The Beastmaster

The Beastmaster (1982)

30 mistakes

(3 votes)

Continuity mistake: When the Jun hoard attack the Emirite village, Dar gets knocked unconscious and his dog starts to drag him away. After Maax arrives, the dog is shown dragging Dar away a second time. Two mistakes are apparent. The dog is pulling on the cloth of his left shoulder in this shot. First, when the dog is pulling, the dog stops to get a better grip on the clothing. When the dog lets go of the clothing, Dar keeps sliding even though the dog isn't pulling. Second, when they show the close-up of Dar, the dog is pulling on his right side, not the left. Then again on his left side and again on his right side. It switches a couple of times.

Continuity mistake: When Dar and the others use a boat to intercept Kiri and her captors, we see them sailing towards the pier, but in the close-up shot they're pulling themselves along a rope which was absent from the earlier shot. (Noted in director's commentary.)

Continuity mistake: In the scene after the Jun horde is defeated, Seth removes the arrow from Tal's right shoulder. The next scene shows Dar sitting outside the house and Seth comes out to talk to Dar. Dar asks Seth, 'How is he?' And Seth answers, 'He won't have the use of his left hand for a while.' He should have said the right shoulder because that's where he got shot with the arrow.

Revealing mistake: The witch grabs a branded iron and burns the baby's hand. Although she is holding it, the hand doesn't move a single inch, revealing it's a prop.

Sacha Premium member

Continuity mistake: When Dar "adopts" the panther, there's a close-up of him saying "Your name is Grr." Dar's hairstyle is completely different (shorter, fluffier and more like a wig).

Sacha Premium member

Revealing mistake: When the savages raid the village, one passes a meter away from a woman who cries in pain and turns her head to show a bloody wound. Problem is, he missed her by way too much.

Sacha Premium member

Factual error: Pretty much everything that the ferrets do, Kodo and Podo, ferrets would NEVER do. Ferrets don't sound like that. Ferrets can't jump that high and that far (when the one attacked minister Zed).

Visible crew/equipment: When Dar is on top of a mountain, he swings his sword around, and you can see a semi truck drive by on the road below him.

Continuity mistake: When the Juns go to attack Emir, the way Dar's father's is holding the sword changes between shots. First he's holding it blade towards our right, then to our left. It continues to change between shots.

Jazaray

Continuity mistake: During the bear attack, the bear comes out with blood all over its face, in the next shot, its face is completely clean.

Jazaray

Continuity mistake: When the witch takes the baby out of the dead white cow's belly, when the angle changes the cow's been replaced with a bunch of white sheets piled up to resemble the cow.

Sacha Premium member

Continuity mistake: After exiting the lake, Kiri's hair swaps from wet to dry and perfectly brushed.

Sacha Premium member
The Beastmaster mistake picture

Continuity mistake: A thick cloud of steam suddenly appears on the lake between frames while Kiri is bathing. It makes everything more magical, but it's definitely awkward.

Sacha Premium member
The Beastmaster mistake picture

Revealing mistake: When the ferret grabs the arrow with its teeth and runs away, the shot changes and it's very obvious that the arrow has been attached to some sort of collar around the animal's neck.

Sacha Premium member

Continuity mistake: During the fight where the panther appears, a ferret is biting a glove in one shot, but a bow a frame later.

Sacha Premium member

Continuity mistake: During the village raid, when Dar is unconscious and the dog saves him, Dar's head position keeps changing in every single shot.

Sacha Premium member

Continuity mistake: When Dar's dad shows Dar how to throw the flying blade, he rips out a man's headscarf and sends it to a tree. The scarf's position changes between shots.

Sacha Premium member

Continuity mistake: When Dar's father arrives at the village with the baby, he stops by the entrance. A man holding a farm fork swaps from standing in front to behind him, between shots.

Sacha Premium member

Continuity mistake: Dar's father brings the baby to the village and lifts him up for everyone to see. The baby is wrapped up in a blanket in the wide angles, but with his face uncovered and bare arms extended in the close-ups.

Sacha Premium member
The Beastmaster mistake picture

Continuity mistake: Kiri steps out of the water when the ferrets steal her clothes. She tries to cover herself with a small piece of garment around her waist. A frame later she is wearing a full dress.

Sacha Premium member

Dar: I'm Dar.

More quotes from The Beastmaster

Trivia: Over the decades, one persistent Internet rumor maintains that the tiger used in the first Beastmaster film died a horrible, lingering, 2-year death from skin cancer as a result of having his entire coat dyed black with toxic chemicals. As usual for Internet gossip, the details of this story are dreadfully confused, at best. According to director Don Coscarelli (speaking during an interview with author Staci Layne Wilson for her 2007 book "Animal Movies Guide," page 350), the film's executive producer brought in an animal handler who chose to dye more than one tiger black. Just to be clear, none of the tigers became diseased or expired from the non-toxic black vegetable dye. It was necessary, however, to anesthetize the tigers before applying the dye to their coats; and, unfortunately, one of the tigers simply never woke up from the anesthesia (a known problem with cats). Coscarelli felt horrible about the unexpected death; but, in fairness to him, the decision to anesthetize and dye the tigers was not his choice.

Charles Austin Miller
More trivia for The Beastmaster

Question: Why did the huge bat-like creatures kill the man that was in their cage but let Dar live?

Answer: The creatures did not eat Dar because the eagle landed on him, showing him as a friend to the eagle. They apparently worship eagles, as also indicated by the talisman they give him.

Jazaray
More questions & answers from The Beastmaster

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.