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« on: February 09, 2006, 09:47:40 AM »

Fantasy as in swords & sorcery...and OK they don't necessarily have to be good.

Some that come to mind :

Lord of the Rings
The Princess Bride
Ladyhawke
Conan
Excalibur
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
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There has to be more...
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2006, 12:25:37 PM »

They don't have to be good...  OK... off the top of my head:

1) Hawk the Slayer  [my favorite of all time after LotR]
2) The Archer: Fugitive From the Empire - [made for tv movie which I loved]
3) The Sword and the Sorcerer
4) Dragonheart
5) Willow
6) Krull

These are the ones I liked that most "normal" people thought sucked.
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2006, 12:48:27 PM »

Dragonslayer
The D&D movie
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2006, 12:54:28 PM »

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1) Hawk the Slayer  [my favorite of all time after LotR]

 :shock:  I loved that movie!  I didn't think anyone has ever seen this film except me.  Jack Palance was great in it.  I haven't seen this film in years.

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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2006, 01:00:06 PM »

Krull!

Clash of the Titans!
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2006, 01:28:51 PM »

Clash of the Titans, Krull, and Dragonslayer are the three I would have mentioned. Also, Conan the Barbarian must be at the top of anyone's list. Then there's some road trip movies involving some jewelry and a bunch of monsters, but the names escape me. smile
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2006, 01:40:14 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2006, 03:26:14 PM »

The Neverending Story.  I mean how freaking cool was that movie with the flying dog thing, crazy locales . . . that flying dog thing . . . sweet.

The Labyrinth!  How cool was THAT movie!  With that couragous chickie-puff, BOWIE . . . Bowie . . . and weird magical music numbers.

I would recommend Willow for the NES over the movie simply for the weird glitch you can do to make Willow appear anywhere on the map.
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2006, 03:53:49 PM »

Never Ending Story and Labyrinth for the win for sure. Those ones ruled my young 80's childhood.
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2006, 03:59:47 PM »

Lord of the rings, princess bride.... I'm stumped.
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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2006, 04:04:24 PM »

Ok, bear with me here- Legend The Director's Cut

Yes, the theatrical version blows, but the director's cut actually makes sense, and the original Jerry Goldsmith score elevates the movie into the best fantasy movie that should have been.  That's right, no horrible, horrible Tangerine Dream.

Seriously, it's really pretty damn good.
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« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2006, 10:09:44 PM »

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Fantasy as in swords & sorcery...


How about:

King Arthur (2004)
First Knight
Red Sonja
Highlander
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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2006, 10:11:34 PM »

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Ok, bear with me here- Legend The Director's Cut

Yes, the theatrical version blows, but the director's cut actually makes sense, and the original Jerry Goldsmith score elevates the movie into the best fantasy movie that should have been.  That's right, no horrible, horrible Tangerine Dream.

Seriously, it's really pretty damn good.


Agreed - 110%!
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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2006, 10:24:44 PM »

Flesh and Blood

Although it's not sword and sorcery, I think it fits in the genre more or less and will give you your 'fix'.
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« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2006, 10:52:31 PM »

The Dark Crystal owns all.
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« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2006, 11:24:06 PM »

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The Dark Crystal owns all.


Dark Crystal was to fantasy what Fraggle Rock was to drama.
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« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2006, 11:24:19 PM »

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First Knight

Evil, horrible, blasphemous, crap movie.
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« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2006, 11:40:17 PM »

Hey now, it was fantasy!
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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2006, 01:55:07 AM »

13th Warrior
The Sword and the Sorcerer
Chronicles of Narnia (surprised nobody mentioned it)
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« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2006, 06:15:03 AM »

Would Time Bandits qualify?

i dig on Jason and the Argonauts too
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« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2006, 07:02:00 AM »

Seconding King Arthur (2004 version)

Also how did everyone forget TROY! I must have watched it three times now, the battle scenes look incredible.

Evil Dead 2 - where he goes back in time to the medieval ages and has to defend the castle against an incoming army of dead soldiers.

The Time Machine (students go back in time to the medieval ages to rescue their professor)

Druids

Amazon Queen (the topless fight between the two competing amazon queens was.. ahm, very nice)

Hercules (There's a 2005 edition by Hallmark Entertainment)

Empire (Mini tv series that ran on ABC on dvd now)

Xena TV Series (I have all 6 box editions)

Darknest Knight (Think there's 3 of them out now 1 - 3)

EarthSea (Scifi picture put out around 2004)

Seven Magnificent Gladiators

Gladiator (The way he worships the dolls could be called "sorcery" coudn't it?)

