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Post Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:36 pm 
 

IttyBitty wrote:Plus, doesn't it have Jack Palance in it (playing the bad guy)?
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:02 pm 
 

The Dreamers.

http://www.foxsearchlight.com/thedreamers/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0309987/

OK, no monsters, dragons or wizards, but it is about three people staying up all night, drinking a lot and talking rubbish (kind of like a lot of games I once played).  Although, sadly no-one I ever played with looked quite like Eva Green.  :wink:


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:04 pm 
 

Someone mentioned the Brother's Grimm movie. I have to emphasize this one is very well done. Especially the take on lycanthrophy as well as the use of illusion in the film.

You could basically turn it into a module with little effort, have a lot of fun doing it, and it would work really well.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 3:29 pm 
 

Rented 13th Warrior the other week, it was good and has been mentioned in this thread.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:22 pm 
 

I thought that The Chronicles of Riddick had D&D written all over it (necromongers, elementals, clerics etc etc).  Moreso than Pitch Black.  Not surprising, really, given Mr Diesel's love of the dice...

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:20 pm 
 

Kamelion wrote:I thought that The Chronicles of Riddick had D&D written all over it (necromongers, elementals, clerics etc etc).  Moreso than Pitch Black.  Not surprising, really, given Mr Diesel's love of the dice...


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:50 pm 
 

In the boxed set for these two they also did a 38 minute movie to bridge between them.

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:22 pm 
 

Kamelion wrote:I thought that The Chronicles of Riddick had D&D written all over it (necromongers, elementals, clerics etc etc).  Moreso than Pitch Black.  Not surprising, really, given Mr Diesel's love of the dice...


Say what you will about Vin Diesel's acting skills (or lack thereof) but The Chronicles of Riddick is definitely one of my top 5 science-fiction-action movies.  As for a sequel, I hadn't heard anything about that yet but I will be looking forward to it if it does happen.

In the boxed set for these two they also did a 38 minute movie to bridge between them.


Wasnt this the animated Dark Fury?  Pretty cool but of course it wasnt nearly long enough.  :)   I have heard that the video game Escape from Butcher Bay has some background story in it as well but I never played it.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:27 pm 
 

I'm sorry to say but I always thought the TV series Wizards and Warriors was rather hilarious for a D&D type show. I always thought it funny how the strong man strangles the green slime. Funny  :D

Anyway, for nostalgic purposes:

http://www.wizardsandwarriors.org/

Did you know that it was directed by Bill Bixby?

Also, there are avatars out the wazoo on that site  :D

More info here:

http://www.tv.com/wizards-and-warriors/ ... bs;summary

Does anyone have copies of the series?


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:01 pm 
 

Volkodav a recent Russian film and soon to be a series.
Hexer, avoid the movie like the plague but the series is great. Elves, dwarves, gnomes and abominations its all there.
Tristan and Isolde.
Berzerker.
Brotherhood of the wolf
Ravenous
Pirates of the Caribbean
Gearge and the dragon
Deathstalker 2-4
Beastmaster 2

So many Japanese films azumi, princess blade etc
So much anime its silly lodoss etc

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:07 pm 
 

Brotherhood of the Wolf

A movie that asks the musical question:

"What if the French were attacked by a monster and it turned out that nobody cared?"

This movie has a nice, creepy beginning...somewhere amidst the kung fu Indians, the dude with one arm who actually has two and the fact that it is all just a lion with a mask...and all has to do with French Revolutionaries and fighting with bone whips....?   :?

When the bone whip came out my best friend turned to me and said, "Did the director of this film just go f**kin' buck wild crazy while he was making it?"   8O

A silly film...and a nice example of what they think of us.


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:19 pm 
 

Just look at the weapons in some of the D&D books though. I think brotherhood of the wolf hits pretty close to the mark.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:25 pm 
 

lacedaemon wrote:Just look at the weapons in some of the D&D books though. I think brotherhood of the wolf hits pretty close to the mark.


Yes, but in D&D you seldom have those weapons hidden under your shirt, along with your supposedly missing right arm.

Why is the guy pretending to have only one arm?

How is it that all of his relatives did not notice an arm under his clothing during all the years they've been around him?

How did he manage to bring home and hide a lion on his estates?

Since no one sees the lion when it is killing things, why is the lion wearing armor and a mask?

Given all the effort this guy went to try fomenting a revolution, why couldn't he come up with a plan that did not involve using a disguised lion to kill virgins and small children?  I mean...one lion attack aimed at...you know...the king might have been a better idea.

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:51 pm 
 

Has anyone besides me seen Nightwatch?  I watched it for the first time the other night.  The reviews were extremely positive and the trailer was promising so I decided to get it on Netflix.  I was a bit disappointed in the visuals but I guess I am just spoiled by Hollywood's standards.  When it was made in 2005 it was the most expensive Russian movie ever made but is still considered "low budget" by American standards.  I believe the sequel [/i]Daywatch was released late last year and the last movie Duskwatch releases next year.  You can check out the plot and trailer on IMDB.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0403358/

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:08 pm 
 

You can find trailers and info on volkodav from here.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416316/

And on hexer here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hexer

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:44 pm 
 

Okay, I'm going to throw out a recent low-budget movie: Bloodrayne

The movie was pretty bad, but could have been a good movie with the right director.

The end is almost comical when they reflect back on the notable battle scenes.  Gallons of fake blood and gore spurting everywhere!

  

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:22 pm 
 

Has anyone here seen the movie The Gamers (2002 not the 2003 one)?

Or the movie The Gamers: Dorkness Rising?


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:15 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:I thought that the Heartbow was from a TV pilot called "Fugitive From the Empire."  It was a movie-length show meant to kick off a series,


Wow, someone actually remembers 'The Archer: Fugitive from the Empire.' To me, it's the exact peak of the fantasy genre. That month's Fantastic Films magazine had an extensive Zocci gaming catalog.

It seemed like every single kid on the planet was playing D&D. Conan, Clash of the Titans.. 'Fugitive from the Empire' fit right in & typified everything in a classic bad-film way.

Then it just disappeared as if it had never existed, kept a low profile on videotape, was rarely if ever mentioned in the fan magazines, & to top it all off has never made it to DVD. Pity.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:28 am 
 

Skullduggery. Great little piece of garbage... "I want to be... the warlock!" [lightning and thunder]


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:30 am 
 

How can ANYONE relegate Hawk the Slayer to a spot off the A-List?

It's one of my favorite - albeit REALLY cheesy - fantasy flicks of all time.

In what other fantasy movie can you see -

1) Jack Palance decimate a loaf of bread with a huge bastard sword?

2) An elf with a rapid-fire longbow?

3) The Forest of Weyr? (that says it ALL)

4) And priests who actually chant "hosa-me" like it is a SERIOUS religious cant?

That movie rocks in SO many ways.

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