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Post Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:40 pm 
 

DungeonDelver wrote:May I?

Hawk the Slayer, Ator the Eagle, Gor...ow, ow hey stop throwing stuff at me!  Ow!  That troll mini hurt!

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Okay, all kidding aside, Dragonslayer, and (strangely enough) Big Trouble in Little China are a couple of good ones.


Big Trouble in Little China had a lot of potential...but I still liked it. 8)

The Golden Child REALLY had a lot of potential but Eddie Murphy's silly behavior dumbed it down a bit. :(

  

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 3:27 pm 
 

All of the Indiana Jones Movies!

Plus (not in any order):

The Librarian - Spear of Destiny
The Librarian - Return to King Solomon's Mines
Stargate
Waterworld
Cutthroat Island
The Mummy Series
The Shadow
The Dark Crystal
Spawn
Earthsea
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
The Brothers Grimm
Van Hellsing
Underworld I&II
The Warrior and the Sorceress
Predator
Pitch Black
The Thing
Mimic
The Cave (Excellent Delver movie)
Hellraiser (to a point)
Riverworld
The Fifth Element


I'll go out on a limb and say:

Flash Gordan
Back to the Future
Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal 2000
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Lost Voyage (Bermuda Triangle type horror movie)
Eight Legged Freaks (My 4 year old likes it :) )
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
The Ice Pirates


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:02 am 
 

Hero, Crouching Tiger/Hidden Dragon, Iron Monk -- they all fit the Sean Summers Samurai rules addition rather well (imagine if fighters had spell like abilities just like mages.  Let mages regenerate their spells faster and fighters have a timer of sorts for their abilities and you've got Sean Summers Cathay setting).

Fun list.


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 1:25 pm 
 

Kosh Vorlontay wrote:Stargate
Waterworld
Cutthroat Island
The Mummy Series
The Shadow
Spawn
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
The Brothers Grimm
Van Hellsing

Underworld I&II
Predator
Pitch Black
The Thing
Mimic
The Cave (Excellent Delver movie)
Hellraiser (to a point)
The Fifth Element


I'll go out on a limb and say:

Flash Gordan
Back to the Future
Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal 2000
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Lost Voyage (Bermuda Triangle type horror movie)
Eight Legged Freaks (My 4 year old likes it :) )
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai


 No offense, but aside from the movies I removed from the list, I'm not sure really how any of these are like a "D&D Style" of film. The ones I bolded I can kinda see, but not really ;) (Cutthroat Island?....8O ) And the italicised ones I just don't get the connection :? . Aside from perhaps have the same theme of exploration (as a lot of action oriented films/books and in general, stories, have) I wouldn't think of most of these as D&D-esque. Just my 2 cents.


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:07 pm 
 

Rhone Ethenkhar wrote:
 No offense, but aside from the movies I removed from the list, I'm not sure really how any of these are like a "D&D Style" of film. The ones I bolded I can kinda see, but not really ;) (Cutthroat Island?....8O ) And the italicised ones I just don't get the connection :? . Aside from perhaps have the same theme of exploration (as a lot of action oriented films/books and in general, stories, have) I wouldn't think of most of these as D&D-esque. Just my 2 cents.


I look at the storyline and imagine it in a D&D style context. Stargate is one of the best storylines ever and making it into a D&D 'Style' adventure would be one of the absolute best D&D modules.

Sometimes you have to look beyond the film setting and see the story.  :wink:


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:37 pm 
 

There have been times when I'm reading a book or watching something, not even D&D-related, and find myself slipping into a "D&D mode" of sorts;  that is, I find myself thinking as I'm reading/watching that my mind is converting the story into a D&D format (maybe without the specific dice rolls, stats, etc., but definitely D&D) without thinking about it. Happen to anyone else?

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:49 pm 
 

sleepyCO wrote:There have been times when I'm reading a book or watching something, not even D&D-related, and find myself slipping into a "D&D mode" of sorts;  that is, I find myself thinking as I'm reading/watching that my mind is converting the story into a D&D format (maybe without the specific dice rolls, stats, etc., but definitely D&D) without thinking about it. Happen to anyone else?


Ditto! My whole point for the posts above.


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:03 pm 
 

Prince of Darkness, with the priests, zombies, ancient sect and artifact, and Gate.

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:13 pm 
 

brute wrote:Prince of Darkness, with the priests, zombies, ancient sect and artifact, and Gate.


Gate definitely!


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:41 pm 
 

POD has always been one of my all-time favorites. John Carpenter is amazing.


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:15 pm 
 

I was hoping that the Sci-Fi Channel's Grendel would actually be a good D&D-style flick.  After all, the poem fits the bill, right?

Once again, the network lived down to its expectations, and that's a pretty low bar.

Unfortunately those are two hours of my life I'll never get back.  Thank God it didn't cause anything to be deleted from my TiVo box.

Of all the movie's terrible elements (and they are legion) the dialog was so utterly awful that it made the rest of the film (I use that term loosely) seem mediocre by comparison.  

I find it difficult to find the right metaphor for the dialog.  It was like breeding the flowery language of an egotistical Civil War General with the ramblings of a dimwitted contemporary teenager.

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:24 pm 
 

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Always thought Legend was a pretty good one!


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:50 pm 
 

Check out "300"

http://300themovie.warnerbros.com/home.html?s=undefined

It will give you chills of anticipation


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:25 pm 
 

brute wrote:Prince of Darkness, with the priests, zombies, ancient sect and artifact, and Gate.



Don't forget the gooey monster... :lol:

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:01 am 
 

Kosh Vorlontay wrote:Check out "300"

http://300themovie.warnerbros.com/home.html?s=undefined

It will give you chills of anticipation


I watched the movie trailers.  

I suggest the title, "300 Guys Fight Naked...For Some Reason."

I especially like the historical accuracy...I distinctly recall crab men at Thermopylae...also that it was night the entire time the battle was going on.

The trailer seems to ask the musical question:

"What if Leonides had led the 300 Spartans to a gay disco instead of Thermopylae and the Persians showed up for a video game audition dressed as their favorite characters?"

Apparently hoplites fighting in ranks involves a lot of leaping around.

I kept expecting Tony Curtis to turn up somehow...and possibly Elvis...he was at Thermopylae, wasn't he?

This is a nice example of what Hollywood thinks of us.

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:32 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:POD has always been one of my all-time favorites. John Carpenter is amazing.


Yes, where else can you watch a movie where a man is consumed from the inside by bugs and another man is killed with a rusty bicycle frame by none other than Alice Cooper?

Genius.  :D

I wish he had never made Vampires or Ghosts of Mars though.  He must have been on a serious bender when he wrote those two.  Did you see where Rob Zombie is making a remake of the classic Halloween?  Someone oughta shoot that bastard.  You would think that people would learn a lesson after the crappy remakes of Psycho, The Amityville Horror, and The Fog.

  


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Yes, where else can you watch a movie where a man is consumed from the inside by bugs and another man is killed with a rusty bicycle frame by none other than Alice Cooper?

Genius.  :D

I wish he had never made Vampires or Ghosts of Mars though.  He must have been on a serious bender when he wrote those two.  Did you see where Rob Zombie is making a remake of the classic Halloween?  Someone oughta shoot that bastard.  You would think that people would learn a lesson after the crappy remakes of Psycho, The Amityville Horror, and The Fog.


Alice Cooper was in the movie... :o  :o  :o

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:32 pm 
 

IttyBitty wrote:
Alice Cooper was in the movie... :o  :o  :o


Yep...and Rowdy Roddy Piper was in They Live.  Carpenter loves using those "A List" actors in his movies.  :roll:

  
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