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Black Angel (1980)

A knight finds his village destroyed and abandoned. He tries to track the attackers down and avenge his family, but almost drowns. A maiden, prisoner of Black Knight, saves him, so he vows to free her, even though she warns him not to.

Director:

Roger Christian

Writer:

Roger Christian (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tony Vogel ... Sir Maddox
James Gibb James Gibb ... Anselm
John Young ... The Old Man
Patricia Christian Patricia Christian ... The Maiden
Colin Booth Colin Booth ... Child of the Sickness
Yvonne Finlayson Yvonne Finlayson ... Child of the Sickness (as Yvonne Cameron)
Ian MacMillan Ian MacMillan ... Child of the Sickness
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A popular Lucas-approved short that was in some markets aired in theaters as a companion piece to Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Sir Maddox, a knight returning from the Crusades, finds his village and keep destroyed by unknown attackers. Most of the inhabitants are dead, including his family, and the few that did survive have become infected with a disease, possibly the plague. Having left nothing to live for, Sir Maddox decides to track the attackers down and avenge his family and village. In the nearby forest, he stops by a lake, but accidentally falls into it and almost drowns due to the weight of his armor. However, a mysterious beautiful maiden in white appears to him and he is somehow saved. Thankful beyond words, he asks who she is and learns that she's a prisoner of Black Angel, a mysterious eerie knight in black armor. Sir Maddox immediately vows to free her, but she, saddened, implores him to stay away from the evil knight. His word being his bond, Sir Maddox ...

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English

Release Date:

21 May 1980 (UK) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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After its run in theaters, the original film prints were lost. They were found in 2012, following the collapse of UK studio Rank, which had stored the prints along with other film negatives in WWII bunkers. See more »

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I loved this film
24 April 2003 | by sferrandSee all my reviews

I saw Emprie Strikes Back many times at the cinema - so I saw Black Angel just as many times. I'd love to see it again - can anyone out there help me? Does anyone know who the cast were?

I found the images from this film so striking that I can still see some of them now.


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