4 "That which does not us makes us stronger!"SECTION8 | 20/08/2011 | See all SECTION8's reviews (1336)Top 10 Reviewer Top 10 DVD Reviewer It might open with a quaote from Nietzsche, but Conan's pleasures are far more simple with a bit of Occult nudity, hacking violence, midgets wrestleing with pigs and Arnie punching a camels lights out!. The simple fact is that Conan the Barbarian is still a ridiculously enjoyable pulp fantasy as it was way back in 1981. Just a lot of sword- swinging snake slaying and hardcore male empowerment.The plot charts the rise of the brutally orphaned child and within minutes Arnie is the slave who became a gladiator, who became a movie star. Growing into an enormouse hulk despite no nutrition and pushing a wooden wheel in a circle for ten years. Fans will already no the plot inside and out as Conan is hired to resue Max Von Sydow's runaway daughter from the very Warlock (James Earl Jones) who chopped up Conan's parents, and that's all you need to know.This is simply a fantastic guilty pleasure, that can be laughed at as much as along with and that's why the original movie is stil the best in the series.Simple!The picture on the Blue Ray is the best it's ever been, and for a film released in 1981 the grain is minimum.Most of the extras are directly crossed over from the DVD special edition, but with the bonus of a great commentary by Arnie and Director Milius who now only realise that they took it all far too seriouse way back then.TOP TIP!!This UK version is stil censored for the so called cruelty of the horse tripping stunts in the climax. To get around this, set your Blue Ray Menu to French and when you play you'll get the uncut version the rest of the planet has enjoyed apart from us.See if you like.........Conan The Barbarian (2011)Conan The Destroyer ( the poor sequel)The Scorpian King.Spartacus Blood and Sand.Spartacus Gods of the Arena.The Terminator.Red Dawn.