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Late 90s-early 2000s medieval movie

I don’t remember much about this movie, just a bunch of details about scenes that make up about three minutes of the movie. I’m 95% sure it was a medieval movie but could have been some sort of Lord of the Rings style fantasy. I saw it sometime in the early 2000s when we got it from the library. I think the leading man had dark hair and the leading woman had light hair but I could be mistaken.


The antagonist’s headquarters were in a castle or ruins that were right next to the sea. There’s a scene where the protagonist is riding through some a passage in some rocks on a beach, and leaves the horse tied to one of those rocks before breaking into the place. I think the sand he was riding on was wet, which could mean that the tide sometimes cut it off from outsiders.


He’s after a woman who was kidnapped. One of the antagonist’s nameless henchmen said something insulting to that woman and the antagonist hit him in the face. I think the antagonist backhanded him with gloves that had metal spikes and was bald. She was put on the top of a stone pillar surrounded by a bottomless pit, and nobody could get to her except when there was a plank lowered across the pit. I think the plank was able to move from side to side as well as up and down. At some point during the rescue/escape, one of the bad guys fell into the pit, kind of similar to the messenger at the beginning of 300.