Coolest RPG movie(s)?

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Coolest RPG movie(s)?

Postby Wobb » Tue Apr 24, 2001 9:56 pm

I just wondered what you people thought was a great RPG-type movie, or decent fantasy/sci-fi movie. After the sad release of Dungeons and Dragons I've been looking for videos to build up my library, preferably on DVD..so help me compile a list of great RPG-type movies! Btw, I can't wait for the Final Fantasy movie to come out.

This topic came up while I was at the video store and they didn't have:

<h1>KRULL</h1>

Boy was I mad! I love that movie!

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Postby agreiver » Tue Apr 24, 2001 10:48 pm

Excalibur!!
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Postby Sarell » Tue Apr 24, 2001 10:57 pm

The Dark Crystal...

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Postby izarek » Tue Apr 24, 2001 11:06 pm

Don't it suck when video stores dont have that movie ya wanted to watch that night? Awhile ago my wife and I went to the local Blockbuster video (<--DIE!!) to pick up some star trek videos. Out of the whole, what is it, 9 movies, they only had Generations. Boggle!! Damn that sucked.

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Postby Sangdraxus Blackfire » Tue Apr 24, 2001 11:38 pm

It will be Lord of the Rings trilogy before this year is over...

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Postby Malacar » Wed Apr 25, 2001 12:07 am

oh oh oh... but the dungeons and dragons movie ruled!!!

not.

Personally, I loved Braveheart.


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Postby namatoki » Wed Apr 25, 2001 12:48 am

ROFL, Malacar!!! I love your new sig now. Image

Hmmm... Best fantasy type movie? I gotta say the Conan movies were cool. C'mon, who doesn't like Ah-nuld? The D&D movie was too painful to watch. I can't believe there wasn't even 1 magic missile! The fantasy genre is hurting for a good movie and I hope LotR fills that huge void. There really needs to be a really good Forgotten Realms movie. *sigh*

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Postby Gorgaxx Skull Shrinker » Wed Apr 25, 2001 2:35 am

Check out a cartoon movie called Fire and Ice. Its been like 17 years since ive seen it but it was a rental, great movie length cartoon. Good luck finding that one!
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Postby Fezbozz » Wed Apr 25, 2001 7:09 am

I hope lord of the rings is better then the d&d movie which shouldn't be hard. Although I don't really like the books anyway. I wonder with all the good writers like salvatore,cunningham,wiess and hickman just to name a few why couldn't they come up with a good story for the d&d movie. I think Liegashia summed it up best when he said you know all those people that thought people who played d&d are dorks well if they see this movie they still will. Anyway my favorite fantasy movie is either Return of the Jedi or Monty Python quest for the holy grail.
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Postby Jegzed » Wed Apr 25, 2001 7:28 am

I'm happy nobody mentioned Dragonheart.

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Postby belleshel » Wed Apr 25, 2001 11:09 am

Your all way wayyy off Image
It's Army of Darkness.

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Postby Yayaril » Wed Apr 25, 2001 11:45 am

Gimme some sugar!

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Postby Galkar » Wed Apr 25, 2001 12:17 pm

Willow or Labrynth.
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Postby Sarvis » Wed Apr 25, 2001 12:19 pm

Monty Python and the Holy Grail... without question the best medeival (why can I never spell that?) movie ever! Image

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Postby Thengil » Wed Apr 25, 2001 12:54 pm

"Bröderna Lejonhjärta" was a brilliant fantasy movie for kids Image

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Postby Yadir » Wed Apr 25, 2001 1:31 pm

Army of Darkness!

'What's the matter? You found me attractive once!'

