Yeah, the chain was sloppy, couldve used a re-shoot there-- although in the follow up next scene the chains are miraculously still like they werent touched.
*Have you ever watched for the mysterious hand that comes outve the crypt to aid in Arnold's, I mean Conan's, exit?
Sadly the editing in CTB I think is one the weak parts of the movie, sometimes you see the same scene happening twice( with different camera units) and pieced together like a different scene . In battle scenes, this type of thing is a bit annoying.
All in my biggest non-movie Goof or mistake gripe in CTB editing(since I first seen the movie), had to do with them trying to make it like it was only Arnold lifting the boiling pot, they tried to hide Subotai off camera with the take they used..its made to look like only Arnold was lifting it all by myself without aid.. i suppose they didnt have digital tech back then to delete Subotai so he can still be seen bobbling his head there and getting a footing. This is more apparent in other camera unit shots.
The Conan always needing help or being saved became to redundant and I think weakened the character some. Thats why I think the saving grace edit, was when they deleted Subotai yelling out "Kill" and alerting Conan(and probably the entire Tower guard for that matter) to the giant snake. In the finished movie, Conan senses it right before it strikes.
Conan was also to have been stuck inbetween one of the crevice in the kitchen scene, where Subotai had to help him out because Conan was "too big to be a theif". So this being deleted I think was a smart move as well.
Somehow edit in an explanation as to how the fuck did Subotai scale the Tower of the Serpent so fast and ahead of Conan and Valeria? We only see Subotai struggling up there, but yet he's way ahead of them mysteriously. One has to surmise that Milius had wire-fu filmed in there, but later took it out,lol.
The movie couldve used a lotve if its deleted material restored and probably a good half hour worth of time. Valeria's name shouldve been mentioned in the garden of the tower. Her backstory being deleted was a crucial mistake and blunder on Milius' part.