange that the audio conversation is there but the actual visuals and the set are not present. I’m not sure if this was another foreground minuture of Emilio Del Ruiz but most of his work was cut I think including King Azrics Castle and The full Tower of Set minuature too.
It’s like the whole Shadazir part is a mess in a way missing Conan Cutting off a guys arm who tries to steal his sword, the Procession with the Daughter of King Ozric on parade the Lizard on a stick the elephant taking a massive dump on the street and the whole your to big to be a thief is also a bit weird too along with the weird insert of the tower of Set over the black lotus opium den. It’s pretty clear that whole part was chopped about quite badly plus we miss Valeria introducing herself in name. I am sure there is a version that was not such a muddle at one point. Still love it but to see it restored would be glory.
Shadazir was also shown at a distance in a matte painting although we could see the actual person painting it onto glass in the wilderness of Spain that also never made the film either seems a shame we never saw those parts put back in or even in special features of a movie disc.