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5.0 out of 5 stars Great fantasy movie.
In the early 1980s there was a spate of fantasy movies -- ranging from movies like "Conan the Barbarian" and "Excalibur", to distinctly B-grade productions like "The Sword and the Sorceror", and "Hawk the Slayer". This was probably due to the phenomenal success of "Star Wars", as science fiction and fantasy have always marched pretty closely beside one another as genres...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fine Fantasy Fare
The location shots were great and they put lots of effort into the costumes and set dressing. The language used helped to set the scene and the effects weren't half bad. Peter MacNicol has an appealing screen presence and Caitlin Clarke makes for a feisty heroine. This is another of Disney's darker efforts and the Dragon scenes are particularly well handled, the cave...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Poke the bare-bones of a Dragonslayer, 7 Jun 2004
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Finally after two false starts, it appears that Dragonslayer will finally make it onto a Home Video format in the UK - 23 years after production.
However, given the deserved cult status of this film yet another missed opportunity has passed. Already released (12 months prior) in France and the US, by Buena Vista and Paramount respectively, with bare-bones DVD releases. We now see Disney do the same in the UK. Such missed opportunities for the format.
The movie gets 5 stars, the lack of extras takes one back...
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5.0 out of 5 stars youthful romp, 17 Oct 2010
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This film seems dated now, but it has a class of it's own. Watch the issues carefully and you see the beginnings of propaganda and how different powers manipulate situations for their gain. I find it interesting coming from Walt Disney who are known for altering stories for the worst with their cutesey family "friendly" ideal.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 1 Dec 2009
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I remember watching this as a kid and was awe struck by it back then. Now its fun to look back on that same movie and still enjoy it. Sure, its not like todays CGI films but its still magic! Great for any fan of the good old movies like this one.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fine Fantasy Fare, 20 Nov 2014
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The location shots were great and they put lots of effort into the costumes and set dressing. The language used helped to set the scene and the effects weren't half bad. Peter MacNicol has an appealing screen presence and Caitlin Clarke makes for a feisty heroine. This is another of Disney's darker efforts and the Dragon scenes are particularly well handled, the cave scenes with the younger Dragons put me in mind of contemporary fare such as Outlander and the Dragon itself seems to have found a clone in Reign of Fire, what with holes in the wings and that strange crouching walk it has. The movie meanders a little and I thought MacNicol's scripting could've had a clearer right of passage and made him much more of a hero; he does face down a massive dragon after all.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sterling fantasy adventure - a quality rarely seen, 7 Jun 2009
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I remember this from my childhood, during which is scared the hell out of me. despite some wobbly puppetry (When the dragon looms over people its not the finest special effect anyone has ever seen) the film revolves around a solid story played out by an stella cast including Peter MacNicol (ally mcbeal, numb3rs) Ralph Richardson (time bandits).

An enjoyable and frequently overlooked treasure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ... before CGI was invented - is one of the best Dragon-based fantasy films of all time and sets a ..., 14 July 2014
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Dragonslayer - made long before CGI was invented - is one of the best Dragon-based fantasy films of all time and sets a benchmark for similar films. The acting is first-rate - there are quite a few character actors you will recognise from later films (look out for Star War's all-powerful Emperor getting an instant hairdo, dragon-style). The legendary Ralph Richardson is magnificently authentic as the aged sorcerer, Ulrich of Craggenmoor. Surprisingly well made for an 80s fantasy, the story is a simple though clever, and definitely not boring or predictable. Visually it is superb in terms of cinematography and the effects are good enough to carry it against the films of today. Filmed on the beautiful Isle of Skye it makes one wonder what Lord of the Rings would have been like if it was filmed in Britain. A wonderful, well-crafted 80s fantasy gem. It is well worth watching before you see part 3 of the Hobbit (who knows, you may even see some similarities). Highly recommnded.
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4.0 out of 5 stars DRAGONSLAYER., 28 April 2014
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The best Dragon film so far, the Dragon is very realistic. good story and good acting, you cant beat Walt Disney.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I watch it only for Ralph Richardson, 22 Feb 2014
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Richardson would have made an excellent Gandalf; in Dragonslayer he is both intimidating and hilarious! The dragon is pretty cool looking when you see it; it also has the best name ever - "Vermithrax Pejorative". Ian McKellen also appears in the film as a priest who doesn't realise what he is up against!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 15 Nov 2014
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Excellent film
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this film., 24 Jun 2013
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I grew up on this film. Great to watch. DVD is fine. No issues. What more can I say? It's a DVD of a great movie. Had no issues with transfer or audio.

funny enough this film used scare me as a child. the baby dragon's etc.
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