Sorceress (1982 film)

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Directed by Jack Hill (as "Brian Stuart")
Produced by Jack Hill
Written by Jack Hill (uncredited)
Jim Wynorski
Starring Leigh Harris
Cinematography Alex Phillips Jr
Edited by Larry Bock
Barry Zetlin
Distributed by New World Pictures
Release date
March 1982
Running time
83 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $500,000[1]
Box office $4 million[2]

Sorceress is a 1982 American sword and sorcery film directed by Jack Hill and starring Leigh Harris and Lynette Harris.[3]


To maintain his powers, the evil wizard Traigon must sacrifice his firstborn child to the god Caligara. However his wife has other ideas. After giving birth to twin daughters she flees from him, taking their daughters with her. Before she dies, she hands the girls over to a warrior named Krona, who promises to raise them both as great soldiers; this he does.

Twenty years pass, and when Traigon returns, he resumes hunting down his now-adult daughters (the Harris sisters), still intending to sacrifice them to Caligara. The twins have to enlist the help of a barbarian by the name of Erlik and a Viking named Baldar in their struggle to defeat their own father.


  • Leigh Harris ... Mira
  • Lynette Harris ... Mara
  • Bob Nelson ... Erlick
  • David Millbern ... Pando
  • Bruno Rey ... Valdar
  • Ana De Sade ... Delissia
  • Roberto Ballesteros ... Traigon
  • Douglas Sanders ... Hunnu
  • Tony Stevens ... Khrakannon
  • Martin LaSalle ... Krona


Jack Hill said he was inspired to do a film about twin girls inspired by The Corsican Brothers. The movie was shot in Mexico in October 1981. Production was extremely difficult, plagued by rain, fire, and low budget. Hill claimed that Roger Corman never delivered the budget he promised, forcing him to compromise on both special effects and music. Hill took his name off the film, which turned out to be a big hit. It became the last time he and Corman ever worked together.[4]

Leigh and Lynette Harris had both appeared in Playboy.[5][6]


  1. ^ Calum Waddell, Jack Hill: The Exploitation and Blaxploitation Master, Film by Film, McFarland, 2009 p196
  2. ^ Christopher T Koetting, Mind Warp!: The Fantastic True Story of Roger Corman's New World Pictures, Hemlock Books. 2009 p 218
  3. ^
  4. ^ Jack Hill on Sorceress at Trailers From Hell accessed 10 June 2012
  5. ^ "Sisters". Playboy. April 1978. 
  6. ^ "My Sister, My Self". Playboy. March 1981. 

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