Dragon Hunters 2008

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Zoe is a little girl who believes in fairy tales. In order to help her uncle Lord Arnold get rid of a terrible dragon, Zoe decides she has to find some heroes. When she meets Gwizdo and Lian-Chu, a couple of two-bit, fly-by-night dragon hunters, she decides that she s going to believe in them and set out on an adventure to bring peace to the land.

Starring:
Forest Whitaker, Vincent Lindon
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  • Feature parental_guidance
Runtime 1 hour 16 minutes
Starring Forest Whitaker, Vincent Lindon, Mary Matilyn Mouser, Patrick Timsit, Philippe Nahon, Amanda Lear, Marie Drion, Jeremy Prevost
Director Guillaume Ivernel, Arthur Qwak
Studio ICON HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 11 October 2010
Main languages English

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Ferry on 15 April 2011
Format: Blu-ray
Hey,

This is really a great not so famous animation movie!!!
But it really can match with a Pixar or Dreamworks animation movie.

A fantastic bright coloured flowting fantasy world where dragons are a pest.
So ofcourse there are Dragon hunters that try to earn much money for catching them.
And the best team for that are Gwizdo (really funny character, With the great funny voice of Rob Paulsen)
And Lian-Chu (voiced by Forest Whitaker), Joined by a small girl Zoe,
And the funny blue coloured, fire bomb peeing dog Hector.
They have to catch the biggest and most famous dragon of all, ...the World eater.

The story is good, ...And the HD video images and HD sound are even better!!!

So if you like animated movies, This one you really must buy,
You are really gonna like it ;)
(it's Region free)
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Kiwi on 22 Mar 2011
Format: DVD
This film is great!!I don't know what drugs the creators were on when the made it but I want some. The thought process behind the 'world' in this movie are amazing. The animation is wonderful, the ideas are MAD, the the scenery is amazing. I have watched this numerous times and, the story aside, I sit enthralled each time.
Saying that the story is also great. The main characters are an odd bunch but they fit together perfectly. The fact that the main child is a girl is a lovely twist when it would have been a lot more traditional in this kind of story to have a boy.

This movie has everything. It is fabulous visually, there are dragons, scary creatures, cute sidekicks, a hero, subtle humour, knights, an evil uncle, a lovely uncle.... a truely great DVD.

My only comment would be to be alert when watching this with any young sensitive young children. My three year old wasn't scared but that is because he is going through a 'brave big boy' stage. Three months ago he would have been hiding behind the sofa when the dragons came on!

Would highly reccomend this movie for adults and children alike!!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Sheridan on 8 Mar 2012
Format: DVD
The Dragon Hunters is a relatively unknown animated film of French origin - though here overdubbed in English - and it owes a lot to that country's wider appreciation of the comic strip: whereas in the UK only Tintin and Asterix have gained universal endorsement, huge swathes of the French treat them as a distinct art form. Many of those artistic merits are on show in this film: gorgeous artwork, full of imagination, humour and thought, with great use of light; interesting characters who are as fully developed - complete with ambitions and a backstory - as the original, Chinese-inspired world they live in; and a slightly grown-up aspect to what at first feels like should be strictly for children.
It is this last aspect that makes the film sit awkwardly between two posts: the plot - a quest to the end of the world to defeat a monstrous dragon - is so basic and simple to accomplish it is distinctly childish, but the characters are too complex for the same young child to fully appreciate until they are older; the world they inhabit is head-scratchingly strange, and better just accepted than questioned, as there are few answers offered, even in the DVD extras. The final action scene is scary enough that they may never want to see how the film finished. Certainly having seen it once, the second time around my children themselves turned the film off when it began to reach the scary bit at the end because they knew what was coming... Bless.
Overall as a film this was disappointing; the film had great potential that its plot failed to live up to; but it does have some great ideas and fun, interesting concepts which could have been developed into a stronger story. It is a case of the journey being far better than the destination, and its many merits still make it a curiosity, though not perhaps for younger viewers, unless they won't see the end, or are very brave.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By sheree on 4 Nov 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Brilliant film, not really a famous film but it should be as it's very good. Would recommend anyone buying it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Wuffles on 17 Jan 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Silly silly dvd but I loved it, just my kind of dvd, take you away and see something what you know can't happen
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr Fruitcake on 11 July 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Excellent in all aspects! Great quality and wonderful story the children love it, a bit scary for very young children maybe Thank you
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Heidi Brooks on 15 Nov 2011
Format: DVD
I bought this film for my four year old boy who is mad about Dragons. I watched it first encase it would scar him (he's is only just four!). I thought it was a full and good story that kept you entertained all the way through. The scenery is amazing from start to finish. It has a strong Chinese feel to it and music complements the story perfectly. This is a beautifully made stunning animation. My son loves it! The first time he saw it I watched it with him and he didn't find it scary at all. And is still watching it over and over again. I would highly recommend it!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By dynamic on 9 Oct 2010
Format: DVD
This is the best film i have see for a long time.
the animation is fantastic. great for kids and adults alike
you must buy it !
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