Krod Mandoon And The Flaming Sword of Fire 2009

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All six episodes of the Channel 4 spoof fantasy series. In the cruel Maconian empire presided over by the evil Chancellor Dongalor (Matt Lucas), young blacksmith's son Krod Mandoon (Sean Maguire) is handsome, brave - and very clumsy. Along with his band of freedom fighters, lusty pagan girlfriend Aneka (India de Beaufort), devoted ex-slave Loquasto (Steve Speirs) and underpowered sorcerer Zezelryck (Kevin Hart), he is on a mission to save the world and free his mentor General Arcadius (Roger Allam). Episodes are: 'Wench Trouble', 'Golden Powers', 'Our Bounties Ourselves', 'O Biclops, Where Art Thou?', 'Succubi: The Dawn's Early Light' and 'Thrilla in the Villa'.

Starring:
India de Beaufort, Roger Allam
Rental Formats:
DVD

Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 43 minutes
Starring India de Beaufort, Roger Allam, Matt Lucas, Kevin Hart, Sean Maguire, James Murray, Steven Speirs, John Rhys-Davies, Marques Ray
Director Alex Hardcastle
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Studio 4DVD
Rental release 23 November 2009
Main languages English

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 July 2009
Format: DVD
Storming bravely into the rather overused genre of fantasy parody comes this 6 part BBC comedy. Featuring a clueless all American hero,(Krod), & his brainless companions, Zezelryck the magician with no powers , Bruce a gay prisoner they release & Loquasto a half man half pig brute. With them travels a warrior pagan called Aneka, formerly Krod's girlfriend, whose thirst for fighting is only outdone by her inability to say no to any man or indeed men.
This hopeless quintet are chosen to help free the land from oppression by the evil Chancellor Dongallor & his aide Barnabus. Dongalor is played by Matt Lucas and in truth much of this series success is down to him. He plays the pint size egomaniac with great relish and a fine sense of fun is brought to the screen every time he appears. Utterly ruthless & completely self obsessed he thinks nothing of killing a young womans father & then trying to woo her straight away. Lucas swings his characters moods all over the place and really brings him to life with all sorts of mannerisms and ticks.
The sets and costumes are up to scratch and the plot zips along at a fair old pace. Along the way a host of characters appear briefly to add interest including John Rhys Davis as a proper wizard, and a smart turn from Jonathan Slinger as the complete & utter perv Biclops.
The usual fighting & quest for adventure ensues & there are times when you feel that it's been done before but this is a slick effort that has the savvy to usually not dwell very long on any one scene and to keep up the quickfire banter so that you don't get bored. There is also a feeling of all the right PC boxes being ticked as well but nothing feels forced or out of place so this doesn't detract from the story.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Nelson on 30 Jan. 2010
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PROS
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-A funny and original fantasy tv series
-Sean Maguire is excellent and really funny, even Matt Lucas (WhoI dont find funny) is hilarious.
-India De Beaufort is one of the hottest women on the planet - worth the DVD for her alone
-Great script and entertainment that passes so quickly you'll want alot more.
-Better than Robin hood and other dramas as it's never going to take itself seriously

CONS
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- Is very funny, but needs more variety and scope for it to be a success.
- Waiting for more !

CONCLUSION
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In the present trendof fantasy series, reality TV and crime drama's this is a great addition to the BBC list of shows. I don't know if there is a second series due, but it would be criminal to give it a chance as it is like mixing Robin hood, lord of the rings, monty python and American comedy genius all into one. Just buy it as Im sure it has something for everyone.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Seeker on 13 Feb. 2010
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This is fun. It's a spoof, lampooning so much clichéd, lazy genre fantasy writing over the years. And it's very well done, written by people who clearly know and love the genre they're having fun playing around with. And the acting is delightful.
Highly recommended. Let's hope there's a second series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Julie192007 on 31 May 2013
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I watched this a few years ago on the BBC and loved every episode! It's a perfect mix of comedy and action with great acting, characters and story! I wish they had made another series!!!!!!!
Anyone who loves sword fights and light hearted comedy I recommend Krod Mandoon!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ronald wilson on 5 May 2013
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one of the best and hilarious comedies wrote cant help watching over and over again still find coments ive missed
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Corinne Ewence on 25 May 2012
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Run for cover. Krods here!
Sean Maguire and India de Beaufort have the comic timing of an established duo.
A laugh a minute.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Gavin Derbyshire on 7 July 2009
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Stupid, Ludicrus, Farcical - and thats just Krod and Anika, never mind their demented "love life" - Anika takes acception to chastity belts (she also has the brains).
Unlike other US scripted and modern UK humour, this is actually funny.
I suppose Matt Lucas does add some overwight grotesque humour, but any other demented raving half wit of an despot would have done. The end bit where he tries to exit the castle via (far too small) bat wings (with Barnabus in the rear) is particularly potty.
Sean Magure sports a particularly nice US accent, while a lot of the extras appear to be Welsh ! Seems that in the version of Middle Earth found here, Racoons replace Badgers !
The most disapointing character was the imbicele of a wizard - apparently a US standup comic of some sort.
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By Becky R. on 20 Jun. 2014
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I watched this when it originally aired on BBC, and after discovering this DVD on Amazon, I just had to buy it and re-watch it all. It is funny, silly and sometimes rather bizarre; Matt Lucas is a tour de force as a lustful, despotic, murderous tyrant overlord, and the supporting cast are all well chosen for their roles. A brilliantly amusing fantasy drama.
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