The Beastmaster tells an epic story of a young man's heroic quest for revenge. Armed with the supernatural power to communicate with beasts, the handsome hero and his animal allies wage war against an evil emperor and marauding hordes. The beloved sword and sorcery film was released by MGM in 1982 creating a cult of fans worldwide and spawning two sequels and a TV series. Co-written by Don Coscarelli & Paul Pepperman and directed by Coscarelli, and inspired by the book by Andre Norton, The Beastmaster is celebrated as one of the most popular films of all time on TV and cable. The film was photographed by Academy® Award winning cinematographer John Alcott and stars Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, John Amos and Rip Torn.