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El caballero del dragón -- It is the dark ages. Knights patrol the countryside, Kings make the rules, and princesses go silently about their royal duties. Princesses, that is, who aren't Princess Alba (Maria Lamor). When a dragon apparently abducts Princess Alba, it's up to Klever (Harvey Keitel) to save her. What Klever finds, however, is not a dragon at all - but a strange beast-like craft from the stars - a craft with an occupant, a humanoid alien from another planet. Things heat up when, during Princess Albas rescue, Klever gets closer to the alien than he ever expected - and learns that Alba isn't being held against her wills after all - she is in love with the strange, futuristic traveler.

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23 May 1986 (USA) See more »
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One Man's Quest is Another Man's Destiny See more »
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Princess Alba (Lamor) is abducted by a dragon, and it's up to Klever (Keitel) to save her. But, it turns out that this dragon is an alien spacecraft... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Fernando Colomo 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Fernando Colomo 
Andreu Martín  screenplay
Andreu Martín  story
Miguel Ángel Nieto  screenplay
Miguel Ángel Nieto  story

Produced by
Fernando Colomo .... producer
Ana Huete .... executive producer
José Esteban Lasala .... producer
 
Original Music by
José Nieto 
 
Cinematography by
José Luis Alcaine 
 
Film Editing by
Miguel Ángel Santamaría 
 
Set Decoration by
Félix Murcia 
 
Costume Design by
Javier Artiñano (co-costume designer)
 
Makeup Department
José Antonio Sánchez .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Carlos Orengo .... production manager
 
Art Department
Alfonso Azpiri .... additional spacesuit designer
Fernando Colomo .... additional spaceship designer
Juan Giménez .... additional spacesuit designer (as Juan Jimenez)
Vicente Jesús .... spaceship modeler (as Vicente Jesus Rafael)
Julián Martín .... chief painter
Ramón Moya .... construction manager
David Nadal .... additional spaceship designer
Enrique Ventura .... visual designer
 
Sound Department
Ray Gillon .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Randal A. Goya .... adr editor
José Vinader .... sound
Jim Willis .... sound editor (as James Willis)
 
Special Effects by
Reyes Abades .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Vicente Agustí .... optical effects: ATC
Félix Benito .... optical effects: ATC
Félix Bergés .... optical effects: ATC
Carmen Cabrera .... optical effects assistant
Chuck Comisky .... visual effects
Jorge Crespo .... optical effects: ATC
Rafael Fernández .... optical effects: Story Film/Pablo Nuñez
Jesús Gant .... optical effects: Fotofilm Barcelona
Francisco García .... optical effects: Fotofilm Barcelona
José Garrido .... optical effects: ATC
Luiz Gómez-Cornejo .... optical effects: ATC
Vicente López .... optical effects: Moro Creativos
Julián Martín .... miniatures
Carlos Martínez .... optical effects: Story Film/Pablo Nuñez
Oscar Nuñez .... visual effects
Antonio Ojeda .... optical effects: Story Film/Pablo Nuñez
Ángel Rodríguez .... optical effects: Moro Creativos
Juan Ramón Torán .... optical effects: ATC
Miguel Villafáfila .... optical effects: Fotofilm Madrid
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Teresa Isasi .... still photographer
 
Other crew
Cristina Rota .... acting coach
 

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Also Known As:
"Star Knight" - USA (video title)
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USA:90 min
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Trivia:
Imanol Arias turned down the role of IX.See more »
Quotes:
Princesa Alba:You're not IX. You're Noah, and this is the Ark.See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A gorgeous princess is kidnapped by a dragon that results to be an aircraft , then various knights set out to save her, 23 February 2014
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

Ironical and dis-mythical fantasy packs acceptable production design, primitive special effects , and evocative as well as colorful cinematography . When a dazzling craft illuminates the sky above a medieval European village, the townspeople fear mayhem while the ruling party prepares for battle with the mysterious "dragon in the sky." After Princess Alba (Maria Lamor) is discovered missing, being abducted by an alien aircraft ; the quest for power and the young girl's affections drive Klever (Harvey Keitel) to free her from the strange cosmic knight , IX ,(Miguel Bose , though Imanol Arias turned down the role) . Count of Rue (José Vivó) asks for help his magician alchemist (Klaus Kinski) and the Green Knight (Jose Maria Pou) to find the beautiful princess . But is that her desire? . Worldly boundaries are crossed in this spoofy Sci-Fi .

This ironic Sci-Fi contains lots of humor with tongue-in-cheek , entertainment and amusement , though falls flat for its continuous absurdity and ridiculousness . It is a slightly funny film with entertaining events , giggles , and a love story between a princess and an extraterrestrial . This is a Gothic sci-fi tale of power, greed and the universal language of love . Spanish exploitation of American fantasy , realized by time of Close Encounters of the Third Kind , ET and other films in which extraterrestrial visits and UFOs were common themes ; and here adding the legend of Saint George , ¨Jorge¨ , and the Dragon . The film moves in fits and starts most of which would be desirable, with more traps the viewer resists any kind, and some moments of enjoyment and others quite a few embarrassing . Adequate production design by Felix Murcia and naive but effective special effects by Reyes Abades , many of them made by old computer generator . Very good cast but frankly wasted , it stars two myths of modern cinema , Harvey Keitel and Klaus Kinski, in addition , the great Fernando Rey as an inquisitive priest , but all of them turned into caricatured figures . Atmospheric musical score by Jose Nieto , Vicente Aranda's ordinary musician , he composes a stirring soundtrack by means of synthesizer . Jose Nieto is a magnificent composer and deemed to be one of the best Spanish musicians . Furthermore , a colorful and evocative cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine who was first cinematographer to use fluorescent tube as "key" lightning and deemed to be one of the best Spanish cameraman . Alcaine frequently works with Pedro Almodóvar , Bigas Luna and Vicente Aranda , as he has photographed ¨The skin I live in¨ , The bad education¨ , ¨Volver¨ , ¨Women in the verge of a nervous breakdown¨, among others .

The motion picture was middlingly written and directed Fernando Colomo . Fernando Colomo was born in Madrid and is a talented and versatile writer/director who has made a vast array of often solid and entertaining films in all kind of genres as comedy, drama and one science fiction movie , this 1985 El caballero del Dragón, in a career that spans over 30 years . Especially known for directing comedies such as 1987 La Vida Alegre , 1988 Miss Caribe , 1989 Bajarse al Moro , 1993 Rosa Rosae , 1994 Alegre Ma Non Troppo , 1995 Efecto Mariposa . And in the 2000s directed Al Sur Granada (2003) , El Próximo Oriente (2006), Rivales (2008) and La Banda Picasso (2012) .

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