Contributed by: Chad Wichterman
In Japan this movie is titled as "The Miraclemaster".
The eagle often refused to fly on cue so in order to shoot footage of it in the air it was dropped from a trapdoor in a hot air balloon.
The actor playing the young deposed prince, Billy Jacoby, was not allowed to be on the set at the same time as the tiger, so a short stunt person in a wig, photographed from behind, was used in those shots.
Contributed by: politeintruder
Don Coscarelli, the writer and director of the "Phantasm" movies directed Beastmaster.
When movies are made, scenes are often
left on the cutting room floor.
Sometimes, there will be several versions
of a movie floating about on cable, tv or video etc. Other times, a Director may
release a special cut of the movie.