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Lee Watts




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PostPosted: Sat 27 Mar, 2004 2:12 pm    Post subject: any good medieval or fantasy dvds to watch?         Reply with quote

after having a totally boring evening i'm in the mood for a good medieval or fantasy film. anybody got any good suggestions?

excluding all these which iv watched lately

conan,

braveheart,

willow

lord of the rings

or ladywawke Laughing Out Loud i know but its michelle pfeiffer she's just so hot. Razz
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PostPosted: Sat 27 Mar, 2004 2:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Try Flesh and Blood, sometimes also titled The Sword and the Rose, with Rutger Hauer and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Ladyhawke

Sword of the Valiant - A rather mediocre movie starring Miles O'Keefe as Sir Gawain. The highlight of the movie is Sean Connery playing the Green Knight.

Robin and Marion, starring Sean Connery as a much-aged Robin Hood and Audrey Hepburn as Marion. Also stars Nigel Nicolson (Merlin from Excalibur) as Little John, who very convincingly pummels an English knight into mush with the knight's own spiked flail.

The Three Musketeers with Keifer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen and Oliver Platt as an OUTLANDISH Porthos, not to mention TIm Curry (Cardinal Richeleou) and Rebecca de Mornay (Milady De Winter).

If you want to see the WORST b-movie fantasy ever, try and find Deathstalker II. If nothing else, the bloopers at the end with topless, former Penthouse Pet (1980's) Monique Gabrielle are a hoot. Any movie that starts with a line from the antagonist like, "I'll have my revenge! And Deathstalker, too!" HAS to be seen at least once in a lifetime.

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PostPosted: Sat 27 Mar, 2004 2:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ack! Can't not suggest Rob Roy for the list. Liam Neeson has some good fights with a Scottish backsword in that one!
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Lee Watts




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PostPosted: Sat 27 Mar, 2004 3:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Robin and Marian.. brill film

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PostPosted: Sat 27 Mar, 2004 3:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If you're looking to see a Robin Hood film, I'd also recommend the "Robin Hood" with Patrick Bergen, Uma Thurman, Jurgen Prochnow etc. It came out at exactly the same time as Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, but went straight to video to avoid competing with Costner's sorry film. I know "straight to video" normally means "mediocre", but in this case I would have to say the Bergen version beats the stink out of Costner's-- IMHO anyway Big Grin

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PostPosted: Sat 27 Mar, 2004 4:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

David McElrea wrote:
If you're looking to see a Robin Hood film, I'd also recommend the "Robin Hood" with Patrick Bergen, Uma Thurman, Jurgen Prochnow etc. It came out at exactly the same time as Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, but went straight to video to avoid competing with Costner's sorry film. I know "straight to video" normally means "mediocre", but in this case I would have to say the Bergen version beats the stink out of Costner's-- IMHO anyway Big Grin

David


I concur.

On the fantasy fun side, try to find the Barbarian Brothers. Not sure if they are trying to be serious or sppof the genra, but very funny regardless.

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PostPosted: Sat 27 Mar, 2004 5:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

"I am no messenger! But I will give you a message. The message... of death!"

I don't know if it was from Deathstalker II, but it sounds appopriate. Wink

Good suggestions here... let's not forget:

Legend

Krull

Labyrinth


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PostPosted: Sat 27 Mar, 2004 5:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Robin and Marian is that the one with audrey hepburn as marian?


Lee,

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Robin and Marion, starring Sean Connery as a much-aged Robin Hood and Audrey Hepburn as Marion.

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PostPosted: Sat 27 Mar, 2004 6:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Don't forget "The War Lord" with Charlton Hesston and Richard Boone.
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PostPosted: Sat 27 Mar, 2004 8:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A favorite of mine is an old Japanese film called Orochi the Eight-Headed Dragon (obviously fantasy genre.) Plenty of sword fights AND giant monster battles. A winning combination! Big Grin
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Lee Watts




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PostPosted: Sun 28 Mar, 2004 6:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

yes i agree on the Robin Hood with Patrick Bergen being the better film.
But its impossible to get on region 2 dvd or VHS im not sure about region 1 USA ,It was on TV over xmas at 2 ish in the morning but the video doesnt work anymore so i couldnt tape it. Mad


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PostPosted: Sun 28 Mar, 2004 7:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sword and the Sorcerer all the way...I have got to make one of those three bladed swords (two of them shoot, ya know).

Don't forget Dragonslayer...it answers the question as to what do dragonslayers do when they kill the last dragon? They become lawyers...lol

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PostPosted: Sun 28 Mar, 2004 7:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Joan of Arc

Excalibur

Rob Roy

A Knights Tale

DragonSlayer

Legend

The Lion in Winter

just to name a few
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Lee Watts




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PostPosted: Sun 28 Mar, 2004 10:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

some good sugestions there william, i cant belive iv never seen The Lion in winter
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PostPosted: Sun 28 Mar, 2004 10:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You could also try:

13th Warrior

The Vikings


Black and White - Subtitled Movies:

Sword of Doom (Evil samurai film, hard to find in the US (got mine on eBay), but they have it in the UK)

Throne of Blood (Kurosawa, an interpretation of Shakespeare's Macbeth. It got a fortress seige with lots of flying arrows!)

Seven Samurai (Kurosawa)


And you can always re-watch:

Jason and the Argonauts


Also, does anybody remember the title of this movie? It's a story about Northmen that land in a strange country and the residents have a nasty habit of executing people with a very unique device called, "The Mare of Steel". The device is a giant blade about 25 feet tall and shaped like a slide in a children's playground. If you angered the King, you got to take a ride/slide down the length of the blade while straddling it. Yea, "ouch!" is right! Eek!

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Lee Watts




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PostPosted: Sun 28 Mar, 2004 10:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Matt G wrote:


Also, does anybody remember this movie? It's a story about Northmen that land in a strange country and the residents have a nasty habit of executing people with a very unique device called, "The Mare of Steel". The device is a giant blade about 25 feet tall and shaped like a slide in a children's playground. If you angered the King, you got to take a ride/slide down the length of the blade while straddling it. Yea, "ouch!" is right! Eek!


The Mare of Steel yep thats very fan familiar but iv got no idea what film it was from.
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PostPosted: Sun 28 Mar, 2004 1:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I can see the the actors in the "Mare of Steel" movie, and for the life of me can't remember the movie's or the actors names.

ARGHHH!

I do know the were looking for a gold bell, which ends up crushing the viking leader's foe in the end. So much for a good sword through the chest...

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PostPosted: Sun 28 Mar, 2004 1:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It wasn't Leif the Lucky, was it?
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PostPosted: Sun 28 Mar, 2004 2:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

i second the 13th warrior, definitly one of my favorites, i watched last night actually! If you want to see something you can just sit and mock go for Willow with Val Kilmer, now there is a sorry movie.I really like Dragonheart with Dennis Quaid, good stuff. Happy
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PostPosted: Sun 28 Mar, 2004 3:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Found it!!!

It's called, "The Long Ships" starring Richard Widmark.

Now, Carl you'll be able to sleep tonite! Laughing Out Loud



This site has a great picture of the, "Mare of steel"!

http://www.net-monster.com/classicfilms_longships.html

Ok, "Things I need to know before I die" number 10,542: complete!!!

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