Ton of others I've seen but just can't think of off the top of my head. Big fan of fantasy/scifi/medieval types of movies.
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« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2006, 10:49:25 AM »

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Evil Dead 2 - where he goes back in time to the medieval ages and has to defend the castle against an incoming army of dead soldiers.

That's Army of Darkness.  Evil Dead 2 is Evil Dead revisited with a really funny hand bit.

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Amazon Queen (the topless fight between the two competing amazon queens was.. ahm, very nice)

Netflixed! :wink:

EDIT: Not Netflixed!  No movie by that title exists in their database.  Or IMDB for that matter...
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« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2006, 01:23:18 PM »

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The Time Machine (students go back in time to the medieval ages to rescue their professor)


Wasn't that Timeline?
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« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2006, 02:30:46 PM »

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The Time Machine (students go back in time to the medieval ages to rescue their professor)


Wasn't that Timeline?

Yeah.  The Time Machine has a Victorian era scientist going into the far future and killing an unredeemably melodramatic Jeremy Irons.
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« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2006, 02:48:02 PM »

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Also how did everyone forget TROY! I must have watched it three times now, the battle scenes look incredible.

I saw Troy at the theater and sorta liked it but also felt kind of uncomfortable.  I wasn't sure why until I went to work that Monday and the gay guys were all raving over it.  It dawned on me that Troy was softcore gay porn.
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« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2006, 03:53:05 PM »

Deathstalker series. I have only seen 3 & 4 but they were good if cheesy 80's swords and sorcery.
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« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2006, 04:05:04 PM »

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Also how did everyone forget TROY! I must have watched it three times now, the battle scenes look incredible.

I saw Troy at the theater and sorta liked it but also felt kind of uncomfortable.  I wasn't sure why until I went to work that Monday and the gay guys were all raving over it.  It dawned on me that Troy was softcore gay porn.


Troy gets worse the longer it runs, deviating from one of the greatest war epics ever written, becoming Hollywood tripe. Damned studio pussies, couldn't let Homer tell the damn story. *Cough*


I second Time Bandits too!
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« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2006, 04:13:44 PM »

Pathfinder
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« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2006, 05:38:24 PM »

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The Dark Crystal owns all.


Amen.  DC and Labyrinth were two of my favorite movies as a kid.  I had a Jen & Kira poster on my wall for years.

Did you know they're making a Dark Crystal sequel?
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« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2006, 06:22:50 PM »

Hell yes!
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« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2006, 06:26:59 PM »

LOL Holy shit how did I manage to get 3 of the movie titles wrong?

I'm on my way to work now, but if it wasn't Amazon Queen it must have been something along the lines of Queen of the Amazons - was made around 1970 in Italy. When I get back from work I'll look it up to get the right title.
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« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2006, 06:39:22 PM »

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When I get back from work I'll look it up to get the right title.

Looking forward to it.  :wink:
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« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2006, 07:36:12 PM »

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Would Time Bandits qualify?
 I was thinking the same thing.   Great movie, either way.  

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Also how did everyone forget TROY! I must have watched it three times now, the battle scenes look incredible.
 I actually liked it much better than I thought I would.  The battle scenes were pretty intense, but it did feel like it should have been about 30 minutes shorter.
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« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2006, 08:32:21 PM »

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Also how did everyone forget TROY! I must have watched it three times now, the battle scenes look incredible.


We left Troy off the list because the rest of the movie was ass, sir!
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« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2006, 12:54:17 AM »

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Would Time Bandits qualify?
 I was thinking the same thing.   Great movie, either way.


Then we have to mention "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen."

I always watch them together.
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Would Time Bandits qualify?
 I was thinking the same thing.   Great movie, either way.

Then we have to mention "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen."

I always watch them together.

I may get skewered for this, but I like Munchausen better than Time Bandits...
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« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2006, 01:50:15 AM »

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Would Time Bandits qualify?
 I was thinking the same thing.   Great movie, either way.

Then we have to mention "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen."

I always watch them together.

I may get skewered for this, but I like Munchausen better than Time Bandits...

Munchausen has Uma Thurman.  Winnar!
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« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2006, 03:28:39 PM »

Sword Of The Valiant  ("Sir Gawain and the Green Knight") .  It has Sean Connery in it so it can't be all that bad.
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« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2006, 10:31:29 PM »

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Sword Of The Valiant  ("Sir Gawain and the Green Knight") .  It has Sean Connery in it so it can't be all that bad.


Speaking of Sean Connery, I'll throw in a recommendation for 'Robin and Marian' which is the story of an older Robin Hood.
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« Reply #39 on: February 13, 2006, 07:22:09 PM »

Looks like the movie was called "The Amazons" (1973)
Here's a picture of the battle for the leadership of the amazon tribe:



Also how about Excalibur? Lots of swords and sorcery in there.
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