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Post Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 5:54 pm 
 

The last thing I heard about The Hobbit movie was that Peter Jackson was going to make it.

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Post Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 5:59 pm 
 

Yeah I heard the same, which I believe he should, seeing as it would keep things consistant.

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Post Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 6:36 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:The last thing I heard about The Hobbit movie was that Peter Jackson was going to make it.

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there are two movie companies arguing over it. which is basically stopping new line from getting it into production. also peter jackon is committed to other productions til about 2008 i believe.... from memory anyway.

i seem to remember harry on aint it cool news discussing it some time back but i cant put the link to hand right now.

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Post Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 7:04 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:The Disney rerelease Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind is essentially the same movie with voiceovers by "famous actors" and a few added/deleted scenes.  I know that there is an original Japanese version out there but I have never seen it.  Great fantasy/post-apocalyptic flick.

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I haven't seen the US version, but it's 32 minutes shorter according to the timings posted online (more than a few scenes, perhaps).

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 3:01 am 
 

Maybe today I'm erased by my allergy ... (it's spring people!! How I hate it!!) but give me your opinion.

Have you seen "training day" (with ethan Hawke and denzel washington)???
When I saw it first I noticed a similarity with LOTR ...
I know: story, setting, characters ... all different.

Nevertheless, in the end, in both stories, the hero could escape (and finally, win) only because he has been pityful, mercyful before.
Both of the heroes made an action that appears silly or wrong in the economy of the story, but in the end are those actions that make possible the final win.

Isn't it?

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Post Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 3:16 am 
 

Lots and lots of suggestions I'd have made here, although a ton of stuff I haven't seen.

I loved Krull. Willow too. Those were the two seminal sword and sorcery movies for me. Imo, Krull was just fantastic. It's totally the "Ok, this guy joins the group just because" style of party selection, heh.  "Oh look, a cyclops. Well, uh.. he kinda joins the group. Nobody ask why. And oh, hello mister bandit! Oh.. you're joining too.. ok, good thing you were wearing your 'I'm a PC' badge or we might have killed you!"

Brotherhood of the Wolf was a really interesting movie, with some fantastic action scenes, but there was just too many stupid things going on, imo. The French naturalist guy somehow becomes a badass fighter, and the kung-fu Iroqois sidekick was just too funny. Also one of the few movies that I thought Catherine Zeta Jones was really bad in.

The recent "King Arthur" (with Kiera Knightley in a leather bikini) was, imo, pretty good. Definately a group of D&D fighters, and it was done in a sorta-reasonable fashion.

The only thing I can think of to really add is "Record of Lodoss War", which is a 5-tape series. It's pretty obvously based heavily on D&D, and isn't too terrible.

Although, you could add the recent "Brothers Grimm" movie to the list - it's a little bit too futuristic for the times with the technology, but essentially a fantasy movie.

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Post Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 4:28 am 
 

GraysonAC wrote:Although, you could add the recent "Brothers Grimm" movie to the list - it's a little bit too futuristic for the times with the technology, but essentially a fantasy movie.


oh yeah, forgot about 'Brothers Grimm'.
Don't recall if Van Helsing was mentioned earlier, but it is another one sort of similiar.

One which was on SciFi that I only seen the first part of (was a two part movie) was I think called 'Dragon King'. Interesting story elements such as drinking dragon's blood to heal, or the odd bathing in the blood to gain impenitrable skin..best of all is it had some cool blacksmithing elements (I'm a sucker for things liek this and documentarys on such).

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Post Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 12:22 am 
 

Dragon #283 (May 2001) — yes, yes, a 3e issue; sue me — has a great article called "Swords & Cinema" that touches upon every movie listed here and many more. It's a full eight pages long, and it's actually quite a fun read.

Just for grins, here's the top five movies from each of the two authors of the article:

Guy #1
1. Conan
2. Fantasia
3. Army of Darkness
4. The Seven Samurai
5. Princess Bride

Guy #2
1. Braveheart
2. Jason and the Argonauts
3. Chinese Ghost Story 3 *
4. The Three Musketeers
5. Princess Bride

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* I've never heard of it, either ...

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Post Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 5:38 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:3. Chinese Ghost Story 3 *
4. The Three Musketeers
5. Princess Bride

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* I've never heard of it, either ...


Me neither - but I do like Chinese Vampire films - which are fun, witty and a little scary all at the same time.  And loads more original than any Western horror film in have seen in years.

http://www.pennyblood.com/chinesevampires.html


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Post Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 5:40 am 
 

i just bought a DVD yesterday which look real interesting...must try and watch it later.

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Post Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 5:51 am 
 

Dungeons and Dragons Eye of the Dragon God was decent.


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Post Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 9:28 am 
 

For those of you with kids under 10 or so...

Spongebob the Movie - epic quest, monsters, villain, princess, magic...what more could you ask for?

Spongebob: Dunces & Dragons lost in time episode. SB and Patrick battle a evil wizard with his pet dragon.


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Post Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 9:39 am 
 

Hey, I just watched Disney's Sleeping Beauty yesterday.  Very cool!  I had forgotten quite a lot, but Malificient is a very powerful evil Magic-user (she even can shape change into a Dragon!).  Her minions are pig-like humanoids (Orcs).  Aurora (the princess) has a continuous Animal friendship and commune with woodland creatures and she is in the care of 3 Fairy Godmothers (M-U's) with magic wands and her Prince is a Cavalier or Fighter.


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Post Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 11:30 am 
 

That reminds me..Disney's Black Cauldron. Advertised when I was young, got me interesting in it, bought the book, then for years on end it never appeared. Later in life I learned it was never shown over here, but elsewhere it was. Man was I overjoyed when it came out something like 8 years ago. I was finally able to watch it, course now with a mind set for fantasy, etc..and it was great.
Oh and on a familiar vein (not a movie but TV cartoon series) Gummi Bears, now that was a fun show (and I still know the theme song) :oops:  :roll:

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Post Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 1:07 pm 
 

The Black Cauldron was rated PG and a first for Disney Animation. It was also a mess during production. Those were dark days for Disney. Still, it is one of my favorite Disney films. I think the PG rating is why it had release problems even though by today's standards PG was way over the top.


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Post Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 2:51 pm 
 

"Zombie" movies are great inspiration for D&D and/or Gamma World...

Night of the Living Dead by George Romero
Dawn of the Dead by George Romero
Assault on Precinct 13 by John Carpenter (mindless street thugs but they might as well be zombies)
Omega Man starring Charlton Heston as the "Last Living Man"
28 Days Later
Shaun of the Dead

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Post Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 3:07 pm 
 

I love Omega Man - especially the first 30 minutes.

"Gasp as Charlton Heston drives like crazy around deserted cities, wow as he shoots his gun everywhere at imaginary enemies, shock as he goes bonkers believing himself to be the last man alive!"


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:30 pm 
 

I have read on the preface of the Elric Anthology I have bought on saturday that the Weitz brothers, from Universal have the project to create an adaptation of Elric.
It is from Moorcock himself, and date February 2006.

Does anybody have any information...And who are the Weitz brothers ?
Those who made the D&D movies... - the 2nd D&D movie didn't remain more than 1 week on the french screens...- maybe 2 in Paris...

Let's speculate about the actors...  :roll:

  
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