screenshots / Conan the Destroyer / 1984 Dino De Laurentis Corporation

Filmed on locations in Mexico, this sequel to 1982's Conan the Barbarian saw the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger starring as the title character.

The film was orginally titled Conan, King of Thieves prior to extensive rewites of the original screenplay.

Initially receiving an "R" rating from the MPAA (like it's predecessor) the film was recut so as to obtain a "PG" rating in the hopes it would appeal to a broader audience, and in doing so increase box-office returns.

A third film, Conan the Conqueror, was planned but later abandoned as Arnold Schwarzenegger was set to film Predator (1987).

Director Richard Fleischer's next film would be 1985's Red Sonja, a sword and sorcery adventure with Schwarzenegger in a supporting role as Lord Kalidor.