The only thing I can remember about this 80s sword-and-sorcery movie is that the knight received a green scarf from a (possibly magical) maiden/princess, and at the very end of the film, his enemy attempted to decapitate him, but due to the magic of the scarf it passed through his neck, allowing him to get up and fight for his life.

I cannot remember the actors, much of the story or any other details.

Also, it had a visual and cinematic aesthetic similar to Krull.


This may be Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a 1984 adaptation of the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

Gawain rides out to meet the Knight. He has around his neck a piece of magical cloth from the lady, showing her favor. The Green knight takes aim with his axe at Gawain's neck and strikes a blow. To his surprise the Green Knight's strike only cuts the magical cloth given to him by the lady, leaving Gawain otherwise unharmed.

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  • The New Hampshire television station WMUR seemed to show this movie a lot about 20 years ago. – Buzz Aug 15 '19 at 3:13
  • @jwodder Just took a look at the trailer; yes this looks to be it. Thank you. – Russhiro Aug 15 '19 at 14:43
  • Blast from the past! I owned that on a VHS video – DannyMcG Aug 15 '19 at 18:56

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