Conquest was part of an early 1980s cycle of sword and sandal films inspired by the success of Conan the Barbarian. This features many of the trademarks of that genre; muscled warriors, masked villains and a nameless, primeval setting. It is, however, a lot rougher than most of the other films of the genre, due to Lucio Fulci's trademark gore and nudity.
A notable feature of the film is the cinematography by Alejandro Ulloa, which uses filters, soft focus and fog in an attempt to give the film a dreamlike atmosphere. The look of the film has received mixed responses from critics. A young twenty-year-old Sabrina Siani appeared nude in this film, shocking the 1983 viewers.
U.S. theatrical poster
|Directed by||Lucio Fulci|
|Produced by||Giovanni Di Clemente|
|Screenplay by||Gino Capone
José Antonio de la Loma
|Story by||Giovanni Di Clemente|
Conrado san Martín
|Music by||Claudio Simonetti|
|Editing by||Emilio Rodriguez Oses|
|Distributed by||Clemi Cinematografica
|Running time||88 min.|