There's something appealing about the idea of transposing tropes associated with westerns into a fantasy setting. Who doesn't love a nameless, morally-ambiguous goodish guy savin' the wimminfolk and the grateful townspeople with nothing but his wits and his trusty Colt .45/broadsword? Steel Dawn may not have proven a particularly successful venture, but writer/director Lance Hool can't be faulted for trying to bring something new to the table. There are only so many Conan knock-offs one can stomach, after all - and I say that as someone with a strong stomach for Conan knock-offs.
But spicing up your barbarian cheesecake with a little revisionist western nutmeg isn't quite the same thing as merrily ripping off a classic western and dumping it into genero-fantasyland. Witness today's Monsters & Mullets feature, the 1984 David Carradine-starring The Warrior and the Sorceress. If you feel like you've seen this movie somewhere before, you have. Only last time, it starred Clint Eastwood. And didn't suck.
NB to the above poster: there are no blonde women in this film. The titular sorceress is a brunette.