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Dragonslayer (1981)

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A young wizarding apprentice is sent to kill a dragon which has been devouring girls from a nearby kingdom.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Galen
Caitlin Clarke ...
Valerian
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Ulrich
John Hallam ...
Tyrian
Peter Eyre ...
Casiodorus Rex
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Greil
Sydney Bromley ...
Hodge
Chloe Salaman ...
Princess Elspeth
Emrys James ...
Valerian's Father
Roger Kemp ...
Horsrik
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Brother Jacopus
Ken Shorter ...
Henchman
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Henchman
Yolande Palfrey ...
Victim
Douglas Cooper ...
Urlander
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Storyline

A King has made a pact with a dragon where he sacrfices virgins to it, and the dragon leaves his kingdom alone. An old wizard, and his keen young apprentice volunteer to kill the dragon and attempt to save the next virgin in line - the Kings own daughter. Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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dragon | kingdom | apprentice | king | wizard | See more »

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IN THE DARK AGES DRAGONS WERE REAL. [USA theatrical] See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 June 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$6,000,000 (USA)
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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Peter MacNicol's film debut. See more »

Goofs

Obvious matte work during some of the flying sequences and when the dragon is moving on the ground. See more »

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Valerian: [to Galen] It's a shield. I made it. Might keep the fire off of you, might not. You know, you're an idiot. You're going to die tonight. You'll be ripped, limb from limb. This is the last time I'll ever speak to you!
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Now THAT'S what I call a dragon!!!
30 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

With the name Disney attached to a sword and sorcery/fantasy romp, many genre purists might be filled with immediate consternation as they visualise in horror the possible 'cute' connotations.

Fortuitously, the understandable apprehension that this may well induce actually proves to be entirely unfounded however, as this movie is about as far from Pete's Dragon or any other Disney fare as is humanly imaginable!

What we do have here, is an excellent movie with top notch production values, awesome special effects, a fine cast, and a very dark story.

The dragon itself is without doubt the best ever committed to celluloid (a much better design than the CGI one in Dragonheart) and proves to be hugely menacing and destructive as it incinerates everything in it's path.

The actors to, all put in excellent performances and it's particularly great to see such a fine piece of casting in the form of the late great Sir Ralph Richardson as the wizard Ulrich. In fact for such a role there has surely never been a more appropriate choice of actor other than of course, Peter Jackson casting Sir Ian McKellen to play Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

For fans of sword & sorcery and fantasy movies in general, this really is an absolute must see!


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