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Total Crap: 3.33%

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Dragonslayer (1981)
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by Steve in Prague

"Dragons and swords and boobies oh my!!!!"
5 stars

This was a real Dragon!!!!!!

I'm serious the dragon in "Dragonslayer" was SO realistic that it could only have been played by a REAL Dragon!!!

Plot: An old Sorcerer (Sir Ralph Richardson R.I.P.) grumps around his lair with his dimwitted assistant (Peter McNichol). A group of villagers from a faraway town arrive, pleading for help in killing a dragon that has been terrorizing their lives. The old man agrees, but on the way is killed by the town "Sheriff", on orders from the King. WHY? Because the King rules through fear of the dragon and he doesn't want that fear to go away.

Upon arrival, the dimwitted assistant fights the Dragon, and seemingly kills it. As the town celebrates, one of the villagers thought to be a man, turns out to be a pretty damn hot chick (Catlin Clarke) with a NICE rack of boobies!!! The Dragon, however, is NOT dead and returns to cause more carnage. The old sorcerer is brought back to life, and the battle begins.

This is a damn fine movie. What impressed me the most is the dragon. It moves, walks, acts, and flies like a REAL dragon would if it existed. It doesn't glide through the air, it flaps its wings, like a bat, and it seems to be an effort for it to do so. The dragon is supposed to be very old in the story, and it looks old, tired, and weather beaten. It appears the dragon doesn't want to really be fighting, but it is forced into it by the sorcerer. And WHAT a climactic battle between the two at the end!!!!!

Great effects, great score, great story. Rent it today!!!!!

Dragonslayer is not a Drag-on your time!!!!!!!!

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User Comments

7/04/10 PAUL SHORTT ENJOYABLE SWORD-AND-SORCERY FABLE 3 stars
12/25/09 art THIS WAS THE FIRST FILM I SAW ON THE OLD VIDEO DISK MACHINE IN 1984. 1 stars
12/28/07 David Cohen Worth renting for the "They never do tests" scene alone 4 stars
8/15/07 mb Teach the children: Up with socery, mock Christianity 2 stars
3/06/07 David Pollastrini Not great not terrible 3 stars
8/17/05 ES Slowest start to a movie ever, but a kick ass dragon saves the day= claymation domination 4 stars
1/17/05 Jeff Anderson Matthew Robbins is a true visionary and R. Richardson is great. The best dragon movie ever! 5 stars
7/22/04 Oliver Textbook example of how to tell a true epic and the best dragon in movie history 5 stars
1/03/04 y2mckay 2 decades earlier and 2X better than Reign of Fucking Fire 4 stars
10/13/03 Jim Nastiest dragon ever 5 stars
11/29/02 Charles Tatum Excellent effects, and no goofy Dennis Quaid with a Scottish dragon 5 stars
10/18/02 Dragonslayer of Dragonslayers The best dragon movie ever! Its story and effects still whallop its successors. DVD me!! 5 stars
10/15/01 Andrew Carden Fair Performances Ruin What Good Be A Good Movie. Boring Scripts. 3 stars
9/11/01 Michael One of my favorites 5 stars
6/05/01 Morgan Cranny An excellent fantasy movie, Wicked Dragon!!!! 5 stars
5/10/01 *~Danielle*Ophelia~* (formerly KyLe*BrOfLoVsKi) Breathtaking fantasy-adventure. 5 stars
1/20/01 R.W. Welch Richardson is great, MacNicol passable in this dark Dark Ages fantasy. 3 stars
1/30/00 puppyboy434@aol.com very real portrait of Dark Ages , awesome dragon , Peter McNichol in blond curls . 5 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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  26-Jun-1981 (PG)
  DVD: 21-Oct-2003

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