'You got ugly!'

heh. This commercial is dang funny AoD humor - check it out.

http://www.adcritic.com/content/thq-arm.html

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Postby cherzra » Wed Apr 25, 2001 2:11 pm

Army of Darkness (1993, kickass one liners)
Merlin (1988)
Dragonslayer (1981, a real gem)
The Beastmaster (1982)
The Neverending Story (original title "Die Unendliche Geschichte", 1984, another gem)

Other stuff
Fire and Ice (loved it at first, but gets duller every time I watch it, 1983 - animation)
Warriors of the Wind (original title "Kaze no tani no Naushika", 1984 - animation)
Krull, Willow, other stuff people mentioned
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Postby cherzra » Wed Apr 25, 2001 2:14 pm

BTW, get the Anchor Bay Army of Darkness dvd. The Universal release sucks ass, horrible transfer and sound. Anchor Bay in general makes simply awesome transfers, anamorphic, brushed up sound, grain-free picture, etc. Plus they have all the obscure horror shit I like Image
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Postby Malacar » Wed Apr 25, 2001 4:48 pm

I dunno why, but my friends think Dragonheart was the best.. Personally I didn't really like it. Decent CG with the dragon, but the acting and story lacked, imho..

Anyone ever see 'The Sword and the Rose' with Rutger Hauer? It was about a mercenary band that takes over a castle and a soon-to-be princess, corrupts her some, then get decimated by a plague that was insinuated upon them by an enemy throwing chunks of plagued canine meat into their water well... Very cool movie actually. I won't ruin it for those that haven't, but it doesn't have a happy ending, I'll say that much. Highly recommended.

Ladyhawke. Good flick.



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Postby Gythi » Wed Apr 25, 2001 4:54 pm

Other good Animation that are good:

Light Years
Wizards

I think the animators were on crack or something, but their cool =)
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Postby Faedril » Wed Apr 25, 2001 8:27 pm

Well... If you count Japanese Animation:
Here are some titles not to miss

Record of Lodoss War - new and old for drama

Slayers (all) for comedy/drama
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Postby Sarell » Wed Apr 25, 2001 11:15 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Sarvis:
<B>Monty Python and the Holy Grail... without question the best medeival (why can I never spell that?) movie ever! Image

Sarvis says, "What... is the airspeed velocity of a swallow!?!"</B></font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Is that a European or African swallow?

...how could I resist...
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Postby Dranix/Straxin » Thu Apr 26, 2001 12:46 am

Animated:Princess Mononoke and Flight of Dragons

Non animated: with out a doubt Princess Bride

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Postby Fezbozz » Thu Apr 26, 2001 12:24 pm

I knew one movie was slipping my mind and it just came to me. By far better then anything I have ever seen and I have seen most of the fantasy films around is without a doubt Gladiator.
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Postby Selias » Thu Apr 26, 2001 11:44 pm

Yeah Dranix! I was about to say Princes Mononoke... just saw it the other night after playing a game of Zonk, and those wolves were badass Image
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Postby Treladian » Fri Apr 27, 2001 12:16 am

Another nice fantasy anime is Escaflowne. Nothing quite like medieval mecha (basically really large suits of armor wielding really large swords or other weapons).
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Postby cherzra » Fri Apr 27, 2001 1:41 pm

I wouldn't call gladiator a fantasy movie.
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Postby Rynlaeis » Fri Apr 27, 2001 1:59 pm

Nausicaa was good, but the manga was a lot better than the anime.. like just about every other anime/manga out there. Vampire Hunter D was fun, I wish they'd make a sequel.

The original Record of Lodoss Wars was excellent, but the "sequel" Chronicles of the Heroic Knight was lacking.

Dragonslayer was definitely great for its time, and Willow is excellent (there's a book series that acts as a sequel to Willow, but it's not very good).
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Postby Nitania » Fri Apr 27, 2001 8:22 pm

CONAN THE BARBARIAN!!!!! come to me arnold!

my 2nd favorite is Willow Image

I dont know if it *really* counts, but Princess Bride is dang funny.

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Postby Dranix/Straxin » Sat Apr 28, 2001 1:52 am

Hey Cherz, why exactly is gladiator not a fantasy movie? Lets see....its not based on a true story, it doesnt have sci-fi creatures and guns and stuff, but it does have a kick ass story and some kick ass fights, the only reason it wouldn't be considered "fantasy" is because it did use real city names but hey its still fantasy.
Just curious.

