Lunchtime Movie Review

The Black Cauldron (1985)

Episode #74

Walt Disney Pictures released The Black Cauldron on July 24, 1985. Ted Berman and Richard Rich directed the film starring Grant Bardsley, Freddie Jones, and Susan Sheridan.

‘The Black Cauldron’ Plot Synopsis

The Black Cauldron is the story of a young assistant pig keeper named Taran who had boyish dreams of becoming a great warrior. One day, an evil being known as the Horned King kidnaps a magical pig named Hen Wen with the hopes it will show him the way to The Black Cauldron. Legend has it that it has the power to create a giant army of unstoppable soldiers. With the aid of a stubborn girl named Princess Eilonwy, an exaggerating bard, and a pestering creature called Gurgi; Taran embarks on a quest to find the Black Cauldron before the diabolical the Horned King does.

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Walt Disney Pictures released The Black Cauldron on July 24, 1985. Ted Berman and Richard Rich directed the film starring Grant Bardsley, Freddie Jones, and Susan Sheridan.

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4 Comments

  1. good lord, this cost $44 million? That’s as much as Heaven’s Gate cost a few years earlier and that caused a studio to go under. what were they thinking? I was actually a big fan of these novels when I was a kid and was surprised they chose to adapt this because it was the 2nd novel in a trilogy.

    1. Did you ever play the Sierra Online game of the same name from like 1987? I enjoyed that more than the movie, but I think I’d rather watch The Black Cauldron instead of Heaven’s Gate any day, which we will be reviewing in April.

      1. Are you reviewing it for the #2 review? I’m surprised at how it’s been reevaluated in recent years by some critics. Criterion even released a blu Ray.

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