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Post Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 6:32 pm 
 

Onlondore wrote:Lot's of great movies mentioned so far. I'm a fan of many of them: Highlander, Jason and the Argonauts, Willow, Excalibur.

Let me add The Golden Voyage of Sinbad. Great old-style D&D movie. Map puzzle to secret island. Wizard with homonculus. Animated statue of Kali. Ray Harryhausen special effects. And of course, Tom Baker as the evil wizard Koura.


Here, here!  My friends and I wasted many a Saturdayafternoon catching the Sinbad movies on the rerun channel in my home town, they always ran fantasy, SF or horror Saturday afternoons and evenings.  We finally started realizing all the movies we loved had this Harryhausen guy doing the special effects....

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Post Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 7:25 pm 
 

There is a Baba Yaga Russian film that MST3K does called "Jack Frost". I almost pissed my pants when I saw that one!

The Vikings = 3.0

That was a goody too.

BTW, the only reason I didn't piss my pants was because I wasn't wearing any at the time   :twisted:

  

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Post Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 8:10 pm 
 

oh....and Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness

totally hilarious! Bruce Campbell rocks



  

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Post Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 8:43 pm 
 

I have not heard anyone mention that movie that has had the most enormous impact on wargaming, role-playing and D&D.

That movie was Star Wars.

Although it is now dated and passe, in its time, Star Wars paved the way for much of the fantasy/sci fi interest of the early gaming era....

It is also the source of many game character archetypes and catchphrases.

When will the Elric movie come out!

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Post Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 10:03 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Its called plus 15 on his quickdraw feat :D


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Post Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 11:37 am 
 

Pirates of the Caribbean, Princess Bride, but already mentionned.
Another movie :
Brotherhood of the Wolf.
A french one  :oops: ...

  

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Post Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 11:45 am 
 

le Rahib wrote:Pirates of the Caribbean, Princess Bride, but already mentionned.
Another movie :
Brotherhood of the Wolf.
A french one  :oops: ...


I rather liked Brotherhood of the Wolf, subtitles and all.

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Post Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 12:30 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:
le Rahib wrote:Pirates of the Caribbean, Princess Bride, but already mentionned.
Another movie :
Brotherhood of the Wolf.
A french one  :oops: ...


I rather liked Brotherhood of the Wolf, subtitles and all.

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yea i have seen two versions of that - subtitled and dubbed. trying to think which one i liked the most, but was still a good lil film.

i remember a tv program from back in the seventies, the flashing blade - that was cool :)

and of course, the three musketeers (not the hollywood-ised one mind) - the olly reed one.

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Post Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 2:51 pm 
 

Brotherhood of the Wolf = 3.0

I brought a friend to see this who had no idea what it was about (good, because it stopped him from prejudging it). He thought it would sukk because he didn't like the idea of subtitles. 2 weeks later he didn't remember there were subtitles.

  

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Post Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 10:43 pm 
 

Brotherhood of the Wolf   :roll:

   Movie starts out scary.  Gets unscary.  Ends up with a dude who has somehow been pretending to only have one arm (why? how?) and actually has a bone chain under his shirt that he uses for martial arts.  This movie cannot figure out what it's about.   8O

  Turns out it is about French revolutionary lion tamers who join the Brotherhood of the Wolf (which is not in the movie until the last scene) to eat children, kill virgins, dress up lions in costumes, rebel against the king and learn martial arts techniques involving human bones, only to be foiled by a French naturalist and his kung fu Indian sidekick.  All pefectly clear, right?

    (Apparently, being Iroquois makes one good at martial arts as well.   :?  I definitely recall the extended kung fu fight scene in Fort Apache.  8O  And, god knows, Crazy Horse was infamous for his flying-dragon-sky-wheel circle kick!  :lol: )

    Perhaps it makes sense in French.  

   My best friend (who was the one who rented the movie) turned to me when that dude pulled the bone chain (apparently out of his butt) and said, "Did this director just go f**kin', buck wild nuts?  What the hell is this movie about?"

   And I'm trying to be nice!   :wink:

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Post Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 11:01 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:dress up lions in costumes


8O  8O  8O  8O

I would love to see someone try and dress up a lion in a costume. Particularly on a day when the lion is not interested in wearing a costume.  :lol:

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Post Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 11:21 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:and of course, the three musketeers (not the hollywood-ised one mind) - the olly reed one.

Al


Speaking of The Three Musketeers and bad Hollywood-ized movies...did anyone else here see the steaming pile of crap The Musketeer?  Of all the movies that tried to capitalize on The Matrix style of action sequencing, this one blew chunks worse than all of them.  I think it almost ended Tim Roth and Stephen Rea's careers.

The scene where D'Artagnan and Febre are swordfighting 15' up in the air in the room full of ladders is the most absurd thing I have ever seen.

By the way...have you guys seen the newest trailer for Superman Returns?  I get chill bumps just thinking about it.  Kevin Spacey is a total wacko...cant wait to see what he does in this movie.  I am looking forward to Superman almost as much as I am X3.  8)

  

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Post Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 11:56 pm 
 

The wife and I are almost done watching the LOTR trilogy for the 300th time. We had to do it after seeing King Kong, just to figure out how jackson could do such a crappy job after his 3 great films. Kong easily ranks among the top 3 worst ever.


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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 12:01 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:By the way...have you guys seen the newest trailer for Superman Returns?  I get chill bumps just thinking about it.  Kevin Spacey is a total wacko...cant wait to see what he does in this movie.  I am looking forward to Superman almost as much as I am X3.  8)


The trailers look good ... hopefully the film will live up to the trailers ...

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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 12:41 am 
 

improvstone wrote:
MShipley88 wrote:dress up lions in costumes


8O  8O  8O  8O

I would love to see someone try and dress up a lion in a costume. Particularly on a day when the lion is not interested in wearing a costume.  :lol:

k... I'm passing on replying to that one! :)


Hey, it could've been the latest Narnia film... :lol:
(add that one to the list, tho')

err... skirting around mindless D&D minus Tolkien? Thief of Baghdad (1924/40), Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Excalibur, Jason & the Argonauts, MP&tHG, at least a double-bill of Miyazaki and Neverending Story to remind me to get back to reading some books! ;)

Yeah, and Braveheart gets filed under "Fantasy", too... ^^

  


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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 3:35 am 
 

I'll add Eric the Viking.

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 3:46 am 
 

faro wrote:k... I'm passing on replying to that one! :)


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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 4:59 am 
 

Hehe, the Barbarians is great!

Here's another two:

The Viking Sagas with Ralf Moeller is an ok film.

Also no one mentioned Beowulf with Cristopher Lambert. It always reminds me of 3rd edition. Note that I like 3rd edition though... :-) I'd be interested to hear what others think of this one.

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 6:13 am 
 

there is also the norseman - 1978 or 9 - bit average from memory

and i guess you have the myriad of Robin Hood films.....tho Robin and Marian was always my fave by a long way.

then there is flesh and blood - an old rutger hauer one.

you gotta say tho, there really is some dodgy stuff out there.

anyone remember hearts & armour? sheesh :)

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Post Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 7:59 am 
 

You want bad? I'll give you bad, but don't come crying to me that you had wiped this little turd of a movie from your mind and now I have brought it once more to the forefront of your nightmares!

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