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Postby cherzra » Sat Apr 28, 2001 10:56 am

Because it's a movie about a Roman who became a gladiator? I fail to see any supernatural creatures, magic or what else. It's just a movie about Roman who fights in an arena, like Ben Hur and Spartacus before it. If anything, it's a movie for historical reference - not sword-slinging, magic-weaving fantasy.
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Postby Fynious » Fri May 04, 2001 11:57 am

"Fantasy" movies.
First off I think we need to define the term "Fantasy Movie". Fantasy can mean many things to many people. In this particular listing I'm going to use the term "Fantasy" to mean Mid-Evil, or Dark Ages. The stuff "Dungeons and Dragons" was based on. I wanted to state that because while going through my very large collection of movies I started pulling out titles like Indiana Jones, Jurassic park, Evil Dead II, Heavy Metal, and Blade. While all of the movies I have mentioned are "Fantasy" based movies they are not true to the topic at hand. Keeping with the theme of the mud I have taken the time to build what "I" think is the all time top 20 listing of "Fantasy" based movies of all time. I felt that animation was not a reason to leave the movie off the list because it still has the same theme and appeal that a regular movie would.
Because listing out all of these movies in a #1 to #20 would be far to hard, and no one would agree fully, I felt I would just list them out as my TOP 20 Favorite movies.. But not in any order.

1. Original LoTR's (Series, Animation)
2. Conan the Barbarian
3. Conan the Destroyer
4. Blood & Iron
5. LadyHawke
6. DragonSlayer
7. Lodoss Wars (Series, Animation)
8. Red Sonya
9. Monty Python - Quest for the Holy Grail
10. Army of Darkness
11. Excalibur
12. Braveheart
13. Highlander (Original)
14. Legend
15. Robin Hood 1991 K. Costner
16. Robin Hood 1957 E. Flynn
17. Jason and the Argonauts
18. Kull
19. Princes Bride
20. The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad

Honorable Mention:

1. The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
2. Dracula - Prince of Darkness 1954 C. Lee
3. Bram Stokers Dracula
4. Willow
5. Mummy
6. Dune
7. Big Trouble Little China
8. Flash Gordon
9. Wizard of Oz
10. The Golden Child
11. Evil Dead II

Top Disappointments:

1. Dungeons and Dragons the Movie
2. Dragonheart
3. Highlander 2 (Not the renegade version)
4. Evil Dead I
5. Calling all Monsters
6. Dark Crystal
7. Labyrinth


I think this pretty much is a complete collection of the best fantasy movies in the last 50-60 years. I have left off some boarder line Sci-Fi and Horror titles that are great movies but did not fit on the list that I was creating.

Thanks
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Postby Sarvis » Fri May 04, 2001 12:40 pm

Hmm... I'm a bit curious as to why you decided heavy metal wasn't fantasy but Highlander was? Both good movies... but both are a mix of fantasy with futurism in Heavy Metal's case and Modern Day stuff in Highlander's. Same with Army of Darkness... another kickass movie, but it starts and ends in the present day... not to mention killing skeletons with a car. Image (Actually the alternate ending on the DVD ends in the future... but that's another story. Image

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Postby Vysslk » Fri May 04, 2001 9:49 pm

Hehe..what about The Last Unicorn? Had the goffy geeky looking mage...and the witch with her traveling caravan..and of course...the Red Bull Image

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Postby Ragorn » Fri May 04, 2001 10:33 pm

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Postby Rizzleyi » Fri May 04, 2001 10:44 pm

I liked 13th Warrior for some reason, thought it was a ok movie
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Postby Elias » Sat May 05, 2001 10:35 pm

I don't have anything to contribute to the list except mentioning that for sci-fi you can't go wrong with "The Abyss: Special Edition" in my opinion one of if not the best movies ever made- its special effects are on par with anything made today, the plot is astounding and the acting is stupendous. The DVD of the film is the best I have ever seen, with two discs- one for the movie and a few special features and the second for a whole bunch of other features about the movie- the DVD makes excellent use of all the abilities of the DVD system including angles and soundtracks, as well as subtitle commentary so you dont have to watch the movie with no sound to get all the pertinent information like you have to do with the Matrix. Oh and as for the real reason I decided to post this:

Medieval: not Mid-evil or Midievil, there is no hyphen or space, it doesnt refer to really sinister sound file formats or have anything to do with how "evil" the time period was, it just means "Middle Age"

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