after being reminded that there is a new version of Conan the Barbarian set for release this year I gave the 1982 John Milius / Arnie version another viewing yesterday evening. I haven't seen it in years and I've grown cynical with age so I wasn't expecting to be all that impressed but I was. It's no lord of the rings but it still stands head and shoulders above most movies of it's genre. What is best in life? Conan: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.