Sequel to the film “The Sword and the Sorcerer”, directed in 1982 by Albert Pyun, in “Tales of an Ancient Empire” we find swords, combats, monsters, sorcerers, vampires and plenty of blood. The script was written by Cynthia Curnan (“Road to Hell”).
Never far from explicit sex and violence, Pyun talks about Maurette’s character: “Victoria interprets a different type of vampire – a creature that is awakened by perverse violence and celebrates sexually by inflicting ritual torture to her victims. I don’t think there has been a more frightening character in a fantasy film like this one. She is not a villain; she is a psychotic and depraved assassin.