Ator, the Fighting Eagle/Fun Facts
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
- Riffed by the guys from MST3K under the RiffTrax name, Michael J. Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy.
- Also riffed in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Ator, the Fighting Eagle (2018) on Netflix. This was part of Season 2, also known as "The Gauntlet," which debuted on Thanksgiving day, Thursday November 22, 2018.
- 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), too.
- In an interview, Donatella Donati remembered that the original idea for making a "Hercules with a sword" / Conan movie came from Eduard Sarlui.